Last night, I attended the launch of the inaugral Design for Diversity festival at the National Museum of Scotland, where I saw renowned fashion commentator Caryn Franklin MBE in conversation with designers Teatum Jones and Linda of Rwandan fashion brand Haute Baso.
During the event, CarynFranklin interviewed these diversity champions to discuss the ongoing importance for diversity celebration within the global fashion industry, whilst an exhibition of work hosted by the talented Edinburgh College of Art fashion students took place.Read more to discover what else is on the cards for Fashion Forum 2018 and book event tickets now.
My better half, talented musician Jack Hinks, is creating a beautiful new piece of art with an even more beautiful meaning behind it; a film for his song about the indescribable struggle of mental illness, inspired by my personal battle with recovery from disordered mental health. And in order to push the project to its true potential, and support a cause close to my heart, Beat, we desperately need your help.
Last night marked the official launch of Creative Collective, a new Edinburgh-based independent magazine. In a celebration of a newly assembled community of local makers and shakers and the successful release of the first issue created singlehandedly by #girlboss Seonaid Rafferty, the launch party at Hill Street Design House was a festive fiesta of thriving, uninhibited and joyful creativity.
There is so much more to blogging than attending fancy fashion events, being showered with goodie bags and glugging champagne with fellow ‘influencers’. In fact, this blog post by Alice from Twenty-Something City nails the often glamourous misconceptions about being a blogger that are accompanied by shit tons of hard work that goes on behind the scenes. However, I’m not going to lie and say that blogger and brand events aren’t a huge perk of the job, and winter is definitely a jam-packed time, so I thought I’d do a roundup here of my favourite happenings attended over the last few months for anyone curious!
Scotland’s most notorious queer arts collective Dive Queer Party return to the Traverse Theatre for a special Hallowe’en-themed cabaret show on Sunday 29th October as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017.