I went along for the launch event of Edinburgh Fashion Week. I don’t do fashion blogging or anything like that but I do love fashion and I’m good at it. No, not like this cool fashion bloggers who has crazy hair colours and put everything bright and unusual on themselves and claiming they are very fashionable. No. I’m just simple and classy. What I go crazy with that’s the shoes, handbags and shades. Shoes can be very different, handbags are bright and shades are huge! Be honest I was a bit nervous to attend but I dressed up, put some make up on and went along. I was wearing Zara’s leather look black skirt, Asos block wood heel black boots and my beige Hugo Boss trench. All to spice it up with my gorgeous Alexander McQueen scarf and Marc Jacobs orange suede clutch. I had no craziness on me but I believe I suited there. The event was at the Mound in a Marquee. There were few pop up shops. One of my favourite, K by Kakao. Such a lovely independent shop in heart of Edinburgh! There was also a nice bar with Pickering’s Gin. That made me feel relaxed! Also VIP area, prosecco from G&V Hotels and a stand if you’d fancy to sign up to the huge charity event, Moonwalk. I’ve done that few years ago with a good friend of mine and was a great, great night! Although I forgot how cold could be in Scotland during night despite the event is in May! About the catwalks? Yeah, they were good. Some of the models were funny a bit but at least broken the seriousness of the event. Boys were hot and the audience were very mixed. I have seen young clearly blogger girls, middle-aged classy ladies, older and more classy woman just as many as housewife and serious fashion people. Also a few strangers who was just running into the tent because the rain. I’ve seen the John Lewis show where’s a lady, a stylist of John Lewis talked about all the outfits. It was good and informative however could have looked a bit more professional than to read them all from a wee well used note-book. Music, lightening was all matching. Next one was the George Street show. Catwalk of the few shops with loud music and few new models. I liked the fact they mixed the female and male models. The show was very busy. There was a little panic at the beginning at the door who seats where but for the time when the catwalk started everyone was calm. I have seen a few really nice outfits and few one that is no way I would wear them. However I am very open minded and I like most of the ideas. I do have a lots of pieces that I love and I generally think they look great on people. BUT. That is the key moment in fashion. You can not wear everything. Some pieces you love but do not fit on you. You have to know which piece of fashion is yours. You can be anything as long your attitude and your personality match with the things you wear. I could wear outfits like Kim Kardashian but I would not feel good and don’t think for a second they would match with my personality and every day life. Some people try to copy big names, big people, artists, actors, bloggers. It is a real shame. I don’t know why they would like to look like just the same as anyone else? Where yourself hiding then? I think to be really fashionable you have to know how and what to wear together on yourself. Some people was born with that kind of skills, some of them studied in university, some of them do not care and never will. We are different. Everyone is different. That is why the fashion is for everyone. In Edinburgh this Fashion week is a big deal. It has not happened before ( as far as I know) but hopefully it will happen next year. It will improve year by year. It has to. For the start this launch weekend was good. A good fashion show for Edinburgh and the people in it. One point I felt everyone kind of knows each other but when it will grow it will lose this little magic. I had a personal catwalk show once in Milan at Valentino’s. I have no clue what they thought who I was but it was very interesting. I’m sure they mixed me with someone important. One dress costed more than my year of salary. Here in Edinburgh this weekend I felt like more normal. More affordable and more home. In Milan obviously the professionalism was extra high just as high as the price tag. I liked both. The only different, I can afford and go shopping in Edinburgh.
“Fashion Changes but style endures”