Thursday, 28 August 2014

Scarphelia x H&M : The Grey Girl

Skull Vest Top - H&M
Marble Skirt - H&M
Leather Jacket - Similar Here
Black Boots - New Look

I'm so excited to finally reveal to you a project which I've painstakingly held hush for some time now - I have been selected to become an ambassador for H&M!

When I first received the email, I was in fact certain there had been some mistake; I am no fashion blogger, I don't have a big blog or a wide audience, I'm just a lowly little writer plugging her thoughts into the internet. But after they said I'd been chosen because of my way with words, a small smile began to creep across my face and excitement blossomed in my chest. It was finally happening, after a year and half trying to establish myself as a writer, I was actually starting to be recognised.

Cue what ended up being one of the most surreal days of my entire life where I was whisked into the VICE Magazine Headquarters in London, had my hair makeup and nails done by professional makeup artists and styled by VICE's Fashion Editor with H&M's new range, and had a day-long photoshoot alongside bloggers who have been my idols since I can remember: Zoe London, Pretty Sickly/I Dress Myself and Stamp The Wax.

I'd followed these bloggers since I even knew what the blogosphere was, and had always held them in such incredibly high esteem and respect, and here we now were, side by side, as... (dare I say it?) equals.

And they showed me an entirely new insight into what it's actually like to be a blogger on their level, and I sat listening in wide-eyed wonder as they explained what their lives were like and the kind of things they had been able to do just from starting a blog.

We have three more shoots to do with the rest of H&M's A/W range, and this is honestly one of the most incredible opportunities I have ever had in my entire life. I'm still pinching myself that it's actually happening.

The photos will be posted on H&M's new Inspiration Tumblr page, alongside our contributions as bloggers. As I am not a conventional blogger, I decided my contribution as a blogger should not be conventional either, so I presented my part as a writer.

Instead of an outfit post, I wrote a short piece of creative writing based on the collection, which can be found here.

And you know, I think the fact that I seemingly don't deserve this makes it even more profound. I'm no top blogger, I don't even blog fashion, I don't have a huge blog or a massive audience, I'm not skinny and I don't look like a model, I'm just a humble writer with dreams as big as cities.

And this is all still happening.

Because out of all the things I don't have, the one thing which propels me onward daily to work hard to make my dreams become a reality, is determination, ambition and astoundingly (possibly dangerously) unfaltering belief that I WILL make this happen for me.

And it's moments like this when I realise I've actually started to make my dreams come true. 

Choose to live a remarkable life.


  1. Fantastic news! Enjoy every second xx

  2. congratulations ! you look so gorgeous is the shoot !

  3. I'm so excited for you! I got watery eyed reading this post. Yay yay yay :D xxxxx

  4. This is so amazing and inspiring, well done lovely! xx

  5. You are a huge inspiration to me, your blog is incredible and I've loved it from the moment I discovered it :) I'm so happy for you that you've had this opportunity and that you're living your dreams. You're so talented and you seriously deserve it xo

    Lucy-J Loves | UK Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

  6. This is definitely well deserved, girl! You look incredible too!

    It must have been so tough to keep under wraps. I'd be dying to tell everyone!

    Fox & Feather

  7. this is so inspirational, I love that a brand can put aside what they represent to find a wonderful individual and showcase them for what they are, not what the company moulds you to be

    you should be so proud of yourself, you deserve this!!
    I really appreciate your writing and wish you a wonderful future in it!!

    Stephi LaReine

  8. Wow Katie! I am so happy for you! This is such an inspiring story and proves that dreams do come true. Enjoy every moment of this amazing experience!
    Rally's Beauty Highway

  9. This is so hugely amazing! So happy for you, congrats :D Very inspiring post, you're a fantastic writer xoxo

  10. I just found your blog through the FBL facebook forum and I'm so glad I did, I was hooked from just reading your bio in your sidebar :) Congratulations on being an H&M ambassador, the pictures look beautiful and it sounds like it's been a life changing experience.

  11. wow this is so cool! well done!!

  12. your amazing! go get your dreams :) x

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