Saturday, 19 October 2013

My Fashion Job - Studio Fashion Assistant

Hello everyone!

It's been a long time coming, but i'm back and I have some fantastic news! After freelancing at and Selfridges for just under a year, I finally nabbed myself a full time position at... River Island as a Studio Fashion Assistant!

I work with the stylists in the River Island HQ photographic studios, where we photograph all the products that go online. It may not sound like it, but it's hard work and you are on your feet all day but I love it. I'm so thankful for my job at, where I did all of the layouts for their iPhone and iPad app, because it made me realise that I am not a 'desk job' person. This just proves (as i've said in previous posts) that every bit of experience you get whether you enjoy it or not, is valuable to you as a person and your career.

As well as working in the studios I have also been able to go on location shoots for the Kids christmas campaign and Rihanna's final collection. I am currently creating posts for both of these so keep checking back! Finally apologies for the grainy selfies. As I start early and often work late I honestly have no time any more take proper photographs with my SLR. I will in future try and take some proper pictures, but for now you'll have to put up with my grainy iPhone camera.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Fashion Intern: Beauty Essentials

Now of course, every girl has their own beauty essentials depending on your skin type and the type of makeup you wear. I have noticed though, through interning and still to this day now i'm working in fashion, there are some things that every girl needs. When you're not sitting at a desk all day lets face it - we're going to get hot and sweaty, our make will wear away, and there will be a last minute event to go to. So these are my top fashion intern beauty essentials, to ensure you'll look amazing no matter what you're faced with.... (excuse the pun)

1. Your favourite moisturiser
It's important to look after your skin, especially on your face because throughout the day it goes through a lot, and it's the first thing people look at. Whilst interning I was running around the city of London, in both rain and shine - my face and lips certainly took a beating. I now carry moisturiser around with me all day and top up when needed, so I always look fresh faced.

My pick: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream // John Lewis // £28

2. Your trusty lippy
One of the great things about working in fashion is you never know what is around the corner. One of the websites I blog for is always sending me invites for events on the same day. I make sure I carry a lipstick with me because they can transform your look from 'blending in with the crowd intern', to 'confident intern'.

My Pick: Kate Moss Matte Finish Lipstick // Rimmel // £5.49
(I think Matte lipsticks look more edgy/effortless, and this one lasts ages!)

3. Your fresh faced 'pick me up'
Much like carrying around your moisturiser we all have products that co-inside with this to make your skin look and feel fresh. I've found that somedays when my skin isn't at it's best moisturiser alone won't do. I carry around an exfoliator with me. This allows me to get rid of dry skin (which I suffer from a lot) as well as boosting blood flow to your face, which naturally leaves you looking perkier and brighter. Plus it also wakes you up if you're wavering a little. Win win!

My Pick: Smoothing Facial Scrub // Simple // £3.99

1. The 'pop-up' Hair Brush
No matter what length our hair, when it's been through the wind, rain and general running about, it's going to need a brush before you attend those meetings/events. I use this pop up one, as it also contains a mirror and is compact so doesn't take up that all important space in your bag.

My Pick: Pop-Up Brush // Superdrug // £1.59

2. Your Fresh Hair 'Pick Me Up'
Let's face it there will be days when you don't hear your alarm, don't have time to wash your hair, or it just needs a general 'boost'. Dry shampoo is great for banishing slightly greasy locks, and also adds volume if you have flat hair like me!

My Pick: Dry Shampoo in Original // Batiste // £1.50 
(this is mini sized - so is easy to carry around with you!)

3. Hair Bands & Hair Grips
It's self explanatory really. No matter how long we spend on our hair in the morning to make it look nice, sometimes it just gets in the way. I can promise you you'll want to tie it up/pin it back so it's one thing less to think about when you've been doing returns and steaming clothes all day - so make sure you have them with you!

So there you have it my 'fashion intern beauty essentials' I do hope they help you whilst you're working hard running around, whether you're a fashion intern or in another profession.
What are your beauty essentials? Is there something on here you feel i've missed out that I should know about? Comment below and let us know!

