MimosaLiFE x Black Rabbit Presents Vivendi [Recap]

Photographed by Lera Kurova. At Black Rabbit Vivendi Event.

Photographed by Lera Kurova. At Black Rabbit Vivendi Event.

In anticipation of the year ahead, the Committee members at MimosaLiFE organised a social/meeting on 24th of October 2013  at our  favourite Glaswegian watering holes  ‘Black Rabbit’ to advertise vacancies in   our events, creative and administration departments. Importantly  this event was  a second  warm welcome for old and new members at our society and a opportunity to liase with fellow fashion enthusiasts, photography lovers and creatives  over complimentary drinks and pizzas courtesy of our partners at Black Rabbit and fully sponsored guestlist/afterparty  by our friends at Sanctuary Glasgow.   In true Mimosa Fashion our music policy remained audacious as usual,  an eclectic playlist of deep house classics, 80s drenched synth-funk jams, 90s and early 2000s r&b borrowed from the  best of Timbaland and Neptune discography with a pinch of sultry 2013 quiet storm records a la Shy Girls. 

Here our snapshots of some our favourite moments  captured by Mimosa darling Lera Kurova.

At Black Rabbit, Great Western Road.

At Black Rabbit, Great Western Road.

Photographed by Lera Kurova.

Photographed by Lera Kurova.

Our favourite photo/fashion blogger Little Renault made a cameo appearance. Photographed by Lera Kurova.

Our favourite photo/fashion blogger Little Renault made a cameo appearance. Photographed by Lera Kurova.

Emotion Picture by Lera Kurova.

Emotion Picture by Lera Kurova.

Amelia x Horus : Xcelsior Unveiled {Oeuvre Noir}

Xcelsior Pop Up Shop Images by Gary Corkell

Xcelsior Pop Up Shop
Images by Gary Corkell

On Wednesday 29th of May at  the dim light Saint Judes venue, the creative minds at Mimosa Life unveiled the first two installments of their Limited Xcelsior Apparel Line  – Amelia and Horus. Both pieces  received mass praise and acclaim from  guests that attended the Xcelsior Launch on that day.  Notably, those in attendance were enamoured by the moody hand drawn illustrations screen printed onto a vintage, grungy  tee shirt  in hues of gold and yellow.

Featuring Amelia T-shirt Model/ Live Mannequin : Alexander Scott

Featuring Amelia T-shirt
Model/ Live Mannequin : Alexander Scott

The black swan inspired illustration ‘Amelia’  explained by Creative director of the Xcelsior Project was symbolic of ‘the dedication and perseverance needed to master a craft or art form….even as elegant as ballet.’ 

Featuring Horus  Xcelsior Pop Up Shop

Featuring Horus
Xcelsior Pop Up Shop

Importantly, the creative director of the project explained that  the  ‘Horus’  piece is a juxtaposition  that draws from  eastern religions specifically the ‘Third eye’a state of higher consciousness and Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics ‘Eye of Horus’ which means ‘ sacrifice, royalty and protection.

Lastly, He stressed that the Xcelsior line ‘ from the outset these pieces may appear as a moody, dark and haunting  but its symbolism and hidden meanings are representative of the struggles and daunting experience it takes to achieve one’s dream.’

Below are some of the  photos of the event at large which featured Belfast born  folk/jazz singer songwriter Bronagh Monahan as the supporting act and Hip Hop Turntablist  Lil L as the headliner enjoy!

Bronagh & The Boys  Xcelsior Launch Party

Bronagh & The Boys
Xcelsior Launch Party

DJ LIL L {HEADLINER} Xcelsior Launch Party

DJ LIL L {HEADLINER}
Xcelsior Launch Party

Xcelsior Launch Party

Xcelsior Launch Party

Xcelsior Launch Party

Xcelsior Launch Party

Xcelsior Launch Party

Xcelsior Launch Party

Muse- Casablanca Revisited [Oeuvre Noir]

Photographed by Gary Corkell.

Photographed by Gary Corkell.

On Wednesday 30th of January 2013, MimosaLife and the Glasgow University Fashion society collaborated to present an ‘All White Themed Soiree’ called ‘Casablanca’ at the Mama San Room in Saint Judes Glasgow. This event was to celebrate Spring 2013’s muse colour. Guests were greeted and welcomed with a variety of classic cocktails, a 1950s jazz/blues band consisting of a saxophonist, guitarist and drum-kit. Later on in the evening the eclectic turntablist Jamie Morris of Codeine Drums spun a variety of records ranging from electronica,trap beats, hiphop and 90s rnb. The atmosphere was nothing sort of elegant and electric it proved to be a modern twist of a film noir classic. Notably, those in attendance at said event displayed great level of tastes in fashion, individual style and swagger which was refreshing. Here are some of our favourite moments and showcase of the muses of that evening.

To view the rest of the photos click here –Casablanca

'Fly Me to the Moon' Photographed by Gary Corkell

‘Fly Me to the Moon’ Photographed by Gary Corkell

'A work of art' Photographed by Gary Corkell

‘A work of art’ Photographed by Gary Corkell

'The Bowtie is a Timeless Accessory' Photographed by Gary Corkell.

‘The Bowtie is a Timeless Accessory’ Photographed by Gary Corkell.

'Amour' Photographed by Gary Corkell.

‘Amour’ Photographed by Gary Corkell.

'White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black' Photographed by Gary Corkell

‘White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black’ Photographed by Gary Corkell

'A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.' Photographed by Gary Corkell

‘A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.’ Photographed by Gary Corkell

'Chambre De Plaisir' Photographed by Gary Corkell.

‘Chambre De Plaisir’ Photographed by Gary Corkell.

'Encore' Photographed by Gary Corkell.

‘Encore’ Photographed by Gary Corkell.

'To love beauty is to love light' Photographed by Gary Corkell

‘To love beauty is to love light’ Photographed by Gary Corkell