About Me

(Photo - Vanessa Jackman)

I'm a student and writer from a tiny village in the hills of rural Britain. 

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, family stories and photography.

I've 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, I've been commissioned by Vogue (UK) for several articles. I've written for The Guardian and The Debrief, 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 the special bookings department Models 1

I read constantly, adore long conversations, drink a lot of coffee, hate to go out without a notebook and pen and am sometimes to be found jumping in freezing lakes and rivers. Oh, and I'm rather tall too. 


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:
My blog Le Collant Selon Arnaud (tights by Arnaud)

brandpowder said...


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.


MissP said...

Your blog is very unique, and I like how you have combined literature with clothing (since I have one blog on literature and another on sewing).

I must add, I cannot leave the house without a notepad and paper, I started a notepad collection just for it.