Last week, Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out event came to my home city of Manchester for the first time… well, we do like to shop up here!
There were fashion talks, catwalks (and cultural walks), band performances, DJ sets, makeovers and freebies galore. It’s really good to see an event like this making it out of the capital, there was a great atmosphere in town and I only wish that I’d had enough time to see more of it.
Seen as my main fashion love is vintage (who knew?) my top must-see for the evening was the pop up shop at Manchester Art Gallery, where the beautiful glass atrium was transformed into a vintage shoppers paradise, accompanied by an interesting talk from curators at Manchester’s Gallery of Costume. The art gallery is one of my favourite places in the city and was kind of cool to be there after dark (in fact they open late most Thursday nights, check ’em out).
As well as a treasure trove of clothes, jewellery and accessories, there was also a salon where you could get all dolled up in vintage style before donning your new frock and having your picture taken by a real Vogue photographer!
I’m only sad that I didn’t leave enough time to get involved in the dressing up action. However, I didn’t leave empty handed, snapping up this pretty floral and lace 70s handmade tunic from Madcap Vintage.
Plus this 80s number from Tea With Audrey. I fell in love with the print, great for a grammar nerd like myself.