VM at COW Vintage Nottingham

The Giraffe takes on the COW… As part of my course at Nottingham Trent university I was lucky enough to take part in a Lord Whitney workshop. For those of you that haven’t heard of Lord Whitney, they are a prop making duo and with a beautiful company and great workshops to get involved with.… Continue reading VM at COW Vintage Nottingham

NFW- oneBC fashion show

As I was helping out with the event, (stewarding and being a runner for the show) I didn’t have time to take many pictures. However, the brand that stood out to me the most was the incredibly edgy OneBC. Therefore I made sure I had front row position when seeing the show for the second time Saturday evening. In more ways than one these guys stood out, bringing an energy to the evening. I love to inject a bit of rock’ n roll into my own wardrobe on occasion, but oneBC takes it to a whole other level.edit 1edit 3

The atmosphere was electrifying… quite literally with a live electric guitar being played up the catwalk amongst the models!  The colour pallet is kept to charcoal blacks, textured metallic and concrete hues keeping within the theme. I feel like the atheistic of a brand is so much more powerful when a catwalk show is colour coordinated or themed.

edit 4 IMG_1083To finish the models themselves stole the show. Fierce and profound. I loved the mix of gender, ethnicity, height and age (refreshing for a fashion student, when all you see is young white women dominate mainstream media). It was a beautiful mash up of all things rock’ n roll, a bliss movement of attitude and personality. I wanted to be in their gang!

If you want more info on what they are all about, have a look here at their website: http://www.one-bc.com

Or check out the shop in Nottingham located on Gedling street!


-The Lanky Giraffe

Nottingham Fashion Week

The countdown continues, two days until Nottingham fashion week begins!! Everything you want to see from new trends on the high street to exciting independent designers. The first ever week long fashion event is a collaboration between The Nottingham BID (Business Improvement District) and the Creative Quarter. So get ya self down there.

When is it?! April 22nd– 30th

Outside URSA minor apparel today, such a great shop! Featuring in NFW.

I’ve had the exciting job of helping out with the Creative Quarter spreading an enthusiastic word across the city. ‘Spotlight on Nottingham’s independent fashion’, presented as part of NFW, takes place on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Venue: Sneinton Market avenue. Not only will you find fashion but as a creative space there will be music, inspiration, performance and food&drink.

Part of my role is helping out with the social media, a few other bloggers and I have been taking over the Creative Quarters social media accounts so please have a look! Today we’ve visited just some of the exciting businesses that will be showcased at the event. So give us a follow…

Facebook: Creative Quarter Nottingham

Instagram: CQNottm

Twitter: CQNottm

Paying a visit to one of Nottingham’s most inspirational spaces. Ideas on Paper- you should check it out.

SnapChat: CQNottm

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AND the experience doesn’t stop there! Fellow bloggers and friends are posting exclusive interviews with designers and keeping you up to date on all the inside information, so check their blogs out too!




-The Lanky Giraffe 

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