I have been a full-time student for pretty much my entire life. It is this constant state of student-dom that has taught me some very valuable lessons about money. Perhaps the most valuable lesson I have learnt is how to differentiate between essential and non-essential spending. I’ve always had an affinity for the luxurious, something which has led me to figure out the most cost-efficient ways to shop designer on a student budget.
As London Fashion Week draws to a close, and the fashion community readies itself to descend upon Paris, a bittersweet anniversary looms in the air. Lee Alexander McQueen passed away five years ago, leaving an enormous and eclectic legacy in his wake; March 14th will see the hit Savage Beauty exhibition from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, make its European debut at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Victoria’s Secret Angels have more in common than spunk, toned and leggy physiques and packed bank accounts, these women are intelligent individuals who tend to create successful careers that last long after they’ve hung up their wings. Karlie Kloss is the latest to join the VS alumni.
Needing experience to gain experience has become the ultimate Catch-22. Well, that’s a bind I have found myself in over the last few months. And, from talking with other fellow new-starters, it appears to be a common struggle. It would seem that having volunteer experience, a qualification and a keen disposition is not enough when applying for basic and entry-level positions. Receiving feedback that explains to gain this experience, you need to already have experience, only cements the fact that experience remains elusive to those who need it most.