Currently I am a mature student at Southampton Solent University where I am studying fashion journalism. The end goal is to work in the fashion industry once I have completed my degree. Although I am coming into it later in life than most I am confident that will be to my advantage.
In the meantime I am enjoying exploring what fashion, beauty and grooming mean to me, which is the purpose of this website.
Like most people who want to go into the fashion industry I have a love of clothing and I like to think I am somewhat individual with my style. I like to wear items that are in style but I like to do it my own way.
As well as being a fashion enthusiast I am something of a sci-fi/superhero geek, which is a large influence on my style. I try to have something a little geeky in most outfits, even if it is only my Lego Superman Watch.
I have a list of beauty and massage therapy qualifications that I gained a few years ago when I was chasing a career in the beauty industry. Unfortunately, financial constraints meant that I had to cease my training. I still continue to practise beauty and massage therapies in Southampton.
To go to university I left a career in administration and a job I had been in for 9 years. I had been looking for a new job for a good few years but was unable to progress in administration without some form of qualification. My employer was not going to shell out for an NVQ, or similar, and I could not afford such myself so felt that the best way to move on would be to finally get a degree.
After much deliberation I made the decision that if I was going to university I might as well choose a degree that I was interested in rather than one that would help me progress in a career I disliked. Hence my reason for doing fashion journalism.
So that’s a little bit about me. More will be revealed in my blog and articles and as the website grows.