Montenegro photo diary!

Plane photos (I took a lot because it’s so pretty!) 

Dobrota (the place where we stayed!) 

Kotor Old Town

Perast 

Dubrovnik in Croatia (they filmed some of Game of Thrones here!)

A few randoms throughout the week. (mainly food & drink)

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Time to dream big!

Hello everyone, wow it’s been so long since I last blogged – a month yesterday actually.

I’ve been super, super busy doing things. Like my internship. What internship you ask? This one right here.

It has been a crazy month and it has gone extremely fast, it only seems like yesterday I was mega excited to be starting and now I’m almost half way through.

A lot has happened in that month though. I have learnt a lot of valuable skills that have taught me a lot (and I mean a lot) about the fashion industry. People are either nice or horrible, there is no inbetween. Luckily, the majority of the people I have met have been the nicer ones.

I’ve learnt that, unlike The Devil Wears Prada, what you wear doesn’t matter. If you want to wear trackies to work, so be it. If you do, however, wear something nice, it will be noticed so that’s always something to determine you to dress the part. I got complimented on my shoes many times, thank you very much!

I’ve gained a few new contacts. Speaking to people is the best way of just getting yourself out there. People love confidence, especially future employers. And oh, the fashion industry needs confident people, trust me. If you’re shy and quiet, just leave now.

I’ve learnt quite a bit about myself and how I approach things. I like to be organised and do things to the best of my ability. I love to do things efficiently and work towards a goal, whether it’s reachable or not. I like being set high goals, it shows that people have trust in me and have faith that I am able to work towards them and hopefully achieve them.

I have also found out that I love fashion. I have been completely surrounded by clothing, shoes and accessories and I just love it. I love looking at it, talking about it and working with it.

It has definitely been an eye-opener to my future and my career prospects. It has told me that I should never be scared to do something, just go for it. The minute you begin to doubt the idea, is the moment that it all starts to crumble, your dreams become farfetched and the cracks begin to show. Would you rather regret something you didn’t do and never knew what would have happened or something that you did do and failed?

Failing is a chance to learn and grow. Failure is normal. Everyone has to fail to realise what is really needed to succeed.

Ok, I’ve jumped in way too deep. Back to reality.

What else has happened? I have gained some fantastic friends – Katie & Samantha (better known as Scarphelia and Nashbag.)

I have grown a lot as a person in the past  month and I have really seen a lot of the world (well, London!) to show me that things are reachable, dreams are possible and to never look back. The past is done, gone and forgotten. Look the the future, aim for success and reach for the stars.

 

For now, ciao. 

 

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3 questions for your future

Imagine you met your future self (pretty far-fetched I know, but bear with me) and got the chance to ask them 3 questions, what would they be?

 

Would you ask how things happened for you?

Would you want to know what happened to something specific?

Would you ask for their advice on what to do? How to go through life? Who to meet, who to say hi to, who to avoid? What places to visit and when? What jobs to apply for?

Would you ask who you married/spend your life with? Or avoid this question to leave it open for your adventure? Would you ask about your family/friends?

Would you ask them what happens tomorrow, next week/year or, again, not?

Maybe you’d ask who’s president/prime minister? Who’s running the country?

Maybe you’d ask what’s the latest craze/fashion trend to “invent” it yourself, and get one step ahead of others.

 

There’s so many possible things that you’d want to know from them, choosing 3 seems the hardest choice in the world. They would have lived their life their (your) way and the way they (you) wanted to. It seems crazy to think that you could follow exactly in their footsteps if you wanted to, just by asking 3 distinct questions that could decipher it all and bring the future into your own hands. You could play the game of life, looking for the next move to coincide with what your future self told you. Searching for that one person they said they married, looking for that specific job they worked in, unearthing the truth about the society that they lived in and so much more.

Just 3 questions that could open a world of possibilities for you and, yet, still constrain you to living a planned out life. Just 3 questions between you and your future.

 

Now, what would you ask?

