Tuesday, 18 March 2014

What I Wore Wednesday: Bold Souls

I love fashion shows and I've been really lucky to attend a few lately. Last week I attended Off the Catwalk by Bold Souls. Off the Catwalk united some of Scotland's most promising up and coming fashion talent. For the fashion show, local favourite Chouchou was joined by Scottish Fashion Award winner Joanne McGillivray, Scotland Re:Designed New Talent shortlisted Naromode, Vanilla Ink alumni jeweller Scarlett Erskine as well as fellow cult brands such as Rock and Royalty Couture, Spoiled Brat, Prints of Paradise and Danni McWilliams. From elegant sports luxe designs, beautifully illustrated prints to imaginative reworkings of traditional heritage fabrics, Bold Souls: Off The Catwalk showed off a diverse collection of some of Scotland's freshest design houses and retailers.

I couldn't believe the massive line that travelled up three flights of stairs to get to Hummingbird's penthouse when I arrived but the wait was well worth it. I ended up getting to sit with one of the most stylist and nicest fashion bloggers I know the lovely Wendy from Thank Fifi.



I'm not going to bother showing what I wore as it was basically the same outfit I wore when I spoke at BritMums Live except my skinnies were from New Look and I added my Ohio necklace. What I will show you is a selection of some of the amazing looks we saw on the runway.



Starting at the top going clockwise was an amazing look by LaLa Land who have recently launched their own clothing, in the middle a gorgeous plunging neckline exaggerated babydoll dress from Spoiled Brat, Chouchou Couture's new Hollywood Candy hood, Danni McWilliams' pink sweatshirt and mosaic stain glass slit skirt and Rock and Royalty's statement sweatshirt.

Here's a close up on that amazing Chouchou Couture hood which I'm so coveting right now. It was the most gorgeous Harris Tweed and fuchsia fur which I'm kicking myself for not trying on after the show!


Image by Stephania Calderara Photography
I'm so in love with Rock and Royalty's "You Can't Sit with Us" sweatshirt. I'm totally obsessed with Mean Girls not to mention I love a good statement top. I'm dying to add this to my wardrobe since it could be worn casually or dressed up, too!


Image by Stephania Calderara Photography
It was such a great evening and I love supporting local Scottish talent. 
Do you like to shop local? Do you have a favourite independent designer or shop?





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38 comments:

Melaina25 said...

Looks like a fun night! I just love fashion shows! ...obvi ;)

EatPrayWearLove

Melaina25 said...

I attended Fashion Week here in Ottawa and really enjoyed it.

Melaina25 said...

That sweatshirt is fabulous! My favorite piece from your pics is the white dress with the bow. It's super cute!

Melaina25 said...

What great fun!


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Melaina25 said...

I've never been to a fashion show but they look like so much fun. I love that plunging neckline babydoll dress but don't think I could pull it off!

Melaina25 said...

thank you for having me on your blog

Melaina25 said...

That looks like such a fun fashion show!

Dana
somethingood26.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for sharing pics of this fab affair!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Melaina25 said...

Great post !


Hope you have a wonderful day.
Love,
Sofia


stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

Thank you for sharing!

Serena
http://sfashion903.blogspot.com/

Melaina25 said...

It sounds like you had a lot of fun at the shows! I'd love to attend one day. Thanks for hosting:)

Melaina25 said...

I missed you there chick, I didn't make the fashion show gutted! But was dotting about before.
Lauren
livinginaboxx

Melaina25 said...

Such a great collection of looks!!

Jenna from Visions of Vogue

Melaina25 said...

You and Wendy look great in the photo. Love that Ivory/Champagne Cocktail Dress with the Plunging Front & Big Bow. WOW!!


Thanks for hosting Melaina. Check out what I wore. Ada. =)

Melaina25 said...

I love fashion shows and I love supporting local designers. Your event was the best of both! So glad you had fun.

Melaina25 said...

There are some lovely pieces in the show. I have to say I love nothing more than a good fashion show.
Linking up again this week.x

Melaina25 said...

I love the white dress in the middle!

Melaina25 said...

Oh, that fake fur stole is so much fun! Love it.

Melaina25 said...

I *love* going to them and always excited to get invited!

Melaina25 said...

Shows are so much fun, right?

Melaina25 said...

Adorable right?

Melaina25 said...

It was a fab night!

Melaina25 said...

Plunging necklines are pornographic on me!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for joining in :)

Melaina25 said...

It was was super fun!

Melaina25 said...

So much talent in Scotland!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for commenting :)

Melaina25 said...

I hope you can go to one!

Melaina25 said...

I was at Debenhams before so showed up around 715 or so? I think we keep missing each other!

Melaina25 said...

So much talent in Scotland!

Melaina25 said...

Your blog has been deleted? Hope you're ok!

Melaina25 said...

Love local :)

✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

Melaina25 said...

I'm the same!

Melaina25 said...

It is gorgeous, right?

Melaina25 said...

It's a hood, too!

Melaina25 said...

Such a great event! Thanks for hosting the link up!

Melaina25 said...

Oh my gosh I love that "You Can't Sit With Us" sweatshirt!! I would wear that in a heartbeat!

Bailey

aka Bailey