Young aspiring creators on track to design a more stylish east end.

The Instagram obsessed generation can be thanked for dragging us out of the ugg boot, low waisted, skirts and leggings days full of more than questionable fashion trends.

In place of the velour covered trends of the early to late 2000’s has come the street and athlesuire style of clothing. The streetwear trend has completely taken over and even in places like the East End young people can be found dressed head to toe in designer streetwear brands like supreme, a bathing ape, off white and many others.

These brand names can cost some serious amounts of money for such basic clothing items and many people don’t have £240 to drop on a basic black T-shirt. In trying to keep up with these trends young people have taken some notes from these designer streetwear brands and have began to produce their own streetwear brands at prices they know their peers will love and most importantly be able to afford.

One of these brands Dynamic clothing was created by Kieran Healy who comes from the Garthamlock area of Glasgow’s East End. The brand is pimarily based on Instagram and advertises its custom streetwear clothing in dozens of different colours and styles. The page was created back in May of 2018 and the website just took off from there.  Custom hoodies embezled with the companies logo cost a resonable £25 compared to the £400 price tags of their high end peers.

Mostro Clothing is another streetwear brand to emerge from Glasgow’s East End. Mostro was the brain child of a group of four friends who just wanted to give their ‘daft idea’ of breaking into the Glasgow fashion scene a chance. They produce quality clothing with indepentent and orginal designs. Only recently launching they have gained a following of young and fashionable followers on their various social media platforms. They look set to take off as a brand to watch as their designs are unique, stylish and take inspiration from the city around them. Mostro Clothing’s collection starts from £15.

The independent streetwear scene is big business in urban areas like London and it appears it has made its way to Glasgow’s East. These young people taking thier future into their own hands are not only encouraging other young entrepreneaurs to give owning a business a go they are doing it with a professionalism and style that makes it something to be admired.

These young people are helping to improve the east ends reputation and are providing a taster of the changes that this generation will bring to Glasgow East.  

East End Library Finalist in Museum of the Year Competition.

The Glasgow Women’s Library is one of the east end’s hidden treasures.

Located in Bridgeton it is the only accredited museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, history and achievements.

The museum is open to everyone and hosts a variety of events within its beautiful award-winning building in Landressy Street.

The museum was also nominated for the Art Fund museum of the year award 2018 which is the world biggest museum prize and the UK’s largest arts award which awards £100,000 to the winning museum.

While Glasgow Women’s Library was beaten out by Tate St Ives it is still amazing that an east end establishment is being given such high praise and recognition for all the amazing work it does in sharing stories and achievements of women past and present, in their everyday lives and also their careers with the public worldwide .

The museum received a lot of support from the Glasgow public on twitter who was finally happy to see such an amazing establishment given the widespread publicity it deserves.

Since the competition, Glasgow Women’s Library has been host to other amazing events and keeps its events calendar packed full of amazing workshops, inspirational talks and exhibitions all about amazing and talented women who already have and currently are creating a different future for women worldwide.

For any information on upcoming events at the Glasgow Women’s Museum please head to their website.

 

Camera ready and coin crunching in the Capital.

While I love living in Glasgow sometimes it’s nice to get out there and see what other places have to offer. Edinburgh, while it’s an extremely beautiful and busy city it just, doesn’t have that same spark that makes Glasgow so great and here’s why.

While Edinburgh has an abundance of places to go and things to see it costs an excessive amount of money. A single entrance to The Edinburgh Dungeons will set you back around a freighting £23 (I mean we still paid it but we did have a mumble about it afterwards), A ride on the Christmas markets Ferris wheel that’s £10 a pop. Fancy a night out, a vodka and mixer in a club like Espionage are a jaw-dropping £4.20. While I can admit Glasgow has its pricer pubs and clubs £4.20 for a vodka is daylight robbery! People from the east end while we are generous we really love a good bargain and can sometimes be a bit tight with our cash so forking out for some of these expenses left us feeling quite wounded.

The best part about heading to the capital for the day, however, is the fact you get to wear your prettiest day outfits. I am sure a lot of your east end folk will agree that when you go to the capital you better be looking your best because with out a doubt your photos will be plastered all over your own and your friends social media pages an hour after you get home, here are some of the outfits our east end girls wore on their day out in Edinburgh.

Red jumper-Zara, Black Jeans- Topshop, Shoes- Converse, Bag-Love Moschino
Black Back to the Future Jumper-Zara, Jeans-Topshop, Shoes- Primark

Jacket-Matalan, Top- H&M, Skirt- Boohoo, Shoes- Vans, Bag- Love Moschino

While it’s lovely getting away sometimes, nowhere feels quite like home like the east end. Stay tuned.

A Very Glaswegian Blog

Hi! My name is Cara and I am unsurprisingly from Glasgow’s East End. I am currently a student studying HND Media and Communications at the City of Glasgow College.

I wanted to create this blog because I feel that the east end of Glasgow has a really bad name. While it is a little rough around the edges the east has a lot of heart, an amazing sense of community and some of the nicest people you will ever meet within it.

The East End has a rich history. From the part that the Parkhead Forge played in making weapons for the war effort right up until the first TRNSMT festival which was held in Glasgow Green. The East end has helped shape the multicultural melting pot that is Glasgow in 2018.

The east end is currently in the middle of a total makeover partly thanks to small businesses like restaurants and clothing stores setting up business in places like Duke Street and also the rejuvenation project that has been put in place by Glasgow City Council has seen Barrowfield completely made over

Not only have we seen a change in the way the East End looks but also how it dresses. Glasgow is home to some of the best-dressed people in the UK and a lot of these well-dressed wegies come from the East End of the city.

This blog will showcase the best of the best in what is going on, who is wearing what and what happened when in Glasgow’s East End stay tuned.

Glasgow is less polite than Edinburgh but thats a good thing- they keep it very real  — Nik Kershaw