bye bye 2017 x

 There it is, just like that 2017 has come and gone in a blink off an eye. I've finally gotten chance to sit down, clear my mind and reflect on the year; since I’ve dedicated my four-week Christmas holiday on my toes juggling uni work as well as just work in general – no wonder why the last month has gone ridiculously fast. Looking back 2017 was such a wonderful year in certain aspects, although there have been days where I have been clinging onto the idea of the day closing to an end just, so I can wake up the next day and start a fresh. As well as being wrapped up in a bubble of happiness and not wanting an experience, feeling or day to end at all; which is why I love the whole aspects off starting new days, months and a new year because it's just a new slate and can be away to just start fresh. Whatever it is. And although a social construct I love the whole concept of a new year, an array off months ready to be unpacked as the days gone on.

fcp tuesday

Just a really quick post today, in one of my seminars last Tuesdays titled - fcp tuesday we were given a short activity to do by one of the tutors. Since our fragrance photo shoots are soon, throughout the week the perspective of photography and just photography on a whole has been a main feature within our lectures. 
We where given around twenty minutes or so to walk around the building and photographs from different perspectives, which I thought was quite insightful as it allowed us to view everyday situations that are often missed, in a different perspective. Here are some of the photographs that I took, I didn't want to focus too much on making an image 'perfect' and went for a more candid approach, seen particularly through the last photograph when my friend abruptly walked past whilst I was taking the photograph - nice touch if I say so myself. 
My favourite photo would definitely would have to be the first one, seeing as the photograph has been seen through the perspective of a iphone.

- Thanks for Reading!
Chrissy X 

in conversation with alexandra shulman

Last Wednesday I was very lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend a Q&A like lecture with the one and only Alexandra Shulman, the current editor and chief of British Vogue. Within this lengthy and very inspiring session, Alexandra gave insight to her experience in the industry and what she'll miss and wont miss about working for Vogue. 
Alexandra began her budding career at vogue 25 years ago, which is absolutely insane to think since I wasn't even alive at that time. During this time, this modern day girl boss has celebrated the 100th year anniversary of Vogue, and wrote the book; inside Vogue; a dairy of my 100th year. 

Throughout the session Alexandra touched upon various topics, and we where even given the chance to ask her all of our burning questions..

T R E N D : the mini bag

With an array of different spring/summer trends populating the likes of every social media platform, I thought I would dedicate this post solely to my by far favourite trend at the moment; The Mini Bag. This trend has assured me that good things do come in small packages after all. Though the least practical of items due to their miniature structure, they definitely have been cutest arm / shoulder candy. The Mini bag made quite a few sneaky appearances on various S/S shows where designers downsized their bags, styled with both extravagant as well as minimal outfits; showcasing the Mini bags versatility whatever the shape or design. Although it's always been a fashion favourite for fashion brands over the years, brands such as Chanel, Valentine and Chloe have put their own spin onto things, jazzing up their own interpretation of this big trend. Valentino vision saw lipstick cases being worn round the body, Chanel used made a bag look like a miniature robot, as for Prada, a plush fur was blended with a bright pop printed leather. 
I've always been a bag kind of gal, so the mini bag trend was something that I was 100% for. Likewise with any other accessories I find them to be very versatile in terms of dressing up or down an outfit, depending on the type of bag purchased of course. I tend to find myself gravitating to mini bags that are brightly coloured, have a textured body and feature some sort of embroidery on it: seeing as I normally like to wear them to dress up an outfit. Since I've been sucked into this trend, and frantically adding thousands of mini bags to my wish lists it's pretty safe to say that this trend, isn't going to die down anytime soon. Although you can fit as little as some loose change, and hopefully an iphone I guess it's worth carrying a mini bag around if it isn't practical, but even when practically is necessary, the bag certainty better be stylish. 
It's no surprise that many A-lists celebrities too have supporting this playful trend, my favourite take on the trend was when Rihanna wore the Louis Vuitton palm springs mini backpack, completing her tone down outfit extremely well. I've also shared my favorite street style photography looks with how various different individuals have worn the Mini Bag to fit their own aesthetic. Thanks to Pinterest I've been pinning so many different Mini bags from past runways, which probably isn't the best; but no one can have enough bags. 

Thanks for reading & stay tuned for another trend post! 
Chrissy X