Let’s not sugarcoat things: things are a little scary right now no matter where you are in the world. Though London has only been under national lockdown for about two weeks now, I officially began self-isolating mid-March when I heard about reported cases near my office. Right before the lockdown was announced, my boyfriend Andy and I made the decision to leave London to be with his family in the countryside instead. So far, it’s been a much needed pause from the franticness of city life but working in fashion and social media has allowed me to work flexibly (something I’m extremely grateful for) and maintain a sense of normalcy.
Working for a luxury leather goods brand at a time like this, however, has proven to be challenging. From countless number of phone calls with my boss to sitting at breakfast brainstorming new ways to repurpose old content for Instagram, this period in isolation has taught me to push boundaries in fashion and digital content. If this global pandemic has taught us anything, is that the greatest skill you could have is being able to adapt to different situations.
What does working from home look like for me? A lot of self-discipline. The most important thing is sticking to a strict schedule during working hours and maximising productivity by creating a workspace that is both comfortable and conducive. I also make sure to implement simple things to keep me motivated during the day – a sleek yet comfy outfit, a little bit of make up and nutritious meals.
Here, a photo diary of what I’ve been up to while in self-isolation – from shooting fashion content indoors to simply taking mental breathers throughout the day. The world has slowed down for a little while, we might as well learn to slow down with it.