Monday, 20 October 2014
Last week I had the great pleasure in attending a very special evening with Red Magazine and Anthropologie. If you haven't attended a Red Shopping event, as a reader or supporter, may I just go ahead and suggest you attempt to make this happen in the future. These events are so much fun and a great opportunity to hob knob with some pretty mega people in the industry, such as the editor and fashion editor of the mag. Oh yeah, they're both there and around to not only meet and greet but also help with shopping and styling. In short, they are worth attending. I can't say that about all magazine events, but I can easily say that over and over about every event Red puts on.
Now, onto the event attended. Red used their shopping event at Anthropologie to celebrate a very special new issue, the November Art Issue. This year they are supporting two artists in residence at the magazine- illustrator Nina Fuga and embroiderer Laura Lees. Both were in attendance at the event, alone with several examples of the pieces they have created while working with Red. Alongside short talks with the artists, Red also hosted a short styling session with the super fabulous Nicola Rose. Love this woman. Honestly. Have you ever opened Red to see the fashion pages? She's the genius behind some pretty amazing styling work. Yes, I have a serious style crush.
Here's a look at the night in question, from speeches to sketches...
A few weeks ago I spent a day with TK Maxx on a farm in East London. Let's start with the fact that I didn't even know there was a farm in East London. Add onto that the fact I had no idea I'd be spending eight hours with animals all over me, and this was a day full of surprises. In fact, I was in absolute heaven. Most of you know already I'm a country girl experimenting with city living everyday here in London. So, when given the chance to showcase my love of nature, specifically animals, I'm all hands on deck.
This might just be one of the coolest things I have done yet with FFG, partly because of the animals involved, but also because I have been shopping with TK Maxx (TJ Maxx in the States) since I was a toddler. To say I'm a big fan of this brand would be a terrible understatement. I do hope you enjoy this look at knitwear with TK Maxx in celebration of Wool Week and Autumn Winter. There's some screen shots below, followed by the video in full at the bottom!