Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cagecity Press Event!

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” - Gloria Steinem
A little step out of the 'festivity-theme' for today's post as I went to a very exciting fashion event! On Thursday 21st I set off on the train in the early afternoon and made my way into London. The lovely ladies at Cagecity invited myself along with lots of other bloggers to view their brand new 2014 Spring and Summer clothing collection (and to eat lots of sweets). Check out my recent 'Cagecity' post here.

"We showcase up and coming brands, provide young creatives
with a market to sell their handmade designs and add in
some sweet vintage for good measure." - Cagecity

The event was being held in an underground gallery situated at Charing Cross. I'd never been to the station before and Trafalgar Square is on it's doorstep so I thought I'd have a little adventure beforehand, as soon as I walked out the station (from one of the many exits - there's like, 9!) I bumped into Lee Evans - which is always pleasant haha! London, the city that never sleeps, there was so much going on in the square, such as a headless Mickey Mouse (I was confused too), magic tricks galore and busking musicians. I may have also cheekily popped into Starbucks for a hot chocolate too.. I Love days where you can just lose yourself in the London buzz, everybody rushing around in suits and what not with the sound of cars tooting their horns, it's strangely peaceful.

After what was quite amusing trying to track each other down around Charing Cross I was reunited with the lovely Katie and Sophie. We've been friends for a long while but we've never really had a 'day out' together as such, so it was great to catch up and a lovely day we had indeed. Myself and Katie are often awake at silly hours discussing adventures and plans, our most recent conversation involved Bruce from Finding Nemo. I shall leave it there.

So without further or do.. Be ready to feast your eyes on all the up and coming looks you could be rocking from Cagecity!

The room displayed all things 'Cagecity', from head to toe the decor was pretty groovy! "Life's too short to wear boring clothes." The welcome was so lovely, everyone was super friendly and I just couldn't wait to get started and rummage through the new collection!

I personally love Cagecity's unique handmade collection, the quality is everything you'd want in a clothing item. Fit for Winter and eye-catching for Summer, literally 'one of a kind'. Cagecity has many independent designers of which create all kinds of dreamy handmade-ness. Check out Cagecity's handmade collection here.

It's not a party without the cupcakes.... Or without the sweets (soo yum!) Is it just me or do sweets taste so much better in a 'pic and mix' bag? I found myself in a guilty-sweet heaven..

Amongst all the wonderful prints, this flowery top caught my eye, the material was something I'd never really seen or worn before, it was super soft and had an almost 'squidgie' texture to it. I love the contrast with the stripes and flowers, as it's such a statement top delicate touches of jewellery would match lovely, black jeans and heeled boots would pair up great with this top. Designer: Sunna Naseer.

The bar was full of all kinds of cocktails and other refreshments, there was such a chilled vibe and everyone was chatting away! It was lovely meeting the creators behind 'Cagecity' their passion for the company was very refreshing - it was wonderful meeting you all!

Check out this rather tasty bag, a statement piece for suuuure! I was intrigued by the texture, all your belongings would be nice and cosy in this haha, I haven't seen anything similar to this before! That's what I like about Cagecity - everything is unique and very different.
'Exclusive, Handmade & One off'

I personally love 'MinkPink' clothing, a wacky brand keeping things young and trendy (much like Cagecity!) It was lovely to see this floral crop top among the new Spring and Summer collection. This would look so flattering with a midi skirt or high waisted jeans. The material was so, so soft keeping great quality, my eyes are going to be closely peeled to this cute crop!

To add to the excitement, there was a cool 'customise your own hat' station all set up with gems, badges, sequins the lot.. I went for a gem/ studded symmetry kinda vibe! Awkwardly modelling the hat for you there.. 

Ahhhh. I don't think there was one person who didn't show their love towards this skirt. It has such a mermaid feel to it. "It reminds me of my barbie dolls clothes when I was younger." Each time I moved the skirt the different colours caught the light creating lots of blues, pinks, oranges, greens, yellows ahh. You too can be a human Ariel, wonderful wonderful!

It was such a lovely day, great to be amongst friends along with meeting lots of new faces/ bloggers, eating sweets, blog talk, laughing aaaaa-lot and generally just being there was super cool and enjoyed every moment.

I love all the 90's vibes this top has going on, Cagecity are all about dressing to your personality and being 'out there', with these statement pieces there is a lot of fun to be had. It's important to play with your style, shake it up and try out new things!
What pieces are you liking the look of so far?

'Showcasing up and coming brands'. Cagecity have teamed up with 'Evil Twin' for their new Spring and Summer 2014 collection, I let out an excited 'wooohoooo' in my head when I came across these wonderful 'eye' pieces, these jeans and the matching bandeau peeping behind fit perfectly within Cagecity. Owning a few 'Evil Twin' items already - these brought me joy just looking at them!

I recently mentioned this top in my 'Cagecity Competition' entry post, so when I was rummaging through the clothing rails jammed with goodness I was on a mission to find this top. The pixelation reminds me of 'Wreck it Ralph' - Groovy film. You could dress this top in every season, a summers day with shorts and sandals or add in a woolly scarf and it adds colours to a frosty winter. I love this designers collection within the handmade section at Cagecity, screaming with embellished 'fashiony-fun'. Designer: Jade Naomi Wainwright.

To round off a wonderful event, I was handed this lovely goody bag! I've already had a go at spraying my hair blue, unsure as to why I was so surprised when my hair actually went blue, it's so cool haha! Can't wait to try out all the nail tattoos and I've already eaten the sweets.. I received the Barbara Daily nail varnish in the colour 'Twinkle' currently wearing the colour now, it's super Christmassy - which is everything right now, thank you Cagecity!

After the event myself, Katie and Sophie wondered to Leicester Square where we spontaneously stumbled upon the 'Xbox One' launch. Safe to say we were very confused when coming across a Zombie Fireman wondering around along with American Footballers - soon realised it was all to do with the characters within the game (or something like that..) We managed to creep into the crowd where we saw Rick Edwards presenting the launch, so yeah that was all pretty last minute lovely randomness!

A huge thanks to Cagecity for inviting me down to their very first Press Event and to Katie for always being lovely and supportive! I had a super-dee-duper time.

I hope you enjoyed reading my first 'blogging event' adventure, hopefully the first of many! Can't wait to see the new Spring and Summer collection arriving in 2014. 
What items are you loving? :)

Have a lovely day!

With love,


  1. 'You're a total cutie patootie' BRUCE NO!

    Lovely post as always, I'ma forever covet that mermaid skirt! x

    1. Hahaa the voice just won't remove from my head ahhh!
      Thank yooou :), ooo me too! x

  2. Great post! Was good to meet all you guys that came along! I am in loveee with the photo of the team in the bottom right corner of the collage (i'm the pink headed gal!) could you send it to me at all? I'm on twitter @lauraroganxo xx

    1. Thank you! Was a lovely day, sure I'm onto it now! x

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