I'm back everyone and from a few weeks hiatus I am very excited to get back into my routine. It's been non stop since Christmas with deadlines at University, getting back into a weekday routine and also squeezing in a quick trip to Berlin.
However I have had a wonderful experience away and would hugely recommend Berlin to those keen travellers and creatives! I was lucky enough to go while Fashion Week and Tradeshows for winter 2015 was on, however with it just being a full 4 day trip it was a non stop rush to fit it all in,
While visiting the big tourist hotspots such as Berlin Wall, TV tower, Bikini Berlin and such I was able to attend the Bright, Premuim and Seek tradeshows. Each tradeshow was bursting with up and coming brands, alongside the big ones already. Trust me, I was in heaven. With brands such as Lazy Oaf, Vans, Plinsky, Converse, and much more spread across the 3 tradeshows, there was always something to look at and get excited about.
I was able to meet some amazing people behind the brands, while also finding new entrepreneurs and there creative new ideas. I even got a few free goodies here and there, which you cannot go wrong with!
If you work in Press or Blog, these tradeshows are a huge recommendation from me. Its a gold mine for the keen fashion/business enthusiast, with a few key benefits and meeting amazing people along the way.
Aside from the trade shows, Berlin was a beautiful, peaceful city. Compared to the busy pace of London, it was refreshing walking around in the winter weather. A big highlight of my week was the Alternative Tour (if you do end up going to Berlin, I fully recommend!!). The tour takes you around sights of Berlin which are hidden away to the average observer. Think street art, graffiti and a whole lot of stories behind them. The best part of it all, it was personal and with a donation just to pay at the end, the tour allows you to see Berlin in a whole different way.
I also got to go to the first exhibt of Mario Testino: In Your Face. It's increased my love for the photographer, and for you keen celebrity shoots and editorial lovers, it's an exhibition that is right up your street. (expect see Gaga, Brad Pitt, Emma Watson and many other big faces). For a small amount of 5 euros you cannot go wrong. I might just go again when it hits London!
During my time I experienced so much, sadly I don't think I can fit it into one whole post! However, a picture says a 1000 words right?
Mario Testino: In Your Face