HC x

Monday, 20 May 2013

Power Trippin' Ain't Cool

Hi Guys,

It's been a while I know, i've been busy busy busy with work and trying to get my health back up to stratch which has meant my little space on the internet has fallen behind. I know that most of you that read my blog are also working or in education still so understand that sometimes our blogs take a back seat over more important matters. Of course on my blog I try as much as possible to give you an insight into my working life in a fashion company. It all sounds very glamorours from the outside, but as well as being hardwork, exciting and rewarding, it does have it's moments. One of which I had just the other day.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Hot Creatures Menswear Blog

Hi Guys!
I've started a new blog - Hot Creatures
It's a menswear blog based on mens fashion from our point of view: women that love fashion!
I'd love if you guys could head over to it, check it out and leave your feedback. It's for men to see women's opinions on the fashion they wear, so get your voice out there as your opinion matters the most! So follow, comment and most importantly let those fellas know how you love them to look!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Fashion Intern Interviews' & Meetings' - What to Wear?

My very short fashion career so far has been a whirlwind of adventure, hard work, life lessons and endless hours of throwing clothing across my room trying to decipher the perfect outfit. This week I was to meet with Alan White, the drummer from Oasis, at his Muse property just off Sloane Square, London. The reason for this was because he is selling on his £8million property and requested I had some of my photography work displayed on his very expensive walls whilst trying to find buyers. This was an opportunity of a lifetime, yet I was quite nervous and embarrassingly enough I was fretting over what I'd wear. We've all been there.

The reason for being so concerned with an outfit, (as some of you will know) isn't just about what that individual will think. It isn't about being shallow or vain. It's about potential work in the future. I'm sure Alan probably couldn't care less about what I was wearing, but there were may other people there to network with, and making a good first impression is the difference between getting the job and future work or not.

So here's how my day went, what I chose to wear as well as my tips on how to choose the perfect outfit for a meeting/interview and whether wearing a neon pink beanie was really a good idea...

Thursday, 4 April 2013

6 Things I Wish I Knew when I was Studying Fashion

I know quite a few of my blog readers haven't actually finished university yet, or are still yet to go to university. I was talking with a friend the other day about how much freedom we had, and if we could go back, how we'd make the most of it. Some of these points are trivial, and probably personal to myself, but some of the points I cannot stress enough. Pre-Uni students, here's a little bit of advice for you. As for you Post-Grads, you may agree with me, or you may have other things you wish you knew - let us know! 
So here we go; 6 Things I wish I knew when I was at uni...

Friday, 22 March 2013

HC Trend Love: Statement Necklace

One massive trend that has taken the London streets by storm the past 3 months is Statement Necklaces. With no sign of stopping, (in fact the Highstreet just keeps producing more and more) these eye popping necklaces are here to stay!
Whether you're a chic fashionista, or edgy individual there are so many styles to choose from the possibilities are endless. As you can see, I haven't fallen short with my statement necklace collection, I have one for nearly everyday of the week (and my collection is growing)! The reason I love them personally is because they add an individual look and style to any outfit. Even more so because I wear a lot of black and white, so a statement necklace compliments my wardrobe quite a lot, without over doing it. So take a look at my top 5 Statement necklace styles, how I wear them, and some similar styles that you may like!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

HC Fashion Insider: Facebook Page

I've finally 'followed the crowd' and created a facebook page for my blog. I'm really trying to determine the best way to interact with you guys as well as looking at new ways to promote my blog. So if you get a chance check it out, like and share if you'd be so kind.

Do you use facebook to promote your blog? Is it a must or a little self indulgent? I'd love to hear what you think, and any tips and tricks!

Holly x

HC Fashion Insider Facebook Page

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The Hierarchy of Fashion Intern Footwear

Fashion Intern Footwear - What should you wear when?!

I noticed whilst interning, that the footwear much like the hierarchy of the fashion world worked upwards; we're talking heel height, designer and style of shoe. Obviously anyone is free to wear pretty much anything on their feet, whatever their role within the company. There aren't any 'written rules' to say otherwise, but the shoes you wear on your feet pretty much display the kind of job role you have; whether practical from the 'run-around' interns in trainers and flats, right up to the fashion editors who wear anything from skyscraper Givenchy heels right through to New Balance trainers.
I have noticed this with my own footwear, how it has developed over my (very short) fashion career, and most obviously how the shoes I wear reflect the jobs I would be doing that day. I have mentioned this briefly in my previous Fashion Intern Advice articles, but this time i'm taking it one step further; showing you what shoes you should wear when. Sounds obvious right? Trust me i've seen plenty of interns shifting heavy suitcases in heels. (Yeah I know what you're thinking, they probably cried themselves to sleep that night!) So here we go my 'Hierarchy of Fashion Intern Footwear'...

