Fashion Week Outfit Diary: London and Manchester

I’ve just returned from a wonderful long weekend (the best kind of weekend!) away in London and Manchester with my boyfriend for his 21st birthday, and thought I’d tell my lovely readers all about it through the medium of outfit photos, because for me, looking back at what I wear is usually the best way to remember things! 

Most of them feature my new favourite jacket, a pale pink/nude coloured duster coat, a shameless panic purchase from Primark. I adore long length coats, and own similar styles in grey black and navy, but I decided to splash out on colour to match my pink hair, and make more of a statement at London Fashion Week

Despite the rain and cloudy skies, I loved standing out from the sea of black in my pastel colours, paired with a metallic silver jumpsuit, classic ankle boots and a bright red lip.

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Thou Shalt Covet: Edinburgh Accessories Boutique

 

After 8 years of cherry picking quality designer handbags from all over Europe, Covet, Edinburgh’s top designer handbag boutique, are now proud to present their debut eponymous collection. The opulent 2016 Autumn/Winter Colour palette takes inspiration from rich jewel colours and precious metals: Platinum, Gold, Copper, Pewter, Rose Gold, Turquoise metallic, Amethyst metallic, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Quartz and Onyx.
 
“After listening to our customers tell us what they want, we have created a capsule collection of beautiful, quality, luxury handbags at an affordable price, which we hope they will love” – Anna and Blaise, founders of Covet.
I really enjoyed previewing the gorgeous new products at the event held at their Thistle St boutique last week, alongside Edinburgh Bloggers and loyal Covet customers alike. Scroll on to see all the beautiful bags from the new collection!


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Saunt and Sinner x Lauren Gollan

Last Sunday, myself and the #girlboss team from The Scottish Design Exchange; Lynzi Leroy, founder and director, Judith Hamilton-Wright, artist and head of fine art, plus Jodie Given, visual merchandiser and head of product design, attended a wonderful event at The Arches, New Waverley in Edinburgh.  The event was a celebration of a successful creative collaboration between Glasgow fashion brand, Saunt & Sinner (headed by the talented Scottish designer Toni Roddie) digital artist Vincent Wolf, and the Lauren Gollan Academy of Make Up Artistry, coming together to create and promote the Flux collection, combining classic womenswear, digital prints, virtual reality and high fashion make-up looks.

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PaisleyMake Design Festival

 

PaisleyMake is a new festival of creativity aiming to encouraging people to reconnect with  the heritage and explore the future of textiles and design, in the original home of the iconic Paisley pattern.  Last week I was invited to the blogger preview of the event, which involved a tour of the beautiful Paisley Museum and it’s huge extensive pattern archives within the fascinating environment of huge ancient weaving looms. In addition we had the opportunity to network with industry professionals and view exhibitions and participate in workshops from emerging Scottish fashion, jewellery and interior designers as part of Scotland Redesigned at Paisley Abbey. Finally, my favourite part, we attended an inspiring talk by former Glasgow student Penny Martin, editor-in-cheif of one of the industry’s most intellectual and informed women’s magazines, The Gentlewoman. I even sat next to her in the FROW! 

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Boxsmall Family Fringe Festival Edinburgh

 

Last week the boy and I were invited to go and check out Boxsmall Family Festival on the rooftop of Waverley Mall (with the best views of the Edinburgh skyline you can get!) to enjoy a complimentary round of mini-golf and a delicious meal from one of the many traders at the Box Small market
 

The wonderful mini-festival, which includes a 9-hole golf course, extensive food and drinks market, giant bungee trampolines and zorbing, as well as stalls by local artists and makers, plus loads of relaxed seating areas to catch some last minute summer sun, is only here until the 28th (Sunday!) so check it out as soon as possible; its hard to miss, being slap bang on Princes street right next to the train station! Located on the roof terrace of Waverley Mall, the Box Small cubes give shoppers and traders a breathtaking view of the Edinburgh city skyline, with access directly from Princes Street. You can even enjoy a fruity cider in the Rekorderlig garden or some gelato from the pop-up sundae bar (we tried the chocolate ice-cream and it was delicious!).

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