"Open Up is a variety performance night, set up by In Your Face Theatre to support talent from Edinurgh, Glasgow, or wherever you come from. It is held at the Tron Pub in Hunter's Square, Edinburgh.

It is a safe environment for you to try out your skills and meet other performers! Think of it as performing in the privacy of your bedroom, but receiving a real audience reaction!

We have had outstanding performances from big names from Edinburgh and encourage anyone and everyone to get up on that little stage and show us your talent- whether that be acting, music, improv, poetry, stand up, magic, or anything you can perform in the Basement Bar of the Tron Pub!!"

Nearing the end of May, I recently discovered Open Up, a platform in which performers of all sorts from comedians, actors and singers can practice their material in front of a small audience. Founded about one year ago, it was set up by Greg Esplin who is an actor and the artistic director of In your Face Theatre. It is now co-hosted by Greg Esplin and fellow actress Jessica Innes as a way to create a platform for upcoming actors, singers and comedians in Edinburgh. I recently got a chance to perform at Open up which is hosted every two weeks on a Friday at the basement of the Tron Pub and though at first I was nervous, I had a blast. With a friendly audience, and talented performers, your Friday night will start on high note and whether your a performer or not, you should definitely head down to Open up.

Open up at the Tron Pub

Photos provided by Jessica Innes
Links
http://www.jessicainnes.co.uk/OPEN-UP.html
http://inyourfacetheatre.wix.com/in-your-face-theatre#!about/c139r

Cera K x

I am happy to finally say that after a long blogging break, I'll be back to full time blogging over the summer starting on the 15th of June. Yaaay
Hello.
At the moment this site is under construction and will be up and running soon

Cera K x
Over the past few weeks, I have had the chance to work with The Edinburgh Metropolitan Fashion Show. It aims to bring together designers, boutiques and different brands for a fashion show with different themes. EMFS also works as a platform for designers to showcase their work to customers to show a varied option within the UK. 



A Touch of Pink Collection A/W14 by Christine Watson

Christine Watson's A Touch of pink collection was one of my first collaborations with EMFS. From the castings to the show, it was my first experience of a real fashion show. Her collection, A Touch of Pink was beautifully designed and I spent the majority of my time backstage in awe at the clothing.
What attracted me to Christine's designs was that it was both feminine and edgy at the same time.



The Metropolitan Fashion Show Team

Creative Director: Farah Al Zadjaly
Assistant Directors: Sultana Malik and Eshiva Wright
Marketing: Mairi Lowe
Graphic Designer: Louise Brown
Make-up Artist: Alexis Aitchson, Carol and Rio from Urban Decay Jenners Edinburgh
Hair stylist: The Temple Salon
Backstage: Cera Kamonji, Katie Henderson, Jeanne Rideau
Front house: Ash Mahmood, Zoe Aba Os, Amber Akhtar
Models: Harriet Thompson, Christabel Ho, Lauren McNaught, Klinta Tjapusina, Kirtsty McLaughlin, Susanne Sinclair, Christine Combe, Ivelina Lazarova, Mol Cuddigan, Agnieszka Cynert
Photographers: Sahar Hamzah, Kaz Strathemore, Rab Stout, Gav Young, Margaret Lothian, Marisa
Filming: Robyn Baillie, Rachel Neill




Model Wearing The Birthday dress from the A/W14 Collection

A touch of pink 

 Designer Christine Watson

Make up team from Urban Decay Edinburgh

Metropolitan Team and Models

BRI'S BOUTIQUE PHOTO SHOOT 

"Bri's Boutique was inspired by the beauty of an old fashioned garden, fresh and covered with wonderful flowers creating soft forms. Brigida wanted to create something unique to Edinburgh... Bri's Boutique- a breath of fresh air"


Aside from the fashion show, I was also part of the advertising team for Bri's Boutique. The Boutique has been open for almost two years and this was a great opportunity not only to get some fantastic photos, but to help spread the word about Brigida's lovely shop showcase some of her dresses. 

Floor Length, Black and White mermaid dress

Sparkly blue sequinned knee length dress

floor length, strappy dress with sequinned detail on waistline 

mini gold sequinned dress




Links

Bri's Boutique http://brisboutique.co.uk/
Metropolitan fashion show video By Rachel Neil www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PTHe8T0TAA
C.Watson www.facebook.com/pages/CWatson/263041230406021?fref=ts
Metropolitan fashion show
Twitter: twitter.com/MetropolitanFS
Instagram: http://instagram.com/metropolitanfashionshow/

I would like to give a huge shout out to Farah Al Zadjaly (aka FAZ Fashion Diary) for giving me the opportunity to join the Metropolitan team. It has definitely been one of the highlights of the year and will miss you when you move back to Dubai.
Starting this blog has been a trip. It has opened up experiences for me that I never thought I could ever experience and has led me to meet many wonderful people. And although I haven't blogged as much as I hoped, I will definitely be doing more blogging in 2015. And so lets raise a glass to 2014 as I share with you some of my 2014 blogging moments.

photoshoot with http://janecurtain.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Model Casting at Le Monde with www.facebook.com/pages/Metropolitan-Fashion-Show/465594960178271?fref=ts

Meeting Sherri Scott Co-owner of http://www.bettyandbee.com/ at the Topshop Forum

Sherri Scott and Wendy Gilmour aka http://www.thankfifi.com/

The First Blogger meeting with fellow bloggers and friends Kathleen Campbell aka http://www.ka5thleen.com/ and Mairi Lowe aka http://www.copperpink.com/

Meeting designer Christine Watson and creator of  http://www.scotstreetstyle.com/ Gordon Miller

http://edinburghbloggers.blogspot.co.uk/ at the White Stuff Mad Hatters Tea Party Event
Meeting  Designer Carolyn Baxter 
Hope Everyone had a lovely year and may 2015 bring many more exciting adventures.

Cera K x