Click below to see

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Fashion Blogger Q&A

Hello everyone!

As many of you may have noticed, i've been quite absent from my blog recently. The new year as brought new opportunities and a bigger work load. I had to take some time out from blogging to focus on my career at ASOS and producing more work for
I have missed blogging very much, I've also missed looking at all of your blogs, and honestly i've been feeling a little uninspired recently. I know i'm not the only one who goes through a dry spell with blogging (many of us have been through it) - But i'm back, and i'm ready to give you guys lots of content and lots more insight into the fashion industry!

I want to also take this opportunity to give a massive thank you to Mariana from Going Teen. Shes always been a loyal follower of this blog and has her own amazing blog I love to take inspiration from. I'm honoured that she wanted to do a Blogger Q&A with myself and featuring my blog. So take a look at Going Teen, I promise you'll keep going back! Take a look at the Blogger Q&A here.

Lots to come from me, my next post being on 'The Hierarchy of Fashion Intern Footwear' which I had loads of fun creating for you guys, so I look very forward to hearing your opinions!

So... Heres to more blogging!

Holly x

P.S Here's some of my instagram images of what i've been up to whilst i've been absent.

1. Favourite arm candy
2. Off to watch my cousins play in London
3. Finally got my ASOS pass!
4. Styling bags/purses at Selfridges
5. My Favourite New Kicks (see next blog post for more!)
6. Starbucks Hot Chocolate keeping me going whilst prepping for shoot at Selfridges
7. My attempted at Aztec Nail Art
8. Prepping one of my favourite designer's dresses at Selfridges
9. Wrapping up warm for the snow that hit England!
10. The masses of shoes for shoots at Selfridges
11. Loving my Camo jeans I got in the Topshop sale!
12. ASOS Fashion Up exclusive Henry Holland iPhone case giveaway - Sending them off to the lucky winners!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

HC StreetStyle Pervert

My second post on my 'StreetStyle Pervert' Series. This time I have snapped up some interesting textures and details from the streetstylers of Camden, London whilst on my travels to and from work. Once again I got odd looks when trying to take sneaky pictures on my iPhone of Camden's most (and oddly) styled individuals, just so I can share them with you guys! So who are you (and not) loving? I have to say these girls inspired me to get my very own fringe bag!
To keep up to date with my perviness follow me on instagram! @hcfashioninsider

Holly x

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Creative Industry Advice: Fashion Intern Essentials

When starting a new internship or job it’s so important to be prepared. As well as doing your research on the company you’ll be working for, you’ll need the practical things to make sure you’re ready for the day!
Everyone has their own handbag must-haves for the day, but after interning since May 2012 and doing everything from running around London to dressing models, these are the things I make sure I’m carrying around with me, even to my jobs now!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Fashion Blogger

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Hi Everyone,

I've been absent because my Internet is down at home (BLOGGERS NIGHTMARE!) but thank god for technology in the form of the iPhone, so I can still keep up with you guys!
I thought I'd share with you my latest venture. I'm now a fashion blogger for Bonafide Supernova, a brilliant site for networking with other fashion forward individuals as well as source of fashion inspiration.
Each month I will produce an outfit post and article for them. I'm so excited because as a brand they really hold the same values as myself was it comes to combining business and fashion.
And thanks again to all of you for supporting my blog - as it's what's given me another amazing opportunity!
So check them out and ill let you know when my posts go up!
Hope all is well,

Holly x

(Here I am on there Facebook page - check it out too!)

Monday, 4 February 2013

Creative Industry Advice #3: Be the perfect intern, Get that Job!

So we’ve been through all of the previous processes (hours of writing cover letters, searching for jobs/internships, prepping for the interview, doing your research and impressing on the day) and now the big day is fast approaching, everything you’ve worked hard for has finally paid off. But in reality it’s just the beginning.

