When I was told Rebecca Torres was having a sample sale at Bold Souls, it was pretty much a given I was going to go. Given I’ve yet to miss one of Glasgow’s premier pop-up styling events….but I digress. It was a selling point.
I managed to get essaygeddon out the way before making my way to GN Studios on Sauchihall Street for the Christmas edition of Bold Souls. £3 at the door with my student card and next thing I know I’ve got a bottle of Kopparberg in hand and one of the GN girls curling my hair.
With old favourites returning including Sew Vintage, Chouchou Couture, Oui Designs and Jennie Loof – as well as some new faces including Stephen Taranawski, Tatiana Ashakova and Nicola Beedie, Bold Souls Christmas edition did not disappoint. The best thing about these events has got to be getting introduced to new talent through Glasgow (as well as buying from the designers obviously) and it was wonderful to see them up close. Stephen Taranawski had the most beautiful collection of mens knitwear (though ladies can wear it as well,obv), with pieces priced £50-£80 it was hardly breaking the bank either. I also found myself drawn to Tatiana Ashakova’s headpieces and facinators, all pearl and lace and feathers. I’ve never considered myself much of a girly girl but yeah…my heart was a fluttering.
Over the course of the evening I found myself style stalking Tatiana Ashakova (the lace detailing she added to her shirt herself was gorgeous), trying on a yellow leather dress from Sew Vintage and buying myself a wee piece of Torres – which is surprisingly flattering despite the fact I thought I’d need to invest in a full body suit to wear it. FYI got the black hooded dress from the limited collection. £40 in the sample sale. I nearly died.
Anyway that was the last Bold Souls for 2010, but no doubt they’ll be returning in the new year with new designers, new locations and all sorts of fashiony goodness.
For updates on Bold Souls etc I’m saying hit up their facebook page here.
All pictures thanks to David Muir.