Dear Diary;

I hope everyone had a lovely Jubilee weekend! After an amazing four day break, I am back at Look for my third week. Here is yesterday’s outfit, and a little bit about what I got up to this weekend!

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From Top to Bottom: Top – TOPSHOP, Necklace – PRIMARK, Scrabble Initial Ring – EBAY, Gold Cross Ring – URBAN OUTFITTERS & Heart Print Trousers – REPUBLIC.

These past four days have been amazing! On Sunday me and Ali decided to brave the ‘Jubileers’, and head down to London to celebrate his birthday. We hit M&M World and managed to have our photo taken with Yellow (he’s my favourite), and I bought Ali a little souvenir in the form of a t-shirt! For lunch we headed to a beautiful Lebanese restaurant in Covent Garden. It was a nice change from the usual Italian, Chinese and other places which we usually go to – the food is sooo healthy and we had managed to get two starters for free! Bargain! Next stop was Chelsea and Kensington to try and hit the charity shops, but we had no luck in finding any. On the plus side we did see Freddie Ljungberg walking his dog near Sloane Square! ~Cue star struck moment~ On the way home we decided to see what all the fuss was about, by heading to Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford. It was safe to say that me and Ali weren’t impressed – Northern shopping centres definitely trumps the South on this front IMO.

Below is a little ‘my day in London photos’, enjoy!

From Left to Right: Me and Ali, M&M World, Ali, Ali and Me with ‘Yellow’, Leicester Square, Falafel Hummus, My roasted lamb with rice, Ali’s lamb cutlets with chips, A chocolate crepe from Kensington Crepe café, Knightsbridge & Me and Ali again.

I apologise that this is such a picture/word heavy post; I usually don’t have very much to say!

Lyrics: Fun – We Are Young

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Dear Diary;

Yesterday was my first day as a fashion intern at one of the best-selling weekly fashion magazines in the country. Here is how my day went…

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From Top to Bottom: Crop leather jacket – H&M Kids, Gold Elephant Necklace – REPUBLIC, Blue and Lace Skater Dress – H&M, Tights – REPUBLIC, Leopard Print Boots – TOPSHOP & Poses – Modelling 101

I imagined my first day to be that of Ugly Betty – to walk into those revolving doors at Blue Fin building and fall flat on my face, to turn up looking like Hurricane Fashion Faux Pas had arrived, and finally, not ‘LOOK’ like I should be there. Thus I would be Britain’s equivalent of Betty Suarez. For those unfamiliar with Ugly Betty, it’s an American TV show about a girl from Queens who works at coveted fashion bible; Mode Magazine. Me and Betty are similar on many levels, but I’ll leave it up to you to make the comparisons. (Hint: It’s not just our coloured specs which we have in common!)

Anyway, despite my initial fears – I did embarrass myself in front of the security guard, thinking that my visitors pass would allow me to swipe and enter (apparently you just had to show him it), and I ended up holding up the staff walking through (cue Ugly Betty moment) – I had an amazing first day there!

It was hectic, like you would expect, but the tasks that we had to do (return clothes and call PRs for prices) were fun, and it was empowering to feel that I was a part of my favourite fashion magazine.

Despite the early mornings, and hours of travelling, I have so far enjoyed my time there, and I CANNOT wait for the next set of tasks we have to do!

Many people have asked me: is it worth the £622.90 railcard, living down south and leaving the house at 6.50am to arrive back at 8pm?

If it was based on my first day, then yes. It’s worth every penny.