Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Eastpak in Manchester #madeforyourcity

I love Manchester, it's one of my favourite cities in the world mostly because it doesn't feel like a city at all. It has the feeling of a town; everyone is so friendly, every bar seems like your local and it only takes a couple of visits before you know your way around. 

Eastpak have launched a competition to give you the chance to win a weekend away to Berlin with a cheeky £300 to spend, not too shabby! All you have to do is upload a photo of you in your home city, town or village with your Eastpak bag and upload it to social media with the hashtag #madeforyourcity

I chose to snap my Into The Out Eastpak backpack in Piccadilly station because when you've been away from home it's the first place I see that makes me smile as I'm nearly home!

Find out the important bits of how to enter the competition...
  • For full terms and conditions please visit the ‘submit an entry’ section on Made for your City
  • The competition will close on 24th of October
  • The entrant with the best photograph will win a flight for two to Berlin, a two night stay and £300 to spend.
  • All photographs entered into the competition will feature on the Made For Your City microsite.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Hello Autumn/Winter

Jacket from Topshop, Jumper from H&M, Ankle Boots from Bertie, Bag from Accessorize and skirt c/o Next

I am welcoming autumn with open arms, the checked fabrics and leather are out in full force and I am loving it. The sun is still trying to shine through though so I opted for bare legs for my weekend outfit for pottering around Manchester with one of my best friends before we headed to the AX Paris Press Day to check out the new collection, sip a few cocktails and catch up!

We headed over to Black Dog Ballroom just off Oxford Road and ventured up to the terrace to be greeted by a room full of beautiful clothes, cupcakes, cocktails, bloggers and treats. Just how cute are these cupcakes?

The venue was bloody lovely, I'd only ever been to the one in the Northern Quarter before so it was a nice surprise to see the outdoor space and little private bar upstairs. The collection was dotted around the room in mini collections, from my personal favourite lace, nude and fur pieces to rich reds, autumn prints and sequins.

It was so good to see something a little different to the usual nail art at blogger events (as lovely as that is!), AX Paris had an amazing henna artist creating incredibly detailed henna tattoos. I chose a design to run along the outside of my hand so it was a little more subtle, I am in love with the outcome. The interactive photobooth was so much fun too me and my friend Lydia jumped in with Laura and Abi to take a few snaps!

We had such a great afternoon with AX Paris, big thank you for having us and I can't wait to pick up some pieces from the new collection!

Myself and The Man are heading to Italy in a couple of weeks (so excited!) so I think it might be necessary to invest in a couple of dresses from AX Paris, frankly it would be rude not to.

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Fearne Cotton SS15

London Fashion Week isn't all about high end designers like Burberry and Christopher Kane, high streets brands are beginning to have a huge presence with behemoths like Topshop leading the way.

Online stores are all over it now too with Fearne Cotton revealing her sixteenth collection for on the eve of Fashion Week. Entitled 'Circus Rebel', her collection takes inspiration from her heroines, rock idols and, of course, her very own style. Opening with circus performers and fire breathers, attention was grabbed from the start.

Fearne definitely put the cat in catwalk with meow slogans and feline features running throughout, I love the kitty sweater (above) and the 'Meow' jumper Fearne paired with leather leggings for the show. That sweater is totally on my wishlist!

The collection epitomises Fearne's style complete with cute puffball prom dresses, leather touches, hourglass silhouettes, sheer dress and adorable playsuits. A cheeky touch of 1960's mixed in with contemporary styles creates a combination of retro prints, very short skirts and splashes of clashing colour. In a good way of course.

I love the accessories and hair used through the show, glittery socks and platforms? Yes please! Messy buns and tousled hair, why I thought you'd never ask!

The collection even features prints created by Fearne's son Rex's artwork, adorable I'm sure you'll agree. Maybe the youngest print designer of all time too...

To watch the full show, just visit the Very site here. You can also shop her collections here, I can't wait for the 'Meow' jumper!


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