Tuesday, 21 January 2014

January so far.....

My fabulous readers, I'm so sorry for the lack of posts in January, I had every intention of starting the year as I meant to go on and get the regular daily posts back up and flowing straight after the Christmas and New Year break but unfortunately I had a few medical problems I had to get sorted, tres non chic but necessary all the same! No worries though I'm all good and back to WERK. 

As much as I was lacking on the posting front so far in January, I was involved in some very fabulous meetings! Firstly I had lunch with the lovely Emma from the PR team at Radley! Emma took me for a lovely lunch in Browns Brasserie in Liverpool One, which I hadn't visited before but enjoyed tremendously, indulging in a lovely Nicoise Salad (Yes I am on the diet wagon!)whilst discussing Radley's new spring/summer 2014 collection and zealously talking about the brands latest collaboration with the amazing, London Fashion Week darling, Holly Fulton. The new collections are a fantastic new direction for the traditional British brand, enticing a whole new generation of shoppers who want high fashion, coupled with the most high quality British craftsmanship but for an affordable price. Ill be bringing you all the details of the new collection soon, just in time for spring and believe me its definitely worth a look, here is a sneaky peek of the Holly Fulton Collection, how 'oh my' is that oversized clutch!  All available at Radley Liverpool.


Holly Fulton for Radley Renn (oversized clutch) - £249 and Ranya (Flap over clutch) - £199

Last week, myself and one of the dudes from the blog met up with our amazing friend and might we say extremely talented, up and coming photographer, Emma Bassnett from The Lab! 

The Lab is a collective of fabulously talented people who run a state of the art, fantastically cool, photographic studio over in the Baltic Triangle. The guys hire out for the Lab for creative studio work, in-between their own fantastic projects, at extremely reasonable prices and the space is extremely cool. 

Located in the attic of the old Picket club the studio has a cool rock n roll vibe, and as well as a large photographic studio the space also houses a state of the art green screen for video production and a dedicated station for the perfect product shoots. 

I had the pleasure of using The Lab myself back in October for a shoot with Bite Me Clothing and it was a dream to use.  The vibe is a bit Andy Warhol's factory meets modern, Liverpool photography and I enjoyed every minute I was in there.

Find more details about the lab here The Laboratory Media Pack
and at their face book page 



And the purpose of our lovely meeting you ask?  Well, as well as discussing the amazing fashion photography Emma has been doing lately we also started work on a very exciting project Emma and The collective over at the Lab have organised with the fast becoming legendary, Liverpool fashion pioneers over at Resurrection on Bold Street. All I will say for now is that we will reveal all about the exciting event really soon and we will be covering the fantastic fashion extravaganza as it happens.

["Speaking which we do need some more models to join this amazing project so if you are or know of a model between the ages of 18 and 30 with a cool urban look, both male and female who are looking for some portfolio work then contact me for more details at discofashionartsugar@hotmail.co.uk "]   

Finally I also had a little catch up with the PR guys over at Met Quarter who told me some fantastic news about a new, exciting opening coming to the fashion haven in February.  

All you fabulous fashion forward yummy mummies will LOVE the arrival of The Pudding Club - Liverpool's first specialist boutique for expectant mums to the Met Quarter. Frustrated with not being able to find comfortable, fashionable jeans – the backbone of her pregnancy wardrobe – Alexandra Macleod decided to set up The Pudding Club so that mums-to-be could enjoy shopping to dress their bump, and feel pampered in the process. 




Following on from the success of her first venture in Knutsford, Alexandra saw a large percentage of her clientele travelling from Liverpool and so the Metquarter struck a chord with her. “Many of my Knutsford clients were travelling from Liverpool and after attending the opening of the Metquarter I immediately thought of it as the perfect place to open another shop,” commented Alexandra.

With the belief that a good pair of jeans underpins any woman’s wardrobe, whether pregnant or not, Alex made sure that The Pudding Club has a strong emphasis on maternity jeans – whether Skinny, Straight, Bootcut or Boyfriend in under bump, over bump and on bump styles. The Pudding Club will be the only premium maternity denim supplier in Liverpool, stocking brands including Paige, Citizens of Humanity and J Brand. Maternity jeans range from £45 to £250.  In addition, women working in the city centre who need somewhere on their doorstep for stylish maternity clothes for work are also catered for. For working mums to be there is a selection of tailored trousers from Slacks and Co and Attesa,  together with work shirts by Vanessa Knox and Paulina (Germany’s leading maternity wear brand worn by Heidi Klum, Natalie Portman,  Jessica Alba and Claudia Schiffer amongst others).  New for 2014, The Pudding Club will also be stocking the SPANX range of maternity underwear, a complimentary product to occasion wear.  Alexandra added: “This is a brilliant add on to our occasion wear brands, such as Tiffany Rose and Isabella Oliver, as women are wearing more clingy maternity styles and require the right underwear. Women are at a time in their lives when their bodies are constantly changing and they can find this transition daunting. Sexy and feminine lingerie helps to raise their self-esteem and confidence, in addition to a capsule wardrobe which will take them through pregnancy and beyond”.
“Our ethos is to spoil our pregnant ladies. Our stylists are extremely knowledgeable and can give our customers advice on how to look good and how to put outfits together that look stylish and contemporary whilst not compromising on quality. Our customers will have a great choice from a wide range of premium brands depending on what look they are trying to achieve - whether it’s work wear, day wear or occasion wear. We have the widest selection of Maternity clothing brands in the UK so there is bound to be something for everyone”.

Definitely another jewel in Liverpool's ever growing fashion crown.

Well I'm off for now but Ill be back soon with my long overdue 2013 fashion review, where I will be discussing the biggest stories from fashion last year and recommending what trends we should be taking forward into this year.  Oh and a little thing called the 2014 Spring Summer Haute Couture Roundup! 
Chanel, Gambassti, Margiela OH MY!


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