Thursday, 25 October 2012

Monday, 22 October 2012

Androgyny Survey!

Hi! I'm carrying out a survey regarding Androgyny in the fashion industry and would really appreciate any feedback anyone has to give! Thanks xx

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Gary Cockerill at Pro Beauty North

Last weekend my friends Bek, Emily and I ventured down to Manchester to work with Gary Cockerill - celebrity make up artist, at the Pro Beauty North event! 

We had such a good weekend promoting his new "Daytime to Playtime" range of fabulous eyelashes and watching his fascinating make up tutorials. Here are a few photos!

Jess xx

Gary and I

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Silence Is Golden

For one of our uni projects we have to make our own magazine, and so today I took Bek and Andrew to the photography studio and shot some photos for a photo shoot I'm calling 'Silence Is Golden'. Have a look! xx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


Look out for the launch of our new online fashion magazine RAW in November!! 

"We are a small, independently run online magazine or blog created by Fashion Communication students & bloggers, Rebecca Eland and Jessica Askham.
We believe that music, art and culture are key components in the fashion industry and should not be overlooked. Therefore our blog brings you the latest in art, music, beauty as well as fashion.
We plan to move to a website eventually, so keep up your support and we will see you on the site!



Wednesday, 26 September 2012


"I have always been attracted to the free spiritedness of the 1920's - the soft unstructured silhouettes and light catching fabrics that so epitomise the era took the collection in a very different direction from what we have done in the past."

Friday, 14 September 2012

"I can be naked as long as I'm wearing the right pair of shoes" - Anna Dello Russo

Take a peek at my latest blog post for British Style Bloggers - a bit earlier than usual as I'm heading off to uni tomorrow! 

Let me introduce you to Anna Dello Russo - a woman who is completely and utterly inspired by fashion.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2013

Fashion week is finally here, and after being in London myself only two days ago I can confirm that there is certainly a "fashion buzz" in the air. I went for an interview at Storm Modelling Agency in Chelsea, and came out with a 3 month internship for summer 2013!! (Words can't even express how excited I am!)

It was all talk of fashion week in the office - of course, the busiest time of the year for everyone who is involved in the industry. With New York Fashion Week finally over, I have been browsing through all the designers collections and have found new favourites! 

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Morecambe Vintage Day

The sun was shining brightly over Morecambe Bay today, creating a glorious backdrop for the  Morecambe Vintage Day! The event was a great success, with local vintage stalls, live singing, lots of cakes and a fashion show starring eight girls (including myself) modelling beautiful vintage clothes supplied by The Vintage Boudoir!

Here are a few pictures to document the day!

Monday, 3 September 2012

The Moustache.

There is something that has been bothering me lately. You may have already noticed that a certain craze has been taking over the high street in the past couple of months...

The Moustache. 

Friday, 31 August 2012

Lancaster Magazine Goes Vintage!

Photos by Gary Hill

I've recently been involved in a project called 'The Forgotten Street' in which I modelled different eras of vintage fashion (clothes supplied by Collette Corcoran, owner of 'The Vintage Boudoir'), in a number of businesses on Sun Street - Lancaster's "hidden gem". These businesses include: The Sun Cafe, The Sun Hotel, The Music Room, Bistro 26, Kathy's Hairdressers, The Vintage Boudoir, and The Sunbury Cafe. We feel that the images, photographed by the excellent local award winning photographer, Gary Hill, represent each business in a new, exciting light, and they bring life back into the vintage fashion scene. 

The majority of the photos have yet to be released - more details to follow!!

Details and a sneaky preview of two of the images can now be seen in 'Lancaster Magazine' both online and in print!

Have a look! 

(Flick to page 31!)

Jess xx

Best Beauty Buys

Ok, so I am well and truly into my overdraft. However, this never seems to stop me from buying beautiful things - dilemma! Over the last few weeks I seem to have acquired a number of new products from some of my all time favourite beauty ranges - Chanel, M.A.C, Urban Decay and Illamasqua! I love them so much I just thought I'd share them with you, as I know every girl loves to pamper themselves!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

"If you don't wear lipstick, I can't talk to you" Isabella Blow

If you love a strong-minded and inspirational woman with a bold and fabulously outrageous style, then have a look at my latest blog post for British Style Bloggers

Let me introduce you to Isabella Blow.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Just came across this new fashion film for Chanel, which I LOVE! The brief film features my own red lipstick as well - Rouge Allure, so I thought I'd share!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

The Art Club

I want to introduce you all to my friend David's band, The Art Club, who's first single 'Lets Start Again' is being released next Saturday (25th Aug) at The Yorkshire House in Lancaster. 

