I got to attend a fashion based event with the wonderful team at Intu Metrocentre as based on how we as women empower ourselves through fashion, when our voices are over shadowed and ignored. Yes my little inner feminist is coming out, looking at our fashion history with Meridith Towne, Costume historian and dressmaker, was fascinating and i learned a few things that i never knew, such as;
-Women in the past who were in power had to dress as men, because they were not accepted to dress as a woman due to dominating powerful roles being run by men only.
-The house of commons has no dress code for women BUT men are restricted to a suit and tie, Many female politicians wear graphics tees to vocalise their political opinions
-The only place in the UK a woman could get a degree in the 19th century was in Durham! GO NORTH EAST
Along with looking at outfit’s over the decades, accessories and of course shoes!. Meridith lead a very informative talk filled with interesting facts, props and spoke so much about her passion about fashion and her political fashion insights through the pro feminist movement.
We were then served delicious appetisers and pizzas from the wonderful team at Zizzi’s which went down a treat. Along with the extensive talk from Meridith we got to make our own custom made makeup bags with Crafthood, which was so much fun. I got to use the stamps to print my own design, my bag was inspired by the Gucci 2017 campaign. Using the stamper i popped my initials down in a type writer style format and then found a fabulous bee stamper! I even got to learn how to make tassels, which are trickier than they may appear. But i was so proud of myself and happy with the over all outcome, i will certainly be using this on my travels. Thanks Crafthood.
Crafthood provide a range of activities for all occasions if you love craft then Crafthood is certainly for you. www.thecrafthood.co.uk.
I had a lovely evening learning about something new, creating some new and tasting something new, it was truly an evening of new experiences, which proves theirs is always more and more to the fashion world every season.
Thank you to Rachel and the team at Intu fort the invite and the wonderful goody bag. To Meridith for teaching me ways i can make myself powerful without using words but fashion and Crafthood for the wonderful experience of making something practical with a stamp of my individuality on it.
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