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Since I love the musical Mama Mia, I couldn’t help but think of the Super Trouper lyrics “When I called you last night from Glasgow, all I do is eat and sleep and sing …”

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and it has the most hipster people we’ve seen so far. London and Edinburgh can boast very elegantly styled businessmen and women, but the style in Glasgow is definitely more avant-garde. Some of the styles bordered on Jerseylicious (way too much makeup and big hair) but mostly the styles seemed fresh and fun. I took a few “stalker” photos

Fun Socks, Glasgow

Fun Socks, Glasgow

Collar up, Stylish Stores in Glasgow

Collar up, Stylish Shoes in Glasgow

Glasgow Fashion Window

Glasgow Fashion Window

We didn’t hit up the bar scene nor did we check out the guidebook’s promise of  hedonistic clubs but we can attest that the restaurants we ate at are fun, funky and top-notch. On the first night we ate a delicious Mediterranean meal at “Brutti Ma Buoni”  ~ very friendly staff made for a happy place to have dinner. The second day we went to a vegan restaurant called “Mono” ~ fabulous food right down to the non-cheese cheesecake. There was a performing Arts Group called “Buzzcut” which was part of their 2nd Annual Arts Festival. Another indication of Glasgow’s vibrant and energetic music and arts scene.

Mono Restaurant ~ Delicious Vegan options!

Mono Restaurant ~ Delicious Vegan options!

Greek Salad and Hummus at Mono Restaurant, Glasgow

Greek Salad and Hummus at Mono Restaurant, Glasgow

Stir Fry at Mono Restaurant. SO DELICIOUS!

Stir Fry at Mono Restaurant. SO DELICIOUS!

One of Many Statues througout Glasgow

One of Many Statues througout Glasgow

Straight, No Chaser

Straight, No Chaser

Glasgow Phone Booth ~ Dr.Who?

Glasgow Phone Booth ~ Dr.Who?

Archway to City Hall, Glasgow

Archway to City Hall, Glasgow

Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art ~ don’t know why there’s a safety cone on the statue but seems appropriate in front of the Modern Art Gallery

Gallery Of Modern Art at Night

Gallery Of Modern Art at Night

There’s a lot to do in Glasgow but since we only had one full day, we opted for the Glasgow Cathedral and the Beautiful City Hall which I’ll post next…

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Logan and I had a great time at London Fashion Weekend ~ an event which follows London Fashion Week (those tickets available by invitation only). Basically the weekend consists of fashion shows and designer shops set up throughout Somerset House. All clothing and shoes were at discounted rates but, even at discounts, the prices are still too steep for me. Fashionista I’m not.

London Fashion Weekend

We attended the Trend Catwalk styled by the legendary stylist and award-winning fashion director, Hilary Alexander. Both Logan and I were inspired by the show to work on our spring wardrobes ~ the four trends in the show were Graphic, Urban, Eastern Promise and Doll House. The clothes were all so beautiful and the models were so professional (and pretty). My favorite is the Graphic Art trend (very sixties) and Logan’s is the Dolls House. We plan on hitting the High street to get the latest fashions or better yet, going online for the lowest prices of the new trends. As the host of the show said, it’s time to put away the winter black. Hmmm…I thought that was a year-round color.We enjoyed shopping and my favorite store was Melabelle. It’s a British label by Bella Cager. Logan bought a beautiful spring top which I might have to borrow. The woman running the shop was friendly and gorgeous ~ no doubt a model. On this, the coldest day of winter so far, I was especially drawn to the LONG sleeved dresses in the Melabelle line. Just what I need to get me through the rest of our stay in London.

All in all, it was a great way to spend a cold winter’s day ~ dreaming of spring (or at least spring fashion).

My attempt at being a fashion photographer was rather poor and I didn’t get much of the Graphic Art styles because I was adjusting to the lighting. Here’s what I ended up with:

Fashion Advice from the Experts

Fashion Advice from the Experts

Graphic Art Dress

Graphic Art Dress~ Designer: David Koma

Eastern Promise Dresses

Eastern Promise Dresses ~ Designer: Charlotte Taylor

Eastern Promise Outfit

Eastern Promise Outfit

Urban Chic

Urban Chic Hi-Tech Cycling Outfit ~ Designer: Stephanie Kitchen

Urban Style

Urban Style

Doll House Dress

Dolls House Dress ~ Designer: Meadham Kirchhoff

Doll House Outfit

Doll House Outfit ~ Miss Selfridge (Tank), Topshop (skirt)

Eastern Promise

Eastern Promise Outfit

Eastern Promise Outfit

Eastern Promise

Eastern Promise

Dolls House Outfit

Dolls House Outfit ~

Eastern Promise Head Wear

Eastern Promise Head Wear

Dolls House Dress

Dolls House Dress ~ Liz Black (Dress) Piers Atkinson (headpiece)

Dolls House Dress

Dolls House Dress ~  Designer:Holly Fulton

Dolls House Dress

Dolls House Dress

Dolls House Outfit

Dolls House Outfit

Going into the Finale

Going into the Finale

Graphic Art Pink and Balck Dress

Graphic Art Pink and Balck Dress ~ Desginer: Liz Black

Graphic Art Orange

Graphic Art Orange ~ Desginer:  Roksanda Ilincic

Catwalk Finale

Catwalk Finale

End of the show

End of the show

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