10 September, 2014

Postcard from London

Just a quick 'hi!' from London! I landed at Heathrow Airport about two hours ago and now I'm at my new place in Wembley. It all feels so surreal, I still cannot quite believe that this is actually happening. One of my biggest dreams is coming true right now! Not only am I living in London, but very soon I'll be also studying BA Photographic Arts at University of Westminster. My 10-year old self is screaming inside my head right now (and I'm definitely not going to have her calm down any time soon!).

09 September, 2014

Looking for contributors and guest bloggers

Things grew really quiet around here after my year-long break from the blogging world. Before coming back with new content this August, I thought that maybe it would be better to close Fashion Philosophy altogether as I didn’t seem to have time for it anymore. In the end I decided against it because even though I abandoned it, there wasn’t a day when I wouldn’t think of how great it would be to be back. This blog simply means too much for me. 

The whole adventure started back in 2009 when I created this blog to write about things that interested me and to publish photographs of my personal style. Up until 2012, those two things were the main focus of Fashion Philosophy. However in 2013 it all changed when I thought of changing the content of the blog to street-style photography which I just began working on. This didn’t quite work out… College and adult responsibilities took over and unfortunately I had to put a lot of things on hold. Now, with Uni just around the corner, I’m going to have little time for myself once again. Although this time I do not want to abandon Fashion Philosophy, instead I would love to broaden the focus of the site and finally have it live up to its title. To achieve this however, I need your help! I am looking to assemble a small group of fellow creatives who would like to share their work and thoughts on this very blog. And if this sparks your interest, keep on reading!

* Contributing *
Regular posts (once a week or twice a month) // Minimum 'stay' 6 months // Must be located in UK, ideally in London // Aged between 18 and 26 // Looking for: writers, illustrators, stylists, videographers, and photographers

- Writers, looking for: short/long articles, interviews, essays // topics: fashion, arts, photography, history of any of those three topics, music 
- Illustrators, looking for: traditional and digital work 
- Stylists, looking for: fashion sets (think Polyvore) 
- Videographers, looking for: short videos, and teasers/trailers under a topic of fashion, arts or photography (or their history) 
- Photographers, looking for: fashion editorials (min. 6 images), beauty editorials (min. 4 images), art photography, documentary photographs of life/work of another creative individual/group (min. 4 images) 

Please note that this is an unpaid position! As the blog will continue to grow however, any gains will be equally divided between current contributors.

* Guest blogging *
Occasional posts (min. 2 in one year and max. 4 in one year) // Must be located in UK or Ireland // Aged between 16 and 26 // Looking for: writers to produce short/long articles, interviews, essays under topics of fashion, arts, photography, music / illustrators to share their traditional or digital work / videographers to share their short videos under a topic of fashion, arts or photography 

Please note that this is an unpaid opportunity! 

* Applying *
- Please send all submissions to dominika.wojciechowska@ymail.com, with basic personal information (name/age/location/social media links) and attach a sample of your work (blog post/article/essay/illustration/photographic work). For a faster response, please title your message accordingly: eg. Contributor: Photographer, Dominika // Guest blogger: Photographer, Dominika. 
- Deadline for submissions is the 30th December. All successful applications will be given available dates for their blog posts starting from January 2015
- If you have any questions, please post them in the comment section below!