1. Update your CV. Firstly it's important to recognise the skills you already have. You write a blog, yes? What skills do you use for that? Are you hot on Twitter or Instagram? Maybe you have a million followers on Pinterest? Make the most of your achievements and don't be afraid to include them however insignificant you may think they are. I managed to miss out being put forward for a job recently because my CV didn't state that I'm experienced at using Wordpress. Silly me! Maybe you use Photoshop to edit your photos? Or maybe you vlog too? There are so many skills to be learned through blogging. Make sure you big them up on your CV.
2. Intern. Interning is a fantastic way to get your foot in the door, apart from gaining valuable experience to add to your CV, it's also a great opportunity to get a taste for the 'real work' involved in your particular career of interest. (I should point out now that the glamorous side of freelancing is only a very small part of the job!). Interning can also bring up some excellent networking opportunities so you can get to know people in the industry. UK Fashion Intern is a good site to check out for positions, so is Fashion Workie. Also don't forget to search Twitter using relevant hashtags including the industry (fashion, beauty etc) and #intern. This is actually how I found my first intern role. Don't forget Gumtree can be worth a look too! Be aware when applying for intern or apprentice roles though, as some companies are just looking for cheap or free labour. If your not sure whether you are entitled to receive pay or not, make sure you know your employment rights and where you stand in terms of pay here.