Yesterday I braved the rain and hopped a few trains to Manchester to check out the New Look/Grazia Denim Styling event in the Arndale – with the hope of having a couple of minutes to speak to the Grazia Fashion Editor Sophie Ferguson Jones – which I did! There was a little talk from Sophie, where she gave some hints and tips regarding the new trends for Autumn/Winter 2012 and what we should be wearing these next coming months.
Here are some of her pointers:
- Khaki Camouflage Skinny Jeans – £24.99
Due to the recent Utility trend that’s been gracing both the streets and catwalks this year, camouflage was bound to find its way into our leg-wear – and what better way than through denim? These are the only way that I would wear camouflage on my legs, as I’m really not a fan of leggings. Team these with a grungy shirt and creepers for a fierce daytime look, or with huge black heels and a leather jacket for an equally snazzy night out look.
- Red Overdye Acid Wash Skinny Jeans – £22.99
Sophie said to look out for reds and garnet colours this upcoming season, as they were all over the catwalk recently. Even though I’m not a fan of brightly coloured denim myself, I was quite drawn to this gloriously grungy pair – a perfect addition to ombre-dyed hair and Docs.
- Dark Blue Denim Shaper Skinny Jeans – £22.99
A range of shaping jeans were mentioned at the talk, which I’m guessing are these – as I can’t find any others on the New Look website. These jeans will pull you in and up in all the right places, which is great if you’re a bit dubious about squeezing into skinny jeans. I absolutely love this colour, dark denim will always be my favourite – it’s slimming, versatile and always looks way more expensive than it is!
The event itself was lovely, all who attended were offered a lush-looking cupcake and Sophie was wandering around chatting to customers around the store for a while after her talk. She was wearing black skinny jeans and this black polka dot peplum top, which was gorgeous. I stalked her around the shop for a little while and managed to quiz her a little on how to go about getting into an internship for a magazine like Grazia and she was really helpful. Here are some ideas she gave me:
- Carry on with my blog and send links to select people on Twitter that work in the areas you’re writing about.
- Keep pushing for internships!
- Don’t worry too much about costs of big magazine internships – they are actually paid, unlike smaller houses.
- Strike up the odd conversation with magazines on social media and especially the writers on there, but don’t be too pushy or stalker-esque!