Hello all! (take 1!)
After returning home from my first day back to university, I felt it was an opportune moment to enjoy a sit down (how can I be saying 'enjoy a sit down' at aged 20 I do not know) and share a little bit about my day with Cosmopolitan Magazine and Vo5! I don't want to bombard your eyes too dreadfully by throwing such a huge lump of text in your face straight off the bat, so if you'd like to hear my thoughts and feelings about the experience, keep on scrolling!
|Putting some subtle promotion skills into practice with lovely Jazmine|
|Being photographed by Ben Riggott|
|Filming a Vo5 advert ; 'How to create a voluminous topknot'|
Hello all! (take 2!)
So, for those of you who are just here for the photos, you may be excused. As for the rest of you, read on my dears!
At 9:30 am on Thursday morning, I arrived at the Cosmopolitan and Vo5 'Judging Day' (although I'd say it was more of a day of fantastic fun than a day of being judged!) Our brief for the day was 'self expression' - so in a nutshell, be yourself. Be as mad, out-there and eccentric as you've always dreamed. How could I possibly resist? The way I dress myself is without a doubt, a major faucet of my self expression; and with Vo5 sponsoring the proceedings and my hair being such a large component of my style, what could be more perfect?
In true 'Arabella' style (lol cringe) - I relinquished all control of my sensible mind and collected 6 statement pieces together; a chunky gold chain, studded collar shirt, burgundy metal toe cap heels, seashell earrings, BRIGHT yellow trousers and a british-countryside-esque printed leather jacket and combined them all into a harmonious, colourful and rather eccentric ensemble.
As publishing is the subject I'm studying at university, I was verging on petrified by the thought of not only meeting the editor of Cosmopolitan, Lousie Court, but also being expected to string a coherent sentence together in front of both herself and Vo5's brand manager, Olivia Kirby. Quickly though, I realised my fears were unfounded. Despite how often the phrase 'down to earth' is overused, they both really were two of the most down to earth, friendly and quite clearly confident women I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.
After my initial nerves, I realised; of all the times to be nervous this definitely wasn't it. It was so fantastic to be in a room filled with girls who just didn't care, and by 'didn't care' I mean girls who didn't care what anyone else thought of them in the sense that they were completely happy just being themselves - it was a fantastically inspiring environment to be in.
So I hope you enjoy a little glimpse into the day above and I applaud you individually for having read this far. (We should invent a codeword to see who really read all the way down to here. ) I'd love to know what you'd wear if you were given the chance to sum up your personality in one outfit - so please, do let me know below!