It's 2016, and I am channeling ALL my energy into my YouTube channel and Blog, covering as many topics as I possibly can. As well as fashion and beauty videos I like to delve into health/mental health and ambarrassing or taboo issues, drawing from my own personal experiences and sharing in a very candid manner. Although it may seem like I'm oversharing at times, I'm really hoping it will lead to more people feeling that they can be open about the issues their facing. You can find some blogs of this honest nature on the Huffington Post also, where you can hear my struggles with IBS, Insomnia, CFS and Depression.
Alongside my honest vlogs/blogs and my fashion and beauty posts I like to interview people from various creative industries. You can read/watch my chats with tattoo artists, fashion designers, musicians, illustrators, hair stylists, actors and more on my my own sites as well as the likes of Hit The Floor, Culture Compass, The Huffington Post, and Ticketmaster where I am resident fashion blogmaster.
I've had a few forays into radio, guest appearing on The Alex Baker show on Kerrang! Radio, with Harry Moore on Hoxton Radio and Kelly D on Total Rock.
I have interviewed on the black carpet for the Kerrang! Awards for the last four years, and have presented for numerous campaigns and festivals including Reading Festival - who I was the official interviewer for in 2012, conducting over 30 interview during the weekend and on the run up.
Before my working life....
I gained First Class Honours in Fine Art from Southampton Solent. During my years of study I used various mediums and tackled numerous subjects, however for my degree show I chose to relay my ideas via a multi-screen video installation which looked into the concept of the Cyborg. An alternative version of the piece was also exhibition in The Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf.
Just after university I gained experience within the fashion teams of Eve, Glamour, ELLE, First and Vogue, working on various main fashion shoots, including a cover shoot with Kylie Minogue. I have also worked on shoots as a stylist assistant at Easy Living, 125 as well as an NME cover with Primal Screams Bobby Gillespie. I explored combining my passion for art and fashion, spending time at Alexander McQueen in the role of an artwork assistant, during the evolution of his A/W 08/09 collection. One of my illustrations returned in the form of a dress (look 55) for his final A/W pre-collection and was chosen by Lee McQueen to be worn by Cate Blanchett on the red carpet at Cannes.
I have since written pieces for The Guardian, Businesselle, Stylebible(Celebrity interviewer), Disappear Here, Amelias, Guestlist, Elmbridge, Edge, WhisperMag, Beauty Magazine, Gunpowder, Sketchbook, Hit The Floor, Culture Compass and Stylebible chatting to well known faces from the world of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and entertainment. Previously I spent time as the Reviews Editor of Bringthenoiseuk.com, interviewing bands as well as reviewing gigs, singles and albums.
In the summer of 2010 I worked on an exciting new extreme sports and music TV Show called ‘Whatever It Takes, where I joinied fellow hosts, Matt Sharland, frontman of Idiom, and Total Rock DJ Kelly D. Our aim was to give an insight into the lengths people go to to pursue their careers and passions….. Our first episode was filmed at Nass and we were lucky to interview many of the pro riders and skaters as well as Bowling for Soup, Hadouken, Young Guns, Sean Smith, General Fiasco, Failsafe, Exit Ten, Arusha Accord and The Ghost of a Thousand. We have gone on to film with Tony Hawk and friends, Red Bull X fighters and plethora of bands throughout the rest of the festival season.
In my spare time I consult for various fashion brands (including Cheer Up Clothing and Dead Heroes Clothing) and assist press/pr for well known UK painter Chris Gollon and metal band Idiom.
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