HI THERE! I’M ANIKA MAY.
My name’s Anika and I’m starting this blog in June 2014. Anika is my first name, and I was born in May. Get it?
Right now, I’m in Sixth Form, applying for university (against my own will) and love fashion. Since being a child, I’ve been obsessed with the industry and always wanted to become a designer just like my mum. I used to spend hours and hours on Stardoll, Company Magazine’s site and Tumblr finding the latest fashion and putting together my own outfits. When it came to my attention that I haven’t inherited the sewing or drawing skill – I discovered a love of journalism.
After countless hours in the school library, reading books on the publishing and fashion industries. It then became my goal to be a fashion journalism, eventually becoming the editor of a magazine. As a kid, I spent time putting together my own magazine out of cut-out images and hand-written articles, but had no idea there’s an actual job in that area!
That’s what I’m applying to university for. Fashion Journalism. Although, it’s a tough market and I need to stand out (despite hating the spotlight), so a blog was born. This isn’t my first blog, my previous idea crashed and burned very quickly. But now I’m more determined than ever to work in the fashion industry and achieve my goals.
There’s only one problem: I don’t actually want to go to univeristy. Probably something I shouldn’t be writing in my university application but my mother taught me never to lie. If I’m being completely honest, I’d just like to stay in my room until I’m 30, writing about outfits and runway styles that I adore. Picking and choosing the best looks celebrities present and doing the odd job with some of my favourite brands to experience life as Andrea Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada.
I’m also really shy. Like really shy. At the moment, being 10000000% honest, I don’t have any best friends. I have acquaintances at school, people I know but don’t really associate with. That just leaves little ol’ me. Having my own little area of the internet, this blog, brings a little excitement into my life – because I don’t have much else going on. Non of my sort-of-acquaintances or family members know about this blog. I couldn’t deal with the ridicule and mocking I know I’d get.
With UCAS applications, living up the expectations of my teachers, navigating my pending adulthood and living in a unique household, I don’t know how I’m going to keep up with this blog. But I started and I’ll never quit. I’ll never give up. I’ll never lose hope.
Without hope, you lose faith. Without faith, you lose will. And without the will to do anything, you lose yourself.
That’s not a path I want to go down.
Anyway, back to my first ever blog post. This is it. This is Anika May. This is me.
I created a blog so I could live my dreams, my own way, following my own path. Not the UCAS path. Not the worldly path. And certainly not the live-in-london-and-be-treated-like-dirt-for-six-years path.
Summer 2014 is a big season for me. It’s the time I discover the person I am, grow into the person I want to be, make some serious changes, and start Anika May. So, hiya!
Dress – TK Maxx
Coat – Dorothy Perkins
Bag – market
Boots – Dorothy Perkins
Sunglasses – Primark