I find Primark accessories so much fun on my own
Well, as most of you know I'm looking to go into fashion journalism/features writing and during my gap year I have been doing a range of different work experience. So I've been to my county newspaper (loved), the Cotswold Style Magazine (didn't really love) and now it was time to hit London for New Magazine.
What did I get up to there? I was usually transcribing interviews the writers had done with celebrities. Sometimes this was really interesting as you got to hear how lovely and funny some of the celebs were like Jess Wright from TOWIE, Rochelle Humes, Melvin Odoom and Nick Grimshaw, but having earphones in your ears all day and staring at a mac screen usually resulted in me leaving with a cracking headache. Transcribing was difficult, it's hard to catch everything someone says especially when there's more than one person talking, but I got better at it. I also did little errands like packing magazines up to send out to PR's and writing the content of the magazines new issues. I also had the chance to write some web articles which I really enjoyed doing because it's good practice writing a short snappy story of 150 words. At the end of the day it's all experience, some of the girls couldn't have been more lovely and I'm grateful for that alone and it's helping learn what kind of magazine I actually want to write for.
So London is over, what's next for little Bryony? Well...
I'm so so SO happy/excited/grateful/over the moon to tell you all that I've got an internship at Hello Fashion Monthly Magazine!!! I can't believe a magazine like this would even consider taking me when I've only turned 19 and I'm not even at uni. HFM is such a sick magazine it may be brand new, but I know it's going to be hugely successful. I met the fashion assistant and deputy editor while I was in London and they couldn't have been nicer (usually when I think people are lush they turn into monsters later on so this best not happen God!) and I can't wait to work with them. HFM is Hello Magazines fashion mag, it's £1 and it's incredible. It's the perfect size, the perfect price, they interview the most great people (such as the likes of Olivia Palermo) and their articles are actually readable (unlike some huge heavy magazines we know of)...
I'm also going to become a member of the Cheltenham Fashion Show team too which I'm really excited about as I love working within my community and it's really important for me to build my contacts up. The lady behind the show couldn't be nicer to so obviously that's an added bonus.
So that's it for now guys! If any of you are interested in how I got my work experience let me know and I can do a blog post on it :)