Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The Leopard That Changed Its Spots

   If you ask anyone that knows me well, they will tell you that I cannot resist anything leopard print. Whether it be fur coats, jumpers, leggings or shoes, if it's leopard print, I will want it! I almost cried with joy when I read that leopard print was in fashion for Autumn/Winter '13. It's a timeless trend!
   Through this blog I will show you that some leopards can change their spots. I will be sharing my outfits and wish lists, which I can already admit will be filled with leopard print! But I will try some other trends too, forever resisting the urge to just dress head to toe in leopard print!
   Moving on from my slight addiction to all things leopard I should probably introduce myself! Thankfully my Mum made the smart decision to call me Louise, instead of Verity which was in the running for a while. I wanted to be a marine biologist until I was about 14. Then I discovered fashion magazines. I was pulled into this inspiring world of beautiful clothes worn by beautiful people. As much as I still loved sharks and starfish, I spent my high school years aspiring to study fashion. 
   I moved to Aberdeen last year to begin my Fashion Management degree at Robert Gordon University. From the first day I have been absolutely in love. Every lecture, every tutorial, every module interests me more and more and makes me realise how much I love this industry.
   To close my first post, I want to take a quote from my favourite film, "The Devil Wears Prada". 

"You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don’t know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back...  However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room"

   This sums up everything I feel about fashion. So many people think they are unaffected by fashion because they don't read Vogue or buy the latest styles, but no matter who you are or where you're from, fashion will affect you in some way. So just because you don't study fashion doesn't mean you can't enjoy my blog!


  1. Ah here here, well said! Just re watched the devil wears prada the other night and I loved that line soo much I was like oh no she didn'tttt aha. Lovely first post you just make me want to skip right through college so I start studying fashunn aha only 2more yearss Cant wait to see all your leapord print erthangg aha followed xo

  2. Thank you so much! I was the exact same all through school, I was just dying to study what I actually wanted to do! Will check out your blog and give you a follow back!! xxx