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totally practical werk attire #backstaging...

Really enjoyed last night’s #BombshellMovie screening, it was explosive, pertinent and Theron, Kidman & Robbie were such strong leads, absolute powerhouse performances! I think so many elements of the story will resonate profoundly for women, especially their experiences of inequality in the workplace. I came away feeling empowered and strongly recommend checking the film out when it hits cinemas on Friday. #ad @lionsgateuk

Really enjoyed last night’s #BombshellMovie...

Mum and I got all fancy last week and flounced on down to the opera AND the ballet! Absolute scenes! 
The @englishnationalballet’s Le Corsaire was so breathtakingly beautiful, while La Bohème at the @royaloperahouse blew us away. Thank you so much for having us @theguestlistldn, mum was delighted, we felt ever so special 😊💃🏾🎭💞

Mum and I got all...

#FluffFriday: A tribute to THE Hair Empress @hairbymichellesultan, crafting lewks from my follicles since 2017, championing Afro and textured hair styles (Mel, Alesha, Amber, Jordan, Jennifer REPRESENT) & instigating the confidence to experiment and wear my curls big & proud (I used to straighten my hair every day before I met Michelle because I was so insecure about my tight curls). So for the kick, the creativity and the vision, I thank and salute you. 💇🏾‍♀️💜 #curlyhair #curlyhairstyles

#FluffFriday: A tribute to THE...

Learned some new words today: 
Rückkehrunruhe - the feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness, to the extent you have to keep reminding yourself that it happened at all.
Occhiolism - the awareness of the smallness of your perspective in the grandness of the vast scope of the Universe.
Vemödalen - the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist: the same sunset, the same curve of a hip...
Opia - the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can seem simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
Sonder - the realisation that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own. 
Liberosis - the desire to care less about things, loosen your grip on your life, to stop glancing behind you every few steps, afraid that someone will snatch it from you before you reach the end zone, rather to hold your life loosely and playfully, like a volleyball, keeping it in the air, with only quick fleeting interventions, bouncing freely in the hands of trusted friends, always in play.

Learned some new words today:...

Back on set today filming #yahootailgate getting stuck straight into the NFL Wild Card Playoffs, as the NBA Regular Season continues. Get highlights, interviews and all the action over on @yahoosportuk, we’re keeping you bang up to date, buds 🏀🏈 x

Back on set today filming...

Took a little break from this thing, and so just before plunging back into work and this whole world wide web tomorrow I’d like to say Happy New Year to you, ya filthy animals. 
To everyone preparing for a fresh start, hopeful, powerful and overflowing with dreams for the coming year: dive in, work hard, enjoy every moment, you’re brilliant and you’ve got this. In the interest of ultimate transparency right now though, and starting as we mean to go on, I’m going to be perfectly honest with you, just in case it helps: Unlike previous years, I’m struggling to feel motivated or excited or strong or ‘ready to smash 2020’. This New Year there is no ‘New Me’, but instead the same one there was at the end of 2019. And 2019 had its ups and downs, which won’t just miraculously disappear; there’s plenty still unresolved that has to be worked on, built upon, as is the way with this life. So to anyone else out there grappling to find the inspiration or the stimulation to keep up with the current effervesce all over the gram, it’s ok. Take your journey one step at a time, chapter by chapter, we’re in this together. Things don’t just fall into place at the turn of a new decade, and don’t be fooled or feel left out by all the suggestions out there that they do. Let’s try moderation instead of abstinence, plans instead of resolutions, reframing instead of resetting. Above all, be kind to yourself and to others. 
Thank you to everyone I’ve worked with over the past year for the opportunities to learn and create; my management are saints, and together we’ll keep grafting, just as we’ve always done. And to the friends and family who made those highs SO high in 2019, I am so grateful, I will cherish those moments forever, why would I want a fresh start when I couldn’t ask for more than you staying EXACTLY as you are in 2020, thank you. xx (I don’t usually use social media like this and it’s a bit much tbh but I just know a lot of people feel weird at this time of year and hopefully it helps to hear you’re not alone)

Polaroids: Ibiza June 2019, Hackney Nov 2019, Newcastle Dec 2019.

Took a little break from...

UNBELIEVABLE JEFF!! 😬😬😬 Joining forces with my best friend @chris_kammy tonight at 7.45 on @bbcone to take on The Hit List Christmas special. Let carnage ensue... #thehitlist

UNBELIEVABLE JEFF!! 😬😬😬 Joining forces...

News

Catch up with my latest news posts!

PLAYING CATCH-UP

A wise friend once told me, “hey, Vick, it’s way better when you blog really infrequently, but when you do, just collate everything that’s happened over that long period of time into one piece so I don’t have constant reminders of new stuff you’re doing, just occasional, less annoying overviews”. Other friends – granted, those probably considerably more savvy in the …

WE MADE IT!

RED BULL CAN YOU MAKE IT 2016 / RED BULL TV / TELEGRAPH HILL 500 students from around the world set off on the adventure of a lifetime around Europe, and as they made their way towards the finish line in the heart of Paris, it was an absolute joy to document all of their journeys from our insane studio hub …

BACK TO REALITY

A tenuously-named blog about my post-Cuban-jaunt return to work, which mainly entailed interviewing some of reality TV’s finest, as well as Single-Ladies-hand-flapping with Rebel Wilson, and testing Sacha Baron Cohen’s nob(by knowledge)… GRIMSBY   …so let’s start with that, because it is pretty much the furthest you can get from anyone’s conception of reality ever. I’m talking: in a room with …

THREE SIX FIVE

Happy New Year,* ya filthy animals. I’m back from gallivanting around Cuba and back to gallivanting around assorted television studios. While away, the lovely lot at Three Six Five Club posted this feature from an interview I did with them last year. TSFC is an awesome site to browse through, providing “interviews and features with unique, inspiring and brilliant women – …

VICK N MIX

After months – nay, years – of ignoring my calls and messages, Little Mix finally let me* join the band. Persistence is key, folks. *did not let me Truthfully, these lovely ladies were a dream to interview. We chatted about the stupidly infectious Black Magic, co-writing Britney’s Pretty Girls, wanting a Spice World-esque film, X Factor, weddings and played a craftily-named …

THE #HANGOUT WITH JASON DERULO

A blog about my show with the man formerly known as Jason Derulo*, and currently known as Jason Derulo**. *sung one way **sung a different way I recently hung out with Mr JD for a show called The…er…Hangout, on 4Music, Kiss and The Box. He was unbelievably sweet, up for playing all manner of arguably ridiculous games, and seemingly didn’t mind …

ON YER BIKE

Thanks to the brilliant production team and crew from Cyclevox, last weekend I made my first foray into the world of cycling (who knew?!), presenting coverage of The 2015 Jupiter London Nocturne for Channel 4, Eurosport and Sky Sports, alongside Jonathan Edwards and Rob Hayles. Well, technically, Jonathan and Rob talked cycling, I talked all the other stuff. The Nocturne is …

THAT’S NOT ME

A huge congratulations to the team behind That’s Not Me, a short film I presented recently exploring the effects of airbrushing, which has been awarded the BBC Award for Factual Entertainment at Visions Festival 2015. We investigated the use of retouching in fashion, advertising and media, meeting fashion photographer Jose Pope (jphotography.org.uk) and Kara Eschbach, co-founder of Verily Magazine, the only …