I'm leaving today!!!

Yes, in a mere few hours I am leaving my beloved family behind and heading to none other than New York City. I've talked about my love for New York before on this blog, and it remains true that it's my favourite place in the world. Having not been there in over three years, I'm excited to see if I connect with it in the same way, as naturally, 13 to 16 is a fairly significant period in one's life where a lot can change. I'm also returning on different circumstances. Instead of travelling with my family, I'm going with a group of students, including some of my best friends, to see and make art.

I can guarantee some killer blog posts upon my return, but for now I encourage you to follow my instagram and twitter to keep up with my adventures @LEXILIKESBLOG.

Goodbye London, HELLO NEW YORK.


In my latest video, I share with you my favourite books spanning from about age 6 to the present day. Arguably it's the stories I loved as a child which will prove to be the most influential in my life, so I think there's merit in sharing beloved children's fiction. If you're a writer, filmmaker or storyteller lacking inspiration, I urge you to return to the tales from your childhood. They might just reignite your spark.

Watch above or click HERE.


Painting a Portait - stepping back from the age of Instagram

Throughout my school career, there have been cycles of self portraits in the art department. Each year, the lower sixth embark on the theme of 'Identity', eventually leading to an oil painting self-portrait. It's such an iconic thing at my school, and now that I have the task of creating my own, it's pretty daunting. 

Not only is there an element of legacy, and a standard to meet, but there's also the question of how I want to permanently capture myself. In an age of instagram and snapchat, I'm very familiar with my own face. I see it all the time, and capture myself on different days, in different moods, and different outfits. But all of those photos are fleeting. They eventually get buried in streams of more and more photos on a screen. However with something as singular, and as tangible as a painting, it's very different. I have one canvas, one frame to convey myself at 16. And in the fast-paced digital world, having only one frame is not something I'm used to. There's also the added dimension of interpretation, both of the artist, and the viewer.

 It's that permanence of a portrait that puzzles me. So I decided to go back to basics, and capture myself in a very raw light. It's a starting point for sure.


So far I am loving sixth form. I love my subjects, I love that I can manage my own time, and I love not having a uniform. It may seem like a trivial difference to some, but I've found it makes a pretty big difference; I feel much more myself. Last week I filmed my outfits for school to share some transitional attire. Watch above or click HERE.



Autumn is my favourite season. I've written about it before, but the magic transition from Summer to Autumn, and then Autumn to Winter, always inspires. At the moment I'm obsessed the moody, suburban colour palettes of the '70s and '80s. Warm tones of orange, red and brown, contrasted with dark green and blue. I've been re-watching Stranger Things, and have such an appreciation for the visuals of the show, which perfectly enhance the twisted suburban setting. I'm also really into a recent series made by Vogue, which you can watch HERE, featuring Camille Rowe titled 'What On Earth Is Wellness'. Each episode is fascinating, and explores a different area of the craze that is wellness. Camille Rowe is such a warm and endearing person to watch too. Along with the great content, once again the visuals are stunning, and tie in perfectly with the aesthetic I'm into at the moment. Here's my digital mood board for Autumn 2016. All photos are from my tumblr, or screenshots from the shows.

It's my favourite time of year.



Although I miss the elegance and space of Somerset house, Brewer Street does have a certain bustling charm which seems fitting for London Fashion Week. The chaos of running in and out of back streets, trying not to get hit by executive cars driving in and out of the venue, whilst photographing people or being photographed - it's lively to say the least. This year, to change it up, I thought I'd make a short video showcasing some of the colourful characters of Soho during fashion week. Watch above or click HERE.