Saturday, 9 August 2014

Lookbook/ Lola Paris

2-piece velour suit and silk blouse in autumnal shades.

L-O-L-A Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola! (I really hope you know what I'm singing, otherwise this just comes across as plain weird...)

Hello all, I'm writing from rainy/sunny/I-just-can't-make-my-mind-up France. Me being my obsessive self, I bought - let's see... -  6 French fashion magazines (they're only a euro!) within the first two days of my week-long stay. What can I say? When in France, do as the fashion savvy french do!

I won't lie,  despite sudying GCSE and AS Level French, my grasp of the language isn't quite fluent enough for me to read without fault through all of the articles, so I've taken to flipping happily,  looking at the pretty pictures. And - oh! - what a beauty I've found!

French Glamour's final page flaunted Lola Paris, a brand previously unknown to me, so I did a little spelunking and poured myself over their vision for Autumn Winter 2014. The book features some Burberry Prorsum F/W 2014-esque blankets paired with a belt and sleeveless shift, beautiful peacoats - and don't get me started on the suits!!

The smart-casual cool of suits paired with trainers is very on-trend - if you care about keeping up with trends - but also darn aesthetically pleasing. The unexpected pairing of trainers with dresses is something I already do (hey, I'm a sucker for comfort) - but suits...I love the look so much that I'm looking to invest in a two-piece!

Here are my favourite pieces from the Lola Paris F/W 2014 collection.

Love the monochrome contrast on the left look. The right look just screams Burberry, right?
I can't begin to express my adoration for this look, style reference!!

All images sourced from here.

For the full lookbook, check out Lola Paris' website. They've recently opened three new boutiques in Paris, and another in Lyon - so lucky you if you're a local!

All the best from lightning-storm France!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Info/ Journalism Tips!

Hallo everyone. Since last we spoke I attended this fantastic journalism course with T!Media. Being so inspired by the course I felt inclined to create a fresh start in the blogosphere. No - this is not the end of The Fashion Edition, but it is the beginning of my new blog, Gun & a Pack of Sandwiches!

The difference between the two? Well here I mainly post fashion-related things, but on my new squeeze I'll be posting any and everything under the sun; being free of the word 'Fashion' in my blog name is rather liberating when it comes to writing, I must say!

I thought I'd share some of my tips picked up on the journalism course as I know that many of my fellow bloggers - and indeed you readers - are interested in pursuing a career in writing or journalism.

Quick Tips:
Get WORK EXPERIENCE. Experience shows that you truly are interested in becoming a journalist and are proactive in pursuing this desire. Having experience in journalism before application to a job will separate you from other applicants. TIP: Start off targeting small local publications as you have a greater chance of being accepted. This also goes for getting a job. Start small: smaller companies are likely to have more tasks to issue you, whereas bigger corporations will probably leave you to do the filing and make cups of tea.  You DON'T NEED A DEGREE. All of the journalists who've presented to us so far have declared that most journalists don't have a degree - it's experience that is important. If you do want to do a degree media studies is not recommended. A solid English degree, or other essay writing subject will suffice - that's if you're convinced university is the place for you. 

...For the rest of the tips, read on here. And, if that's not enough, there are 10 more great tips from ex-special correspondent journalist and author, Edna Fernandes!



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