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Why I didn't apply to MA Fashion CSM (after doing Fashion Folio and Graduate Diploma)

Spoiler alert: it's about mental health (which I now prefer to call emotional and mental health). 4 practical issues I considered before making my decision, and the one invisible issue that was at the root of everything else.   Resources that have helped me over the last year (Jan. 2020 - Jan. 2021): Reading and re-reading since January 2020: The Presence Process, by Michael Brown. How to grow up emotionally and show up for myself everyday, even when my life sucks. Specially when my life sucks. Lots of free resources on his website, check them out first (what worked for me might not work for you): http://www.thepresenceprocessportal.com/ Also, I did the experiential process 3 times (as recommended in the book) and...

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What to say when you've got nothing

It's a wrap.  Since I had the privilege to study in two of the best Fashion schools, I wanted to share my experience with other creative people feeling stuck and thinking "if only I can get into that school, then my career will take off";  And I also tried to share my insights - from working in small labels, to freelancing as Tech Pack designer and Product developer, to finally starting my own thing - so people wouldn't assume it's the easiest thing in the world, then quit at the first obstacle; or be so fearful they end up staying in the research stage forever. But it's time to follow some of own advice and give myself the space to apply this...

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A mature student's guide to CSM - part 2: Graduate Diploma

Part 2 of the guide I promised in this post. It's meant for mature students - as in students over 24 years old, whose first uni wasn't Central Saint Martins, or people who were in a different course, a different career or even those who already have their own brand and decided to go back to a famous Fashion school to polish their skills and be at the same level as their favourite designers. All the content's based on my first-hand experience, so I'm covering two courses: Graduate Diploma, a one-year course for people who already have a degree or some work experience in Fashion or a related industry; and Fashion Folio, a full-time portfolio course meant for both BA...

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