Exordium

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After the success of the last event ‘Prelusion’, MimosaLiFE is proud to announce the next in the series – ‘Exordium’.

 

The aim of Mimosa is to provide a promotional platform for local creatives, whether it be designers, models, photographers, musicians or dancers. The orchestrating of regular events allows us to showcase a range of unique talent. ‘Exordium’ will be a full runway show featuring luxury but affordable formalwear, knitwear, menswear, urban fashion and bridal wear from six of Scotland’s up and coming designers – Hardwear, Naromode, Nutmeg Couture/Bridal, Di Gilpin, Arsalan & Jonathan Gardner Creations.

As head of PR Mhairi Harris explains, there is a need for more accessible and approachable fashion shows in the Glasgow area.

 

Traditionally, shows can appear to be daunting, however, this intimate location allows for the audience to see, breath and almost ‘touch’ the fashion.

It is also extremely exciting to have an event like this relatively early on into a society’s founding. The society has always strived not to disappoint and finally to get people talking about local fashion again.”

The night will begin with our signature complimentary Mimosa champagne drinks reception, followed by the runway show and performances from local musicians, then the party will continue into the early morning with a DJ set from Sanctuary resident Grantos. It is the perfect opportunity to experience fashion first hand and to network with local creatives. If the success of our last event is anything to go by, Exordium promises to be very special indeed.

 

The event will be held at The Sanctuary, in Glasgow’s fashionable West End, on the 30th of January at 8.30pm.

 

Proceeds will be donated to the Scottish Spina Bifida Association, a charity which has had the continued support of MimosaLiFE.

 

Tickets can be obtained at the pre-party on Tuesday 28th January at the Black Rabbit (Great Western Road, Glasgow) or by contacting Mhairi Harris on 07825 872427. Additionally, there will be PR teams outside the University Library on Monday 27th for more information and ticket sales.

 

We hope to see you there.

 

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The Art of Animinimalism[Concepteur]

Black Penguin Girls Tee shirt, Animinimal

Black Penguin Girls Tee shirt, Animinimal

The Tee shirt has been described as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet, a timeless canvas that simultaneously expresses individuality and simplicity. Australian born designer Andrew Grech’s  interpretation of this classic piece of clothing continues this tradition and does so successfully with Animinimal. Initially, Grech was inspired to create a collection that married both fashion and music exemplified by his early conceptions of the brand ‘the white stag headphone t-shirt.’

White Stag, Animinimal

White Stag, Animinimal

Recently, Animinimal’s  reach has spread like wildfire throughout the UK – stalls in London, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stirling and Glasgow and making appearances in fashion shows such as Nightwalk, Bold Souls, Glasgow University Magazines Launch Party and the International Students Fashion Show. Importantly, the brand has expanded  by releasing vests, jumpers and hoodies to its collection. Rest assured, Animinimal continues to prove that it is the perfect bedfellow/companion for the tee-shirt and jeans types and hedonist club goers. The sky is the limit for this brand which we acknowledged as one of our favourite collections in the 2013 International Student Fashion Show. Love, Share & Be Inspired.

Black octo white hoodie

Black octo white hoodie

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CHomicz Fashion [Concepteur]

Model :Klara Chomicz Designer: Joanna Chomicz

Model :Klara Chomicz
Designer: Joanna Chomicz

Chomicz Fashion is the stellar creative outlet of Joanna Chomicz, a Polish born, now Glasgow based designer.  We were first introduced to Joanna’s female driven eccentric, bold and unconventional collection  that was modeled at the 2013 International Student Fashion Show hosted by Jake Mood.  Her collection reflected the work of a designer that was willing to make brave artistic statements, an element of playfulness in fashion and importantly experience. Joanna’s well fitted clothing and sewed couture are a reflection of her dedication to her art- spanning 15 years of fashion designing.

For more on her collection click here – CHomicz Fashion

Chomicz Fashion,

Chomicz Fashion,

Notably, her inspiration for her individual pieces have come from historical clothing particularly 18th century and musical instruments. One of her pieces was inspired by the shape of a cello which was adapted to the human body. In effect, we believe that her designs are suited for both the runway and individuals who are willing to make bold and extraordinary fashion statements. Enjoy, Share and Be Inspired.

Check out more photos of her collection below :

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A Young Heart, Presenting Bronagh Monahan [En Amour]

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Belfast bred  singer/songwriter Bronagh Monahan , has slowly been captivating audiences in the thriving Glasgow music scene. We were invited to the Arches Glasgow on the 20th of February to witness first hand her stellar live performance in support of songstress Rae Morris. Upon arrival, shades of turquoise illuminated the entire venue and its audience remained cloaked in darkness. Appearing from the shadows, Bronagh appeared a bit nervous but confident. As she performed, her arresting vocals remained haunting yet fragile over somber piano keys. Her musings of men and relationships reflected an artist that sang with conviction, sincerity and wisdom above her years.