I’ve had my fair share of internships (both good, and bad), interning alongside other girls (both good and bad) and now here’s my advice on how to aim to be the memorable intern, to make an impression (sometimes biting your lip) and improving your chances of getting that permanent job at the end of it.

Click link below to see article

Friday, 1 February 2013

Fashion Friday

 So I've had a busy busy week working at ASOS, loving every second. I 'M also loving working in london, but not what it's doing to my bank balance! Just up the road from where I work is camden highstreet. Not only does it have the amazing stalls, but also a couple of highstreet stores, one of them being my favourite, H&M So here's my purchases for this week.

Neons and bright shout out colours are going to be big for S/S'13. This shirt is the perfect piece for the awkward Winter into Spring weather, as I can layer it up now, then wear with leather shorts when it gets warmer. 
Neon embellished collar shirt // H&M

Along with the green and glitter theme, I couldn't help but buy this pair! I will wear them both on there own and together, maybe painting my ring finger with both, keeping the rest mint.
Glitter Polish, Collection, Boots // Mint Polish, H&M

And if my week couldn't get any better, I nabbed myself one of the new ELLE issues, of which has a Kurt Geiger £20 of discount card with it! I already have 6 pairs of shoes i'd like to purchase, just having trouble deciding which ones! I suggest you pick yourself up an ELLE ASAP!

I already have Kate Moss Matte collection lippy in a pale pink, which I wear all of the time! I love lipstick to transform a look, plus the matte finish is right up my street. I treated myself to two of the other shades, 107 & 110. 107, a oxblood red is my new favourite, and features in one of my next blog posts! 110 I plan to wear with all black at work, and in the evenings.

Neon Shirt, Cross Skinny Jeans, Loose Knit Jumper, Mint Nail Polish, H&M // ELLE Magazine with Kurt Geiger Gift Card // Glitter Polish, Collection @ Boots // Lipsticks, Kate Moss Matte Collection

I have an outfit post lined up for these pieces already, so look out for it tomorrow!
Happy Fashion Friday!

Holly x

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Fashion Intern: Are you an all-rounder or master of one?

'Is it okay to be an all-rounder when in pursuit for a career in fashion?'

Am I the only one that’s asked myself this question? I’m pretty sure I’m not. That’s why I am writing this blog post, to hopefully help you reflect on what your good at, and that having a wide-range of skills isn’t a bad thing...

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Wednesday Wake-up: StreetStyle Pervert

Wednesday is mid week and probably the day we're in most need of some inspiration to spur us on! Everyday I am lucky enough to be surrounded by constant style inspiration. All the way from the trains and the tube platforms, to the ASOS offices and the packed streets of London, my brain and eyes NEVER stop when it comes to eyeballing any well dressed specimen within 50 yards of me.

So here's my first in my StreetStyle Pervert series. Armed with my phone and interesting techniques to catching these streetstyle images just at the right moment I risk life and limb (okay I just look like a weirdo) to share some of London's best/most interestingly dressed with you.

Let me know what outfits you're perving on the most; will it be the fur coat hotties or darn right cool men?


I loved this girls casual style, but she completely made it her own with the fur coat. A glam piece mixed with staple casual pieces = ultimate daytime style!


You can imagine my face when these two sat next to eachother on the tube! I was so excited, my favourite shot of them all! Which pair would you go for?!


A heavenly vintage combination!

Camo bomber? Black Skinny Jeans? Mens Chelsea's? Snapback? I didn't know it was possible to hit that many current trends in one! And this guy rocks it so effortlessly!

This guy really looked like he didn't give a Sh*t about life (in a cool way of course...) he probably just threw this on to run round to sainbury's, yet his style is spot on effortless it's not fair. More guys in heavy knits and leoprint please!

What's your verdict of my first Street Style Pervert post? Am I a weirdo that needs to get over how amazingly chic everyone I see is, or would you want to enjoy more my fix with me?
Let me know!

Holly x

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Blog URL and Name Change!

