After years of working as a freelance journalist, presenter and Stylist I am now channeling most of my energy into my YouTube channel and Blog, covering as many topics as I possibly can. As well as fashion and beauty videos I like to delve into health/mental health, embarrassing or taboo issues, drawing from my own personal experiences and sharing in a very candid manner. Although it may seem like I’m oversharing at times, I’m really hoping it will lead to more people feeling that they can be open about the issues their facing. You can find some blogs of this honest nature on the Huffington Post also, where you can hear my struggles with IBS, Insomnia, CFS and Depression.
Alongside my honest vlogs/blogs and my fashion and beauty posts I like to interview people from various creative industries. You can read/watch my chats with tattoo artists, fashion designers, musicians, illustrators, hair stylists, actors and more on my my own sites as well as the likes of Hit The Floor, Culture Compass, The Huffington Post, and Ticketmaster where I am resident fashion blogmaster.
I’ve had a few forays into radio, guest appearing on The Alex Baker show on Kerrang! Radio, with Harry Moore on Hoxton Radio and Kelly D on Total Rock.
I interviewed on the black carpet for the Kerrang! Awards for four years, and have presented for numerous campaigns and festivals including Reading Festival – who I was the official interviewer for in 2012, conducting over 30 interview during the weekend and on the run up. Presenting work also includes co hosting the Darkness festival at the Indigo O2, numerous interviews for Relentless Energy Drink and hosting Britains Next Top Real Role ModelIn the summer of 2010 I worked on an exciting new extreme sports and music TV Show called ‘Whatever It Takes, where I joinied fellow hosts, Matt Sharland, frontman of Idiom, and Total Rock DJ Kelly D. Our aim was to give an insight into the lengths people go to to pursue their careers and passions….. Our first episode was filmed at Nass and we were lucky to interview many of the pro riders and skaters as well as Bowling for Soup, Hadouken, Young Guns, Sean Smith, General Fiasco, Failsafe, Exit Ten, Arusha Accord and The Ghost of a Thousand. We have gone on to film with Tony Hawk and friends, Red Bull X fighters and plethora of bands throughout the rest of the festival season. I also launched by own online show called The Sleeve looking at many of the occasions where music and fashion collide including merch, tattooing, musicians turn fashion designers, album artwork and more. Alongside the interviews for my channel I was the official interviewer for the AIM awards interviewing all attendees and winners of the night.
Before my working life….
I gained First Class Honours in Fine Art from Southampton Solent. During my years of study I used various mediums and tackled numerous subjects, however for my degree show I chose to relay my ideas via a multi-screen video installation which looked into the concept of the Cyborg. An alternative version of the piece was also exhibition in The Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf.
Just after university I gained experience within the fashion teams of Eve, Glamour, ELLE, First and Vogue, working on various main fashion shoots, including a cover shoot with Kylie Minogue. I have also worked on shoots as a stylist assistant at Easy Living, 125 as well as an NME cover with Primal Screams Bobby Gillespie. I explored combining my passion for art and fashion, spending time at Alexander McQueen in the role of an artwork assistant, during the evolution of his A/W 08/09 collection. One of my illustrations returned in the form of a dress (look 55) for his final A/W pre-collection and was chosen by Lee McQueen to be worn by Cate Blanchett on the red carpet at Cannes.
I have since written pieces for The Guardian, Businesselle, Stylebible(Celebrity interviewer), Disappear Here, Amelias, Guestlist, Elmbridge, Edge, WhisperMag, Beauty Magazine, Gunpowder, Sketchbook, Hit The Floor, Huffington Post, Ticketmaster, Culture Compass and Stylebible chatting to well known faces from the world of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and entertainment. Previously I spent time as the Reviews Editor of Bringthenoiseuk.com, interviewing bands as well as reviewing gigs, singles and albums. My words about insomnia were also featured in a book by Arianna Huffington called The Sleep Revolution.
I have worked for various brands including Cheer Up Clothing, Dead Heroes Clothing as well as some small independent and vintage brands. I also briefly worked with the band Idiom to gain some online press coverage.
As well as the aforementioned styling assisting for shoots at NME, 125 and Easy Living, 2017 saw me return to styling working regularly with Farah Menswear for their ecommerce imagery. I was also the style advisor for a Tileyard artist showcase featuring numerous musical artists from their roster.
In 2017 I opened up an Etsy store to sell by fineliner and watercolour designs in print form. I also added products such as notepads and mugs to the offerings, and plan to extend in the new year.
I have also accepted commissions from Mental Health Zine, Don’t Fret, and from a charity raising funds for Refugees, and from people requesting bespoke birthday gifts.
I am currently accepting commissions, so please free to get in touch is you think there’s anything I can do for you.
Having always enjoyed the process of capturing images I decided to spend more time on this from January 2017. As well as experimenting with glass/mirrors and enjoying being able to combine clarity gifting walks with photography experimentation I worked with the band Mallory Knox, capturing some behind the scenes moments from their video shoot for Citalopram Better Off Without You, and their live lounge performance at Radio 1’s Maida Vale. The photos ended up being used in a Cambridge based magazine too.
I was also commissioned to take some promo shots for comedy Facebook-er and YouTuber Joe Tasker, which has been used throughout his social media design.
Please do get in touch with any commissions or work related enquiries – firstname.lastname@example.org