Top Jobs In Fashion And How To Get Them

Millions of people around the world are passionate about fashion, but very few pursue their dreams of working in the industry. Fashion is a hard line to get in to, job opportunities are scarce and not a lot of people know how to go about getting into the industry. But what if I told you that you could do it? Here are the top jobs in fashion and how you can get them.

  1. Stylist

Being a stylist is so much more than just picking a cute outfit, it’s a fast paced and forever changing role and is definitely not for the faint hearted. As a stylist it is your responsibility to find and cast models, create mood boards to fit the theme and requirements of a shoot, direct hair and make up artists, get the clothes and products needed for a shoot – this may mean working directly with a brand or buying products from stores, merchandising products, providing expert knowledge, taking care of sample stock and props, keeping up to date with designers, brands and trends and providing assistance during a shoot.


If that long list hasn’t put you off then here’s how you can become a stylist. Some employers prefer their stylists to have a degree in a fashion related subject such as:

  • Fashion Communicating and Styling
  • Fashion Image Making and Styling
  • Fashion Product and Promotion
  • Fashion Styling and Creative Direction
  • Fashion Styling and Production
  • Interior Styling and Design

An Internship is also a great way into the industry, being a stylist is a hands on job and there is no better way to learn the ins and outs of the fashion world than first hand experience.


2. Fashion Designer

As a Fashion Designer you will more than likely specialise in one area e.g. sportswear or children’s wear. There are also 3 categories of fashion you can work in as a designer:

  • High Street – Producing items in mass quantities that fit with the current trend of the general population.
  • Ready-to-wear – Producing a small amount of an item, often used for events or photo shoots.
  • Haute Coutour – A one of a kind piece that takes a long time to produce often for catwalks and red carpet events.


Your responsibilities as a Fashion Designer are to create a hand drawn or computerised visualisation of your ideas, keeping up to date with trends, planning and developing a product or range, working closely with design and production teams to ensure the product fits with requirements, buying the materials needed to produce the designs, creating samples and negotiating with customers and suppliers.

To become a designer you will need to obtain a degree in either:

  • Art and Design
  • Clothing Technology
  • Fashion Marketing and Buying
  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Knitwear
  • Textiles

Although being a fashion designer requires a lot of hard work that salary does soften the blow with most Senior Designers earning £42-85k a year or more!

3. Fashion Merchandiser

A Fashion Merchandiser is essential in the retail industry. These are the people who keep shops stocked and up to date with trends. As a fashion merchandiser your job is to plan, prepare and stock ranges, to work closely with everyone in the chain from suppliers to buyers, collect data, create visual displays, budgeting, produce sales forecasts, analyse sales trends, study competitors, negotiate costs and make financial presentations.


For this role you will need qualifications in either:

  • Accountancy and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Economics
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Retail Management

The salary for a senior merchandiser is up to £85,000 per year with most companies also offering benefits packages.

I hope you found this post useful, what is your dream job in the fashion industry? Tell me in the comments section below!




5 Travel Essentials to Pack For Your Next Vacation

Holiday season is approaching and everyone is jetting off all over the globe. Whilst you’re off getting gorgeously tanned it’s important not to forget about your skincare routine. Being in a different climate means taking care of your skin is more important than ever. Here are 5 essential to pack for your next vacation to keep your skin looking fabulous.

  1. Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Stick – £20

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This cleansing oil stick is perfect for getting deep into your pores to remove the oils from your face after a long day in the sun. Plus coming in a stick format means no leakage!

2. NYX Professional Makeup Jet Set Travel Pack – £25

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Comprising of a primer spray, pore filler, eyeshadow primer, finishing powder, matte finishing spray, eyebrow gel and liquid illuminator makes for the perfect travel kit for any destination.

3. Aesop Jet Set Travel Collection – £27

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Liberty Londons Aesop Jet Set Travel Collection takes care of all of your shower needs. With a Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, Rind Concentrate Body Balm and classic shampoo and conditioner, your hair and body will feel clean and fresh all day long.

