18.11.10

Zzzzz!


Evening all!

Am finally chilling out after a looooong day of photoshopping for my latest project. We have to launch and promote a new fragrance for a designer/brand, so I chose Topshop. It sounds simple but the concept is actually really good! Not sure how much to reveal on here because, although it sounds mad, a couple of tutors have said if I do this project right I might be able to sell the idea to Topshop, so I'm going to keep it under my chunky knit Primark hat (below!) for now in case they poach my concept... I'm sure Philip Green is an avid reader of the blog. Yo, Phil! I can haz ur muni?

Anyway, to promote the theoretical collection I decided to create a mobile phone app. I know little about apps and even less about Photoshop, so it has been a LONG day. I only finished 2 of the pages of the app, so it is bloody slow progress, but I'm getting there. Am hoping to make some mega progress tomorrow. Gosh, sorry to drone on about uni but this project is literally all I have to show for my life lately! Hand in is on 13th December, so if I am a bit sluggish on ye olde blog, you'll know it's because I'm working my butt off!

Here was my hobo chic outfit today:





(Hat - Primark, 'Fur' coat - charity shop, Tee - Topshop, Jeans - Topshop, Boots - charity shop)

For anyone wondering what my course is (I do get asked this a lot but am too lazy to add an FAQ to the blog... Plus that would probably be the only question!), I study Fashion Promotion at UCA Rochester. It covers all areas of promotion including styling, PR, marketing and journalism. The course has been pretty hit and miss to be honest, I think my year were kind of a guinea pig year for the course, working out what works and what doesn't. So any new students will probably really enjoy it, but until third year the course has been a bit haphazard!

Hope you've had a nice day? After I've caught up with replying to comments in my recent posts, I'm going for a romantic stroll to Sainsbury's for sweeties with Alex. As the saying goes: An evening without sugary snacks is an evening half-lived! Well, that's how my saying goes...

63 comments:

  1. I am at UCA in Epsom... I feel your pain as I find a lot of students here also think their courses are a bit.. meh! Also if your just doing the layout of the application then Indesign is a hell of a lot easier to use. I find anyways, it is generally used to go magazine layouts by industry publications...

    R x

    ReplyDelete
  2. That project sounds really interesting, and can't wait to hear more about it. I love how warm, and comfy this outfit looks. I really need to invest in a hat like this before it gets too cold x

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks so cosy. It's getting to the time of year where I'm having to slide more warm things in to my outfits. I'm meant for Autumn...not this Winter madness. I love the colours though.
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  4. This outfit is definitely hobo CHIC! You always look great, Gem.

    That Philip Green bit made me laugh out loud, and your assignment sounds really cool! Good luck for the rest of it!

    X

    ReplyDelete
  5. paahaha yay for the sweeties!

    I cannot wait to hear more about the perfume project, very intrigued by all the business side of fashion- that is where the moneys is at! x

    ReplyDelete
  6. AHAHA! yo phil! can i haz your muni? you are such a fit-dressed and funny person!XXX

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hun your course sounds fab, wish I'd done fashion promotion instead of business marketing! Outfit is lovely too, and I'm completely sure that all of your hard work will pay off next summer :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. So happy for you about your Uni project, I'm proud of you in a strange way! That's crazy, I applied and was interviewed (and accepted yay!) for the same course as you! But I wasn't too sure about the area around the Uni to live in. What a small world! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oooo perfume project sounds great. You look like a wonderful hobbo if I do say so myself xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. i LOVE your hobo outfit :) lol looks so comfy!
    and it sounds like hard work but the project sounds really good!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sounds like a really interesting project! Hope it all goes well :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. In love with those boots!

    http://www.lydia--lee.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Sounds like an interesting project, you never know maybe they will buy the concept from you for millions ^.^

    Love the hobo outfit...I'm beginning to think I need to start wearing trousers/jeans. And hats! My god living by the sea is wet and windy!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. An evening half lived indeed! Hear, hear! (She says whilst eating Doritos for tea after going out and accidentally having Cava and Cider for tea...)

    ReplyDelete
  15. You're the most stylish hobo I've ever seen Gem!

    I'm intrigued about your project and look forward to hearing more about it (when you've made a few bob off Phil of course!).

    Sally x

    ReplyDelete
  16. You're the most stylish hobo I've ever seen Gem!

    I'm intrigued about your project and look forward to hearing more about it (when you've made a few bob off Phil of course!).

    Sally x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi there, i just found your blog and you have such great style! you project sounds very cool and interesting too. and i'm rather jealous you work at topshop, must be great seeing all the new stuff coming in :)

    BM

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Yeah, sell it to the man!

    And seriously, I'm impressed you even got out of your pyjamas for a long day of photoshop. Looks like your flat isn't any warmer than mine, anyway!

