Welcome to my fashion-filled blog! Thank for stopping by.
I’m Katie Farley, aged 26, and I’m currently working as a Fashion Journalist.
As a total lover of all things fashion and trend-related, I love nothing more than indulging in the latest industry up comings and documenting fashion trends where I illustrate my passions into regular articles. These have been featured on a number fashion websites and in printed publications that I’ve contributed to.
Before all this excitement escalated, I studied from the age of 18, forever focusing on fashion, in one way or another.
I began my style journey at Southampton Solent University where I enrolled on a Fashion with Photography course. It was during this time that I discovered the art of styling whilst doing a project where I had to undertake the role of photographer and stylist, which I soon discovered was to be my next career adventure.
My passion for styling evolved when I started at the London College of Style, where each week I completed hard-core fashion assignments. These included styling studio and location photoshoots and working with professional hair and make up artists, clothing customization, fashion writing assignments, creating moodboards, being taught by guest fashion lecturers, and was educated about the fascinating history of fashion.
This intense yet amazingly, well worth course led me onto working as a Celebrity Fashion Stylist. My first client was Dame Sarah Storey, OBE, Great Britain’s most successful and decorated Paralympic athlete of all time, so needless to say it was not a shabby start. Styling events of 2012 included The Cosmopolitan Awards, Woman of the Year, Sports Aid Ball, Sunday Times Awards, Daily Mail Inspirational Woman of the Year Award, and The Pride of Britain Awards. With dressing Dame Sarah Storey in the likes of Versace, Amanda Wakeley and Jenny Packham, 2012 undoubtedly was a stylish year to remember!
Further styling works include dressing Dame Sarah Storey, OBE, for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, held on the BBC where Sarah has just finished co-presenting/commentating in front of a worldwide audience.
Fashion writing became a sideline, a hobby that developed into something rather exciting, and now a career. It is another field where my attention is dramatically focused on producing cutting edge fashion articles that will excite and inform.
I ultimately aspire to be a fashion editor, working for Vogue. Being disabled with Cerebral Palsy obviously isn’t a doddle, I mean, attempting to break into the fashion industry is challenging for even a able bodied person – but with my determination, total love for fashion, knowledge, creativity and a will to succeed entail, I ultimately aim to break barriers and prove that anything is possible.