on the month I never slept (itcow behind the scenes and other happenings)

I’ve never been so busy in my life. Well, that’s a bit of a lie. I’ve just not been that busy for a couple of months. In the company of Wolves is just over a week away and currently in the process of sourcing some dressers as well as my actual “to do for event” list which is as long as my arm. GANT charts at the ready eh ladies? We did the fittings on Sunday down in Soba and I was dashing around making a note of who was wearing what and in what order, answering questions and the like. Every now and then someone would see me scribbling away in my moleskine and mentally checking stuff off in my head.
“Are you stressed?”
God. For the first time in my life I can say no. I felt very calm and in control, and while I may not have been able to sit down and chat with everyone as I’d like to, I was just very busy. It kind of hit me that 2 years ago I’d have been freaking out, flapping my arms and working myself in to a frenzy. It’s now become a “constantly working” thing. Of course I get a few spanners in the mix now and then and I get a bit anxious, but for the most part, we’re very very lucky over at ITCOW towers where like 99% of our problems are solvable.Inbetween all this ITCOW madness has been dissertation time (some of my reading picked out, a strong research proposal, but no actual pen to paper as of yet) as well as a PR project f0r Bar Soba. It involves me teaching myself origami. Fucking idiot. I think the one thing that I’m really really excited about though is that I’m guest lecturing this week at Glasgow Caledonian. First years on fashion and events. I’ve always flirted with going in to academia, so being asked to come and have a wee chat with students about what I do, how I do it and what’s going on in Scotland is amazing. I try not to think about how nervous I am.
I’m sure all these feelings of serenity will disappear closer to the time, to be replaced by excitement and a good deal of anxiety, but after the fittings we had at the weekend, I feel like I’ve scored one big old task off my list. Here’s a couple of sneaky pics Dawn Smith took on her phone for your enjoyment….
You can buy tickets for In The Company of Wolves here.


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