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The curse of the Smart Phone

It was when I was asked by my housemates to sit with them and watch TV that I experienced the overwhelming power of the smart phone. There we were, TV on in the background and all three of us were sat staring at our phone screens: endlessly tapping, scrolling and swiping to our hearts’ content. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing shameful about doing this as I’m sure we all love our phone, but it shocked me that it had got to this point. Not only are we not even watching TV, we’re not even talking. Just silently encompassed in our own little world of Apple and social networking, sending silly snapchats, tweeting profusely and updating our Facebook statuses to whatever we’re doing (or not doing, in our case.)

The addiction to our phones has become something of a norm these days, with any waking moment spent with the device glued to our palm. And when it’s not, we’re praying for any sign of activity to give us an excuse to pick it back up again.

I’m one of those people that hopes for the next great picture to upload to Instagram or Twitter. I love finding that perfect tweet to send instantly from phone. Updating people on your life is what everyone wants to do nowadays. Showing off where they are, what they’re doing, what they’re eating (this is a nasty habit of mine), posting funny tweets praying so hard to get Retweets, posing in a stupid caricature style for likes and much more is life.

Whatever happened to playing with your siblings, going to the park playing on the swings, going for bike rides, playing swingball, playing “Kerby”, making rope swings, playing football on the field until the sun went down, dedicating your day to a Tamagotchi, spending hours trying to figure out how to do a Rubix Cube or making secrets dens out of bed sheets?

All of these things seem to have been replaced with one simple, small device that is no way more fun than any of those things. Childhood has been taken over by the fight to get more followers or how many likes you can get on your profile picture.

I’d chose any of those things over sitting on my phone all day, drooling because the life has been sucked out of me. Don’t use your phone to speak to friends, use it to call them up and meet them. Let the childhood activities commence.

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When I grow up…

I was at work the other day (I work in the garden centre in Homebase) and the weirdest, most strange thing happened to me.

I was sweeping the yard, minding my own business, just doing my job, when a little boy – he was probably about 5 – approached me, pointed at me and said:

when I grow up, I want to be like you.”

Just like that.

My heart stopped. (and I think I blushed too.)

It was such a surreal moment that I just froze. Half in embarrassment, half in shock. A young boy wanted to grow up and be just like me, sweeping a yard in an average job?

I also felt quite proud, I let out a small grin at the boy. There I was, innocently working another usual day and something like that happened to brighten it up completely.

His parents killed my mood straight away. They just gave me the slightest look, grabbed the little boy by his arm, mumbled something and hurried off.

And it all happened within 10 seconds. That was it.

I had just been in the strangest daze for god-knows how long and I couldn’t get it off my mind. I kept thinking that I was day-dreaming, my mind helplessly wondering away from the jobs I had lined up to complete for the rest of my shift.

But no, it was real.

It made me realise that whatever job I get, I should be grateful to be in it. I should appreciate what I am doing and thrive for moments just like that to come along and make me feel enlightened, lifting my spirits even on the darkest of days.

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Blue Beards Review

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What a delight.

I got sent these products to test out and review and it couldn’t have been better. It was honestly one of the best shaving experiences I’ve had.

I’m only young and don’t have a great, big bushy beard, (yet) but there was enough to get the satisfaction from this product.

Right from the get go, it was set to be a winner. The smell, the feel, the taste. (yep, a little bit got in my mouth!)

It felt divine on my skin. And the shave was smooth. No unexpected catches, no snags and only a few cuts but that’s probably from my rubbish shaving.

Only a small amount of solution was needed to get great coverage over my facial hair and it lathered perfectly.

The shaving complete, I smothered the moisturiser onto my face and it felt heavenly. The smell was so fresh and clean it was like I could feel it working it’s magic. (I also got a bit of this in my mouth, oops, can you tell I’m an amateur?)

My overall experience of using these products was one that I’d definitely recommend. They provided a clean cut shave with no mishaps.

For more shaving products,visit Blue Beards or Shaving Shack

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Life's path!

I was reading a post yesterday on Scarphelia and it inspired me to write a post about where life is heading!

Many people ask “What do you want to do after University?” and my answer is still non-existent.

