HUNTED VINTAGE SS16

Last week I got a sneak peak at the latest collection from Hunted Vintage, a Glasgow-based brand run by the lovely Nicole Perry, who aims to provide awesome vintage clothing to facilitate self-expression and confidence. The event was so much fun and the collection was gorgeous, as well as surprisingly affordable.

Hunted Vintage SS16 Launch Party


Highlights of the collection were a fringed suede waistcoat, leopard print swimsuit and an oversized black leather jacket. I tried the jacket on and absolutely loved it, however it was just a bit too oversized for me so I reluctantly left it behind. My search for the perfect vintage leather jacket continues!

Hunted Vintage SS16 Launch Party


The awesome thing about this collection is that Nicole curated the whole thing herself after trips to Paris and Milan. You can tell the love and passion that has gone into building the collection and it adds a more personal feel to the shopping experience.

Hunted Vintage SS16 Launch Party Macarons Skull

The space was decorated beautifully and full of inspiration, from vintage furniture to copies of magazines like Dazed. There were quotes all around, including the inspiration for the collection - "The rogues, the rebels and the Underground Kings".

Hunted Vintage SS16 Launch Party Kate Moss Doughnuts


On the night there were plenty of treats to keep us going, including amazing doughnuts by Nic's NYC Deli, brownies, macarons and even a "pimp your prosecco" station. I had a Terry's Chocolate Orange doughnut and it was heaven!

Hunted Vintage SS16 Launch Party

A lot of the items sold instantly on the night, but you can still get your hands on the remainder at the Hunted Vintage website.

Where's your favourite place for vintage shopping?

CHVRCHES @ GLASGOW HYDRO | REVIEW

Lauren Mayberry Chvrches Live Glasgow Hydro
Photo Credit: TartanZone Photo


For a band from Glasgow, Chvrches have been gone for a long time. Saturday night was their first hometown show in a year and a half, but they definitely seemed happy to be home. The last time I saw them was at the Barrowlands, which holds just over 2,000 people; on Saturday they played to 13,000. That's an insane leap and the difference in the band's performance was equally big. They were far more confident and really put on a show more than their earlier Glasgow gigs.

They kicked off the set with one of my personal favourites from the new album, Never Ending Circles and continued with a good mix of songs from both albums. Empty Threat was a highlight - a punchy track that had the crowd singing every word with as much ferocity as Lauren herself. Another favourite was Gun, which received one of the best responses of the night and saw Lauren twirling across the stage throughout.

Martin Doherty Chvrches Live Glasgow Hydro
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Martin took over as frontman for High Enough to Carry You Over and Under The Tide, and he was just as energetic as Lauren. His enjoyment was clearly evident and his voice was strong even whilst the running across the stage and keeping the crowd's energy up.

The last song before the encore was Clearest Blue, the lead single from the band's latest album. The atmosphere of the crowd was buzzing as the track built up, then everyone went crazy for the last minute and a half, dancing as the impressive light display flashed in front of abstract graphics.

Iain Cook Chvrches Live Glasgow Hydro
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Afterglow was the first song of the encore, and a bit of a strange choice. After the hype of Clearest Blue, this slow, stripped-back track was a slight anti-climax and the crowd seemed almost lost, unable to dance as they had been all night. Closer The Mother We Share got everyone back on track, though, and was a perfect end to the show.

Lauren's performance in particular was impressive as her voice sounds just as good live as it does recorded and she was much more confident than she was in the early days. She really made the most of the huge stage, running from end to end all through the set as well as jumping on and off podiums. Her crowd interactions were natural and funny, including a slight tangent about the latest season of House of Cards!

Lauren Mayberry Chvrches Live Glasgow Hydro
Photo Credit: TartanZone Photo


I felt a sense of pride seeing Chvrches headline such a large venue with so much confidence, and playing to a crowd that clearly loved them. The band are only going to get bigger and they so deserve it as they've stayed completely down to earth and true to themselves despite travelling the world and touring with bands like Paramore. I'm already looking forward to seeing them again, I just hope they don't make us wait so long next time!

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MARCH RECAP

This has been a pretty busy month, both in terms of fun events and boring uni work. I'm officially into the last stretch of uni now - I have things due most weeks right up until my last exam on the 17th of May. I'm obviously a huge ball of stress but I'm just trying to think about how good I'll feel when I walk out of my last ever exam!

Nobody's Child SS16 event Glasgow Blow Finnieston fashion blogger

I had two blogging events this month - the first was with Nobody's Child and I posted about it here. It was such a fun night and I met lots of bloggers for the first time, which was really lovely. I'm still dreaming of the fab Blow Finnieston where it was held, too, and think I might go there for my next hair colour.

Hunted Vintage SS16 launch party glasgow SWG3


I was also at the Hunted Vintage preview and launch party last night at SWG3. Their new SS16 collection is amazing and is one of the best (and most affordable) vintage collections I've seen. To find out more, keep an eye out for my post about it in the next few days.

Matty Healy The 1975 Live Glasgow O2 Academy
Photo Credit: Cameron Brisbane

I saw The 1975 live, which I did write a review for then ended up leaving it too late to post, because I suck. Anyway, they were amazing as always, if a little bit tired but that's understandable. The set list was incredible; really long and included plenty of older songs so I had a brilliant night.

25th birthday cake Champagne Chaophraya Glasgow


Adam's birthday was on the 25th so we had a lovely day out then went to Chaophraya for Thai food in a gorgeous setting. The staff were great and brought out Adam's cake whilst banging gongs and singing happy birthday so he was suitably embarrassed!

Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck


Last weekend I finally got around to watching Montage of Heck, the Kurt Cobain documentary that came out last year. It was so interesting and I loved seeing all the rare footage and even drawings that he had done, from a child right up until his last days. I couldn't hold back my tears when I saw him with his daughter Frances because it was just so beautiful. He clearly had so much love for her and the way he acted around her was so heartwarming, and that makes it even sadder that he never got to see her grow up. If you're a Nirvana fan, or even if you just enjoy music documentaries, this is definitely a must-see.

Chvrches Pvris


In terms of music, the first half of the month was still dominated by The 1975's new album, and the second half was all about Chvrches and Pvris because I'm seeing them both in the next few days. Chvrches are playing at The Hydro tomorrow night and I'm also heading to the after party so I'm really excited! Pvris are at the ABC on Monday for their first ever UK headline tour. I've been desperate to see them for so long and their album was one of my absolute favourite new releases when it came out. I might review the gigs if you'd be interested?

What did you get up to in March?