    ReplyDelete
  19. p.s. now following you :) i'd love it if you took a look at my blog and maybe followed me

    x

    ReplyDelete
  20. Robyn - Haha, Myuca for life! Do any of your tutors pronounce it Myucka? Sounds like some kind of hideous euphemism! You're so right about Indesign. Was on Photoshop cos a lot of shapes for the template needed to be made from scratch, but I think I'll give indesign a whirl tomorrow and see if it's quicker! :)

    Vicky - Can't wait to share more about it! Knowing my luck Topshop will release a perfume in a couple of weeks and my plan will be doomed ;) But then at least I can share my idea!

    beewaits - I do love cosy dressing but don't really have any really nice wintery clothes. Must go clothes shopping once Phil Green has chucked a million my way. Ha!

    eleanor - Aww thanks dear :) Glad I got a lol, it is my sole aim in life! Am not even joking!

    Other Eleanor! - Hmm well I hope I can make some money from it! Yay for sweeties indeed, have just got back from Sainsbury's and have some choc cookies waiting to be scoffed!

    Irene - Haha thanks so much :) xx

    Kim - I hope you're right! Wish I'd started working hard a bit sooner, though!

    Michelle - Aww Michelle, we could've been uni buddies! You'd have effing hated Chatham though, so maybe being blog buddies is better. It is such a skanky place. Glad I live 45 minutes away from it!

    FromGem - Haha thanks :D

    elisabeth - Thanks dear, hope the project does turn out well!

    dan - Thanks lovey, me too! :)

    lydia-lee - As am I!

    hello birdy - Ooh I do hope so! & I do not miss living by the sea (I lived about 40 minutes along the coast from you in Bexhill), it was SO windy!

    Little Scribbler - Haha, excellent work!

    Louder than Silence - Aww thanks :)

    Becky May - Thanks lovey! Yes it is rather fun working at Topshop but not so much on a Saturday ;) 'Jumble Sale' springs to mind! Thanks for following, will be scoping out your blog in a tick!

    Emily - Well I had to go to uni to do Photoshop (we don't have it here) so as much as I'd have loved to wear them, the PJ's had to go! :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. That hat is so cute and looks very toasty. Enjoy your sugar rush x

    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

    ReplyDelete
  22. That sounds like a nice diverse course (: I wanna go into the whole journalism side of things so I like that sort of stuff. Loving the hobo look and I'm totally with you on the sweetie thing. I think me and my boyfriend keep Tesco's running with our trips.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love your new hat! :) Hope the uni work continues to go well! I am never motivated anymore! :/ xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  24. Purdey - It is! It's very baggy though, keeps flopping out of shape. I must alter it somehow!

    bee. - Haha so glad me and boyf are not the only snack addicts. I'm sure it's a couple thing!

    Katie - My non-motivation is a joke, it's just the fear of getting a shit grade that is forcing me to crack on now I'm in third year!

    ReplyDelete
  25. that hat is so cute! Glad to hear your frangrance thing is going well, we got Katy perry's today wish I could have send you the poster for that HOTT WOW! xx

    ReplyDelete
  26. I went to Rochester at the weekend with my boy! it's such a lovely town.

    We wandered around the shops and had lunch at Tony Lorenzo's <3

    laura x

    ReplyDelete
  27. You look super cool for study/uni days! I wish I could get away with that @ college but not allowed :(

    Project sounds interesting and sounds like it's going well and fingers crossed that Topshop grab your idea :)

    Peace n Love

    Joanne xx

    ReplyDelete
  28. I didnt realise you went to UCA Rochester! Im at UCA Epsom in my final year of a Fashion Design degree! How funny!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I need a hat like that! Love your outfit it's so effortlessly gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Coolest hobo I have ever seen! Love this outfit, those shoes are brilliant. Hope the project goes well, sounds really interesting! xo

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love it! reminds me a tad of mine :) That project sounds ace, can't wait til u can actually post about it further. My boyfriends year were kind of the guinea pig year too, sucks!
    You made me do a lol with the 'yo phil' bit haha xx

    ReplyDelete
  32. Love your outfit, it looks so comfy!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wow, I know soo many people who study at at your Uni from my work! I actually work at Topshop aswell in Bluewater!! Small world huh!? What Topshop are you at? xx

    ReplyDelete
  34. lovely blog, you look great and really stylish. love your boots too! just found your blog and just wondering if you'd like to link exchange?

    XOXO, BECCA
    www.fashion-train.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  35. Glad the project is going well Gem sounds amazing you will have to show us a sneak peek ( maybe a twitter pic) oh I love that hat it's so cute. I really want some flat lace boots, I loved the ones you got and can't believe how much they cost you :p hope your cool Gem xx

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hope you do manage to sell it to Topshop Gem, that would be bloody fantastic!

    Am v. impressed by the app idea too. I can just about use apps but the very thought of creating one has my mind boggling!

    ps - LOVE the hobo hat!

