Come down and join us at Kro Bar, Heaton Moor from 7.30pm on Friday 19th April.
Help raise money for Hope for Children and enjoy our Spring Summer 13 fashion collection.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Come down and join us at Kro Bar, Heaton Moor from 7.30pm on Friday 19th April.
We had the pleasure of Dressing Manchester Business Women for a fantastic Fashion event, held at the Radisson Edwardian Blu in Manchester. Working with After Adoption and Slater and Gordon Solicitors meant a fun night show casing our Spring Summer collection went down a storm. We had 8 Real Women strut their stuff on the catwalk to a crowd of Manchester’s finest professional women.
I had my Styling head on (Style by Jen McKenna) and presented an interactive “Body Shape Master Class” I went through all the different shapes and gave the audience some valuable tips in how to make the most of what you have.
We had a great night and raised a fantastic £1800 for the charity.
We went on this walk a few weeks ago now, it was loads of fun for a family day out.
Lots of weird and whacky goings on including giants telling stories, four poster beds in the woods and fairy swings in the tree’s.
Delamere do this every year, it is a unique take on an old family favourite the Sunday walk!
Take a look at the pics and keep your eyes peeled for next years event.
We will see you there
I was brought up in the beautiful town of Knutsford, most of you will have driven past the services on the M6 at some time or another but believe me there is a whole world of prettiness behind that motorway bridge and M&S food store.
I don’t get back to Knutty as much as I’d like to but this year I made an extra effort to take my little girl Ferne to experience the delightful and sometimes extremely strange and a bit freaky wonders that are “Knutsford May Day”.
The event is held on the 1st Saturday in May, the procession begins at 2 and swarms of people line the streets to watch their friends and family walk past in costumes that have been used since I was a very cold trapeze artist on a particularly chilly May Day! (Which is a quite sometime ago)
Jack Green is the man in the tree heading up the extravaganza, this guy really used to freak me out when I was little but Ferne absolutely loved him, more than can be said for my friends little girl Seren who screamed at the sight of him.
Hundreds of floats, horses, penny farthing’s, Morris dancers and bands follow the tree man through the two main streets leading onto the Heath at the top of the town. This is where the May Queen is crowned, dancers swirl round the May Pole but most importantly this is where the fair people call home for the duration of the May Day.
So next May get your family down to Knutsford, grab a picnic and enjoy a great day out. Oh and the Rugby lads have a float they pull too, thought that might be of interest to some of you!
I looooooooooooooove my make up, there are 3 things that always give me a lift, new clothes (obviously) a new hair do and new make up. No matter how rubbish I may feel when I treat myself to one of these I am guaranteed to feel a whole lot better.
I discovered my love of make up whilst working really hard at school, we all know how hard the school days can be “what shall I wear?” “what colour should I dye my hair this week?” “shall I limit my vision with lots of Kohl eyeliner” “if I hairspray my fringe and hair dry it to within an inch of its life will it reach out of space” or “what dodgy fashion trend am I going to rock today” these were all questions I regularly asked and ultimately played out.
Me and my friends were fairly adventurous and I think its fair to say we cared about our appearance. We didn’t always get it right but when we did boy did we get on the band wagon, when we discovered braces they were worn with everything we could find, when we discovered bandanas round the neck we raided our mothers draw and made sure there was a colour for every day of the week. But I think the most fun we used to have was with make up, obviously most of our make up bags were composed of Rimmel bought with our hard-earned money but sometimes we would manage to sneak a bit of mothers Clinique foundation and feel a million dollars.
We often used to ponder “How can I change myself???” we asked each other that question nearly every day. Our mission to find a different look served us well and we learned the art of make up at a very early age. This desire has never really left me, although I am now happy with who I am and have learned to appreciate what I look like I love experimenting with make up and like to see how I can work with what God gave me.
At Moo we have been lucky enough to work with lots of different make up brands and one that we have been linked with recently is NEW CID Cosmetics we are always on the hunt for the next best thing and when we came across this company we wanted to see what they were all about.
The packaging is in crisp white with silver writing and feels lovely, none other than the fabulous Adele’s make up artist used the fantastic New CID i-gel for her make up at the Brits and I have to say I have been converted from my trusty kohl to this.
