Last Thursday I had a very busy after work schedule, thanks to being invited to not one, but two different events. Luckily they were taking place just 10 minutes walk away from each other, so I decided to go to both, and take my best friend Sinead along for the festivities. I had bit of a struggle deciding what to wear - I know, I know, I have loads of clothes, but I had a particular look in mind and nothing was quite fitting the description. This is where borrowing things from your boyfriends wardrobe comes in very handy. Luckily for me, he works in Whistles, and let me wear this gorgeous chunky roll neck jumper that he bought for his uniform. It's made from a luxury blend of wool and alpaca which makes it super soft and fluffy. Since buying the wide leg crop jeans from Topman, I can't get enough of them, so these were an obvious choice to pair with the jumper. Over the top I wore my favorite winter coat, and used warm winter accessories such as my new woolen hat and cashmere socks to complete the look. After finishing work I headed east to Spitalfields market for my first event - Pocket & Folds Digital + Fashion Gents evening in the Bailey Nelson store. Pocket & Fold is a brand re-inventing the traditional pocket square, bringing back the functionality that is long lost from a gentleman’s pocket, but with a modern-day twist. In a world with handheld computers and smart watches there is a new
niche for the Pocket Square - the need to clean filthy gadgets and
glasses. Pocket & Fold pocket squares are made from a high quality Microfiber that is luxurious to touch but perfect for effortlessly removing smears and fingerprints, and come in a range of modern designs perfect for the pocket of any dapper gent's suit, or even styled in a more modern way. Each of the Pocket Squares have been named after famous squares in London, which I think is such a cute concept. You can find out more about them here. After chatting to one of the founders for a while, and enjoying some free drink and canapes, and of course a goody bag, we headed over to my second event, the #PAUSEFestival Xmas Pop Up Press Launch. Last weekend Pause Magazine held a Christmas pop up shop in the iconic Truman Brewery featuring brands Ada + Nik, Les Benjamins, OTHER UK, NXXUS, N1.SQ, Villian London, AQ/AQ, Sneaky Brand, Serge DeNimes, Mark Thomas Taylor, LaurenCeairline, Elevate London & MENSPIRE. I was invited to the launch of the first #PAUSEFestival and celebrated the night at a party along with press and other influential guests. Alongside the free cocktails served by male models, there was music from my favorite mermaid haired DJ Fabienne, and haircuts courtesy of Menspire, which I of course had to take advantage of. Menspire offer a male image and grooming service and are based in St Albans. I was incredibly impressed with the skill of my barber and loved the haircut he gave me - he even used a cutthroat razor to clean up the sides of my beard. I was also impressed by the selection of brands on offer and would definitely say this was a one-stop destination to buy Christmas presents for any of the fashionable men in your life. You can check out all my snaps from both the events below.