Happy Galaween
So can you guess what I was for Halloween?!  We celebrated Halloween on Thursday here for "Galaween" & I dressed up as Lady Gaga from her Born This Way video.  In all honesty, I didn't get a costume in time, and I didn't have that much money to spend on one anyway... so I improvised & just got clothes that I already had in my wardrobe!  Easy option - but it worked.


Fashion Show

Top, Leggings, Cardigan, Shoes, Earrings: Topshop
Scarf: Vivienne Westwood
On Tuesday I helped out at a fashion show in Edinburgh run by OOHFASHION.  I was there from 9am until 10pm and I got back to Gala at around 12.30am.  I had to get up at 5.30am that morning in order to catch the 7am bus to Edinburgh!! & I had a lecture the next morning! It was rough, but it was definitely worth the experience.
I worked backstage as a dresser (for anyone wondering what that entails, its basically just changing a model into different outfits during the time their off the catwalk).  For us, we had about 3 minutes max. to change our models from one look the next.  There were 140 outfits in total with an average of about 14 looks for each model.  It was stressful but exciting and the adrenaline feels amazing, haha!
Here are some pictures from backstage, enjoy!


Uni Project

Before we came to uni, we were given a project to hand in during the first week of semester.  We pretty much had to interview ourselves and present it a magazine page in the style of I-D magazine.  I'm now approaching my 6th week at uni so I handed this in ages ago, but I thought you might like to see it.  Unfortunately I can't find a way to actually publish the document as it is, which means you can't see the layout it was in... but I'll leave you with the image, the slogan, and the interview. I hope you enjoy it anyway, sorry you can't see the proper layout!


What are you studying?
I’m studying an undergraduate degree in Fashion Communication at Heriot-Watt University, in Galashiels.

Are you from Scotland?
No, I’m originally from Mexico. Although I’ve been living in Scotland for the past 10 years!

What inspired you to study fashion?
I was always the arty kid at school. It was only when I was about 14 that I realised my creativity could be put to good use – which is when I discovered the world of fashion. I remember flicking through ELLE one day and browsing through one of Alexander McQueen’s collections, and that was it – I knew fashion was for me.

What do you love about fashion?
The freedom.; the anarchy; and the confidence it leaves you with.

Describe your style.
I don’t really have a set style. I wear what I want when I want. One day I could be sporting a grunge look and the next I’ll be channelling 80’s disco. I like trends, but I only follow them if they’re worth it.

What makes you happy?
My friends and family.

Do you have any ambitions?
To live the dream.

What is “the dream”?
To be successful in my profession, travel, and eventually settle down and be happy. I want to work as Fashion Director for ELLE UK, but shhhh – don’t tell Anne-Marie Curtis!

What’s the most prized thing in your wardrobe?
That would have to be my Alexander McQueen silk scarf. It was a gift from my boyfriend.

Can you cook?
No, but that’s okay. Learning will be interesting.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
In 10 years, I will be based in London – fact. I see myself developing experience within the publishing field, possibly as a stylist or fashion journalist. I would love to work for LOOK magazine.

Do you have any style icons?
Lady Gaga is a big one for me – I’m obsessed. I love her creative mind and means of self expression. Her style is iconic and her fashion is art.

What’s at the top of your A/W wish list?
A well-tailored, oversized blazer. There’s something sexy about the androgynous look.

Any Random facts about yourself?
I speak Spanish fluently. I also play the drums pretty well.

Do you live by any mottos?Everything happens for a reason. 



So Stand Up For The Love
I'm officially a member of LookBook.nu! I'vebeen thinking about getting it for some time now but I never had anyone to take my pictures or anywhere decent to take them.  Below is my first look ever.  I have like no hypes so make sure to hype it if you do like it (simply to make me feel better)!

Shirt & Trousers: Topshop
Necklace: Armstrong's
Watch: Omega


New Projects...

Coming Soon
So I can't say much right now but I'm currently taking part in a big project with my a few of my flatmates.  All will be revealed in due course, but all I can say is that this will be epic.  However, I will need your support to make this project worthwhile.  Hopefully I will be able to share this with you guys soon! Please stay tuned to find out more. In the meantime, I will give you a sneak peak of the photography involved. I hope you're as excited as we are!