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

I've Been Beautied

Want to see what's in my make-up bag and why I love it so much?

Being the writer of Lipstick Glamour, it doesn't just contain Lipsticks I promise!

I have just been featured on Gary Cockerill's beauty blog!! (Top UK celebrity make-up artist!)

Check It Out...

Thursday, 9 August 2012

The September Issue

Everybody is going to think I am seriously obsessing over Lady Gaga right now, though this post is merely a follow up to an earlier post, 'Going Gaga for Gaga'

As I previously stated, Gaga is to appear on the cover of Vogue USA for this year's September Issue. 

And here it is!! (Along with another beautiful image from the featured photo shoot).

I love the vibrant colours, the drama, that fabulous silhouette and THAT HAIR! I can't wait to grab a copy for myself!

Jess xx

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Intoxicated by Burgundy – Colour not Wine!

Burgundy, dark grape, it what you may, but it seems that this trend is set to storm the forthcoming A/W season!

Friday, 20 July 2012


This is it. With celebrities such as Britney and SJP bringing out new fragrances all the time, it was only a matter of days before the Fame Monster herself, Lady Gaga, was to jump on the bandwagon with her first ever fragrance - FAME.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012


Let me introduce you to the newest, most exciting and unique fashion magazine I have ever laid eyes on. 


Monday, 9 July 2012

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A day at the seaside...

Last week we ventured to Morecambe prom on a rare sunny day in the North West to do a photo shoot! I love styling (and obviously photographing) photo shoots and here is another one to add to the collection! Using my friends Lucy and Alice (there are some photos of me too in the red Peter Pan collar top!) we wanted to create a fun, easy living and care free atmosphere, with the focus being on the clothing and the lovely location. Therefore I have edited them so they burst with colour!

Enjoy xx

Monday, 25 June 2012

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun" - Katherine Hepburn

Check out my first ever blog post for British Style Bloggers!

My column is about fashion icons, both past and present, who have made an impact on the industry  and deserve to be praised. I try to write about icons who aren't necessarily the most well known to make things a bit more interesting!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Going Gaga for Gaga

It has officially been revealed that Lady Gaga has the privilege of gracing the cover of the most talked about and longed for magazine release of the year - the September issue've guessed it...American Vogue.

Image taken from 'Fashion Gone Rogue'

Monday, 4 June 2012

The Vintage Boudoir

Just four weeks ago a bit of glitz and glam was brought to the streets of Lancaster. 

The Vintage Boudoir, Lancaster's newest vintage shop, opened on Sun Street. I came across it as I work at The Sun Cafe which is located next door, and I feel the need to tell everyone just how lovely it is! With fabulous dresses, shoes, bags, jewellery and even its own home section, there is plenty of amazing items on offer for those vintage lovers out there!

Friday, 1 June 2012

I'm so excited I could WEE! It's the Queen's JUBILEE!

I came across this tea towel design the other day which has been designed by Henry Holland and I just love it! It is safe to say that the UK has certainly gone potty about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee which is fast approaching. Everywhere I go I see the colours red, white and blue - bunting and Union Jacks decorating every street corner.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Goldenballs for Elle!

Today it has been revealed that Elle magazine will feature David Beckham as its first solo male cover star.

Now, Its no surprise that I love a bit of Becks oggling - I did a post in January about his underwear range for H&M (

For the cover, photographer Doug Inglish decided to replicate that memorable moment where Daniel Craig made his way out of the sea in those swim shorts. Eye candy much?

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Itsy Bitsy Bikinis...Really?

I recently stumbled across this month's German Vogue cover featuring supermodel Carolyn Murphy in a gorgeous tangerine swimsuit, photographed by the well respected fashion photographer - Alexi Lubomirski. I adore this image for three reasons: 1) It instantly made me want to go on holiday 2) I love how the swimsuit is striking (orange is the perfect colour to compliment a tan...that is unless you have a tendency to turn lobster red) and 3) It fits in well with this season's trends.