Why Youtube?

Fashion, Style

 

So I dont think I have ever really mentioned, “Why Youtube? ” so here goes,

I have been watching YouTube since time began, well actually since probably 2008 when Juicystar07 wasn’t Β a millionaire, Dulce Candy was in the Army and Lollypop26 still made videos. My addiction to YouTube was completely accidental I had only ever seen it as a website where you watched music videos I never realised it was so much more!

Gradually I moved away from the American “gurus” it was not a conscious thing but I felt myself striving to look for someone or a group of people who I related to more. This is the point I discovered BeautyCrush. I realise people without much interest in the YouTube beauty and fashion community wont really know or understand this so I wont go on much more about who inspired me.

So why me?

I decided after an unsuccessful attempt at getting onto my degree of choice (fashion management) that I would put the year to good use, I started a foundation art course to pass the time but to also further expand my knowledge, doing the course was one of the best decisions I have ever made. ( more info coming in a post very soon!) As well as the foundation course I decided to bite the bullet and try to do something I had really been interested in for so long

WELCOME TO THE WORLD GINGERSNAPSVINTAGE

Once I had decided I wanted to go for it I created my online “persona” I don’t mean an attitude I have in videos I mean my username and “look”. Gingersnapsvintage just seemed to fit. I am ginger. I love vintage SIMPLES! I started creating videos on my semi decent ( for its time) camera. I pretended that I was doing the video for hundreds of subscribers I had this faux confidence that really wasn’t there at all.

It would take many many months for me to even begin to attract subscribers. I know to other people this is the be all and end all of being on YouTube, subscribers, freebies and being paid but for me it was and always will be just a hobby. Something which when I was involved in a bad traffic accident became a means of escape. I have only recently got into semi editing my videos. I still have so much to learn but the most crucial thing it has taught me is to just be T-J. I occasionally swear, I say stupid things, I like what I like and that is ok . It is ok to enjoy wearing crazy shoes, it is ok to dye my hair every week , its 100% ok to be me!

Enough with the deep corny stuff I have included my channel intro which I recently created to quickly show you what to expect from Gingersnapsvintage, so I hope you enjoy it Β and remember JUST BE YOU!

 

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Day Three: Belfast Fashion Week A/W 13

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WARNING PICTURE HEAVY POST !!

so my final day working at fashion week this season had to be the busiest but most rewarding day yet!

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The day began Midday where myself and 4 other volunteers had to dress thw models for the Cruise fashion tea. The fashion student in me couldnt help but coo over some.of the incredible designer pieces on show, everything from pinko to YSL

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Stunning vivienne westwood teal coat

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Once the show was over and Rosanna aka SilverBrogues and I had snuck away for a cheeky but much needed kfc we then headed over to the museum to prepare for the local designers show.

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Designers such as Grainne Maher, Ruedi, Nor Lisa, Godess and Swift and many more each took their turn to showcase some incredible garments and accessories

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Mairead in grainne maher

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Naoise, Phoebe, Lauryn and Mairead all in Ruedi

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Phoebe and Mairead in Ruedi

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After the local designers had shown we were also treated to an incredible show from Junk Couture where all the girla had created their own garment

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So post show and once we had tidyed away everything you could say hysteria set in amongst us volunteers showing the following photos fall into the category of ‘what where we thinking ‘

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Rosanna modelling one of the models fringes

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Lydnsey and Chris taking selfies when they were supposed to be taking a lovely photo of rosanna and myself

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Ummmmmmmmm

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John Gerard modelling the fringes as a full head piece

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Chris’s turn

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So after 3 crazy daysΒ  I can safetly say I cannot wait until March for S/S 14 !!!!!!

Day Two: Belfast Fashion Week

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So to sum up day two I would have to say: Crazy! (But in a good way) . My day started at 830 when I left the house but as soon as I got into town my shoes snapped and I had to literally hop it down to Primark to quickly buy some replacements! After that I arrived at the museum and some of my first tasks where collecting things for the goodie bags from Castlecourt.

I said it yesterday but at fashion week my main role is as a backstage dresser so I normally sepnd most of my day organising clothes and fitting the models.

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Day two is the highstreet show and what I love best is knowing that you can leave that night and gp.shopping the next day to find everything instore!

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Today (saturday ) is my final day at fashion week although it does continue on till sunday but today will probably be my busiest day as I am assiting at both the Merchant Cruise show and then the BFW designer show!

So stay tuned tomorrow for hopefully alot of lovely pictures!

Day one: Belfast Fashion Week A/W 2013

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On Thursday 10th October BFW catwalk shows kicked off with local boutiques. The likes of diamond dolls, Blush, Jourdan and many more sent out the best of what their AW collections had to offer and they definately didnt dissapoint!

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I myself have been a volunteer dresser/stylist with BFW for 6 seasons now and can safetly say I will be doing it still in another 6!

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