About Me

(Photo - Vanessa Jackman)

I'm an eighteen year old student and freelance writer from a tiny village in the hills of rural Britain. 

I attended a small town comprehensive school and completed A Levels at a sixth form college. I'm currently studying English Literature at Oxford, and aim to work towards being a full-time author and freelance journalist. 

I started Clothes, Cameras and Coffee in June 2009 on a day off ill from school, and it has gradually expanded from 'self style' posts to a platform for weekly essays on subjects from the psychology of colour to feminism and the media. Recurring topics include fashion/style, sustainability, vintage and second hand sources, literature, body image and photography.

I have been featured in magazines and websites including the Observer, Evening Standard, Sunday Times Style, Teen Tatler, Grazia, TeenVogue, Net-a-Porter, Vogue.co.uk and Guardian.co.uk. 

I won the Vogue Talent Contest for young writers in 2011, and as part of the prize worked for a month as a paid features intern at the magazine's headquarters. Following this, Vogue UK commissioned two separate articles, the first published in the March '13 issue, and the second in the May '13 issue. I've written for the Guardian website and have been a regular contributor to the Oxfam blog and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk (for more information see my 'Writing' page). In June 2013 I was the winner of The 'Well Dressed' category in The Observer Ethical Awards. In November 2013 I was announced as one of the Hospital Club 100 (in association with the Guardian Culture Professionals Network): most innovative creatives working today, in the Publishing and Writing category.

I am represented by the Rupert Heath Literary Agency and by Models 1

I read constantly, love long conversations, hate to go out without a notebook and pen and am sometimes to be found jumping in freezing lakes and rivers. 

2 comments:

batman59north said...

I love your blog and the way you write it so amazing!
I 'm a fashion blogger and i would like to introduce your blog on mine, a legfashion blog. And you're so beautiful!
Please answer me at this e-mail:
arnaudlasbats@gmail.com
My blog Le Collant Selon Arnaud (tights by Arnaud)

brandpowder said...

Hello!

Nice blog. I like the surrounding of your pictures. Nature is the perfect frame for such poetic and beautiful clothes. I'm also impressed by the lack of attitude that's like a virus in fashion blogs. You seem at ease and laid back, in your articles and pictures.
Keep going and never change the way you are.

Carlo