I know I’ve said it before, but I really do feel so lucky to have had so many lovely opportunities since starting my blog last year, especially right here in Scotland.
I think even up to a few years ago, Scotland was overlooked in terms of style. So far away from London, we almost dropped off the radar of many brands. In the past couple of years however, we have been spoiled with lots of lovely launches, blogger events and plenty of prosecco! It has also meant you get to see all the other fab bloggers on a fairly frequent basis which is always nice too.
I have been so busy with work and pretty much catching up on life that everytime I go to do a post about each event, something else comes up. I thought I would round up some of my favourite events and goings-on over the past month or two. I want to start doing more round up posts, but I promise I won’t leave it so long next time seeing as there is about 25 different events in this one post! Would love to hear what you think too!
You may remember from my post here over how I excited I was for the official launch of Emporio Armani’s beautiful new Glasgow flagship. The night certainly did not disappoint; there were pretty cocktails, there were models showcasing the amazing collections, there was so much excited chat about the new store that the atmosphere was incredible. The glossy new store is open on Ingram Street now so make sure you go and have a look!
Studying fashion at uni, I spent so much time in Remnant Kings to pick new fabric (the fabrics were always amazing, the same could sadly not be said for my poor sewing skills – more on that later). It was lovely to be invited along to the store last month to help mark their 70th birthday. It’s so nice to hear the business is still run by the same family it was founded by, you can just tell how passionate they are. To celebrate the milestone, Liberty London collaborated with RK to create a very special print which is rather impressive, I’m sure you will agree!
Okay so maybe not an event, but a day to write about for sure! I had been wanting to try Bubbles and Brunch at Hutchesons for a while now (the power of Instagram) so when Victoria and Yasmin had arranged a little get-together, of course this was our first choice. Brunch was so yummy and the prosecco was so good we may have bought another bottle.. I love blogging has led to make new friends and meet people I might never have met so it was fabulous to spend a day with these two stylish ladies and Bubbles and Brunch really is the best idea! I shared the outfit I wore for the occasion here.
I spoke about how excited I was for Kiko Cosmetics opening a store in Glasgow city centre here, a second addition to the city with the other store at Glasgow Fort. The Buchanan Street shop however is even bigger and was so hotly anticipated that there was a huge queue of customers lined up waiting to get in from 7am! I was so happy to get a peek before the doors officially opened along with some other fab Scottish bloggers. We got some pro tips and all the info on the new launches, some scrumptious breakfast – and a play with all the products which had us all so happy! When the doors opened to the customers, it was beauty lover hysteria! I decided to wait and go back in to choose some products when it was a little quieter so will share what I decide on my favourite products for summer.
Last month was the first ever Shopping Festival for the Glasgow Style Mile and it was so much fun! I was delighted to be able to be a part of it with my summer outfit post pre-festival and I visited the festival hub on Buchanan Street where I met the fabulous Liz Earle team who treated me to a hand and arm massage. I love the Liz Earle Hot Polish Cleanser so we got chatting and the lovely ladies invited me to one of the VIP events in John Lewis for prosecco, treats and a skincare masterclass with one of their Brand Ambassadors (they do these events monthly so make sure to pop into the Liz Earle beauty counter in John Lewis to find out how to get involved).
Back to the Style Mile Fest, I also went along to one of the sold out Jamie Genevieve Masterclasses in St Enoch Centre on the Sunday. I was so happy I could bring my sister with me, she always helps me with my style posts and is always full of beauty ideas so I love when we can go to things like this together. Jamie created the most amazing smoky eye look and gave some great tips and tricks. I was just sad I had to leave sharp to get to Ayr (more on that below).
I loved the buzz it created in the city I really hope they continue to do the Shopping Festival because it really is a great celebration of Glasgow’s style. I wasn’t going to mention this, but talking about the city’s style I was so overwhelmed to be included in Glasgow Live’s list of 20 people who show our city always dresses to impress, it was such a nice surprise and made my weekend!
Of course, a massive part of this blog is about my personal style but I don’t know if you know how much I love styling in general. Fashion is just such an expression of your personality I think that the way you style something can tell so much. I was delighted to work with the Ayr Central Shopping Centre and Ayrshire Magazine on the Ayr Central Style Stage weekend. There was fashion, beauty and some pretty good prizes so it was great to be involved. Make sure you check out Ayrshire Magazine if you get a chance too, I love the style of it.