My work experience at Vogue earlier this summer was my sixth internship. Most of these placements have been at the fashion departments of national newspapers or magazines. I love fashion, but I am also interested in a lot more than just clothes. With this in mind I decided to try something a bit different and got in touch with my local paper in London - the Lambeth Weekender.
The Lambeth Weekender may not be based in a beautiful building like Vogue House (in fact the offices are on an industrial estate) but if I'm being honest it was probably my favourite work experience placement to date. Because I got to do what I love best: meet interesting people, see and do interesting things and then write about them.
The paper came out on Friday. I picked up 15 copies. There really is nothing quite like seeing my name in print.
Friday was also a good day as it was the day I moved all of my things into my new flat in Clapham. After a year living and loving in Brixton I have moved back to my roots: the Clapham / Balham area where I was born and where my mum once owned a flower shop.
Earlier in the week I had moved as much as I could from Brixton to Clapham on the bus. Essentials only, which meant carrying my duvet, some clothes and Clive my life-size flamingo on the 355.
Now I am all moved in and deliriously happy in my new home - mainly due to its huge kitchen that will be perfect for baking. My new home feels like a new stage in my life. And I look forward to continuing to share it with you when I can.
|This is what a happy Libby looks like on Clapham Common|