Evening guys and welcome back to my blog. You may have seen this piece across on my Instagram, and it's the very sexy seventies flying jacket I picked up last weekend in London. What a beauty of a jacket it is, so much that it definitely deserved it's own post across on my blog! It was an unexpected purchase like any vintage find, but I knew as soon as I found it and threw it on that I couldn't leave it behind. There's nothing worse than buyers regret, am I right?!

So, fifty-five pound lighter - I walked out the shop in Carnaby with a jacket of legendary status. When looking in the mirror to try it on, it reminded me of something James Hunt would've worn, he'd turn up wearing a jacket like this to one of his races in an open top car in the early seventies, so with that picture in my head I couldn't not buy it. This is also the exact way I want to wear this jacket, it's the perfect vintage piece to fasten up and get comfortable in, before setting out on a cold winters morning drive in my classic car, especially with that thick collar pulled up at the back to keep me all wrapped up. 

The best part of this jacket (bar the matching fleece lined cuffs) is the three press stud clasps that secure the front. It feels quite medieval, but I can tell you now these unique fastenings do the job well.  I actually wore it around London pretty much straight away, as it was sunny yet cold when we visited so this standout jacket was the perfect thing to wear, and it also looked down right fucking cool teamed with a pair of dark aviator sunglasses.

It's an effortless piece to just throw on, and in my opinion it automatically makes you look like a seventies legend. The best thing is that this piece is vintage, so there's no way you'd be spotting someone else in the exact same piece. It has such an unusual design so I know it's going to get a lot of compliments, I've never seen a flying jacket like this and I'm super happy it's become a part of my wardrobe and an item I'm going to treasure for a very long time.

You can get a closer look at this jacket now across on my YouTube as I talk about this piece and my collection of other favourite pieces in my wardrobe tour part two. Click below to watch - 


Evening guys, here's a quick catch up on my first week of solely focusing on creating video. As I said, when I told you guys I'd left work, I have no jobs so far set in stone, but starting the day focusing on a new and exciting venture of mine is something I've always wanted to do. Trying to find people or brands I can create & collaborate with on video projects is something I'm super excited and passionate about. I'm literally going out there on a limb and finding my own work, it's pretty scary, as yet I have no paid work, but I have got somewhat of a safety blanket as all of my holidays I didn't use from work are now going to come in this month, which will keep me somewhat still in the game till the end of the month, but then I'll have to get cracking!

That in mind I'm going to spend the rest of this month advertising my video's and really putting a conscious effort into getting seen and heard by as many people as I possibly can. I've also spent this week getting on top of, and learning everything about my new camera. I wanted to get super confident in using my new camera before the big work starts (fingers crossed, pretty soon)! I've made a handful of films this week, including one of Castlefield, a favourite spot of mine in Manchester, plus a film I've just uploaded tonight across on my personal Instagram of my cowgirl pal - Starr Clare.

I'd of done a lot more shoots last week but the weather in Manchester has been so bad recently the only thing I could do was film in the flat. Thankfully Starr and I made it look as cool as we could, going for a vintage style, western inspired film you can see across on my instagram now - The Unidentified Rocker. I have a few things up my sleeve for next week, focusing a little closer to home, and another being filmed in my top late night spot in Manchester. Next week I will be in London (for a party) but  hopefully working a little too over my long weekend stay in the city.

So with my second week as a freelancer just about to begin I want to focus, refine my skills, learn new things and to get out there, inspiring myself with everything the world puts in front of me. I'm also going to come up with a comprehensive plan over the next few weeks and ride this wave of new found positivity. You'll be hearing my second weekly check in on instagram soon, possibly Tuesday, so stay tuned for that.

Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better first week to my new solo project. I've done everything I said I wanted to do, including putting myself out there, working with friends and making new connections as well as always looking for new opportunities.

I'm also looking to branch out a little online signing up to online job platforms. I'm currently not on any! I think that needs to drastically change. It's not all about the lists and online job sites however, I know some stuff still happens the old school way. Either word of mouth, friend of a friend, or happening to be in the right place at the right time, or even someone reading a blog post. So if you are reading this post and you want to work together or know someone who does, hit me up and whack me a message.

Those of you who are wanting to see the other side of my wardrobe on YouTube, I promise you it is coming soon, you will see all my jackets in the next week when I get the time to film the next half!

Thanks for reading,