Hi guys,

some of you may have noticed I have changed the name of my blog and URL.
Instead of you will now find my blog at
holsdols (my nick name) has been with this blog since the start, but it was time for a change.
I needed a blog name that would sum up who I am and what I want to share with you guys. Since writing my 'About This Blog' page and editing my content, I have decided pretty much what direction I want my blog to go in.
Not only do I want to share my personal style/lifestyle posts with you but also I love sharing my fashion industry knowledge and advice, so HC Fashion Insider seemed appropriate as you will see inside the industry and my life!
So heres to the future, I hope you continue to follow my little blog on the huge space we call the internet. Let me know what you think!

Holly xx

Tuesday's Tip: Easy to Style Hair

Now I don't know about you guys, but the easier my hair is to handle and style, the easier/less stressful my mornings are. Most days I end up just leaving my limp hair sitting around my face, as it's just so darn hard to style. ESPECIALLY when it's freshly washed hair. I myself, have rather thin hair and this with the combination of fresh shampooed and conditioned locks, leaves me with lifeless, flat, hard to style head of hair.

My Tuesday beauty tip for making hair fuller and easier to style?

Wash it with conditioner first, then shampoo!

When I first heard this tip I thought to myself 'won't the shampoo just wash the conditioner out?'. I've tried and tested this technique now a couple of times and it doesn't!
I naturally have thin, straight hair so have to do A LOT to get it to do anything. But using this technique of conditioning first, still leaves your hair tangle free, but without that 'sliky' feel (which personally am not a fan of for daytime looks). So for all of you rough head Olsen/Alexa lovers out there, you definitely need to try this! All of you Aniston/Scherzinger silky hair goddesses do not threat; You can still get silky locks with your straighteners, but conditioning then shampooing makes hair easier to handle.

So give it a go girls, and let me know if it works for you!
That's my Tuesday Hair Tip!

Monday, 28 January 2013

Outfit Inspiration: Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen is probably one of the most watched celebrities when it comes to style. My previous post Get Their Style: The Olsen Twins proved to be quite popular, so I thought I'd do a post where I recreate on Olsen outfit.

Known for their laidback & simple chic grunge style, the Olsen's outfits are actually quite easy to re-create at home, as they use wardrobe basics with individual twists. I've chosen to re-create this day look by A-Olsen featuring a check shirt and ripped jeans. This look is perfect for pre S/S as it incorporates one of the hottest emerging trends '90's Style' and is so wearable!

My shirt is an old one I pulled from the bottom of my wardrobe, Topshop S/S 12 collection. My Jeans are Topshop black leigh jeans that have faded. A little while a go I thought I'd rip the knee and cut the bottom of them to give them a more 'worn' feel. So here you have it - My Ashley Olsen Inspired Outfit!

Check Shirt, Topshop (old) // Leigh Jeans (customised), Topshop // Oversized Bag, Topshop // Boots, Aldo (sale) // Lipstick, Natural Collection, in Crimson

So what do you think of my re-created style? Do you love the Olsens, or think they're overrated?
Would love to know what you think!
I have a Mary-Kate Olsen inspired outfit coming soon so keep a look out!


Sunday, 27 January 2013

OOTN - Outfit of the Night

So last night I went out for the first time in 2013 (Sad I know!) I've been concentrating on working so hard literally from 9am-2am some days so a night out is exactly what I needed!

So here it is my outfit - I got this spiked body for christmas and haven't had the chance to wear it yet. All night I had people coming up to me touching my shoulders and pretending to poke their eye out on them... It definitely was a talking point! I wore it with one of my favourite wardrobe staples - my Leather skater skirt from last year, and to make my look my own I paired my platforms with a pair of ankle socks. The look is quite 'hard' so make it more feminine I wore falsies and curved the end of my hair to soften up my look.

Spiked Body, ASOS // Leather Skirt (S/S 12) & Ankle Socks, H&M // Shoes, Forever 21

Saturday, 26 January 2013

My freelance work: KRUSH

So I thought I'd share with you guys some of the work I do for online clothes store KRUSH. A very new website, still building it's customer base and product range, it's a very exciting project to be involved with.
At the moment I create content for the 'trends' section of the site, as well as writing there style guides, and styling some shoots. I research trends and products on their website that relate to these trends. Then I create simple blog posts that bring together the trends and products. KRUSH is a brilliant site for affordable clothing, with some really great product.
I can't reveal it yet, but I'm currently working on the S/S 13 Trend Boards, that will help the buyers with choosing more product for the coming season.
So take a look and let me know what you think, whilst your at it, check out the KRUSH website here

I take events/places a KRUSH girl would go and put together outfits that I think would appeal to her. (Amazing prices right?!)

