Tuesday, 30 August 2016

So long, farewell Manchester!

Yet another summer is swiftly coming to an end, with it brings the bidding of my farewells one by one to friends, family and of course, Manchester.  I'm most obliged to my friend Busra for trailing along after me and lending me a helping hand whilst I gallivanted around the streets of Piccadilly for one final time. Since Busra had never before seen the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), I took it upon myself, as a museum aficionado, to accompany her...purely for her benefit of course :P (totes wasn't dying to go) in order to pay homage to Manchester, which would not have been complete without an obligatory pilgrimage of the MOSI. Behind the very Instagrammable scenes, we ate our Tesco value lunches, heartily gulped down coke and leaped into bone crunching hugs in the moment of ecstasy that followed the capturing of the perfect photograph after several failed attempts.
 I experienced a truly unforgettable summer along with both it's ups and downs, and I'll be sorry to leave it behind me. If there's one thing however that I will be looking forward to, it is embracing my long lost clothes after having lived out of a suitcase-capsule wardrobe for what feels like an eternity.

 First modern computer was invented in Manchester!

 Central Library

Outfit details: Archive by Alexa pleated skirt, Primark blouse, Primark cardigan, Clarks shoes and Mango bag

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Photo Diary: Liverpool

Hi, friends! So last weekend Momma Soydemir and I decided to seize the opportunity that came along with having magnificent weather here up north, to make an outing of it! Liverpool docks, houses not only a picturesque view across the River Mersey, it also is the home to the Liverpool Maritime Museum, the International Slavery Museum and the Liverpool Museum...in short it's a museum hotspot. Myself being a self-confessed museum junkie, spent the day enjoying an ice cream by the docks, admiring the dated buildings, which were all given a friendly touch with rainbow bunting, and wandering the museum to my heart’s content, soaking up any information as I did so. There’s a theme to my photographs, which I am positive you will notice; there were so many quaint corners and quirky street vendors that I couldn't resist running around taking pictures of them all. I will excuse myself though since it doesn't happen every day that on encounters a rather eccentric diner in the form of an American big yellow school bus, or exceptionally whimsical ice cream vans...or even better...an ice cream boat! I only took photos of the peripheral area of the docks, rather than the museum itself because I become far too engrossed to remember to whip out my camera. Liverpool was a historically significant port and a component of the slave trade triangle, so it comes as no surprise that the International Slavery Museum happens to be the first museum to be established about slavery! Admittedly it is a very poignant exhibition since it runs you through the abominable treatment of the slaves and how slavery was justified around that period of time. However for those of you who are nautical enthusiasts and would rather stick to the maritime theme; there is a rather intriguing Titanic exhibition in the Maritime museum where you also have the option of dressing up as members of each class (I may or may not indulged in that activity). Anyhow, I do hope you enjoy the photos, no outfit photos I’m afraid since I was a one woman team that day.
Hope you all had a spiffing weekend!

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Modcloth Feature: Manchester Travel Bug

Last week I was kindly approached by the lovely Bridget from the Modcloth Community Team, and asked if I'd like to participate in a travel bug where I answered a series of questions regarding my hometown Manchester ranging from architecture, must-go places, music and of course... food!  I am beyond excited for you guys to read My Travel Bug feature, hope you guys find it informative and enjoyable to read... because I sure enjoyed writing it!

Friday, 5 August 2016

Photo Diary 1: Northern Quarter Gallivanting!

Despite considering myself a Mancunian, having lived in Manchester for over 15 years, I am ashamed to admit that I had never set foot in the Northern Quarter until this summer. What's more?.. I didn't even know what constituted the Northern Quarter, and let me tell you something.. I had been missing out on an awful lot! Entering the Northern Quarter is like entering an entirely parallel world to the street behind. The immediate change is tangible, with it's vibrant, graffitied walls.. vintage, boho shops.. the fun, artsy cafe's and the quirky passersby dressed in attire from all decades roaming the streets. In fact it was almost as if I'd gone through a time warp! I felt so entirely at home amongst the endless rails of funky prints, sipping apple tea and munching at some gluten free cake in a quaint cafe, circling the aisles in Fred-Aldous and wandering the seemingly endless alleyways that I simply could not pass up on the opportunity to share my love for the Northern Quarter with you guys! 

My designated hostage-photographer: Busra 

Outfit Details: Thrifted blazer and blouse, Koton skirt (ancient), trusty Clarks brogues and Mango bag (sale)