Monday, 24 February 2014
So, as some of you might be aware if you follow me on Twitter, I have been out and about gallavanting with the Manchester Fashion Week lot, attending meetings, hearing top secret info about what is lined up and generally getting excited!
So, it gives me great pleasure to be able to FINALLY confirm the dates and venue of Manchester Fashion Week 2014!
The main event will be a series of fashion shows spanning four days over the Bank Holiday Easter weekend.
Comprising of independent fashion designers, graduates and leading names in the fashion world, Manchester Fashion Week (#MCRFW14) will take place over 18th- 21st April at Hallé St Peters, Ancoats, during which the best of what Manchester has to offer in fashion will be on show, putting the city firmly on the fashion map.
Among the headline partners already confirmed are the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Manchester and The Milton Club who are lined up to host the after-show parties during the four days. Models for the shows are being provided by Manchester-based agency, PHA Models, with hair team supplied by Redken.
Anna Gledson, Event Director at Manchester Fashion Week (#MCRFW14) said:
"We’re really thrilled to be back and we’re already receiving a great response from others in the city who are equally excited. We’ll be showcasing some of Manchester’s hidden fashion gems, revealing some incredible undiscovered talent and giving these young designers a platform to elevate their designs within the fashion world. Manchester Fashion Week (#MCRFW14) is all about providing opportunity, and going forward we hope to give others the chance to get into the fashion industry, starting right here in Manchester.”
Martin Glyn, Project and Events Manager at Hallé St Peters, commented:
"We are looking forward to hosting Manchester Fashion Week (#MCRFW14) at Hallé St Peter's this Easter. Ancoats has always been central to the cotton industry in Manchester, and indeed the UK, so it feels entirely fitting that this year's event should be staged here. It will be the first event of it's type in the space and we look forward to welcoming the designers, models and all of the guests.”
Anna heads up the team, consisting of ten employees, both full time and on an intern basis, based in central Manchester. Schedules and further sponsorship deals will be announced over the coming weeks.
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LET THE OUTFIT PLANNING COMMENCE!! :)
Friday, 21 February 2014
Visitors were treated to some seriously great music and could check out all of the brands showcasing during this pop up shop event.
I'm not a huge sneakers wearer myself, apart from at the gym, but even I was tempted by some of the above beauties! The nude and neon pink pair were my faves!
It was really fun to do something a bit different with my Friday so big thanks to Fresh Laces for inviting me along! :)
Monday, 17 February 2014
|Nautical Inspired Knit from Joules: £69.95*|
I was recently contacted by the lovely people over at Joules to see if I wanted to have a look through their extensive collections and pick something out to style up. I selected this amazing nautical style, breton stripe jumper as it fits in nicely with other bits and bobs I have in my wardrobe and is also a nod to my favourite Parisian style stripy top look!
The first thing that struck me when it arrived was how amazingly heavy it was - the knit and fabric are obviously such high quality and I absolutely adore it! I planned to photograph myself in it yesterday but after a rather heavy night on the sauce on Saturday night, my face was not fit for public viewing!!! Oops.
I paired it with black leather look leggings and my ankle boots from Zara, it was comfortable but still looked nice for my lunch date with the girls! This is such a versatile piece as you really could wear it with a variety of different things! I have been eyeing up the red skort from Primark as I thought the jumper would look cute paired with the red, but you could also throw it on with jeans or black trousers and it will look like the perfect in between of relaxed and polished!
It may have to squeeze it's way into my Paris capsule wardrobe, as today I have been notified that I won a trip to Paris!
If you are looking for some staple knit pieces then definitely check out the jumpers and cardigans from Joules!
It's really been a great day... :)
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Friday 21st February will see Fresh Laces take over the Menswear Floor at Harvey Nichols Manchester!
Nathan Massiah is the brainchild behind Fresh Laces, he has been a huge sneaker collector since the late 90s. Nathan's passion for sneakers and love of hip-hop culture was initially sparked during a family vacation to New York in 1994, where he acquired his first pair of Nike Air Hurarche’s.
Today Nathan own’s over 100 pairs of rare and exclusive sneakers and has become known for his unique street style and keen eye for emerging trends.
The concept behind Fresh Laces is to create a platform for sneaker re-sellers, street wear clothing brands, as well as sneaker related artwork and accessories. Working closely within this fast-growing 'Sneakerhead' community, Fresh Laces events are all about creating a unique atmosphere for sneaker enthusiast to come together to buy, sell and interact with each other.
Together with his team, Fresh Laces has hosted five events during 2013, and are very excited to begin 2014 with an exclusive sneaker event hosted by the luxury department store Harvey Nichols Manchester.
So if you are a sneakers fan, head on over to Harvey Nichols on Friday between 12 - 8pm and you can see the following brands showcase their products;
Mr Sneaker | Dimension London | Tapis Rouge UK | From Virginia | I Want Your Sole
Elisha Francis London | Davo Howarth | Crep Protect | Trainerholic
Sultan Est. | Benjart | Kicks on the Moon | Sole Flesh
Get involved in the conversation with @freshlaces_ and @HN_Manchester and use #freshlaces and #FLxHN!
See you on Friday!
Thursday, 13 February 2014
|Crochet Collar Jumper: ASOS, Too Faced Blush Pearls: ASOS, Oversized Pastel Blue Jumper: ASOS, Gold Loafers: Gap, Pink Leather Bag: Gap, Yellow and Gold Watch: ASOS|
Seemingly every blogger, fashionista and general girl about town has got her perfectly pastel, manicured mitts on 'the' statement pastel piece, which is undoubtedly the pastel coat.
I really wish I wasn't as clumsy as I am, as I am seriously all over this pastel coat trend but my ability to get things dirty means it's probably not a wise investment.
This is where the above items come in! Wearing pastels is way more doable than just jumping on the coat bandwagon so I will giving my nod to pastels by incorporating the shades into accessories, clothing and nails!
I was very kindly sent some of the new Models Own HyperGel polishes to try, along with a couple of colours from the Topshop Nails new intros and I absolutely love them all!
If you aren't brave enough to wear full pastel, wearing it on your nails makes it a much easier trend to partake in.. :)
Remember ladies, on Wednesday's, we wear pink!