Sound cloud  – Bronagh,  Facebook page  – here

After her performance, we interviewed Bronagh about her music and eclectic fashion taste.

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MimosaLife -Is there a strong correlation between your fashion taste and your music?

BronaghI guess so, my fashion taste can change everyday and its the same with my music. I’m pretty open to a lot of styles. However, I like to, both in my music and clothing, keep things classic a lot of the time. There are certain fashion pieces that will never go out of style eg leather jackets, a good pair of jeans, ballet pumps. And in music a lot can be said for being classically trained, I studied Classical Singing at university. I understand what the fundamentals of music are and know what is pleasing to the ear…well I hope so anyway!

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MimosaLife – What era or time period greatly influences your fashion tastes and preference?

Bronagh – I love looking at photos of French fashion in the 60’s and 70’s. Women were so chic and had impeccable style. They like to mix feminine pieces eg A line skirts, shift dresses with a masculine edge eg fitted collared shirts. I love this look, particularly that of Brigitte Bardot, her makeup and hair always looked incredible.

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MimosaLife – What are the fashion essentials that you can not live without?

BronaghProbably my dark pink Pea coat, it has quarter length sleeves and black buttons, a good coat will last you for years. My black leather shopper bag I got from H and M, I can carry my whole life in it. Silk scarves, good for putting colour into an outfit. And my jeans, always jeans.

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 Mimosa Life  – Who are your top three Fashion influences?

BronaghA girl called Lily Millers, she has a fashion blog LLYMLRS, I love her style its so accessible for people on a budget like me and her site always gives me high street options! And if money were no object, I’m always inspired by Kate Bosworth, she wears the most beautiful clothes and also Miranda Kerr, perfection.

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MimosaLifeMusic today is quite image conscious, most artists are increasingly becoming identifiable by their own signature style, what are you thoughts?

BronaghI certainly think there is the question of whether an artist is marketable or not and this can depend on them having a great sense of style. Its made me more aware of the way I present myself, I quite enjoy this though. Being a musician means you put yourself out there to be watched/listened to and if you can do it with a great outfit on then why not!

Beneath Angel Wings, Introducing Malyka [Concepteur]

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Malyka, is an inspirational lifestyle brand that was formed by three former York University(Toronto, CA)students in 2004. This multi-cultural young collective -Momar Taal  from Gambia, Lavado Stubbs from Bahamas and Fahad Awadh from Tanzania had a strong desire to create a platform that was representative of their respective cultural background, views and  ideas. Notably, the brand has grown to represent various youth cultures and garnered a growing international following – North America, Europe, Africa and The Caribbean. Malyka clothing is  not only enriched with culture and tradition but exudes elements of pan-africanism, individuality, artistic expression and importantly freedom. Arguably, these individuals are at the forefront of  Afro-Caribbean designers who are brave enough  to make bold statements with their art. Enjoy, share and be inspired.

Shop here – Malyka

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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

Winter Wonderland [Oeuvre]

In the ‘coldest’ winter, we braved the below negative 1 wind and icy side walks of West End Glasgow for our final ‘Oeuvre ‘ street fashion  photo shoot of 2012.  It was without a doubt that Christmas was on the horizon as the  crowded streets of Byres road was filled with shoppers and some of the city’s most charming citizens.  We encountered individuals who displayed a great balance of taste and comfort in the heart of winter. Enjoy, share and be inspired.

'Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.'At Byres Road, Photographed By Guo.

‘Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.’At Byres Road, Photographed By Guo.

'Funky, Comfortable  and Electric' At Byres Road, Photographed by Guo.

‘Funky, Comfortable and Electric’ At Byres Road, Photographed by Guo.

'Enlightened are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.'  Adam Smith Computer Lab, Glasgow University. Photographed by Guo

‘Enlightened are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.’ Adam Smith Computer Lab, Glasgow University. Photographed by Guo

' Amazing Christmas Jumper' Photographed by Guo.

‘ Amazing Christmas Jumper’ Photographed by Guo.

' A work of art' At  the Corner of Byres Road, Photographed by Guo

‘ A work of art’ At the Corner of Byres Road, Photographed by Guo

'Beauty is mysterious' Photographed by Guo

‘Beauty is mysterious’ Photographed by Guo

'Bold Colour coordination, it paid off well. Fraser Building, Glasgow University. Photographed by Guo

‘Bold Colour coordination, it paid off well. Fraser Building, Glasgow University. Photographed by Guo

' Style is the answer to everything.' At University Avenue, Glasgow. Photographed by Guo.

‘ Style is the answer to everything.’ At University Avenue, Glasgow. Photographed by Guo.

'Amour' At 174 Byres Road, Glasgow. Photographed by Guo.

‘Amour’ At 174 Byres Road, Glasgow. Photographed by Guo.

Photographed by Guo.

Photographed by Guo.