Hi! I’m Cat, i’m 20 years old and currently living in Brighton. I am really interested in fashion as art, statement and as a way of reflecting societies changes throughout time. Over the course of the last year, I have worked at a fashion PR company; IPR:London, where I interned for several weeks over my summer break from University. I always took on extra work for events, such as the ‘Blogger Breakfasts’ and the ‘Move Your Lee’ Lee Jeans event (for which my role at the event was in VIP and hospitality). However, over the period that I worked here I learned about and found new skills in one sector of the fashion industry, liaising with fashion brands, knowing how to communicate with PR companies, and generally learning about presentation and the speed at which we needed to work.
In terms of editorial work that I have done, I started at Fizzy Magazine (based in Hamburg), where I was a writer for some time, mainly writing about Fashion trends and reviewing Catwalks, however I later moved to start deciding what I wanted to write about (so long as it fitted the style of the magazine). The second publication that I work at, is Wildabout Magazine, the magazine is all about diversity and accepting other cultures and celebrating them. I started off straight in an editorial role as a Cultural editor, however I was then promoted to Fashion Editor, and now I am currently working as Senior Editor of the Magazine, overseeing editors and writers in several field, including Music, Arts, Fashion and Culture. Whilst working here, I have written reviews, humorous seasonal articles, interesting art review articles, interviews, and reviews for LFW and Brighton Fashion Week. I am also one of the two News Editors at my student Paper in Brighton called ‘The Verse’, here I have completed interviews with the likes of the band Lawson, also doing successful sponsored reviews. Over the last year I have also held intern editorial positions at AnOther Magazine (whilst being offered other internships including Dazed & Confused).
Working at Wildabout, I have a lot of creative freedom. Here I can experiment with my style and different brands that I like. Whilst working here I have organised (from sourcing brands,talking to PR companies (worldwide) , sourcing models, photographers, HMUA’s and studios, to styling each outfit and planning the shoot days in their entirety) For Wildabout I have Creatively Directed: Pakistani Fashion Shoot, ‘You Only Like Me When You Think I’m Looking Sad’ shoot. Whilst I have also helped at other magazines such as Superlative Magazine and Strong Magazine based in Hamburg, where I was asked to style the shoot ‘Astronaut’. I have also recently styled a ’90’s’ themed shoot. During 2016 I was given the opportunity to start up my own magazine as editor-in-chief, to be a sister magazine in the Wildabout Collective. The magazine I started with the backing of Tskenya, the Collective director, is called Conker magazine, I wanted to create a magazine which was ‘all inclusive’. The magazine is about overcoming and supporting those who have had marginalising experiences such as: being victims of racism, prejudices from an ableist society, as well as prejudices and stigmas towards mental health conditions. The three main sectors in the magazine, includes: Gender & Sexuality, Mental Health and Race & Ethnicity.
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