Last year I went along to my first Bold Souls event, you can read all about it here. I’m very excited to announce that Bold Souls is back for Summer 2014. One of my favourite designers Ms Chouchou has brought together an amazing selection of local designers for a pop up shop and cat walk show.
A favourite of mine from last year Naromode are back with their second collection. After their recent selection of ready to wear tee shirts available on ASOS I’m looking forward to seeing the new collection, a new Grimm Brothers tale perhaps?
Joanne McGillivray will be showcasing her new collection, you all know how much I loved her Iona dress, fingers crossed for some more amazing prints. There’s also Danni McWilliams who featured a gorgeous olive green skirt last year and cult online brands Spoiled Brat and Rock and Royalty Couture.
Sounds fab right? Well it’s tomorrow night, 13th March from 5.30 – 9pm at Hummingbird. The pop up is free, well not including what you’ll spend on the wonderful pieces in offer. The catwalk show is only £10, get your ticket here.
A late one, but its been a busy day folks. They say you learn something new everyday and maybe you’ll get your fix from today’s new music Monday. I love Cosmo Sheldrake’s new track The Moss. It opens with the line ‘legend has it that the moss grows on the north side of the tree’ and continues to provide a series of random facts in the the most melodic way possible.
Sheldrake is quite a young man. He plays a multitude of instruments including keyboard, double bass and accordion. He is also a songwriter and producer. He’s been a busy boy composing music for film and theatre whilst touring with a variety of bands as well as solo.
His music is a combination of funky melodies created by some of those 30 instruments he plays and very clever lyrics. Great little upbeat track for a dull Monday.
I hear that dresses and skirts over trousers are back, not really surprising since the 90′s have been infiltrating high street fashion for over a year now. It’s great news for me because I can pretend like I’m 17 again, finishing school at 3pm, starting to head out to clubs at weekends and my biggest worry being that Chemistry homework I’ve not done. Also I can get this cute little dress on. This was a christmas present a few years ago which I’ve never worn as it’s just too damn short. I’ve told you before that being tall is a curse, it looks pretty cute over my grey gap jeans though.
For once I have a load of outfit photos thanks to my
photographer sister, I’ll try not to overload this post. My sister has recently set up her own plus sized fashion blog, she’s always copying her cool little sister, check it out here Something In The Way She Moves
Jumper Dress – Per Una
Jeans – Gap – last seen here
Heels – M&S Limited Collection
Beanie – Accessorize
Bag – Accessorize – last seen here
Bangle – Brown Thomas – last seen here
Watch – ASOS
Ring – Market
Buck Rodgers – Feeder
Today I popped into (get it) the Scottish fashion pop up in Princes Square. When I heard my favourite Rebecca Torres had some sale and sample pieces on offer I couldn’t resist, despite my skintness after the yucky dentist trip. Not only are there Torres on sale but a range of other fabulous Scottish designers.
I was very close to buying the gorgeous Iona Joanne McGillivray dress, with 70% off it was hard to say no. Isn’t that print just amazing, I’d have it in the dress, skirt and trousers if I could. I was also introduced to Antithesis. Antithesis have a beautifully simple little navy dress which you can transform by zipping on a range of embellishments to the chest. I’m talking fringing, feathers and ribbons ladies, amazing. There’s also some sparkly jewellery offerings for all you magpies out there.
It’s open till tomorrow, 8th March until 5pm and I urge you to head down if you can.
I’ve mentioned before how I love a little bit of vintage. I’ve always liked having things that are one of a kind or limited edition and vintage is exactly that. With that in mind I was pretty excited when a little email dropped in my inbox inviting me to join in with the Beyond Retro blogger competition.
Beyond Retro have an amazing selection of Kimonos, something I’ve been lusting after for a while now. This purple satin one is simply amazing. For the competition I was only supposed to create one outfit board but I just couldn’t decide whether to dress it up with a 90′s strappy dress or down with a 70′s cut offs and wedges. Hopefully they’ll forgive me.
Wish me luck!
All Beyond Retro
All Beyond Retro
Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
I heard Elli Ingram a couple weeks ago when her new track All Caught Up was Zane Lowe’s hottest record. I couldn’t find a decent version of it to feature on here so you’ll just have to wait till her new EP comes out mid March.
She released her debut EP last summer after coming to the attention of many with her cover of Kendrick Lamar’s Poetic Justice in early 2013. This 19year old singer/songwriter is one to watch, having already collaborated and toured with Chase and Status.
It’s easy to make comparisons to Adele as her vocals are top notch and there’s a jazzy feel to the tracks. The EP is most definitely original though, I can’t wait for her new one.
Thank god it’s Friday, what a busy and tiring week I’ve have. Just as well I was super organised last weekend and got not one but two outfits photographed. I love this dress I got for my anniversary dinner last year but I’ve not been able to wear it as much as I’d like. Then last weekend I had the
bright obvious idea of throwing a jumper over it to dress it down. So here’s my new favourite skirt, perfect for the ever cold Glasgow weather when teamed with tights. I think it looks pretty good with these bargain boots I picked up in Topshop a few weeks ago too, if I don’t say so myself.
I’ve got, fingers crossed, an easy day ahead of me before I knock of early for a work night out. Hope you all have lovely weekends planned.
Dress (worn as skirt) – ASOS last worn here
Jumper – TwentySix People last worn here
Boots – Topshop
Necklace – Gift
Bangle – H&M
Cheers (Drink to that) – Rihanna