Look, Listen & Learn

This year I’m trying really hard to be a minimalist, but I couldn’t live without my books and records…


Hair & Fashion
I was recommended this at the beginning of my career and it’s a go-to for referencing

Fashions in Hair – The First 5,000 Years
A brilliant reference, but also so inspirational to look back at the progression of hair.

Tim Walker Pictures
One of the most inspirational books I own!

Alexa Chung It
This book was the inspiration for my winning It Girl portfolio. I love this quote in particular: “Boys say they don’t mind how you have your hair done. But then leave you for someone with really great standard girl hair and the next thing you know you’re alone with a masculine crop crying into your granola.” We’ve all been there…

Chanel: Her Life, Her World, The Woman Behind the Legend
I read this in the last year of my apprenticeship. I had just broken up with my boyfriend of three years and was entering the next chapter of my life and fully committing to my career. This was the most wonderful book to read, especially at that time in my life – I feel every young girl and boy should read Coco’s story


Nirvana, Nevermind
Kurt Cobain has been one of my biggest influences. I used to sing Nirvana lyrics before I even understood them. They were there at the beginning of me becoming me

Guardians of the Galaxy, Mix Tape 1 & 2
Technically, this is two records, but I have to listen to them together. These are my go to playlists for motivation and a good morning pick me up. Every song makes me smile!

Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
For me, this is one of the best albums ever. How can you beat the sound of Josh Homme, Dave Grohl and Mark Lanegan on one album? It’s almost too good… almost

David Bowie, ChangesOneBowie
Bowie is my spirit animal. I adore everything about him, but this album in particular I can listen to in any mood and it’ll make me feel different emotions every time. Pure genius

Slaves, Are you Satisfied?
Slaves are incredible. Their music always makes me feel creative and ready to take on anything. They were the best band I saw live last year. Cheer up, London…

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