OFFICIALLY GRADUATED!

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Twist Back Graffiti Print Dress – Whistles

Black Fringed Heels – Zara

Black Strappy Clutch – &Other Stories

Statement Headpiece (worn as necklace) – ASOS (Only £9 on sale!)

Last week I graduated with an Upper Second degree in Fashion BA(Hons)! It feels so weird to say that I am a fully fledged fashion graduate looking for work within the industry! Time to face reality and enter the adult world. I have to say though, graduation itself was such an anti-climax! You get all dolled up and excited on the journey there, pick up your gowns and hat, meet your friends, take some pictures… then sit for 3 hours in a massive hall listening to speeches and waiting for your 2 minutes of glory walking along the stage! What did make our graduation a bit more special was shaking hands with the incredible fashion icon that is Dame Zandra Rhodes, the founder of our university… even if she did spend the majority of our ceremony asleep under her hat!

The greatest part for me was being surrounded by my friends and family. The photos that I have from the day made the whole 3 hour long ceremony worth it! The reactions on our faces when we are throwing our hats in the air are priceless!

Straight from Graduation we then travelled to Glastonbury festival to celebrate! Lots of pictures and outfits from that will be posted soon so keep checking back!

If you scroll down below you can see the lookbook from my ‘Men at Work’ final collection that landed me my 2:1 and got me shortlisted to be one of Vogue Italia’s Emerging Designers…

Annabel x

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END OF AN ERA BRINGS NEW BEGINNINGS

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Black T-shirt Crop Top – Topshop

White Leather Skirt – Zara

Metallic Slider Sandals – c/o Primark

Circle Necklace and Rings – H&M

Nails – WAH London

I have officially moved away from Epsom and back in with my Mum! It is all incredibly strange but exciting at the same time. My whole way through university I was forever preaching how I would never move back home, but after the amount of money I have spent on my course, it was the only option! I now have a job in a beautiful pub/restaurant and am thoroughly enjoying everything about it! Plus with my mum buying my food, it make it so much easier to save money.

I am still currently looking for available jobs in Fashion Design however nothing has come through as of yet. I shall hopefully be doing some posts on professionalising your wardrobe and stages of interviews as I branch out into the world of work!

Annabel x

THE LITTLE DENIM DRESS

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Denim Shirt Dress – Topshop

Camel Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters

Nude Wedge Mules – H&M

Cateye Sunglasses – Miu Miu

Silver Ring Necklace – H&M

I’M BACK!!

I do sincerely apologise for my absence on here, I’ve had so much uni work and finishing my degree. I will do a post very soon about how it went with some pictures of my final collection lookbook and personal branding, so keep checking back!

This look is what I wore to Graduate Fashion Week last weekend! My portfolio was on display so I was there talking to industry professionals about my work. I wanted to wear something that was both relatively smart whilst also dressing for the hot weather and this dress was perfect! Teamed with some killer mules and camel features I quickly became obsessed with this outfit and it is so easy to dress both up and down.

Hope you like it, and check back for more posts coming soon!

Annabel x

 

CHECK UPON CHECK

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Black Sheer Check Bomber – c/o Fashion Union

Black Sheer Check Jumper – c/o Primark

White Tailored Trousers – Zara

Black Knee High Boots – c/o Online Avenue

Black Bra (worn underneath) – DKNY

Making a bold statement with a monochrome colour scheme is so simple to do. I have been told before where that some people associate monochrome with being plain, which I hate. It’s not plain at all! You can experiment with so many different ways to wear monochrome, such as patterns and textures. Here I have clashed two checked items to create a more exciting look.

Annabel x

TOP GUN CHIC

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Khaki Jumpsuit – Primark

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Black Platform Shoes – Zara

Gold Bangle Necklace – Warehouse

Cat-eye Sunglasses – Miu Miu

As I’ve said before, I find it really hard to find jumpsuits that suit me. Most of them make me look short. So when I tried on this jumpsuit, I just had to get it! It is so flattering and a great buy at £15. If you guys checked out my post from the Primark SS15 press day then you’ll know that they have some amazing clothes coming out this season, I can definitely predict where all my money will be going this Summer!

Hope you like it!

