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NEWS: ELNfashion is moving.

June 15, 2014

I have news. I have colossal news and, my sweet Mary Jesus and Joseph (paying homage to Grandma there: this post wouldn’t exist without you), you would not believe how psyched I am. The second half of yesterday was spent in a perpetual state of on-the-brink-of-awesome tears and, despite fending them off, I still went to bed with exhausted little piggy eyes and a racing brain. So, what’s happened/happening, you ask? Well… after spending the last six months nurturing an unrelenting sense of financial doom, and fearing that I’d end up stuck back in a box room at my mum’s after university, I finally discovered: I can move to London! It must be the karma train after this monstrosity of a year I’ve had, but everything seems to be aligning amazingly – I came into some money (for the second time ever, I ain’t no trust-fund baby, believe me), and now I’m going to be viewing flats this Wednesday with a view to move in sometime next month. Excited isn’t the word!

Now I have two options. Given I have two job interviews in London on Wednesday, I can hope that I’ll score one of those and start on the career ladder straight away. Otherwise, I’m going to use this (incredibly rare) time in my life to take advantage of the situation (of, uh, being taken advantage of by the fashion industry) and seek out fancy internships whilst I still have enough income to stay alive and, most importantly, well dressed. Today I’m calling out to you wonderful fashion folk and asking:

  • Where’s best to live? I’m eyeing up flats in Kensington and Holloway as we speak.
  • Where are all my London-dwelling fashion bloggers at?
  • Am I going to survive? (sod that, I’m ‘ard as nails)
  • Also – is there ANYWHERE in London where you can get a rental and still get a cat?

I cannot wait to properly start my life, get my blog at the forefront of my life and get really involved in Britain’s heart of the fashion industry. Has anyone else got any stories of London life they’d like to bestow upon me? Something tells me I might need some guidance…

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On The Move: London for LCM.

January 4, 2014

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Just thought I’d post a little update on what’s going down with me at the moment – managed to tear myself away from the schedule my adorable new Filofax keeps screaming at me. A week or so ago, I saw a post from Camilla Hunt of WJ London looking for LCM and LFW (London Collections: Men/London Fashion Week, for any non-fashion folk) contributors to cover the fashion shows – so I dropped her over my CV and some blog links, with a touch of subconscious begging and pleading. A couple of days ago, to my surprise, Camilla contacted me again to inform me that I’d been selected as one of the contributors – I’ll try and refrain from doing a smug hair flick.

So, my current state is revolving around fervent fearful outfit-planning and nervous carrot stick nibbling. Neither of which are going particularly well – I’m just staring at my suitcase with dismay. Last time I went to London for a fashion event, I dressed like an utter pillock, so one can only hope the gods of fashion shine down on the creative side of my brain tonight.

I will be posting links to my features but, if you want to keep on the ball with what myself and the team are getting up to – bookmark WJ’s fashion page. 

There’s a whole host of other shiz going on with me right now too – I’m rushed off my pathetically small feet. I’ve got to finish copy for a website for Monday, write a blog post for my new Social Media intern post at Neon Rose, start a huge new copywriting project, write a Literature essay for the 13th and oh, clean my new nipple piercing. There ain’t no rest for the wicked…

Miss me?

December 10, 2013

It’s been nearly six long months and, were you as odd as some of my YouTube followers, I’d be receiving a new batch of “R.I.P Ebony” posts by now. Fortunately, I am very much alive and finally, so again is my blog. It’s been quite so long that it took me literally ten minutes plus to remember how to even log-in, nevermind plan my first returning post. In regards to excuses for my prolonged absence, I’ve recently been so barrel-scrapingly skint that squandering money on anything, other than dirt cheap children’s ready meals, has been 99.9999% impossible. However, today I’ve been absolutely blessed by my lovely friend Cally who has loaned the hosting fees to me, after I got scammed last week by a freelance client. Should’ve realised it was a scam when they started asking me to write about pills that ‘increase semen production’. You live and learn, eh?

So here’s a little update on me. Right now, I’m in Dover (yeah, quite a far stretch from my usual Lancaster), escaping after the absolutely tyrannous first term of third year. I’m going to use this week to get in some reading, masses of chilling out, tackling my gargantuan washing pile and, all-importantly, catching up with the beloved blogosphere. Expect lots of posts from me in the next couple of weeks – reviews, post about my DIY vintage fringe cut, rants… They’re all coming.

It’s good to be back.

Is She, Isn’t She? Has Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr Fallen?

April 13, 2013

There have been a lot of rumours scooting around about the delectable Miss Kerr, one of the elite Victoria’s Secret Angel models – suggesting that she may’ve been given the boot for quote: “Diva behaviour”. So Hollywood. Now, of the sources saying that she has been sacked, I can only find marvellously ‘reputable’ sources like The Sun, who say she has been kicked out, amidst claims that she has a “difficult reputation” and is “not a big seller” compared to the other VS girls. I find this crazy as, to me, Kerr is annoyingly beautiful – dainty little face, pale skin – perfection…

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Quirky Ways To Show Your Olympic Support, Without Breaking The Bank.

July 26, 2012

Incorporate a little ‘Olympic Oomph’ into your wardrobe.

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Chanel Opens Pop-Up Store in Covent Garden, London.

July 25, 2012
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Welcome to Chanel No. 5 scented paradise.
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Ebony. 25. Manchester.
Marketing Manager who likes to mouth off on here about stuff she cares about. Expect mental health, Borderline Personality Disorder, and reviews - from restaurants, to books, to fashion. Talks to cats more than people, but seemingly has a lot to say.
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