"This is Manchester. We do things differently, here..." Anthony H Wilson.
Within these eight, infamous words lies the true spirit of Manchester. So, it shouldn't surprise you that exciting new fashion brand, Joanie Clothing, hails from Manchester. Claiming to provide the perfect antidote to run-of-the-mill fashion, their first collection, La Rosa, promises to do just that.
As a perfectionist, I can sometimes find it hard to be spontaneous especially when it comes to travelling. So when John suggested we spend 48 hours in the Scottish Highlands with less than 48 hours to go, I really took a leap of faith and said YES. (Wild. I know.) Whilst the thought of packing an overnight bag and hitting the open road may sound exciting, even romantic to some, to me it just isn't logical. When travelling, I like to be well prepared, usually packing a capsule wardrobe of mix n' match pieces well in advance. Turns out, last minute adventures are a whole lot of fun and packing needn't be stressful!
It seems that last Thursday was the night to be seen in Manchester as a whole host of events were taking place in the city centre: fashion bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, fitness bloggers, beauty bloggers, no matter your field, there was an event for you. I could tell you that I chose the Rush Hair blogger event because I'm eternally searching for a hairdresser a cut above the rest, or a place with fringe benefits, but I'll stop with the puns: I've been boring everyone about my distaste for my hair's current state for far too long, I thought I'd seek advice.
As a Manchester fashion blogger, the bohemian, hip Northern Quarter of the city has been my playground for many years: notably, for its photogenic urban backdrops and abundance of street art. With paste ups proudly sat aside hand-finished stencils, it's an area that's flourished alongside its creative counterpart: music. In fact, it was through music that I discovered the Northern Quarter existed (back in the early 2000s).