I've always loved writing but never really realised it as a career or degree route until well into my teens. I guess that's what happens when you have a passion (cliché word, I know) for something - you don't consider it a career option when it feels so natural and fun to do. This blog was started whilst at university. Whilst I enjoyed my course, I always wanted to inject more of my fashion interest into my work, so Style Speaks Louder Than Words was born in late April 2011. At first it was more of a day-to-day 'What I did today' diary. I'd recently made the move from Tumblr to Blogspot so that was where my personal ramblings stemmed from. As I became more and more immersed in the 'blogging world' - meeting people, attending events and reading the many amazing blogs out there, I started to develop my blog a lot more, to the blog it is today.
|Style Speaks Louder Than Words is a mix of many things. For starters it's a balance between fashion and beauty. I like to think of it as a mini online magazine with interviews, reviews, features, style posts and much more. Aside from this blog, I've written for other publications including my old university magazine PR1 where I was awarded 'Style Writer of the Year' for my articles.
My creativity extends outside of this blog where I love to dabble in Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, In Design and Sony Vegas - which I use to edit videos.
I currently live in a village in Derbyshire, which contrary to popular belief isn't anywhere near Derby. I think I've been once as a child but that's about it - my closest city is Manchester, which is also one of my favourites - in there with Paris, New York, London and Sydney. I'd love to live abroad one day - Paris for its beautiful streets, New York for its vibrancy and Sydney for its incredible weather, because, let's face it - England's weather can get you down every now and then. But for now, the countryside and its quiet surroundings will do. Even if it means getting funny looks for my sky high heels, vibrant lipstick and bouffant hairstyles - because as someone once said to me: "If people are going to stare, give them something to stare about."
If you have any writing enquiries or questions - whether blog or non-blog related, feel free to contact me.