I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny. -- Coco Chanel

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Work experience at More! magazine...from meeting Mark Heyes to dressing a gorgeous model!

I bet you can imagine my excitement when I was offered two weeks work experience at more! magazine in London...

Just a girl from the tiny Isle of Wight and I was ready to take on the big city of London!

I decided I would commute each day from my student house in Southampton each day as it was the cheapest option. So, with an exciting 5.20am start each morning I made my way to London by train then took to the underground where I made my way towards more! Magazine.

Here is the outfit I chose for my first day:

Blue polka dot dress, Primark
Red bag, Accessorize
'LOVE' necklace, New Look
Pearls, charity shop
Teacup bracelet, Topshop

As frightening as the first days of travel were, I managed to find my way eventually even if it did mean asking 50 people on my way! But now my weeks are up, I almost feel like a pro at it!

My first day was definately one of my highlights- I bumped into GMTV fashion stylist Mark Heyes down Neal Street and actually stopped and had a chat with him! We spoke about fashion, his holiday he was about to go on and about a new surprise he had in store for the styling part of GMTV! He told me to say hi to the more! girls and gave me a hug and of he went! =D

The rest of my week consisted of returns, collecting clothes, calling up PR's, compiling outfits for photo shoots and other little jobs that anyone asked me to do!

I also had a meeting with all the girls on the fashion department, where I had the opportunity to ask any questions...I made the most of this.

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The second week I was lucky enough to go for a day long photo shoot for More's 'more for less' section, this was by far my favourite day! I began by pressing the clothes the model was going to be wearing. I was then introduced to the photographer, make-up artist/hair stylist and model, they were all lovely and I managed to chat to them about their jobs. My job was to dress the model and pin her into the clothes, where the clothes were much too big for her tiny frame, I could then watch her being photographed whilst writing the credits for everything she wore.

All in all these two weeks were a great experience where I leant a lot of new things that will now stick with me forever!

Here are some of my outfits that I wore during the two weeks...

Blue dress with lace underskirt, Ebay
Red bag, Accessorize
Red Bow &'LOVE' necklace, both New Look
Leggings, Primark

Striped maxi dress, New Look
Red flower corsage, Accessorize
Small strand of pearls, charity shop
Long Strand, New Look

Pearl earrings, Accessorize
Bow ring, Live like this
Bracelet, Top Shop
Necklaces &flower (as above)

'Paris'crop top, New Look
Red skirt, Zara
Small flower, H&M

Now to find some more work experience =)


  1. Oh my goodness, that is such an amazing opportunity. I would love to do it.
    Lucky girl.


  2. I know:)
    you should email magazines and say how keen you are to do it! ;)
    just looked at your blog and I am now following... i like it! :D