Deffo the best thing i’ve done this year- featuring in Homes and Antiques
It’s that time of year. I.e. end of year review time. This year has been crazy. I can’t believe some of the mad things I’ve done this year, and considering I thought 2011 couldn’t be bettered… I certainly learnt that it could.
The year started off pretty rubbish for me If I’m perfectly honest, uni stress topping my list of concerns, but I got through it, and in July 2012 this year I graudated from Leeds University with a first. Still I feel genuinely shocked about receiving that first. By no means was I the best student, but hard work and perseverance paid off.
Trip to Amsterdam with some of the Leeds Ladies!
It was also sad to say goodbye to my favourite Leeds ladies and move back to London. After four years away (including one in Hampshire) it is very odd to be back living in my the town I grew up in, slowly but surely I’m getting used to it though, and it has certainly been lovely to see all my tribe girls regularly again.
On this front 2013/ 14 holds some exciting events, in 2012 3 of my best friends got engaged. The first wedding is in May 2013, you could say I am just a tad excited!
Tasha (next to me here) is getting married in May. Scarily soon!
Lovely Nic (far left) is getting married in July!
I also went through a bit of a wobble due to not getting onto the masters course I desperately wanted. Now, looking back I’m actually quite glad I didn’t end up going to my first choice uni for my masters, I think where I ended up, The Royal College of Art will actually give me better prospects.
Due to my masters I’ve also started volunteering in the fashion and textiles department at the V&A. Currently I’m working on packing up items for the new fashion and textiles study centre at Blythe house, it is such a wonderful opportunity to get to see inside the collections of the V& A a little more.
Feature in Vintage Explorer
I’ve had lots of interesting opportunities with both magazines and online this year too. I can’t quite believe in this year alone I’ve featured in Homes and Antiques, Sunday Times Style AND vintage explorer magazine!
Featured as So Loves Vintage Vintage Girl of the Month
Two of my favouirte events this year were thanks to the ever wonderful Naomi Thompson, first off her book launch in February and secondly Cheltenham Literature festival in October. Already Naomi and I have exiting things planned for 2013, watch this space for more HUGE sales from out vintage collections next year. The first one coming up will be wedding dresses in February.
Me on Southern Retro
I’ve also met yet more wonderful people this year, and again it is twitter I must say a “thank you” to, as so many of the lovely people I have met were initially twitter followers.
With the lovely Holly Foster who I met through twitter/ blog
So what has 2013 got to offer? Lots more talks and events are already booked up, and Advantage In Vintage is getting bigger and better… just watch this space ; )