Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Yes, I know the high street is awash with replicas of the jacket. I know that the high street produces faceless fashion.
And affordable …
With Burberry’s priced between £1,895 - £2,195 ... high street it is then!
This Winter I am a victim of high street faceless fashion.
Just don’t tell anyone in 2011!
Monday, 27 September 2010
Will you attend? Yes!
Er, what exactly is it?
So I know it is a styling and sales event with local independent designers. Les Garcons de Glasgow photographer, Rainbow Room International hair stylists and professional make up artists – check.
Run by Silvia Pellegrino and James Rennie of my new favourite fashion house, Chou Chou Couture?
I am there! I am there with (hot messy fashion) bells on!
I arrive and (naturally) the first rail of clothes I go to is those of Chou Chou Couture.
James talks me through the pieces, whilst Silvia enthusiastically invites me to try something on! It is wonderful to go to a sale event and not have a product pushed at you to purchase. As I was drooling over (not literally folks) the lace crop vest I was interrupted by a model who wanted to change what he was wearing.
Perhaps I should have mentioned that there were models wearing different pieces from the different designers who would be styled in a new look every so often. I dedicate most of my jealousy towards them; most adults will fondly recall playing ‘dressing up’ in their childhood – this was a thrilling adult version!
Each free space accommodated a local independent clothes or jewellery designer. I took time to chat with them all; each one exuding enthusiasm and motivation in discussing their pieces and business.
Kitsch inspired jewels by Glasgow based designer Sally Reid. A mixture of genuine vintage charms and modern trinkets combine to make Florence Box Jewellerys' collection of retro accessories. The designer will be hosting jewellery tea party nights with champagne rather than tea to add a fizz to the event!
Designer and seamstress Jennie Loof amazed with her customised shoes and hair pieces, as well as dresses (and fabulously friendly personality!). Check out the pics and more on her website:
Need I say anymore about these unique one of a kind dresses from MeeMee Couture, except that you are a guaranteed hot mess at any event you let these individual custom made pieces take you to! Boutique is soon to be opened in Kilwinning so keep an eye on the website for more details:
Here is a snapshot of other pieces which helped make my Saturday afternoon:
Bold Souls came, they promised re invention, style and unique ..
With their next event in November and rumors of pop up re styling events being held monthly, I am keeping my Saturdays free and my internet on fire checking out all of these hot mess independent designers!
Thanks to Bold Souls and all involved in the organisation of the event!
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Dazed and Confused! They have one of my favourite magazines on a shelf and it’s the first thing that I see!
In the words of the orphan Annie “I think I’m gonna like it here”!
I am at the launch of a new independent fashion boutique in Glasgow’s West End which is coinciding with the launch of issue 6 of The Coveted Magazine. The editor Sarah Graham is also the owner of this new shop.
She is welcoming and took time to speak to everybody who came. A genuine, warm person who is evidently enthusiastic about her new venture. Well, when I say genuine, she is genuine about absolutely everything, except for her attempt to convince me that her father is the Satorialist!
Living in La La Land compliments her vision in The Coveted Mag; which is the support of the Scottish Fashion Industry. She supports upcoming designers as well as students and monthly will be stocking local student collections. The incredible support from a local boutique could be just the stepping stone for students and designers in promoting and establishing themselves and their collections.
The shop stocks magazines from the Fashion World and will be hosting a fashion magazine swap shop on Thursday 21st October. (That explains Dazed and Confused!)
Amongst the stock in the boutique there is clothes, accessories and fashion props. I began considering what I would buy as Christmas gifts, the festive thoughts more than likely encouraged by the cute t shirt with the gold Christmas tree silhouette (to buy for someone to ‘borrow’ off them!). The clothing was mostly quirky tops which could easily be styled to ones individual look – my favourite was a white vest with a unicorn on it. Carried me to my own La La Land!
The jewellery currently stocked is Tatty Devine which has a worldwide following within high fashion to celebrities to everyday fashionista’s – impossible to go wrong with that!
Come to the store and have a look for yourself, soak it all up and let the boutique transport you to your very own La La Land of fashion!
Take some time to talk to Sarah and pick up a copy of the Coveted Mag while you’re there!