Lifestyle and Career

The Fashion Library

 


My name is Ruth MacGilp, and despite that mysterious grade A in Higher English, I am terrible at reading. Fiction, that is. The only fiction books in my possession that have been read cover to cover are embarrassing teen flicks and romantic comedies, with the occasional classic by Bronte or Austen thrown in when I’m feeling brave. 
 
What I am excellent at, however, is being the proud owner of a 3-page-long Amazon wishlist of non-fiction books, which includes self-help guides and autobiographies, but overwhelmingly consists of Fashion books. Imagine my joy at being told explicitly by my lecturers to go out and read as much as I can about the industry, and having access to a fantastic library full of hidden fashion gems. 

 

Read more to here about my top 5!

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Wanderlust: Pinterest Travel Bucket List


Urbanity has recently joined Pinterest! It’s our go-to website for instant inspiration; you can follow us by clicking here. One of our favourite boards is Wanderlust  ; a collation of amazing places to visit, so we condensed it down into a beautiful blog post with ten of our must-see destinations. We hope you are inspired to create your own travel bucket list!

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Fashion Industry Expert Career Advice

Here are the most beneficial pieces of advice we’ve received from successful people in the industry we love. Real, practical tips and authentic experience that will help young people climb their way up the ladder! Whether you want to be a designer, start your own PR firm, edit a glossy magazine or just find your feet in the fast-paced world of fashion, we hope these quotes will give you an insight.


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Ruth’s New York Adventure: Fashion at Parsons

This week I’ve been on a Fashion Communication and Promotion course at Parsons The New School in New York City. I have had an absolutely unforgettable time, and a huge bank of fashion, PR, social media and branding knowledge that’s been passed onto me by numerous industry experts and international students, and the ‘PR Professor’ Tom Handley himself! Follow me on instagram @urbanity_blog for some insider snaps 🙂
 

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Mallow Valley Cheesecake Cafe

Yesterday marked the opening of the brand new cheesecake cafe in Edinburgh. Right next to Haymarket station and decorated in striking yellow, it’s hard to miss, and it’s delectable delights are certainly hard to forget.
Here, Urbanity’s foodie Ruth reviews Mallow Valley. Warning: explicit food pornography 😉 Check out their website for more!

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