When I moved to London at the end of May, I made a long list of exhibitions I wanted to visit during my time here. From Anna Sui at the Fashion and Textiles Museum to California at the Design Museum, my to-do list was growing by the day. But sadly, I realised that when you’re working here, not just being a tourist, there is just no time (or money) to visit them all! Earlier this month, however, my better half came up to visit for the weekend which finally gave me an excuse to embrace some arts and culture! All in one day, Jack and I visited the following exhibitions: Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever, Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, and Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains. Read on to see my reviews and ratings of each one!
Effortlessly fusing the concepts of the modern street food market and the pop-up retail mall, Boxpark stands proudly in the heart of London’s Shoreditch to deliver a community of brands specialising in independent fashion and food. Boxpark was the world’s first pop-up shopping centre, that has revolutionised the London retail experience. Read on to discover my top 10 pop-up picks from Boxpark Shoreditch.
Welcome to the ultimate Edinburgh shopping spree! Anyone that knows me knows I love to rant about the importance of shopping local. As convenient as big brands can be, we have to support the independant retailers in our city to create a more circular economy. Remember, when you shop from a small independant brand, the person behind it does a little happy dance.
Last Friday I attended the opening night preview of Women in Contemporary Society, a photography exhibition by third year students at Napier University as part of Space: Occupied at Trinity Apse. The collective involves talented photographers Rosemary Adler, Cirstyn Brown, Jade Cofor, Oliver Forde, Agata Kozlowska, Sandi Macdonald-Haig and Stewart Main, all creating unique works around the theme of female identity in the modern world.