“Why don’t you work in fashion if you have a fashion degree?” – a question I was frequently asked over the summer when I was applying for jobs outside of the fashion industry. This is not a post justifying myself (because I don’t have to) or bashing the fashion industry but rather a post dedicated to anyone who’s been in the same position and who’s ever changed their mind.

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Iconic. Rebellious. Daring. The Vivienne Westwood brand has been pushing fashion boundaries for over 40 years, attracting both controversy and admiration from critics alike. Notable for her involvement of shaping the punk movement in the 70’s along with Malcolm McLaren, Vivienne inspired a generation of non- conformists. On Sunday evening I went along to her keynote talk – Get A Life – at the Southbank Centre.

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Tom Simmonds, AKA @TheEventFixer, is an event planner based just outside of London. He coordinates a variety of events from weddings and birthdays to corporate and networking events with a range of experience and expertise in the industry to offer. ‘The Event Fixers’ offer a range of services to ensure the best possible outcome to the event; whether it’s execution or management. Tom is also a Freeman and Court Member of The Guild of Entrepreneurs who aim to support the Lord Mayor, promote excellence, foster fellowship and partake in charitable works.

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I saw this interesting quote on Pinterest a while back – “Marketing is really just flirting” which got me into thinking about how a brand’s relationship with a consumer is just like real-life dating. After having a conversation with a friend about the trials and tribulations about dating in an age where tinder and DMs are the norm here are five ways marketing and dating are similar:

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As you may have seen from my previous post my time at university has come to an end and on Thursday I found out that I’ll be graduating with first class honours which I’m over the moon about! Having now finished, I thought I would reflect on the top 5 things I learnt at university since it’s been a big part of my life for the past four years.

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