INSPO magazine launch10:00 am
As a fashion promotion student, I'm partial to a good fashion magazine (or hundred) and on Thursday, I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of new local fashion magazine #INSPO. The launch party was held in Palm Sugar (very swish, I'm not fancy enough to go there usually) in Liverpool One, there were Buddha statues everywhere so you can take a guess at how much I loved it. The room was full with guests clutching copies of the debut issue and their specially made #INSPO cocktails. Not that I can comment on those, but they did look amazing.
We were treated to a fashion show of two parts, the first showcasing designs from Fuschia White and Mollie Brown, the second showing independent designer Sve Fashion and Manchester Metropolitan University graduates' work by Victoria Horden and Mahwish Aurangzeb. Woo go MMU! I'm not being biased, I swear, but those collections were incredible, I could not take my eyes off the detailing.
Between the runway collections, we were treated to a performance by the talented Kit Williams, and afterwards, lucky attendees got the chance to win some seriously impressive beauty prizes. Some beauty treatments were being carried out on the night by Crystal Clear skincare.
The night was so exciting, being surrounded by fellow fashion lovers (collective brow game; very strong) and a feel-good atmosphere. I'm so pleased for Jurga and the team, in this age where even established print media is suffering, we need more people to take risks and share their creativity. As soon as I got home I read the magazine cover to cover and was in awe at the editorials especially. So much inspo! (Ha, I didn't even mean that pun). If you want to get your hands on a copy, the magazines are being distributed around Liverpool, Manchester, West Kirby, Chester and Southport. In Liverpool, you can find issues in Warehouse, Central Perk, Cappelo beauty salon, Gostins mall, Harvey Nichols hair salon & spa, Palm Sugar, Chaophraya and Sassoon and Olivia Divine in the Metquarter. For more, check out the #INSPO website and twitter.