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Phew what an hectic month so far! I’ve been running everywhere, I feel like I haven’t sat down in a while.

For those of you who follow me on the gram, maybe you know I’ve been to Berlin earlier this month and it was LIT (- is it how the youngsters talk? Girl, please tell me I still got it), I’m reporting from London as we speak and it’s been a wicked yet exhausting week filled with Fashion Week gigs and Bridget Jones style confessions (I’m serious, video to come on Stylist), work interviews (thanks for all the applications, bear with me for replies) fun and little sleep.

But the trip to Berlin was the highlight of this month, I went there with Zalando for their edition of Bread && Butter and boy they’re my new gang.
I’ve been growing this crush for Zalando for the last few months and we’ve really hit it off recently, without a single week passing without a Zalando box making it to my flat.
I didn’t realise they had so many brands and deliver so fast be it in London or Geneva. Anyway, I had a look at their AW16 collection and I heard the theme was Opulence. The campaign name is actually “No Compromise”
All of a sudden my inner magical bird (yes, it’s a thing. It’s as grand, flamboyant and graceful as it sounds ahah) begged to be unleashed to freely be the grand character it was always meant to be. It screams I wear what I want and I wear it because I meant it. Yep. 

Its makings? A turtle neck to stand tall and upright, forcing recognition as it hovers around; a pair of scarlet red boots that look like they’ve been borrowed from a socialite from the 70s for extra credibility; and to finish up a fine plumage so they can watch… And maybe learn?

How would you do opulence? Any inner fancy bird to channel? The next thing that comes to my mind is sassy vixen on the run – keep an eye out for her!

Lots of love,
Freddie x

Outfit Details:

– Dress: Selected at Zalando
– Faux fur coat: Bomboogie at Zalando
– Boots: Vagabond at Zalando
– Lips: Sleek ‘Old Hollywood’ Matte Me

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Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Zalando AW16, faux fur, headwrap, sleek matte me, vagabond boots, selected dress, jumper dress

Guys!

I was telling you a few weeks ago that I was going to Berlin for the Bread&Butter by Zalando 3-day event for the local Fashion Week from the 2nd to the 4th of September! I had never been to Berlin until that quick stop back in June when they introduced the event to some of us, so I can’t wait to go back! Especially that this is one of a kind event, in the sense that everyone is invited to join! No more select shows only a handful of us can attend, this year they’re spreading the fashion love and I hope to meet some of you there!

You know I love my trainers, and as a proud Cameroonian I can’t wait to see what Puma has in store for us (they sponsor our national football team, the Untamable Lions hehe)!
Their theme is already getting me excited: “The Future is Female” (hell yeah!) and their presentation promises to be “Forever Fierce” – Well hello!

I heard that within the approx 10:00Min show Nikeata Thompson will have the (mainly female) Dancers perform a mixture of Urban Dance Choreographies (comprised of Nikeata’s Mix of HipHop, House, Dancehall, Vogueing and many more styles) seamlessly combined with Fitness elements from Freeletics, HIIT as well as running and last but not least classical catwalk “walks“  to showcase the “ready to shop/order“ collection of PUMA in a exciting show, that reflects the lifestyle and attitude of the PUMA brand and lifestyle in a blend of it’s natural usage; Dance, Workout, Athleisuere and Urban Fashion under the #FierceForver.

I got first dibs on their collection, roll on next week for some more Fashion goodness! Am I seeing you there? Hoping so!

Freddie x

Well hello there!

It’s going to be a short one. Truth be told, this post has been sitting on my to-do list for a while, along with 347 other things (roughly – and yes I’m being dramatic) and I’ve been drowning myself under stress and anxiety because I really struggle to stay on top of things. I AM KNACKERED, EXHAUSTED, and it would be tempting to blame this on my tenant (as referred to by my mum) but you know how us women can be: I simply remain frustrated with these things I’m not doing and don’t pay attention to the reasons why I’m not doing them in the first place.

I’ve never been pregnant before, so I don’t know how much of this current state of anxiety, stress and tiredness can be pinned on the wee man. I wanted this post to be a life update but I’d probably fall asleep trying to formulate it, ah! But there’s a lot going on business wise (as you know, thanks for all the applications by the way! So happy to be extending the team!) and I bloody can’t switch off, or stop feeling like I bloody GOT THIS, like I should. You know. SHE Unleashed and all that – can someone throw me a quick workshop?

By the way, the wee man (as referred to by his Daddy) only just turned 25 weeks but the dude WON’T STOP jumping in there!! I don’t think he’s that keen on sleeping, and between you and I, I think the Harrel name might all the Olympic Games of 2032 will be about: the strength of these legs.. I can’t! I’m growing an Olympian, I’m telling ya! You just wait!

IN OTHER NEWS, I’m so excited to announce that I’ve just been nominated by InStyle Magazine as Best Fashion Blogger – SAY WHAT???!!!! Well they’re nominations only, meaning I still have to try to win, right? That’s when I need you lot!
Can you pleaseee vote here and spread the message around; you know, to your neighbours, aunties, your bank advisor, it might be worth ringing your exes – just saying!

