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Friday, October 21, 2011

Jodie does that blogging thing....

So I've finally set up a blog! I'm still new to this whole thing but I'll use this space to say what I've seen and loved during the week and anything I've been inspired by. And who am I?? I am a fashion student at Leeds University and I am currently in my second year. Everything's different this year, the biggest thing being that not only do I have university work to focus on, I have to perfect my CV and take every opportunity that comes to me in order to find placements for my year in industry. Having to suddenly decide what I want to do is scary but exciting....I never knew the fashion world was so big. I want to do everything, from design and trend research to journalism and marketing.

Second year is tough but so rewarding. This week we've had visits from Caryn Franklin, a co-founder of All Walks Beyond The Catwalk and an all-round fashion specialist, and from Colin McDowell, the famous fashion journalist. Both visits were insightful and inspiring. They're both the type of people you'd love to sit down in Starbucks with, listening to their many stories about the likes of Marc Jacobs and Miuccia Prada!

Today, I had the chance to visit the Republic Headquarters in Leeds with my Marketing group to work alongside them on a live brief. It was intriguing to hear about the ins and outs of the entire business and everyone there was so enthusiastic about their jobs. I even managed to sneak off and discuss ideas with the Womenswear designers of Crafted and SoulCal!

These opportunities have been so thought-provoking and have broadened my mind even further to the possibilities a fashion degree can provide. I just can't wait to get out there and put it to good use!

So its a new year, a new room, a new love of new fashions and don't forget...a new blog.

Is it a new me? We'll have to wait and see :)



  1. 3rd go to add comment!!! I must get some training. Cracking Blog Jo.


  2. Hoorah!!! Remember 'Julie and Julia' started from a blog. Movie rights?