Sunday, 28 September 2014

INSPO magazine launch

As a fashion promotion student, I'm partial to a good fashion magazine (or hundred) and on Thursday, I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of new local fashion magazine #INSPO. The launch party was held in Palm Sugar (very swish, I'm not fancy enough to go there usually) in Liverpool One, there were Buddha statues everywhere so you can take a guess at how much I loved it. The room was full with guests clutching copies of the debut issue and their specially made #INSPO cocktails. Not that I can comment on those, but they did look amazing.

#inspo magazine launch party liverpool

We were treated to a fashion show of two parts, the first showcasing designs from Fuschia White and Mollie Brown, the second showing independent designer Sve Fashion and Manchester Metropolitan University graduates' work by Victoria Horden and Mahwish Aurangzeb. Woo go MMU! I'm not being biased, I swear, but those collections were incredible, I could not take my eyes off the detailing. 

inspo launch party fashion show fuschia white and mollie brown collections

inspo launch fashion show MMU graduates sve fashion, victoria hordern and mahwish aurangzeb

inspo magazine launch party sve fashion

Between the runway collections, we were treated to a performance by the talented Kit Williams, and afterwards, lucky attendees got the chance to win some seriously impressive beauty prizes. Some beauty treatments were being carried out on the night by Crystal Clear skincare.

kit williams performs at inspo magazine launch party liverpool

crystal clear skincare at inspo launch party liverpool

The night was so exciting, being surrounded by fellow fashion lovers (collective brow game; very strong) and a feel-good atmosphere. I'm so pleased for Jurga and the team, in this age where even established print media is suffering, we need more people to take risks and share their creativity. As soon as I got home I read the magazine cover to cover and was in awe at the editorials especially. So much inspo! (Ha, I didn't even mean that pun). If you want to get your hands on a copy, the magazines are being distributed around Liverpool, Manchester, West Kirby, Chester and Southport. In Liverpool, you can find issues in Warehouse, Central Perk, Cappelo beauty salon, Gostins mall, Harvey Nichols hair salon & spa, Palm Sugar, Chaophraya and Sassoon and Olivia Divine in the Metquarter. For more, check out the #INSPO website and twitter. And, if you're not based in the North West, don't worry, you can check out the online version right here!

Good vibes guys 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

hawes & curtis tailoring

There comes a time in every woman's (and man's) life when they need to invest in a good shirt. Usually it's when they're entering the big scary world of work and need to make a good impression, because let's face it, nobody is going to hire you wearing an ill-fitted old shirt and pants too short or too long, or, as one man once wore to an old interview of mine, a paint covered tracksuit. I'm applying for placements soon (hello potential employers reading this!) and I knew the time had come. I am beyond impressed by Hawes and Curtis, the quality is impeccable and the packaging is to match. I felt pretty fancy, opening a box to find a perfectly wrapped beautiful shirt such as this. I did size up, as I resist anything fitted on my top half, but it's the perfect fit for me. I didn't want to take it off!

hawes and curtis tailored shirt, primark jeans, primark monk shoes and black satchel

hawes and curtis pink pinstripe shirt with primark black jeans, monk shoes and satchel

primark mock croc satchel

shirt* hawes and curtis / jeans primark (old) / shoes primark / bag primark (old) / necklace river island

If the time has come for you (gosh that sounds a bit morbid..not like that!) take a look at Hawes & Curtis, there's actually some amazing savings to be had! And there's paisley, which is always a good thing.

Good vibes guys 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

terrible movement - who's rad

I've been an admirer of terrible movement for a while, their tees (and tdf sweats) are unique, playful and I gotta say, freaking comfy. The whole dropped armhole thing has been around for a good while but I'm very late on the bandwagon with this 'who's rad' muscle tank. Look at me being all sporty.

terrible movement who's rad muscle tee OOTD with H&M crop top, black sweatshirt, levi shorts and new balance 574s

topterrible movement / crop top H&M / sweatshirt george at asda (old) / shorts vintage Levis via Syd & Mallory / new balance 574s foot asylum

If you haven't already, go check out the terrible movement site, even Cara's a fan! Plus I have to mention how amazing the packaging was from these guys, you can see a little video on my instagram. *hand clap emoji*

Good vibes guys