Having managed to swap my shift at work this weekend, I got to visit the brilliant Make & Mend fair today at the Grainger Market. Taking place as a fringe event for NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week, I went along with Lucy and was really excited to have a wander around the market and find some interesting little treasures!
There were some irresistible pieces of jewellery from the lovely Emma Lou, and I snapped up this metal and pearl flower brooch.
We spent the rest of the day wandering around the market, stuffing our faces with the greatest pizza slices in Newcastle (from Slice) and buying a dress I really didn’t need from Urban Outfitters. Amongst the kitsch handmade goodies we discovered a stall of cute handmade cards and illustrated books drawn by Lydia Wysocki, and I picked up an adorable illustrated book for coffee & tea lovers.. Pretty relevant right now, after spending the last week suffering severe sleep deprivation and rekindling my caffeine addiction. In case there was any doubt in your mind, the answer for me is always caffeinated.
This week has been brilliant but bloody mental, hence my quietness. I’ve had a hard job balancing my internship, work and Newcastle fashion week events but the tiredness has been totally worth it. I’ve met some great people and got the chance to attend some brilliant events. Many thanks to the lovely Sandra and Sara for making it possible! I can’t believe how quick the week’s gone, and I can’t wait for the closing party tomorrow!