Starting a blog, and a little bit about me.

March 9, 2017

So I’ve decided to start a blog, Yayy! or…here we go yet another blogger wannabe to join the media world (eye rolls) is probably what some of you may be thinking as I had the same thought myself when trying to decide whether to set this up or not and worrying what people will think then, after reading Sarah Knight’s The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**kI thought F**k it, I’m gonna do it and I plan on using those two words a lot throughout life. So here we are! Anyway I’m new to all this so please bare with…

As well as having an epiphany, thanks to Sarah Knight! I actually need a visual space other than Instagram and ‘The cloud’ wherever the cloud is! to document and share my memories, journeys and hobbies and not overload social media with photos as those of you that know me, know I’m constantly taking pictures of everything and anything, everyday. I’m definitely a culprit for setting up a foodie photo!

So I want to use this mainly for me to document and share my memories of the places I go, the clothes I see/love and the food I eat whilst sharing my general passions and interests – so in a nutshell I want to give a genuine view into what I do for fun, and in my career.

So lets start again after all that babbling…

Hello! Im Nina, I’m a 24 year old Fashion Designer from Kendal, The Lake District (beautiful part of the world – thanks for bringing me up there mum!) I studied fashion design at Uclan in Preston and I would be lying if I said it was an easy four years – it was  bloody tough! Stressed doesn’t even cover it, but looking back I l
earnt so much, made friends for life and came out with a degree that has secured me a great job which I love – totally worth it! if anyone reading this is a student please stick it out there were times I wanted to quit but you will be so proud once you finish!

Fourth year nearly killed me, anxiety levels were ridiculous and I cried almost everyday. Sound like a drama queen? well yes I was at times! but ask any other fashion student, not many of us got through a week without having a meltdown. Fashion isn’t always as glamorous as you may think! the previous fourth years were right when they told me I’d be living off cup- a-soups, having no sleep and looking terrible everyday. It was a constant battle of ‘do I buy food or fabric’ fabric usually won.. but please if anyone is a current student reading this, please look after yourself and get enough sleep I wish I had taken my own advice back then, if I hadn’t been surrounded by the girls on my course I don’t think I could of done it without them, we became a little family by the end.

Oh also a huge thank you to my lovely Fiance Lee who was there most nights in the last final weeks putting up with my tantrums and hand sewing like a mad man – thank you again, you star!

The relief of handing that final project in was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had so fellow students; keep going its worth it it in the end.

Anyway theres a little bit about me, I will talk more about Uni, graduating and the rest in detail in my other posts.
Hope you enjoyed the read 🙂

Nina x



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