I was always worried about the gel thinking I wouldn’t be able to control it but the fine brush that comes with the kit makes it super easy a much better line and the flick at the outer corner is perfect. The pot comes with three different colours to use, this is great as you can have the lighter colour for day, darker colour for full on glamour and the mid if you want to look glam without looking like you’ve really tried.
Next up is the i-glow, lovely pressed powder dome, gorgeous colours running right the way through streaks of lovely pinks and golds which when transferred onto your cheeks serve as a fantastic blush highlighter, I have since had lots of comments of looking healthy and although I would like to claim my hard exercise regime is paying off I think I will have to admit the i-glow does exactly what it says on the tin.
A really clever little product is the i-smoulder it’s an angled kohl pencil making it really easy to get that smouldering look without looking like you’ve been hit. Because of the clever angle you can use the fatter edge or the thinner edge depending on what sort of look you are aiming for. At the other end of the pencil is a really clever dome applicator with pressed eyeshadow vacuumed into the end of the cap, so again perfect for the smoulder look, you can blend easily and when you place the applicator back in the cap it soaks up the eye shadow ready for its next hit.
Last but not least is the i-gloss, a lip gloss with a very handy light in the brush and a mirror on the gloss itself, where as (much to the annoyance of my friends) I have mastered the art of putting my lipstick on without a mirror, in cars, boats or bicycles, this is a brilliant piece of kit. Perfect when your out and about although etiquette says don’t put make up on in public I think we can all agree sometimes you just have to and with this you now longer need to worry about lipstick teeth.
So all in all I think New CID are one to look out for, I know some of you are dedicated to your chosen brand however I would urge you to open your mind and try something new I think you might like it.
I think finding the perfect gift always presents a challenge, however sometimes that special something appears and ticks all the boxes, good price, personal meaning, functional and in my opinion a very cool keepsake for its recipient.
I came across Vinyl Clocks while researching Theo Paphitis’s #sbs (twitter speak grouping together tweets and therefore people, its meaning is Small Business Sunday) the dragon has come up with another great idea, derived from the number of questions he receives from business holders asking his expert advice, the entrepreneur has created an elite network only accessible for those tweeters specially chosen by Theo.
Rules are , tweet Theo pitching your business, include #sbs, this must be done on a Sunday between the hours of 5pm and 7:30pm. Theo and his team look behind the tweets and choose 6 businesses to retweet the following night, the retweets were originally done on the Sunday night at 9 but due to its popularity they have moved the announcements to Monday, a whole 24 hours waiting to find out if your business is one of the chosen few. The succesful tweeters are given access into a very strong #sbs family providing support to each of its members through the power of networking.
I was told about this a few Sundays ago and when I entered for the first time the excitement was undeniable, some members had been trying for over 50 weeks before they had been successful, so be determined and remain committed.
Vinyl Clocks is a member of #sbs and rightly so in my opinion. They are a fantastic company to deal with, very prompt delivery extremely friendly and great communication all the way through the process. I ordered 2 vinyl clocks one for my hubby, “seasons in the sun” by Terry Jacks was number one when he entered the world ( I’ll leave you to work out how old he is) and one for my bro-in-law, it was “band of gold” by Freda Payne for him. Obviously this isn’t information I have etched on my brain the vinyl clocks website gives you everything you need. I dropped Tim from vinyl clocks an email and had my perfect pressies delivered the following week.
They look great and both boys are extremely happy with their funky personal piece of nostalgia.
So give them a try, I am sure you will not be disappointed!
My name is Jennifer McKenna, was Whyte till I got hitched to the lovely Paul McKenna in 2010 (not the magician, much better looking but a little less well off) I hate to say it but the name change is still taking a bit of getting used to, well 33 years as one name doesn’t just leave you does it.
I decided to leap into the world of business back in 2008 when I began to build my lifelong dream and thus Moo Boutique was born. We are now 4 years on and all in all things are going really really well. Now lucky for you lot I decided to give whoever was interested a sneaky look into what goes on in the life of a boutique owner, mother of one and wife of husband through this little blog.
My blogging days were meant to begin a coupleof years ago however my daughter “Ferne” now 2 and 3/4s made that a challenge I decided not to take up, so needless to say I am now here, very excited, a little nervous but am ready to give it my best shot.
It is the recent move into my new office that has finally given me the brain space and space space to be able to write this blog, hence why I think it relevant that my first pics to be posted should be of Moo’s new HQ.
Today the sun is finally shining after what feels like a few weeks of a very drizzly England.