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Good evening everyone! I was looking through all of my blog posts this week and realised that today marks a year since I uploaded my first post! So today's the day to celebrate what has truly been an amazing year for me!

In all honestly, when I first had the thought to begin a blog, I didn't imagine that I would be here after a year. I'd always wanted to involve myself in the fashion industry, and as an avid Instagrammer, I'd often browse the increasingly popular blogger type of accounts with stunning photographs and inspiring outfits. It seemed like so much fun, and it was rapidly growing as a feature of the modern fashion industry. So I thought, 'why not give it a try?'

Starting a blog initially seemed extremely frightening and intimidating, but I'm so glad that I did it. A blog is your own, and I think that the blogs that are most successful are those which don't follow typical trends and instead try to achieve their own identity. I'd like to hope that I've established my own identity on this blog over the course of the past year, but this will continue to be my aim as I further develop Faye-Isabella.

London's influence upon my blogging has been remarkable. It was one of the many reasons that I wanted to blog seriously, as there's so much opportunity in this wonderful capital city which I am still exploring and being inspired by. My first posts, for example, were reviews of two astounding fashion exhibitions which opened when I first moved here. Mademoiselle Privé & Louis Vuitton: Series 3 were the perfect starting points for me, allowing me to explore writing through reviews, as well as composing videos to showcase these exhibitions with as much style as possible.

What I've loved most about blogging over the past year is how much it's allowed me to explore many interests of mine in the fashion industry. I've been able to publish my writing for anyone to see, which, as an aspiring journalist, is the perfect experience for an ever-increasing online platform of the industry. I've also been fortunate enough to collaborate with brands, most recently Boux Avenue, who selected me as one of their student ambassadors. I was incredibly honoured to be chosen by such a renowned company, and it really is an uplifting compliment to my blog which has encouraged me to continue! The most typical feature of blogging is outfit posts, which I've featured many times, and which I've completely enjoyed creating. I love being able to express my own style to everyone reading this, and selecting pieces to put together is very fun and rewarding to see when I finalise a post!

One area which I did not expect to explore deeply in response to blogging was photography. I have so much fun uploading my outfit posts onto this blog, but I've found that I equally love being behind a lens, as I'm able to demonstrate my own perceptions of people through framing a capture. I've had the opportunity to photograph so many influencers at Fashion Week who I admire and aspire towards. The response to my London photographs has been nothing but uplifting, and encouraged me to travel to Paris for Fashion Week in September which was one of the most wonderful experiences I've had. Photography is vital to both fashion and magazines, and if I hadn't started a blog, I doubt that I would have explored it. I'm so incredibly glad that I did.

It's always been a dream of mine to write and edit for an established fashion magazine. After running my own blog for a year, I feel like I'm one step closer to this being achieved. So thank you so much to you all for visiting and through reading this, helping me on this journey. I still have a long way to go to accomplish my goals, but I hope that one day I'll get there.

Wishing you all a wonderful week.

Faye .x












Shirt: Brick Lane Market, London

Jeans: Zara

Jacket: River Island

Boots: Topshop

Scarf: River Island

~ xxx ~

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  1. It is me or you look like Dakota Johnson? You´re so beautyful and this outfit is on point, dear. New subscriber ;) 3 tips for wear gold jewelry

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    1. Haha do you think so? Thanks lovely! So glad you like the outfit! .x

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  2. Happy Blogiversary, girl! You've done such an amazing job in sharing such great quality content for just your first year, you should feel amazing! I wish you much success and growth in all the years to come, keep going strong! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have the best start to your week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Aww thank you so much Jalisa, that's so nice of you to say! Have a wonderful week! .xx

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  3. Happy Blogiversary! Keep going! Love this look and this mix of pastel and black by the way!

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  4. Awww happy anniversary! 1 year is definitely an accomplishment. Keep it up <3

    Enclothed Cognition

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  5. your makeup looks amazing! super cool outfit!

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    1. Thanks so much Kelsey, I'm so glad you like it! .x

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  6. These are incredible photos and you look amazing!
    Amy xx
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    1. Thank you very much Amy, that's so nice of you! .x

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  7. congratulations on your one year anniversary!

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  8. Gorgeous outfit, many congrats on the 1 year. Gemma x
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    1. Ahh thanks so much Rose, that's so nice of you haha! .x

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  10. Loved reading this. Please check out my latest winter trend alert!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

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  11. Happy blog anniversary! You look beautiful -- your eyes are so pretty!

    xo, Jennifer
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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! Have a wonderful day .x

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  12. Your style is captivating! So proud of you for getting one step closer to your dream. Keep it up pretty! xo

    Cathclaire | The Crystal Press
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    1. Ahh thanks so much Catherine! Have a great day .xx

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  13. Beautiful photos! I love the drama... AND your style!!


    Amber
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    1. Aww thanks Aicha, that's so lovely of you! .x

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  15. Love your blazer in these pics! :)

    Congrats on your first year of blogging! Although you said you still have a way to go to achieve your goals, you've accomplished so much in just a year so you should be very proud :)

    Hope you're having an awesome week :)

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    1. Thank you so much Mica, that means a lot! Have a wonderful day .x

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  16. Congratulations on your blogger-versary! What an accomplishment! Loving this outfit - especially the jacket :)

    Love, Lindsey
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    1. Thanks Lindsey! I'm so glad you like it! .x

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  17. The scarf is phenomenon. I love the look and the photos!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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    1. I'm so glad you like it Dora, thank you! .x

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  18. You're stunning! Have you ever modelled before? I could see you behind and in front of the camera!

    Emma | Fashion Photographer and Model | emmanmh.com

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    1. Haha oh gosh no Emma, I wish! Thanks though lovely! .x

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  19. Happy anniversary to you. Great blog, keep it up. You look amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much lovely! Have a wonderful day .x

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  20. You look great! And happy blog anniversary!

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  21. Such a nice look! Love the pink shirt!

    Daniel x

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    1. Thanks so much Daniel, I'm so glad you like it! .x

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  22. I love your make up!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  23. Love the long + skinny scarf with this, lady!

    -Ashley
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    1. Thanks so much Ashley, I'm so glad you like it! .x

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  24. Happy one year Blog anniversary, love your outfit.

    xx
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    1. Thanks so much Benita, I'm so glad you like it! .x

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  25. You're so pretty! I love the London edgy vibe to these photos too. Gorgeous! Happy 1 year!

    Raindrops of Sapphire


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    1. Aww thanks Lorna! Have a wonderful day .xx

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  26. Happy Blogiversary! Love your outfit - you look absolutely stunning

    xx Lara THE DAINTY THINGS

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    1. Thanks Alyssa, that's so nice of you! .x

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  28. So cool your look with the skinny scarf!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  29. Congratulations on your one year blogging anniversary! Keep up all the fabulous work. P.S. that pink shirt looks so adorable on you
    Dora
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    1. Thank you Dora, I'm so happy you like it! Have a wonderful day .xx

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  30. Wow amazing outfit and photography! Keep up the great job!

    xx

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  31. Such a beautiful outfit! So stylish!
    Have a nice new week!
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    1. Thanks Anya! Have a wonderful week! .x

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  32. Wonderful look!! Love your dark lips.

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  33. Happy bloganiversary Faye! It's hard to believe you started only a year ago, you're doing an amazing job.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration darling!
    Cheers,
    T.
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    1. Aww thank you so much T! Have a wonderful day .xx

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