Edinburgh Fashion week is hosted by the team at Essential Edinburgh and aims to bring families and shoppers into the city centre, and to celebrate the capitals creativity and style. It's about time Edinburgh's strong style scene was celebrated, and as the city's bloggers you are central to that scene. I for one can't wait to experience the buzz of a fashion week right here in our beautiful city. The Edinburgh Bloggers team will be attending the shows next weekend and will be taking part in the workshops (and enjoying the VIP area) so make sure you say hi.
If you want to attend any of the shows, you have to be quick as tickets are selling fast. Tickets are priced between £5 - £25 (Tickets available here) for more information check out the fashion week programme.
Saturday 5th March
12.00 - Kids Fashion Show
13.30 - Jenners/House of Fraser Fashion Show
15.00 - George Street Collective
16.30 - West End Collective
18.30 - Charity Show and Auction
Sunday 6th March
12.00 - Kids Fashion Show
13.00 - Princes Street Fashion Show
14.00 - John Lewis Presentation
15.00 - Thistle Street Collective
16.00 - The Edinburgh Collective
17.00 - Let's Talk Fashion, panel discussion
18.30 - Edinburgh College of Art Post Graduate Collective Show
But enough about Fashion Week (because you were sensible and booked your tickets in advance) let's talk about the brunch. The Printing Press (attached to the George Hotel) has just launched a new brunch menu and generously allowed us to sample it while listening to the plans for Fashion Week. First of all I need to mention the presentation, everything look so good (almost too good to eat). I tried the croissants and the cucumber smoothie and both were delicious. I can see myself returning to try the full brunch menu.
After everyone was fed and watered we were invited along to ANTA, who will be decorating the VIP area at Fashion Week for a glass of fizz. Now as you all now I'm not one to turn down a free drink so I happily made my way along George Street to the ANTA store. ANTA is a store I've walked past and admired the window display many times, but have never ventured into. The store itself is beautifully laid out and so much bigger than you'd think. Not knowing much about the brand I was pleasently surprised to hear everything they sell if made right here in the Scotland, with the majority being made just down the road in the Scottish Borders. They sell a beautiful range of homeware and tartans (which they design themselves). You can see their full range online or just pop into the store. By the end of the event, everyone was wishing for a tartan wall in their house.
|The lovely Helen and Kim from Wardrobe Conversations|
I look forward to seeing you all at Fashion Week this weekend. Now to decide what to wear?