Saturday, 9 November 2013

Show them who's BOSS

So, I don't usually post things like this but there is an AMAZING competition hosted by the beautiful and inspiring Poppy D, so when I heard about it, you can imagine how excited I was..oh and not forgetting that you can win £150 worth of Selfridges vouchers!

All you have to do is create an incredibly stunning and sophisticated outfit to wear to a job interview. 
Sounds simple right? 


I find it so extremely hard to find an outfit that is professional, smart and stylish but it still has to be expressive and reflect my personal style!?! 
And sometimes I may want to dress like an all-over-the-place-creative-art-lady, but I have to show a future boss that "I am pulled together and organised - if you need to take me with you to a meeting with clients or top editors, I will fit in".

As you know, I am quite lucky in that I do what I love, which is fashion and beauty illustration and most of my clients are either fashion designers, magazine editors or just full-time fashion disciples.
As you can imagine, I have to look my ultimate best when meeting clients.

Here are a few images that I adore the styling in, I just had to add them...

 So, the competition is to style your dream interview outfit and here are two of mine...

Leather trim coat, £399, Jaeger   -   I want this coat. Like really really want this coat. I would be stunning with any outfit, smart or casual but its soo expensive - Oh poppy why do you do this to me?
Silk Shirt, £34, French Connection   -   I actually bought this shirt just now off the French Connection website, I love it so much...oh and it is in the sale!!
Platform Heels, £92, Kat Maconie   -   I am in love with these heels and who cares if its winter and your toes get cold, I'd still wear them...
Print Mini Skirt, £255, O'2nd   -   I've only recently heard of O'2nd and I think I'm in love! I am proud of myself for not going overboard with this print!
Clutch, £135, MeDusa   -   The detailing on this clutch is just to die for! And not to mention it comes in every colour you can think of!
Watch, £150, Ice-watch   -   This watch was made for this outfit. Need I say more?
Ring, £43, Max and Chloe   -   This is the only bit of "bling bling" that I added to this outfit which is very surprising for me - I love myself some bling!

I didn't realise until just now, but for some reason I have chosen really expensive stuff which I will never in a billion years be able to afford...
unless I win...

While I was researching clothes for this outfit I came across the most amazing designers such as MeDusa and Clover Canyon which before now I had never heard of! Thanks to this comp, think their on my top list of favs!

I also made this one, which is slightly more casual than the last but I honestly can't choose which I prefer.
White Sandals, £140, Kurt Geiger   -   I saw these and knew they had to go in one of my outfits one way or another.
Wrap Blouse, £40, Oasis   -   I wasn't sure to start off with if the stripes would go with the detailing on the skirt and clutch, and what-do-you-know it does!
Watch, £65, Nixon   -   Like before, I think a watch is a must when going for a job interview and this one is gorg!
Rings, £15, Pilgim   -   gold is the perfect accent for this outfit!
Necklace, £12, Claires   -   I can't actually believe I came across this beautiful necklace because it matches the bag and the skirt in the detailing - its such a coincidence!
Nail Polish, £10.95, Essie   -   I dont think I could have matched this colour to the bag better!
Leather mini skirt, £90, Oasis   -   I am so in love with leather skirts right now and i had to add at least one in!
Clutch, £115, MeDusa   -   I love this bag as before and how convenient that it comes in red too!

The pop of colour in both of these does hint at that crazy-creative side of mine but it also shows I can keep it under control and use it to my advantage when choosing an outfit.

Anyway, I hope you like my outfits I've chosen!

I almost forgot, here's a little video made by #TheJobAcademy for inspiration when picking an outfit for a job interview...


Oh, and Poppy I have to admit it, I want the pink A-line skirt too.