I haven't really blogged for a while and actually talked about what is going on in my life, so I thought a little update was just about due.
Firstly, I totally apologise for this picture-heavy post, there's just been so much going on that my poor little iphone's photo memory has been having a wobble and it was time to share (the struggle is real).
So ANYWAY, my main news is that I have started working as the Editorial Assistant for the online team at GLAMOUR magazine. I'm at GLAMOUR for 6 months, and I'm into my second month at the moment and literally feel as though I'm going to have to be dragged out kicking and screaming come November. I literally love my job, and have never felt so happy at work. The people I work with are wonderful, my boss is so so lovely, the work I do is fulfilling and I work slap bang right in the middle of London so my commute is a lot less gruelling than before. As well as working super hard, I have been able to do some pretty cool stuff so far too. Rather than rambling on, I thought I'd share some of the things I've been lucky enough to do in the past month (with a whoooole bunch of pictures to accompany them!):
Working at the GLAMOUR awards
When I found out I was going to be helping out at the GLAMOUR awards, I literally could not contain my excitement. My job for the night was to be in charge of the Vines on the GLAMOUR account, which meant being on the red carpet for the first half of the night, and backstage for the second. You can watch my top Vines here. I really loved being able to get up close to the amazing women (and men) that were in attendance, including Amy Schumer, Kate Hudson, Kerry Washington and Ellie Kemper. I can officially confirm that the nicest people in showbiz have to be Dermot O'Leary (who I had a nice chat with and who followed me on twitter the next day, NBD...I totally freaked) and Amy Schumer, who I have loved forever. More about her up next...
(An ode to) AMY SCHUMER
So newsflash, Amy Schumer is amazing. Like, totally. And I managed to meet her, not once, not twice, but THREE times...oh, and she recognised me every time. I'm pretty new to this whole meeting celebs thing, but I'm pretty sure not all of them recognise you and make an effort to speak to you, which is why Amy really is so amazing. At this year's GLAMOUR awards, Amy won the Trailblazer award, and had the entire room in hysterics with her winners speech (watch here). After her backstage interview, I nervously approached Amy and her publicist to tell her just how much I adore her and to ask for a cheeky snap. Both were soooo nice and sweet and Amy told me she had remembered me from earlier. The picture, which you can see above, came out looking like I was crying, which, maybe through excitement I was a little. Or maybe nobody can look good next to their idol...but hey, it's still pretty awesome.
The next evening, I went along to the screening of Amy's new movie Trainwreck at the May Fair hotel. After the film, Amy gave a Q&A, which was HILARIOUS - read about it here. Halfway through the screening, I snuck out to the toilet and while Amy was waiting to go on stage she approached me, called me sweetie and asked how I was and how I'd slept. I LITERALLY LOST IT. Oh, Amy.
Attending the Spy Movie premiere
A couple of weeks ago I went to the movie premiere for Spy, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham. The film was so so hilarious, and I was lucky enough to walk the red carpet and have a good ogle at some of the stars. Even better, I had my lovely adopted little sister Olivia with me!
Makeup with Pixiwoo & Beautisserie
Some of the GLAMOUR online team had their makeup done by the amazing Nic from Pixiwoo, and I was lucky enough to be one of them. Nic was so so lovely and made everyone look incredible. The week prior to this, I also had my makeup done by the lovely Sophie from Beautisserie for a video shoot we were doing for the site. I love having my face made up by women who are really passionate about makeup, and find it really fun to chat with them about their favourite products and techniques.