Manchester is a city where I feel like all of the girls have their cool kudos together. The ease to throw on whatever the hell they fancy, strike a pose next to a brick wall tattered with shredded band posters, intricate street art and look straight out of an editorial for an upcoming brand which you’re sure to hear about soon (lookin’ at you Lizzy, Sophia and Megan). Even the credibility to pack their laptop in their bag and set up shop in a cool café, tapping away on articles without questioning ‘how many coffees should I buy before I need to leave?!’ and ‘what do I do if I need to hop up for a wee’ (I told you blogging and freelance life simply oozed glamour)- and I’m sure I haven’t quite mastered the art of it yet.
Coffee shop questions aside, staying in a new city for a few days, and living like a bit of a local has been really fun- and certainly a refreshing way of working. It’s inspiring spending the day nestled amongst working locals, cool girls reading The Bell Jar and watching people discuss possibilities in quick lunchtime meetings. We spent our first evening here on an evening out with friends- catching The Vryll Society (v.v.v. good) at the Deaf Institute and finally trying Yard & Coop- and tonight we’re going out for dinner, and it really feels like a refreshing way of spending a little city break. Although I’ve spent the days cooped up tapping away at emails (usually eating cheese sandwiches) whilst Joe is on shoots- it’s been inspiring fully soaking up somewhere new and chatting to awesome ladies (even if I’ve not quite done as much work as I thought I would)…
P.S Thanks to Joe for capturing angles that make my hair uncharacteristically thick in these pictures. It’s actually as think as a newborns.