How moving to London can help your fashion career: An interview with Emma Pulbrook.

Travel is often a necessity to live out your biggest dreams.

I’m always inspired by stories about people who push their personal boundaries to do whatever it takes to live their dreams, especially when it involves moving or travelling to another city. It may be scary to commit to moving to a faraway place, but sometimes the desire to live out your biggest dreams is just too strong to ignore.

After sharing with you all how travel has helped me connect more with others around the world, especially with talented people from across the globe, I’ve recently had the pleasure of doing a mini interview with fashion stylist Emma Pulbrook, who moved to London to pursue her fashion dream. As I’m progressing along on my magic act, I’m excited to have Emma as my personal stylist to help guide, dress, garnish and glamourise me as an illusionist. No one wants to look like a dated magician from the 60s, pulling rabbits out of their top hats anymore!

Please enjoy the read, check out some of the projects that she has worked on and visit her website at to see her amazing, inspiring work. I’ve also got permission from Emma to feature some of her work below, which include some of my personal favourites.

What made you move to London to pursue your fashion dream?

In London, I knew I could be my own person without being labelled by what people knew me as previously. There is freedom and flexibility to ones identity in London. It’s also is a melting pot of people all bringing forth their own ideas and experiences. It’s an inspiring, yet intimidating city.

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There are fashion hubs all around the world, what makes London so special?

The fashion hubs are really in Paris, Milan, New York, and London. However, London is a great place to nurture the young designers and young talent in the industry and it’s also becoming the place where everything has a base. It can come across a lot more progressive and liberal than other cities.

emma pulbrook

What about New York and Paris?

New York can be at times too commercially focused and lacking proper creativity. Paris is generally not accepting to new talent and is a place to go once you’ve established yourself within the industry. Unfortunately Milan having a smaller population and because of the Italian economy it has suffered a little there. All the cities have their own character but I feel London is the most experimental and also has the heritage brands such as Burberry or Savile Row. It’s also the biggest city in Europe so it’s great to be inspired by other areas of creativity rather than just the fashion side of things. There are loads of other cool cities in Europe too like Berlin and Antwerp which have cool fashion scenes and being based in London makes everything a lot more accessible allowing me to be inspired whenever I visit another city.

emma pulbrook

Thanks for your time Emma! I’m sure there are many readers who also dream of making the big move to live out their wildest dreams. How can readers connect with you?

You can reach me at my website but I’m also on Twitter (@epulbrook) and on Instagram (@emmapulbrook)!

Hope you all enjoyed the read. I’ll be updating you all on my work with Emma as I too live out my dreams.

Peter Paxx


Magic Update: Houdini and the disappearing elephant

In 1918, Houdini made an elephant disappear in New York. What if you reversed the concept and applied a modern touch?

I’m filled with joy right now as my new project has officially begun. Rather than making something rather significant disappear, I’m looking at reversing the methods to make a sports car appear live on stage.

Will keep you all updated!

elephant houdini 1918

Yours magically,

Peter Paxx

Blog Update: I’ve connected with readers from 20 different countries!

What country are you in right now as you’re reading this post?

As I continue to look for that next destination to visit and tick off my bucket list, I’m really honoured to have now had readers visit the website from 20 different countries. If you are reading this then I am truly thankful for your time. Remember, if you see a post that you like or know someone who might, please share it with them via Facebook and Twitter.

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Please continue to share with me ideas and what you’ll like to see next and help me colour in the map.

Your friend,

Peter Paxx

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