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Vogue’s Fashion Night Out

So last month saw Manchester host this year’s Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, and boy did the city do us proud.

Being based at The Avenue, Spinningfields for the evening was fab. Each store had an offer, event or DJ and complimentary drinks…what a great excuse to shop! The Avenue giant letters were turned into a red carpet and photo-wall for the evening, where city-goers and fashionistas could be papped before heading off for exclusive in-store events and drinks at Grand Pacific.

I of course took my moment to shine (please ignore the fact that I was unable to button-up my new coat properly!)…

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Shopping Guide – I need a new wardrobe!

Still paying off the wedding and in the midst of buying a house has meant that I’ve been penny-pinching for months now and what’s been last on my list is my wardrobe (bad I know!). I always seem to find some money to eat out though…hmmm!

I can be a bit of an impulsive shopper and sometimes buy things that a) I don’t actually need and b) don’t suit my curvy size 12/14 (I still think I’m a curvy 10!). I therefore decided to actually create a shopping list before hitting the shops this weekend, so I had more focus and didn’t end up wasting much needed cash.

So whilst I was trying to decide what I actually wanted, I thought I’d share some of the awesome things I found and covet! So here’s my Shopping Guide for the coming season… 

Maroon Knitted Jumper Dress – New Look 

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Introducing Greater Manchester’s newest venue – Artwork Atelier at Greengate

My job means I get to be a part of a lot of really fantastic, unique and exciting projects. It also means I get to attends lots of launch nights, openings and networking events. One of the most recent being, the opening of the cool Manchester venue, Artwork Atelier at Greengate, Salford. I’m a lucky girl!

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This is a fantastic converted warehouse space on the borders of Manchester and Salford and offers new businesses, creatives and event organisers versatile and raw space to do with what they will (within reason of course!).Continue reading