Friday, 1 August 2014

Tea Green Pop Up



Last Saturday we headed through to Glasgow to check out some of the many events that were happening. Our first stop was the Tea Green Pop Up market. This was their debut event, organised by the wonderful Joanne MacFadyen. We arrived just in time for the doors opening and managed to bag ourselves some of the awesome goodie bags. Not only that, we were also welcomed with a nice bubbly glass of prosecco. Now that's the way to kick off a fair! 

We had a great time looking round the stalls and chatting to some of the vendors. The choice of designers was perfectly curated to give an amazing selection of high quality stalls. There was so much we wanted to buy! Unfortunately it wasn't yet pay day so we weren't able to splurge in the way we would have liked. We did keep a note of our favourites though. These are the ones we'll be adding to our wishlists.

Helen's Top Pick.........Catriona Clark

Catriona's statement architectural pieces were rather spectacular. I especially loved the abstract rings and the long necklaces. These were all out of my price range but luckily Catriona had been working on some more affordable pieces. I managed to treat myself to a bangle. I don't normally go for wrist wear but her simple modern pieces caught my eye. You'll see it popping up in an outfit very soon, as I put it on straight away.

Kimberley's Top Pick.........Jane Harrison Jewellery






 Jane's pieces are all inspired by nature and she has a variety of techniques and shapes across her collection. What really caught my eye were the twig and bud pieces, which were both delicate and robust. I just loved the slightly androgynous feel of them. Although the buds reminded me of popcorn kernels, there is also something quite sinister in them; they seem to be the empty, shriveled ones that never get to bloom. Creepy creepy. I would love to wear them as an Autumnal floral alternative!

Joint Pick.........Naromode

After following this brand online for so long it was great to see their pieces in real life. Their main collection was just beautiful, featuring light fabrics, intricate patterns and rich colours. Each piece was lust worthy but the ant dress was a particular favourite. Kimberley was pouting to part with it. Their new jewellery collab with Kirsteen Stewart was also rather divine.
 

We also bumped into the bubbly Vicki from Rather Be Blue, and got chatting. We strangely didn't recognise each other from instagram, despite already being friends. It's nice to know that instagram is a reflection of people you would like IRL. ( And those blue glasses!)

We met a lot of lovely stall holders who will no doubt be making it onto our wishlists soon. Watch this space...

2 comments:

  1. Love those kind of pop-up shops! There aren't many where I live though :( I was wondering if you could also review Vain Pursuits? I'd love to hear what you have to say about them!

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    1. Big fan of pop-up shops too, there's always something different and unique so you're sure no one else will have it! Never heard of Vain Pursuits before, what do they do?

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