Friday, 11 October 2013

h.Club100







An unusually brief bit of text here. Between library inductions and exploring a new city, time is short and distractions ever-present. 
However, I was astonished and delighted to be told this week that I'd been shortlisted for the Hospital Club x Guardian Professionals Network 'h.Club100'. This is "a national search for the most innovative, interesting and influential people in the British creative and media industries." I'm among the thirty chosen for the 'Publishing & Writing' category, which will then be whittled down through public voting to a final selection of ten. It's both shockingly unexpected and pretty extraordinary to appear alongside so many individuals I respect and admire, such as Caitlin Moran, James Daunt and the late Iain Banks. 
Considering the calibre of the list, I have no expectation of making the final ten, but I would very much appreciate it if any readers wanted to complete a quick vote for me. The news was a huge spark of excitement at a time of uprooting and transition. 

You can see the Guardian article here

This gorgeous dress was bought from one of Mary's Living & Giving charity shops in London. I always appreciate the quality of the clothes to be found on the rails. It's originally from the ASOS Africa range, a fantastic initiative supporting local communities and sustainable business. Everything else is second hand and vintage, apart from the Faber copy of Seamus Heaney's 'Beowulf' which was bought in all its new, matt glory for my Anglo-Saxon studies ahead.  

28 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

ooh congratulations on being shortlisted! I'll definitely vote for you!
I love everything about that dress - the print, colors shape! Looks amazing on you :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Closet Fashionista said...

P.S. Whoa! JK Rowling is on the list too, you're in good company! (haha, don't you love how that's the one I'm most excited by...besides you of course ;) )

Vix said...

Wow! How exciting! You totally deserve recognition, your writing is always fantastic. Love that dress! xxx

Thrifted Shift said...

Wow, what an honor to be in such distinguished company! I voted for you, of course. Your dress is lovely.

Caitlin Rose said...

pretty lady

Andrea said...

Congratulations! I think you definitely deserve this nomination because your writing and ideas are reallysomething different and powerful in the sea of fashion blogs. I voted :)

Maisie W said...

Yes, i thought the print looked very West African! Really Beautiful dress. And Congratulations!
-Maisie

FASHION TALES said...

I am not shocked at all that you were shortlisted Roz! Congratulations, and well done! I'm sure you will make it to the top 10, you're already well on your way. The printed dress looks marvellous on you! :) /Madison

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Let me add my congratulations!! I am excited for you, and you deserve all the accolades. Plus, you wear that dress to perfection. :-) I immediately gasped at the beautiful fabric. I love African prints and the colors here are just gorgeous. XXOO

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

P.S. I just voted for you.

Alex B said...

Congratulations! You definitely have my vote

Katherine Stevens said...

SEAMUS HEANEY BEOWULF oh yes :) There is a beautiful recording of him reading it, have a look if you get time, it really helped me get a feel for the poetry behind it.
Huge congratulations on being shortlisted. Hope your first week is going more than swimmingly x

Katherine Stevens said...

SEAMUS HEANEY BEOWULF oh yes :) There is a beautiful recording of him reading it on YouTube, have a look if you get time, it really helped me get a feel for the poetry behind it.
Huge congratulations on being shortlisted. Hope your first week is going more than swimmingly x

Fashionistable said...

Went straight over and voted for you. It was good to see your name amongst that wonderful list.
I have my fingers firmly crossed for you.
Sounds like you in a wonderful whirl at the moment.
Xxxx

Emalina said...

What phenomenal news that you've been shortlisted, congratulations my dear! I will go vote in a minute! You can certainly hold your own against the likes of Caitlin Moran and Iain Banks, greatness calls...

An incredible West African print + a beautiful figure hugging cut with your innate loveliness = more glamour than the rest of the h.Club 100 shortlist put together.

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Congrats! That's wonderful! And gorgeous pictures, as per usual :) x

Izzy DM said...

Voted and completely well-deserved! Congratulations!
xx
Izzy
www.brooklynbooksandbabies.com

Milex said...

magical.

Natalie Suarez said...

i voted for u babe!!! congrats on being nominated! that's HUGE! and you rock!
thanks for ur super sweet comment as always :)

xooxoxoox

natalie

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

nice!

devorelebeaumonstre.com xx

Louise said...

Oh Rosalind you look wonderful.. I love the dress, and I will definitely be checking out that charity store! Huge congratulations on being shortlisted, you definitely deserve it. You never know, if you can dream it - it can happen...maybe if we readers band together and share via social media the voting can really take off! best of luck! x

vintagevixenarts said...

Holy Moly! Bravo! That list was impressive, and you deserve to be on it dear Miss Roz! From the day I read the word's of a girl barely in her teen's that sounded like a well established writer well beyond your year's,I knew you would go far!And wrangle the star's you will!xo

The Honeyroom said...

Congrats! You will definitely get my vote! Love your dress you look beautiful as always:)


The Honeyroom

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I wish you the best! A nomination most deserved! You are looking lovely, dear Roz- no longer a sweet kid- damn it- the time flies- you are a bonafide "lady/woman/all-grown-up" type. Beautiful, clever, inspirational you. I hope you win.

Willow said...

Huge congratulations for that (well deserved) nomination! You have my vote.

So many lovely things to notice in these photos: the paintwork of that door frame matching that pot plant so perfectly, your Seamus Heaney book (one of my absolute favourite poets, was very saddened to hear about his recent death, the gorgeous garden, the beautiful pattern of your dress and your gorgeous smile (and dimples!)

Wishing you lots of luck and hope you win. xx

Melanie said...

I just voted for you. I want you to win all the prizes everywhere. You are a unique and inspiring woman.

The Foolish Aesthete said...

Cast my vote for you, of course! And what wonderful company you have on the list.

And I quite enjoyed Heaney's Beowulf, which I recently read after he passed, bringing with it memories of junior high school when we read an older version of Beowulf (for some reason, my favorite vocabulary word from that time was "sinew"!) - J xx

Anja said...

Very cool and exciting! Impressive too, since you are very young! Nice outfit and great pics…again;-)...