Tilly Wheating

Old Bedalian 2008

Have you undertaken any kind of further study since leaving Bedales and have you gained any further qualifications?

After Bedales I took a year out to travel and then went to Bath Spa to study Fashion Design.

What kind of work are you currently involved in and how and why did you come to be doing it?

I currently work at Harper's Bazaar and Town & Country magazine as a Fashion Assistant. This involves preparing everything for the fashion shoots and working closely with stylists.

It was whilst at university that I realised that I enjoyed clothes more when they were already made. I now get to work with some of the best designer clothes and travel around the UK to some amazing locations for photo shoots. I one day hope to be a stylist myself.

Did attending Bedales help you in getting to where you are now and how satisfied are you with what you are doing?

I love what I do and Bedales definitely helped with my love for Fashion. In this industry you also need to be able to communicate with lots of different kinds of people, from PRs to stylists and photographers and I truly think that Bedales taught me how to do this.

Have you been involved in any other interesting activities or occupations since leaving school?

I occasionally waitress for catering companies and do lots of freelance work assisting stylists.

I absolutely loved my time at Bedales and still say that I would do it all over again!

(August 2016)