Monday, 21 January 2013

Creative Industry Advice #2 - 'Ace that Interview, Get That Job!'

So you’ve applied early, written a personal letter to the potential employer, checked they received your cover letter, CV and Portfolio and spoken to them about arranging an interview date. So what now? Panic sets in; Sweaty palms, nervous thoughts? Just me? Thought not!
We all get nervous (even you confident ones!) but all you have to do is be prepared and to be positive. You’ve got this far – so you’re doing something right!

I’m especially excited to share this post with you, because like all of you reading this, I applied for A LOT of jobs/internships once I left university. Of which I got 6 interviews. Of these 6 interviews I got 6 jobs/internships. I’ll let you do the math... I’m not suggesting I’m the perfect interviewee, or that I have the perfect formula for the interview process, but I do make sure I take the following steps to improve my chances of getting that job… And here I am letting you in on some of my interview tips. So ace that interview and get that job!

1.     Be Prepared – Make sure you do the research into the company/person your interview is with. No one expects you to learn the history of the company off by heart, but know your basics.
       Tip: Focus on the aspects of the business you truly find interesting, therefore when you talk about these areas you will sound authentic, and you are more likely to remember information you find interesting!
       Example: When going to an internship interview with a stylist, before hand I will chose a key editorial shoot and brand they had styled, that I really liked. Therefore, I would be able to talk about the work in the interview with true knowledge and interest.

2.     Stand Out – By this I don’t mean wearing neon yellow to the interview (although this may work for some), but do things to make sure they remember you. Even if they don’t tell you to, make sure you take your portfolio and examples of your work, whether photographic work or even print outs of your favourite blog posts. Take your business cards, an extra copy of your CV to give to them. Leaving something behind means they’re more likely to remember you.
Tip: With each interview I go for, if relevant, I produce a piece of work for that person. This shows that you bring something new to the table and will be a valuable asset to the company. After all, they will hire you if they see that you will help with company progression, no matter how small your input. Doing extra things and putting in extra work to get noticed really does make the difference.

3.     Be confident – I know this sounds obvious, but no one wants to hire a quivering wreck. This doesn’t mean you have to be loud and really bubbly, just think about each question and stick to what you say and believe (but don’t be arrogant of course).
Companies want to work with professional individuals who have established confidence, expertise and valuable ideas and opinions. They look for potential employees who can project confidence into their work strategy, which translates into sales, therefore benefitting their company.
Example: I was asked which social media platforms I feel are most affective for advertising blogs. The interviewer didn’t quite agree with my answer, but I stuck to my guns and explained exactly why I felt the particular site worked for what I do, but explained honestly how I felt the platform they preferred worked for they’re particular brand (because I did my research).
Tip: If they offer a drink, take a tap water – it doesn’t cost them any money, and taking a sip after they ask you a difficult question gives you more time to think about what you’re going to say.

4.     Be yourself – This again, is so cliché to interview advice, but it’s true. Don’t put on this really confident front and use a highbrow vocabulary if that isn’t you. At the end of the day you’ve got this far to get the interview, you want to be hired because that person likes the real you.
Example: This is a controversial point – and a lot of people might not agree: If you wouldn’t wear a full suit to work, don’t wear one to your interview. Yes, you want to look presentable, so do make the effort in what you wear but at the end of the day you’re selling yourself, if a full on suit isn’t who you truly are, then what’s the point in wearing one right? I know this is a little different if you’re going for a job with a bank, but in the creative industries you have a little more room to show your personality through your clothing (and since working in the creative industries, I’ve not seen one person in a suit at work!)

