26 June 2014

Scottish Fashion Network

Coat + Blouse - Vintage
Shoes - Primark
Bag - Nae idea stolen from my mum 
Skirt - Missguided (Buy here)

(From left to right)
Me aye thats me
Kifahh - Farah sissy

Founder of Scottish Fashion Network Gordon McGuire struck gold last night. A little while ago I received an email from Gordon introducing himself and his wonderful idea.

" Scottish Fashion Network is a sector-specific company with a focus on providing high-quality networking events & conferences for the Scottish Fashion, style & textiles industry. The concept is to create a platform for industry professionals to come together, make new business connections and, crucially, develop new industry relationships."

Which basically meant I could go and meet the faces behind the brands and gain a first-hand insight into the heart of the fashion industry in Scotland. Straight away I was keen to attend as the first event was being held at The Corinthian in Glasgow. I have never been before, no idea why? It is stunning. I want to be wine and dined there until my heart is content. Gordon had put on a champagne reception which was a lovely surprise. All the proceeds from the evening went to Glasgow School of Art to help them in their recovery from the devastating events which have recently taken place. There was stalls and a fantastic slide show from the girls @ Mallzee which by the way is the newest personalized shopping app with a social twist. Get downloading!! www.mallzee.com

Nae brownie points for coco as I took 0 pictures last night which was very very unlike me. I was so busy chatting with a room full of creative characters, I never even thought to take them.

First of all I went on my lonesome because I knew a few of the bloggers that were going and decided to meet them there. I'll no lie, I was a bit nervous. It was my first networking event so I guess it's allowed. There was a lot of very established guests there and it was nice to see everyone mingling. I said hello to a few people and then rallied around the other bloggers I have recently been stalking. No Shade anywhere, all the folks were lovely!! 

I finally got to meet  fashion blogger Jen from Glasgow Fashion Girl. Whom I always die over her instagram pictures. She if forever uploading outfits of rainbow loveliness. Check her blog out here -www.glasgowfashiongirl.com

Also I met style, fashion and lifestyle blogger Paula from The Brantastic Life. I have followed her for ages and did not even click onto who it was until I went back online. The weird thing about the blogging world is you probably have already looked at someones pictures and when you finally get to meet them, IT'S LIKE FAMILY. Check her blog out here -

Julie Campbell from Glasgowly was hilarious and she was a dream to meet! Obviously I already followed Julie which was not a surprise! Check her blog out here - 

I got to meet the amazing Colin Gilchrist!! Who by the way is a total inspiration. If your looking for some tips on eh being the best, he is your man! Colin is the social media mastermind behind Social Tailor and creator of Twitter page @ScotFashionBlog . His list of talents and connections is endless. It was a real pleasure meeting him and no doubt will pester the life out of him now I have his card! Check out his website here - www.socialtailor.com

Then of course the stunning ladies Ruth Walker and Lynne McCrossan behind www.wecrave.it . The most exciting new online magazine. Please have a read of their website it is to die for!!

Alasdair Watson - Photographer. Such a nice guy and we ended up chatting as we both realised we were new and had no idea what we were doing haha. Brilliant chat and fab work. www.alasdairwatsonphotography.com

Not to forget Betty and Bee. Two of the most inspirational bloggers to come out of Scotland. I was almost a little star struck. After following their work for as long as I can remember, it was nice to get the chance to say Hi! Check them out - www.bettyandbee.com

That is not even a quarter of the people I got a chance to meet. The event was packed and there was a real buzz in the air. Fantastic Evening by Scottish Fashion Network and everyone involved. 
Hats off to Gordon and I cannot wait until the next event. 

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