Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Don't want to grow up

Photo by Paul Martin

I cannot believe its already mid March! Another month and a half and I'll be done Uni and on the search for a full time job and dealing with "grown up problems". I remember freaking out about this almost two years ago when I thought I'll be done school forever after my Fashion Design and Techniques Program, funny how time flies and a how a few more years really allows you to grow. For now I just need to focus on getting through to May with all the final projects. 

xo

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Saint Patrick's Day in the UK

Hope you guys all had an amazing St. Patties day/ Weekend. I didn't realise that in Manchester, the celebration started since Thursday! All well, I have yesterday and tonight to make up for it:)
It started 3pm yesterday at an Irish Pub in Chorlton called Fiddler (to avoid the congestions in city centre) and had a pin of Carlsberg and Corona. The atmosphere was so strange but nice. there were families and kids in the pub and a lot of older Irish Mancunians all dressed up! and one of the parents brought their daughter to take a picture with my friend and I because we had green wings haha... We met some locals and moved on to a bar/ restaurant. 

It was really nice and ate some tempura vegetable skewers with cucumber and pomegranate salad. I wish I remembered what the place was called... ( I just google mapped the area and tried to use street view to find it... couldn't.)
Then we walked down the street to the "Chorlton Irish Club", that was kind of odd, the building looked like a school, maybe they hold official Irish Society meetings inside. There were rectangular tables side by side (kind of like a school cafeteria) and of course a bar. Friend and I didn't stay too long there and we decided to retreat to her home with a box of pizza in hand and watched The Intouchables, it was an amazing French film that is both touching and funny (we tried to look for an Irish film but there aren't many that seemed interesting... a lot about love for their lands and musicals..)

Hoping it'll be a good night out with my girls tonight, I heard they do Patties day good in Manchester, lets see!

xo

Monday, March 10, 2014

pink lips and butterfly top

if a picture can say a thousand words, what can a video do?
Hope you like this :)


xo

p.s. the interview went really well and I'm so excited!! Gotta be hush hush for now but will let you know when I get more details!

p.p.s. I'm still selling hand made knickers only until May so make sure you check it out here!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Big Issue Conference 2014 MMU!


I say Umm way too much. Sorry!
What an amazing conference! The topic was "The Big Issue" and every speaker got to choose their own topics. 

 Tom Burke, assistant manager of Chanel at the flagship store in London!, talked about how to continue to engage and inspire international markets in the luxury sector. 
 Todd Lynn, rock and roll designer from TORONTO!, was interviewed by Hilary Alexander and talked about selling a new brand without losing identity, 
Robert Ott, Ryerson chair, another one of our own, talked about the issue of exploitation in unpaid internship. 
Lynn Boorady from New York talked about the human dimension and how why fit is so hard to achieve.
Mark Eley talked about a more serious top of Optihope and the growing wealth gap and wealth inequality. 
Karen Webster, fashion designer for over ten years in London, Melbourne and Sydney and now one of Australia's best-known fashion figures talked about sustainability and the problem of fast fashion (really enjoyed this!).
 Caryn Franklin, former fashion editor and co-editor of i-D magazine who talked about diversity in the fashion industry.  

Day ended off with a black tie event at Radisson Hotel sipping bubblies and great networking!

xo