Thanks a bunch!

Lots of love,

Freddie x

Outfit details:
– Dress: Zalando (it’s not Maternity, and it’s in the sale!!)
– Head scarf: old Zara (don’t try to wear it on a French beach please)
– Lipstick: Ruby Woo by MAC

 

 
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BIG HAIR NO CARE is growing rapidly and needs people a to grow its business further.

We’re currently looking for:

  • a freelance logo, packaging and website designer
  • a freelance project manager
  • a social media and content intern (paid)
  • a freelance video content editor

Applications are opened until the 1st of September. We’ll be having the first round of phone interviews the week of the 5th of September, and the second round of interviews in London (when applicable) week of the 11th so take your time, don’t rush and be as creative as you can in your application – we need creative, slightly crazy, fun and most of all hard working people! 

 


Freelance logo, packaging and website designer

UK or US based (or even Europe, as long as you speak English fluently)

What you will be doing:

– Redesign Big Hair No Care logo, packaging and website

Required experience and skills:

– Significant experience in a similar role
– Knowledge of black hair extensions, natural afro hair and their market (UK and US)

How to apply?

Send your resume (and cover letter) mentioning previous projects and clients to Freddie@freddieharrel.com


 

Freelance Junior Project Manager
This is for an ad-hoc project with the possibility to turn into a permanent position. Initial project duration will be around 2-3 months

What you will be doing:

– Conceptualise, plan and oversee the implementation of the new website: including, but not limited to, logo and packaging design, website creative, email assets and promotions
– From our brand guide, develop and deploy multichannel initiatives and ad hoc projects with key influencers
– Oversee planning and execution for our upcoming YouTube channel

Required experience and skills:

– Knowledge of black hair extensions, natural afro hair and their market (UK and US)
– Significant experience in a similar role
– Previous website or ecommerce management experience
– A passion to understand the tactics and technologies behind ecommerce
– Delivery / results focus, with strong attention to detail
– A solid mix of analytical and creative skills, including the ability to copy write
– Flexible approach. Thrives on owning job responsibilities
– Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and under tight timeframes
Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint

Work Set up:

– Applicants can be based in the UK or the US and will work from home
– This is for an EXPERIENCED candidate therefore it is a PAID position

Please don’t apply if:

– You prefer to work in an office environment/need a team around you. This position is for a self-starter, someone who can work on their own. This position is also available for someone working on other projects.
– You need to be micromanaged
– You are still a student
– You are not committed to it (I’m looking for my work soul mate, don’t play with my heart *sobs*)

How to apply?

– Send your resume (and cover letter) mentioning previous projects and clients to Freddie@freddieharrel.com


Social Media & Content Intern
This a 4-month PAID internship with the potential to turn into a permanent role

What you will be doing:

– Creating a strong cross-channel strategy to grow each channel, driving awareness of the brand and driving traffic to the website
– Scheduling strong engaging content and monitoring the response to optimise strategy
– Finding and creating new content
– Develop relationships with key bloggers/copywriters to find contributors for our blog
– Performance reporting

Required experience and skills:

– Knowledge of black hair extensions, natural afro hair and their market (UK and US)
– Knowledge of the black hair blogosphere
– You need to be an avid and savvy user of Instagram and Twitter
– This is an entry level role where you’ll get to be mentored and learn a lot so you don’t need a lot of professional experience
– Delivery / results focus, with strong attention to detail
– A solid mix of analytical and creative skills, including the ability to copy write
– Flexible approach. Thrives on owning job responsibilities
– Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and under tight timeframes
– Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint

Work Set up:

– Applicants can be based in the UK or the US and will work from home
– This is ideal for a student. There’s a monthly paid fee

Please don’t apply if:

– You prefer to work in an office environment/need a team around you. This position is for a self-starter, someone who can work on their own. This position is also available for someone working on other projects.
– You need to be micromanaged
– You are not committed to it (I’m looking for my work soul mate, don’t play with my heart *sobs*)
– You don’t personally use Instagram and Twitter

How to apply?

– Send your resume (and cover letter) mentioning your social media handles to Freddie@freddieharrel.com

 


 

Freelance Video Content editor (for regular projects)

(Project-based)

What you will be doing:

– Managing the production of digital content/marketing materials, including video production & graphics for our upcoming YouTube channel
– Filming video interview, video tutorials and more
– writing and proofreading scripts;
– Liaising with the rest of the team
– Organising video/photo shoots;
– Conducting market research in line with current strategies;
– Monitoring competitor activity;

Required experience and skills:

– Knowledge of black hair extensions, natural afro hair and their market (UK and US)
– Creative with experience of video/graphic design packages
– Self-starter / driven /ambitious
– Highly organised
– Good communicator & confident working within a team
– Commercially minded
– Based in the UK

Please don’t apply if:

– You don’t have filming material and editing softwares
– You don’t have a similar experience
– You are not committed to it (I’m looking for my work soul mate, don’t play with my heart *sobs*)

How to apply?

Send your resume (and cover letter) mentioning previous projects and clients to Freddie@freddieharrel.com