Friday, August 31, 2012

CultureTECH and a little bit of Primark up close and personal.

Having spent my last day of August in Derry, swanning around the CultureTECH fest currently on going there at the moment, I felt the need to make a mini post about it. Fear not, fashion still plays a part. As during the break I was able to make a beeline for the shops! Namely, Primark. Reasons? This girl is on a serious budget right now, leading up to my Birthday Weekend I plan on spending in Belfast with my girlies!

First up, CultureTECH.

Described as : Four days of tech, media and music in Derry, n.Ireland full festival tickets just £49, the warm welcome is free.
CultureTECH is a four-day festival of all things digital. Part tech/media conference, part music and arts festival, we’re creating a new kind of festival that blends work with play and encourages exploration and discovery across film, TV, animation, gaming, music, publishing, advertising and digital arts.

We’ve invited some of the world’s most interesting speakers to inspire us and some of our best and brightest creators to entertain us. We hope you’ll make some great contacts, have fun and – most importantly – discover something you’ve never seen before.

Having been busy the other days of it's run, I finally made it for most of today. Starting with a jobs talk in the Playhouse, followed by several inspirational speakers in the Millennium Forum, also in Derry. Talks on innovation, business, start-ups, and creativity were had, and enjoyed immensely. I think these kinds of events are beyond important, not just for recent graduates, but for grads like myself that maybe forgot for a while what it was they were striving for. They reaffirmed a great deal of faith today in this weary grad that's for sure! A wonderful thing for Derry, and for NI and Ireland in general. We need more inspiring sessions like this!

All info on the first CultureTECH can be found here.

Now on to the slight peeking at the PRIMARK A/W 2012 I did today. I was such a good blogger. I didn't buy a thing... okay, I bought one thing. But it was a much needed, very simple black knitted jumper/sweater. That's all. I swear.

I really could have done some serious damage in there today, but as I said, budget!!

From blush pink tee's with spike pocket detailing, to steel-cap flats (in lots of amazingly vibrant colours!) to seriously funky PJs? I did mention serious damage could have been done, right? ;)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Bill Skarsgard models for H&M.


Katy Perry covers ELLE.