Welcome to Calico Casa, my square of cyberspace where I post personal essays and general ramblings on everything from fashion to feminism, education to creativity.

I graduated in 2014 with a degree in English Literature and dived headlong into digital publishing, first at Mumsnet, a major parenting website, then at a tech startup. I'm currently working as a freelance journalist which I absolutely adore.

More about me: I won the Cosmopolitan Young Journalist of the Year Award in 2012 and was runner-up in the Modeconnect International Fashion Writing Competition 2014. I've written for publications like The Pool, Broadly, Cosmopolitan, Cosmo on Campus, ELLE, Closer, Sunday Times Style, New Statesman, Indy Voices, DIVA, All Walks Beyond The Catwalk, Mumsnet, The Huffington Post, Bloomsbury, Gadgette, Femsplain, For Books Sake and others. I'm also a reporter for Glammonitor, the fashion watchdog. 

You can find most of my work on my portfolio here

I hope you enjoy reading my observations and thanks so much for stopping by - come again soon!

Christobel x

E: christobel_hastings@yahoo.co.uk
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  1. I was just going through some of my old posts and saw a comment from you. I'm so excited you're studying "abroad"! Of course, abroad to me means the other direction. How do you find Cali? I'm so glad I've found you again. Your blog is really lovely and I love reading about your mom, too.

    Good luck with school!!

  2. So glad to see your cyber square I find it such an inspiration, definitely something to look forward to and lifts the day - thank you Ms Hastings


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