University Year 1 Work & Results

So as I posted a while back, my first year at university has come to an end. Yesterday I found out my results for the year – 2:1! I realise that I couldv’e done better had I put in the effort all the way through as I did towards the end and next year I’m heading for that First! I thought I’d finally post all of the work I did for you guys to see.

You can see how much I’ve developed and how much my confidence has grown from my first project to my last! As well as these practicals we had to write a 2000 word essay on a topic of choice, mine was how Skinhead style has influenced modern mainstream fashion.

First project of the year – One ColourFinal 2 Final 1 Final Mood Board

Hair & Makeup – Advertising / Editorial (Honestly not too proud of this)
Final Final

Bag Advertisement and Jewellery (group work) Advertisement

Final mood board final

Editorial Project – Magazine Cover, Fashion Editorial, Still Life & Journalism Piece.Final editorial still life sammy

You can now finally see why my blogging has been slacking a little since October ’14!
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So this is my last post as a University fresher student! My first year at Southampton Solent has been the best year of my life so far, it’s been so good for me. Moving out, becoming independent, choosing the right course, becoming a Raven (who I’ve been announced as the Kit Coordinator/Treasurer for next year’s squad!), joining a student ran record-label to run the fashion side of things. I’ve found myself a lot more too, I’ve become much more confident. It’s been such a great year, I’ve met such a sick group of people that I feel like I really will keep in touch with for a long time.

Anyway, this outfit is just something I wore to go and shoot my final editorial photo shoot. Me and my model Nichole Goodall ended up taking a load of blog pictures too. She’s yet to make her blog but for now her instagram is:

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Uni Modelling Snaps

This is just going to be a general chit-chatty sort of post as I’m back home for Christmas now for a few weeks! I got back on the 12th from down Southampton and I’m realising how much I miss being down there. It’s so strange not seeing my flat every day and going to university, doing student things. Also being close to everything! Back home in my little village I’m so isolated from everywhere which sucks. But it’s given me a chance to finish off my last two assignments for this semester which is a huge relief, I’ve also been back working at my local Next store which is nice to see all my friends and get into some stuff that I’m familiar with.

Anyways, this post was just going to be showing you some previews of some modelling I did for a friend of mine for our Styling Fundamentals project. I’ve become much more confident in front of the camera since started the course at Solent and it’s helped me in other ways too!

Modelling for @sophie_bennett 📷

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Modelling for @sophie_bennett 📷

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Talk soon, mwah

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The Wolfpack / (Back Into Blogging Again)

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It’s been far too long! I haven’t posted on here in what feels like forever – but finally after settling into uni and getting prepared for my first hand in I feel like I have the time to get back into this. I’ve missed it too much to just give it up. So me and Sophie from Set In Style are actually on the same course together at Southampton Solent University and we’ve asked eachother to model for our editorial trend pieces – we thought we may as well grab some blogging pictures while we were at it. I’m still trying to find nice locations for blogging around my area of Halls but we’re getting there!

Anyway – I’m literally loving my course at university and loving living down here in Southampton. I’ve settled in perfectly and it definitely feels like a second home to me. Getting back into the swing of things is feeling great.

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Embracing The Pale: Week 1-3 / General Life Update

I’ve been meaning to write up this post for a long while! However, it’s been freshers fortnight at university and I feel like I’ve just been so busy and had no time to just sit and blog. As I said a few posts back, I’ve decided to hand in the St Moriz and tanning mitts. I was sick of feeling like I had to look like someone else, the population’s idea of beauty, not my own. All shades of skin are beautiful. It’s been hard not to go straight back to it, looking ill on nights out with groups of my uni girls and practically glowing was difficult at first (my best uni friend is so tanned which doesn’t help!) but now I’ve gotten used to it I feel so much more myself. I’m really settling into my own skin since moving down here. I also got my tattoo that I designed to cover up a hard past and start fresh and all I’ve had is compliments which has boosted my confidence of my drawing skills that I haven’t used in so long too.

Uni’s going amazing as well, my course is incredible and just what I want/where I want to be at. We’re in the middle of planning our 2nd shoot now. I modelled last week for my group which was strange as all I’m used to is modelling in front of my boyfriend or a fellow blogger for a standard outfit post. It’s made me feel a lot more confident being asked by two more people to model for their own shoots!

All in all I’m finally becoming the most myself I’ve ever been and have stopped trying to be society’s idea of perfect and I’ve never felt more self confident and comfortable! Talk soon ♥

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