wiwn, sept

with both awards season and the london design festival upon us, this month has been all about smartening up my act a little and hunting down a few statement pieces guaranteed to turn heads whilst still retaining my love of comfy casual..

for the northern blog awards this weekend i was delighted to discover manchester-based fashion brand lavish alice, who hooked me up with the most fabulously swishy black satin one-shoulder asymmetric-hem dress which made me feel über-glam, and demanded i curl my hair, don a pair of skyscraper heels and coax out my inner northern gal for the night. despite having only moved up to manchester earlier this year, i was both surprised and incredibly touched to be nominated for best interior design blog and y’know what.. i only went and bloody won!

seriously, i’d already felt so welcomed and embraced by the amazing blogging community up here in the north,but to have been so welcomed into the fold and willing accepted – despite my overtly southern gal roots – has been truly humbling. i’ve a much longer post about my love of manchester – and all the factors that contributed to me moving up to this fair city – in the pipeline (it has been for a while, and almost weekly takes on a whole new guise – it’s a toughie to write without welling up!), but for now i just have to give a quick shout-out to some of the blogging babes who have been rocking my northern world these past six months – go give them a follow, i promise you won’t regret it!

i like tweet | unfold the day | j.anne | it’s cohen | chambray & curls | holly goes lightly | swoonworthy | old fashioned susie | love chic living | apartment number 4 | she flourished | ginseng & thyme | simply the nest | field & nest | the ordinary lovely | karen barlow | well i guess this is growing up

for those more interested in the fashion pieces above, here are all the deets you need (clockwise from top left): 1. wonderhaus 2. sezane 3. georg jensen 4. beaumont organic 5. asos 6. lavish alice.

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with thanks to carl sukonik & emily at christy for the northern blog awards photos. 


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  1. Nanni

    19 September

    Thank you for sharing the list of blogs! I will add them to my list and will follow! So curious about them!

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