It’s like when you were little and your teacher would ask “Now Liam, what do you want to be when you grow up?” An astronaut, a fireman, a popstar were probably the answers I gave. But growing up, you realise these are ridiculous and you actually have to think of a ‘proper’ job.

I’m in  University and still have absolutely no idea what I want to do. I have ideas and dreams but they seem impossible right now. I know people say that nothing is impossible, but at the moment I seem to be stuck in a rut.

And then people ask me why I have a blog? I’m hoping for something to come from it I guess. To make people notice, to see what I have to offer and to see what I am capable of doing – a sort of portfolio.

In my lecture yesterday, my lecturer asked the class who had a blog and what they aimed to achieve from having one. Most people said exactly the same thing, “I’m hoping to get something from it”

It’s true. Everyone is hoping for something to happen. 

But I also love the readership of blogs. The people that are there to support you and give you feedback on what you write is beautiful. The relationship in the blogosphere is something that’s special and makes you feel like you can relate to everyone else doing the same thing.

Anywho, back to the subject of finding the right path in life. It’s difficult to focus on where my life is heading at the moment because everything is so up in the air. I’m just taking everyday as it comes, completeing essays and creating those all important contacts that will come in handy when I graduate (which is in just over a year, eek!)

I’m taking life with a pinch of salt and facing every challenge when it approaches. There’s no easy way around life and you just have to play it.

Play God’s Game of Life. 

 

Ciao for now, x

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Gone in a blink!

And, just like that, LFW is over. As if by magic!

It seems only this morning that I was eagerly awaiting the first show to kick off and now we’re saying goodbye. For another year!

It has been fun blogging and reviewing the collections. And interacting with everyone along the way. It shows that blogging can bring good things (tickets to Ji Cheng) and how networking is super important if you wanted to get somewhere.

I have met some great people in just a short amount of time and who knows where it could lead. (hopefully somewhere bigger and better!)

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my posts. If not, I’m sorry. But I have thoroughly enjoyed writing for you guys.

Until next year, goodbye Fashion Week. x

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My LFW Experience!

Today was a day that proves “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”!

One of my friends that I got chatting to on here, Victoria – check her out! (http://vickystylez.wordpress.com), offered me two tickets to see the Ji Cheng x Sheme showcase.

Arriving at Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden, I didn’t know what to expect. (I knew it was going to be fabulous one way or another.) I met my friend Matthew and picked up the tickets for the show. Excitement kicked in.

I actually felt like royalty going into the hall. The grand walls and paintings were a perfect setting for a fashion show.

The runway room was amazing. Rows of sets were set out facing where the models walk and show off the amazing collection. Sitting down, I felt another rush of excitement as I realised this is what I want to do.

The light went down and a film played on the screen at the top of the runway!
It looked so professional, clean and got my attention right away. (I filmed a snippet on my Instagram: liampitts, check it out!)

Then the music started and every suddenly struck out their iPhones and cameras, poised ready for the first glimpse of the collection.
The first model walked out, stunning!

Then the next. Stunning!

Then the next. Stunning!

Everything about this collection was flawless. Right down to the tiniest detail on the models’ hair, eyebrows and lips. It was fantastic.

The outfits were gorgeous. Traditional Chinese dresses were worn by the tall models as they paraded down towards the press at the end, ready for that killer shot.

The lights went down. People applauded. But it wasn’t over! Just then, a woman dressed in bold white walked out and starting singing. I’m not too sure what she was singing, nonetheless it was beautiful.

Whilst see was singing, the models came out slowly and stood in parallel lines for the finale. It was spectacular, seeing all the outfits together on one stage.

Then it was over. But I was still buzzing. I wanted to do it again. Everyday.

Here’s a few pictures to document my day. 🙂 hope you’ve enjoyed!

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Baby fashion steps.

Today, I went to an amazing press day with Lewis and Leigh PR (definitely check them out) for the menswear collections.

It was a real eye opener for me and it made me realise that fashion is definitely something that I want to go I to. It was an experience that will (hopefully) get me into the industry – gaining the links and contacts.
just a foot in the door!

Here’s photos to document my day.

Enjoy!

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