4. Oh K! Hello Happy Skin Mask Trio – £21


Even though you may have a lot to do whilst on holiday take some time out to pamper yourself! These masks cleanse deep into your skin to remove impurities, keep your skin hydrated and give you a glowing complexion.

5. Estee Lauder Travel Exclusive 5 Pure Colour High Gloss Minis – £34.99


When on holiday you want to look good but you don’t want to wear heavy makeup that’s going to slide off in the heat. These lipgloss minis are light weight and durable giving you the perfect pout.


I hope you find this post helpful! Tell me where you’re going on vacation this year in the comments section below!

10 Luxury Easter Eggs for Adults 2018

We are now less than a week away from Easter! Easter is such a fun time of year with the weather getting warmer, lots of arts and crafts to be made, Easter egg hunts and most importantly – CHOCOLATE! It’s important to remember that Easter isn’t just for the kids. Here are 10 delicious Easter eggs for you grown ups to indulge in too!

  1. Hotel Chocolat Caramel Egg Sandwich – £10


Whoever came up with this concept needs a serious pay rise! Comprising of 2 slices of caramel chocolate wedged between 2 chocolate egg shells, not only is this a creative treat but it is absolutely delicious too!

2. Prestat Pink Popping Prosecco Easter Egg – £17.50


One for the Prosecco lovers! A milk chocolate egg lined with fizzing pink chocolate and filled with pink mini prosecco truffles, how can you say no!? This luxurious treat can be bought from for £17.50.

3. Booja Booja Dairy-Free Hazelnut Crunch Easter Egg – £24.99


A beautiful painted shell filled with handmade hazelnut truffles. You can even indulge in these delicious treats if you’re on a diet or have allergies. Organic and suitable for vegans these truffles are also dairy, gluten and soya free!

4. Artisan Du Chocolat Pineapple Egg – £15


If Prosecco isn’t quite your thing don’t worry, there are plenty more boozy Easter treats to choose from! Like this one, a pineapple shaped milk chocolate egg comes surrounded by Pina Colada truffles. You can get yours now at John Lewis.

5. Fortnum & Mason Decorated Milk Chocolate Egg – £65


Beautifully handcrafted and filled with a selection of handmade chocolate shapes. This egg is flawlessly elegant and although it may be pricey you are guaranteed to be paying for more than just the name.

6. Edinburgh Gin Easter Egg and Rhubarb and Ginger Liqueur – £12.50


Another booze orientated egg, a milk chocolate egg paired with a miniture bottle of Edinburgh Gin’s light and zesty rhubarb and ginger liqueur can be bought exclusively as John Lewis.

7. Luxury Solid Chocolate Egg – £24.99


You may have seen this new luxurious egg on your social media or even on TV. A complete solid mouthwatering egg comes in 4 flavours, milk, white, dark or caramel milk. You can get yours at

8. Bettys Limited Edition Spring Bloom Egg – £30


In celebration of Spring Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate has released a limited edition Easter egg. Made of white chocolate and hand decorated with Spring flowers, butterflies and bumblebees this egg is pure elegance.

9. Octagonal Hand Painted Belgian Chocolate Easter Egg – £12


Made of smooth Belgian chocolate and filled with mini Marc de Champagne shimmered truffles. This pink and gold ombre egg may be one of the most beautiful Easter treats you have ever seen and can be bought for just £12 at Marks & Spencer!

10. The Chocolate Society’s Animal Print Easter Eggs – £30


The Chocolate Society’s new “into the wild” range is perfect for the animal lover in your life. These Dark Chocolate Valrhona eggs come in zebra, leopard and cow prints. Hand painted and packaged by a small team these eggs are bound to make you go wild!

I hope you all find the perfect egg to indulge in this Easter! Tell me about your Easter plans and favourite eggs in the comment section below!