Bye Bye London

BYE BYE LONDON

Bye London, you've been good to me. I tell you all the details about the year I spent in London in this article.

 I love you London ♡

Here is it, I am leaving London tomorrow…

I cannot really tell how I feel right now, I mean I can. I am sad, I am really sad. I met so many great people here, so many people I have loved and enjoyed the company.

To go back to the start, I moved to London one year ago to study my master. I especially wanted to go to London because of the London College of Fashion. I’ve always wanted to study and work in the fashion industry and I only wanted to specialize in it after my Bachelor degree.

So two years ago I was looking at the masters of all the fashion schools, a lot were in fashion marketing, but I wasn’t really sure I wanted to do marketing again and of course fashion design was out of question as my background was in business. I thought about studying fashion styling though, but I then I realized that it was more worth to stay focus on the business side of fashion and it is easier to get into styling and learn the job through internships. So I eventually found out that the London College Fashion had a master “Fashion Entrepreneurship & Innovation” and I directly thought “this is exactly what I need”. It was different from fashion marketing, because honestly I easily get bored of it. The business side of fashion was still here but with a different perspective, which was definitely attracting to me. Plus, we never know, I think it is always a good thing to learn how to start your own business in fashion. I applied to this masters degree last summer and hopefully I was accepted!!

Now it is already the end of it…. Time has passed so fast but I’ve spent an amazing year. First of, the city is amazing, I actually prefer London over Paris I think. There is ALWAYS something to do in here, the city is beautiful and I love its vibes.

Then, in terms of education and work experience, I have actually learnt a lot. I ended up working as a stylist assistant as I wanted to, so I was pretty proud of me. I only did for about six months though because it was unpaid and at some point I needed $$$$$$ and I eventually found another job in a retail store.

Keep the best till last, I met AMAZING people. My lovely Lyvia was my first friend here. I literally met her the first day I arrive. We stayed over at the same hostel. Even if she left London a while ago, I can’t help thinking about her all the time. Then, of course my LCF friends, uni friends or fashion friends and especially Aria and Remi, with whom everything has started and ended. I know it may be hard to meet again after college ended, because we are all from different areas, but we had good times together. I also have to give a big shout-out to my roommate Alyna, who’s expecting a little baby boy by December. I wish I was there for this special moment, but you will be a great mum and Salman a great dad. I don’t forget Raphael, my first roommate in London (I lived in two different apartments), with whom I’ve always had nice talks at dinner times. The last but not the least, I am gonna miss Emma and Fanny the most. I’ve spent entire weekends with them shooting outfits across London, trying out new brunch places, talking about everything and anything. I probably wouldn’t have started my blog if we didn’t meet. Of course I wouldn’t have, without Emma’s pictures my blog wouldn’t look like this haha.

After all, I don’t really know what I am gonna do after. I am going back home the time to find a good job and who knows maybe I’ll come back to London, maybe I’ll stay Paris, maybe I’ll go to a new city. Who knows? 🙂

This is one of the last outfits I shot in London with my favorite blogger friends Emma and Fanny and Emma was the photographer of course. It is an “end of summer, start of autumn, you don’t really know if is it warm or cold outside” outfit. All the items I am wearing are very old, the skirt and jumper are from Zara, I bought them on sale a while ago. The over the knee boots are from Primark and I actually bought them in London with Lyvia a few days after I met her. Instead of linking the items (because they are all old), I did a selection of leo pieces, hope you like them 🙂

Much love,

GC.

Friday, 23th September 2017

Comments (8)

    • Ophélie
      23 September 2017 at 15 h 24 min
      "There is ALWAYS something to do in here, the city is beautiful and I love its vibes."... j'ai eu l'impression de me lire ! C'est fou, je dis tout le temps la même chose au sujet de cette ville. Je suis bien triste pour toi que tu doives partir, et j'espère que tu auras rapidement l'occasion de revenir ! Et quoi qu'il arrive, où que tu sois, bonne chance pour la suite. =) Ophélie de Ophelie's Journey  PS : ta tenue ta va à ravir !
      • gabrie.colette@gmail.com
        2 October 2017 at 12 h 02 min
        Merci Ophélie tu es trop mignonne !! Londres est tellement, profites en bien :)
    • Alina Mughal
      24 September 2017 at 13 h 41 min
      We gonna miss you my lovely friend u r such a kind and sweet person .I wish you all the best in your coming life stay blessed love!!
      • gabrie.colette@gmail.com
        2 October 2017 at 12 h 01 min
        I will miss you toooo <3
    • unadamantinderoses
      3 October 2017 at 10 h 56 min
      I'm in love with this city ! Tu as tellement de chance d'être restée un an sur Londres. Si j'y suis allée un mois durant cet été afin d'améliorer mon anglais. J'ai tellement accroché avec cette ville ! J'ai beaucoup aimé l'ambiance et l'atmosphère. Tes études ont l'air top... Purée ça me donne trop envie. J'aime beaucoup le fashion. Je viens de commencer un master dans les langues et la communication sur Bâle en suisse... Mais je vais encore me renseigner... En tout cas j'ai adoré te lire ! Justement j'ai tellement envie de faire un stage de 2 ou 3 mois l'été prochain à Londres. Si tu as des adresses où je peux postuler je suis preneuse :D en tout cas je te souhaite beaucoup de succès pour la suite !
      • gabrie.colette@gmail.com
        6 October 2017 at 11 h 42 min
        Ça me fait plaisir que tu ais aimé mon article, merci beaucoup :) C'est vrai que j'ai vraiment profité de cette année à Londres!! Si tu cherches un stage dans la mode, tu peux regarder sur http://uk.fashionjobs.com/, https://fashionunited.uk/ ensuite il y a aussi un groupe FB qui s'appelle "LCF Fashion Network" sur lequel beaucoup de petites annonces sont postées :) Dis moi si jamais tu as d'autres questions, I am happy to help ;) xx
    • Ophelie & Pierre
      20 October 2017 at 7 h 13 min
      Great article! With a warm goodbye to one of the best Fashion city in the world. Hope you had great memories and won't forget the experience with have together. Nelti Creations
      • gabrie.colette@gmail.com
        20 October 2017 at 12 h 49 min
        You're so sweet guys, a lot of success for your brand!! xx

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