5.     Ask Questions – This is another bit of advice your parents also give to you before you leave, and we all go ‘yes alright!’ and run out of the door. But it’s so important to ask questions! It shows you have an interest in the company/person that is interviewing you. It also shows that you want and are willing to learn. I make sure to do this, but take a slightly different direction:
Example: If appropriate I ask the person interviewing me, how they’ve got to where they are today. And if appropriate a question that’s relevant to them; i.e. if they’re a photographer/stylist, who they’re inspiration is. The person interviewing you could be a future colleague/employer, so it’s good to know about them and who they are and to start building bridges early on. And plus everyone does love to talk about themselves – it’s human nature!
Tip: Come up with your own unique question. The more unusual/thought provoking the better! Back to the same point - they're more likely to remember you!

So there you have it, how I approach my interviews. It may not work for all of you; you may have your own techniques, but whenever/whoever your interview is with – Good Luck!

Remember if you’re unsuccessful, it’s no reflection on your personality if you’re polite and make the effort in the interview. It just means that someone else was more fitted to the role. You WILL get that dream job eventually you just need to keep at it.
And I just want to say that gaining an interview isn’t ‘luck’. Getting the job isn’t ‘luck’. If you work hard, keep applying and make the effort in your interviews, it isn’t luck that got you there, it’s your own hard work and determination.

Let me know if this is helpful, if there are any techniques that you think other people would find helpful for interviews, comment below and let us know!

My ‘Creative Industry Advice – How to be the perfect intern’ (Sounds obvious? Trust me, I’ve heard some stories and seen some interesting approaches to being an intern…) is the third post of this series – Keep checking back as this will be up on my blog soon!

Holly x

Friday, 18 January 2013


This is what I wore to work on thursday. I was really apprehensive about wearing black tights with a spilt hem skirt - but it seemed to look alright! I can not wait for it to get lighter and warmer again, so I can take more pictures outside!

I got a lot of great and positive feed back about my Creative Industry Advise, be sure to checkback as my next post will be up this weekend - How to Ace the interview!
Happy Friday Everyone!

Holly x

Layered Up

Split side maxi skirt, Zara £16 // Black Jersey, £12 // Angora Cardigan, H&M £50 // Wedge Desert Boots, Newlook £20 // Watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs // Cross Earrings, Topshop £8 // Fur Scarf, H&M // Cross Belt, DIY

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Spotted Trends: The ASOS Offices

So today I was officially put on the ASOS books. I am now working for! Today is a good day! I've had such a brilliant time there over the past two months, learnt some amazing skills and got to take part and help produce some really innovative stuff for the magazine and website. ASOS really is a million miles ahead of its competitors (I'm not just saying this because I now work for them now) just look at the competitions websites!

But who are the men/majority women that are behind one of the biggest online brands that pretty much most of the UK have brought a garment from? Everyday is like a fashion show for me. I'm constantly gaining styling inspiration from the women in the ASOS offices. And I thought i'd share the trends i've spotted within the huge offices with you - my lovely readers.

This is the first trend I will be featuring on my blog from the ASOS offices, it also being one I LOVE to sport myself. So here we are; Leather & Chunky Knits.

My picks for this trend:

Leather & Knits

1. ASOS Chunky Knit Jumper with Stepped Hem, £35 // Find it here - Spring Colours
2. Nowhere/Ray Dress, £ 36.95 // Find it here - ASOS Office style tip: Layer with a crisp shirt
3. Vero Moda Salt & Pepper Chunky Textured Knit Jumper, £13.50 // Find it here - Amazing Price!
4. BASTYAN Sophie Sportswear Trouser, £55 // Find them here - Emerging Future Trend
5.Vero Moda Leather Look Cut Out Top, £32.00 // Find it here - Versatile Piece
6. Reiss Chunky Rib Fisherman Jumper, £110 // Find it here - You get what you pay for: Quality
7. H&M knitted jumper, £24.99 // Find it here - Great Value, right on trend!

8. Boutique by Topshop Leather Shorts, £90 // Find them here - Perfect for S/S'13

9. ASOS Pleated Skirt in Leather Look, £40 // Find it here - Perfect for S/S'13

So what do you think of this trend? How would you wear it? Honestly none of the ASOS women can get enough of leather - and neither will 2013 as it's set to stay. So get buying those leather shorts and skirts, but dont get used to layering them up, because we'll be wearing them in spring with our knits and sandals!

Holly x