Annabel x

YET ANOTHER SHIRTDRESS

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White Shirtdress – H&M

Black Pony Skin Skirt – Zara

Silver Statement Necklace – Urban Outfitters

Black Leather Boot Heels – Forever21

Fur Front Bag – Whistles

Sunglasses – Jeepers Peepers

Many apologies for my short hiatus from the blog! I’ve been preparing my final collection for the end of year photoshoot at uni, hope you all understand! I have 5 weeks left until the end of my uni course, which is obviously scary and not to mention, incredibly stressful! I can’t wait to show you all the end result.

Had a chilled out day today with Laura. We travelled into Kingston, where we tried out the newly opened Cereal Bar for some crisp sandwiches! I highly recommend checking it out if any of you are in the area! After that we took our blog photos in the glorious sun and then relaxed in the garden with a disposable BBQ… Summer has arrived!

Annabel x

BOATER CHIC

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White Crochet Crop Top – Pacsun

Black Leather Culottes – Zara

Camel Boater Hat – Urban Outfitters

Black Clutch Bag – & Other Stories

 I am so close to finishing my final year at uni and thoroughly looking forward to organising a fun-filled Summer break! Although I will be thrown into the deep end and have to become an adult quickly, finding a proper job, I still want to enjoy a little break from all the hard work that I’m doing at the moment. I can feel myself letting the stress get to me and so I’m currently trying all that I can to chill out and relax. This means lots of chocolate, indulging baths and camomile tea!

Annabel x

REDISCOVERING MY LEVI STYLE

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Black Overcoat – Zara

Fringed Cami Top – Zara

Levi Cropped Jeans – Vintage

Patent Chelsea Boots – Zara

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Sunglasses – Topshop

I completely forgot that I had these Levi jeans and I haven’t worn them for about a year! They are the perfect pair of Summer jeans. I bought them from a charity shop with the intention of cutting them up into short but never got round to it. In the end I decided to keep them how they were, which is a rather unusual shape, very wide leg and cropped, and I slashed the legs to give a ripped look. Upon rediscovering them they are now my favourite jeans and I’m wearing them like everyday! This is a look that I wore to uni last week. Hope you like it!

Annabel x

GLASTO GARMS WITH MOTEL ROCKS

In honour of my acceptance into the Motel Rocks Family, I have put together some incredible wish lists for you to rummage through! They are all the freshest arms that I’m hoping to rock at Glastonbury festival. Take a peak…

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As you may have noticed I am quite a spiritual person so these mythical prints that Motel have brought out are right up my street! So obsessed! Definitely need to be rocking these this Summer!

Shop the ‘Root Down Rise Up’ Print here!

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Shop the ‘Henna Hand’ Print here!

Shop the ‘Big Lotus’ Print here!

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Here are some other funky designs that I’m lusting over! One of my faves is the ‘Lose Your Marbles’ print (shop here) especially on this turtleneck crop!

Lace Bell-sleeved Body

Pentagram Print Unitard

Sheer Lace Print Shirt

Japanese Bloom Print Playsuit

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These ‘not so basic’, staple items are perfect for layering at festivals! The mesh t-shirt dress would look perfect over a strappy bikini/crop top!

Lace Trim Kimono and Shorts

Sheer Check Shirt Dress

White Peplum Crop

White Denim Jacket

And there is so much more that I am lusting over on Motelrocks.com! So excited for festival season just so that I can style up these awesome garms! Let me know what you think!

Annabel x

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‘DETOX’ WITH URBAN OUTFITTERS

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Nude Turtleneck Crop Top – Urban Outfitters

White Tailored Trousers – Zara

Western Style Belt – Vintage

Nude Sandals – Whistles

Crystal Necklace – Urban Outfitters

This is my first outfit for a while that doesn’t have a single item of black in it! Still pretty monochrome though! Thought I would throw in some nude tones as it’s so close to Spring!

You might remember this top from my pictures of the Urban Outfitters press day. I have been lusting over it ever since and it looks fab with some soft tailoring. Urban Outfitters SS15 is all inspired by ‘detox’ with neutral shades and clean silhouettes. I recommend you all checking out their new collection in stores now as it is to die for!!

Annabel x