    ReplyDelete
  37. You made some good points there.I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  38. Ah Gem. You never fail to brighten up my day with your posts. Had an absolute nightmare of a week at work - I've just graduated and have sold my soul... ie work in an office! - and reading about uni brings back the good memories of student life! ;) Thanks! Hope your project goes well, sounds very interesting indeed :) x

    ReplyDelete
  39. That project sounds really interesting. Hope you can flog it to TS for lots of moneys. Like your woollie hat too. x

    ReplyDelete
  40. I've seen you mention Bexhill charity shops a few times, will have to check em out! Brighton ones are pretty good (in comparison to Windsor anyhoo) but I'm getting so disheartened by the rise in prices (i know, it's for charity!) I can't afford Oxfam anymore! >.<

    ReplyDelete
  41. ooh i like that saying!

    I was a guinea pig year too so i know how you must feel, it is very frustrating at times! Hearing about your projects is making me miss uni...a bit... weird! haha
    good luck with your final year, it'll all be worth it! xx

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love the jacket - I can't believe you got that from the charity shop...well I can because I work in one and they often have amazing stuff like that but lucky you anyway.

    www.ameliais.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Sounds like a great course your on and this project your doing now sounds amazing good look with it I'm sure it will turn out incredible! :D x


    http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  44. I hope you'll remember your silly old blog follwers once your rolling in it with your pitched idea to topshop ;) We'll still be waiting for your next outfit post! haha xx

    ReplyDelete
  45. i love love love your outfit, very fashionable! i wish hats suited me haha!
    LOVE YOUR BLOG!

    http://courtneymelville.blogspot.com
    courtney xx

    ReplyDelete
  46. Daymn, that sounds like a good course, and pitching it to topshop? That'd be amazing if it works out!
    Liking the hobo look, and I'm in love with the shoes.

    kirsty xx

    ReplyDelete
  47. You're one of the cutest hobos Ive ever seen :)

    ReplyDelete
  48. You look so darn cosy in that hat! Cute! x

    ReplyDelete
  49. My course is like that! I'm doing Primary School teaching and my year were the first ones to do the new course & they totally used us as guinea pigs to test all their new concepts out on.

    I love that your fur jacket is from a charity shop rather than a high street. xo

    ReplyDelete
  50. I love your outfit!

    Just found your blog.... LOVE it :)

    Char x

    ReplyDelete
  51. We love this look on you - you remind us of one of the girls here in the office ! you looks so snug yet so stylish !

    ReplyDelete
  52. Love this outfit the coat and hat are so fab!

    ReplyDelete
  53. oh wow, your style is really classy and fabulous! I love your jacket, I´m looking for one like this one for ages right now!
    can´t believe that I haven´t discovered your blog earlier but later is better than never, isn´t it?! :)

    ReplyDelete
  54. i love your look, streamlined style personified.

    Gorgeous shaggy coat too!

    x

    iUNDEREYE.BLOGSPOT.COM

    ReplyDelete
  55. can't believe i've only just discovered your blog, it's great, and i've already clicked 'follow'!
    LOVE your style, your outfit is gorgeous! cute hat:)

    check mine out sometime if you like,
    http://courtneymelville.blogspot.com
    courtney xx

    ReplyDelete
  56. You suit a hat my friend! :)

    Your course sounds so interesting!

    And good work on the sugar snacks.

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  57. I am totally down with the evening without sugary snacks is an evening half lived! Any kind of boring evening in can be jazzed up with a packet of sweets/tub of ice cream/slab of chocolate in my opinion. Your project sounds really interesting, good luck with it! Also I love your charity shop boots, what a find!xx

    ReplyDelete
  58. Oooh... you'll have to let me have a go on the app once you're finished...have just got an Android phone and am a little app crazy right now...

    ReplyDelete
  59. choux pastry hearts - Ooh I haven't been there before? I love Rochester, just a shame about Chatham!

    Music Fashion Clutter - Shame you can't wear what you like to college :( that would annoy me! My sis does beauty and has to wear a uniform, poor sod! She saves money on clothes though as she doesn't have to wear many!

    sam x - Woo, UCA crew! :)

    Gemma H - Wow thanks lovey! I felt like a right ol' tramp, so that's very sweet of you to say!

    Emma - Thanks! x

    Beth - Hehe glad I made you chuckle. Can't wait to share the goss, too!

    Dina - Will comment on your blog x

    Becca - Thanks love! Will check your blog out!

    Vintage and Cake - I will share some piccies once I've finished my project :) Thanks for being so interested! Hope you manage to find some boots. It's always worth asking at the desk in Charity shops, you never know what they've got out the back!

    Alex - I hope so too! Well I'm only making the pages in Photoshop, not properly programming one to work, but it's still turning out to be an absolute drain of my time!

    hello birdy - Bexhill is a must for charity shops!! A lot cheaper than Brighton!

    Amelia is - Jealous of your job!!

    Rebecca - Thanks chicky :)

    Jenny - I'll have nothing to do BUT blog because hopefully I won't have to work - haha! You won't be able to get rid of me!

    COURTZMELV - Why thanks!

    Kirsty - Thanks lovey!

    Em - Aww thank you!

    Joanna - Glad I'm not the only Guinea Pig round here :/ Yes I love that about my coat too! As does my purse!

    Own The Runway - Cheers guys!

    annierama - Indeed, welcome! And thanks for your kind words x

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for commenting! ♥