Monday, August 8, 2011

{Ness Lovelies} The Perfect Outfit for the Fringe


The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has begun!  I was delighted to hear that the Fringe Festival was started in 1947.  I decided to wear one of my favourite Ness outfits inspired by the same time period in honour of the Fringe!!


 So how did it all begin?  According to the Fringe website:
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city. Our story dates back to 1947, when eight theatre groups turned up uninvited to perform at the (then newly formed) Edinburgh International Festival, an initiative created to celebrate and enrich European cultural life in the wake of the Second World War. Not being part of the official programme of the International festival didn’t stop these performers – they just went ahead and staged their shows anyway. Year on year more and more performers followed their example and in 1959 the Festival Fringe Society was created in response to the success of this growing trend.
The Society formalised the existence of this collective of performances, provided information to artists, published the Fringe programme and created a central box office. Its constitution was written in line with the ethos that brought these theatre companies to Edinburgh back in 1947: that the Society was to take no part in vetting the festival’s programme. To this day that policy remains at the core of our festival and we’re proud to include in our programme anyone with a story to tell and a venue willing to host them.


And let me tell you the programme is fantastic! I look forward to starting a new blog series this month called 'Report from the Fringe' and sharing our experiences.  Plus, the great thing is that a lot of the shows are free!


I'm wearing a Ness peasant blouse and a matching Ness skirt.  The peasant blouse reminds me of the blouses from the late 1940's.  I absolutely love it!  The best part is the fabric.  Close-up you can see it has cute little red tulips and the Ness logo.  This is a photo of the bottom of the skirt (called 'Cassidy') which I adore.  Such great details.


The two Ness stores in Edinburgh are right at the heart of the Fringe this month as they are both located on the Royal Mile! But the best thing is that Ness is currently having a sale! I had to share with you all that Ness is offering an additional 20% off all online orders (but hurry...it ends Tuesday!) 

Wooohooo! More Ness lovelies!  Watch this space for more Fringe fun over the coming weeks!

14 comments:

  1. How adorable that outfit is. It reminds me of Cath Kidston who I love.! That looks like a really fun shop. Have fun at the festival and love the pigtails!

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  2. Lookin good Debi! Love the blouse, and so pleased to see such blue skies over auld reekie :-)

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  3. Oh, I want to go to the Festival! Sounds like such fun... maybe I can talk my husband into crossing the pond next year!

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  4. Debi, I'm so glad I've found your blog! Have an excellent time at the Fringe Festival - I look forward to reading about your adventures :)

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  5. I've heard of that festival before! Have fun! What a cute outfit, the whole thing is darling.

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  6. You look cute as a button. Love that look!

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  7. Gah! You look fabulous!! I love, love the Ness blouse and skirt - so cute!!

    I love the Fringe, too. It was my main reason for travelling to Edinburgh and it does not disappoint. I'm really looking forward to your fringe feature! :)

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  8. This post couldn't be any cuter! Unless you had a bunny. But then it would be cute overload and my computer would explode.

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  9. LOVE the look! You're so lucky to live there!

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  10. Great outfit! We have a fringe festival too, and now I realize it must be inspired by your city's.

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  11. You look so cute, love the hair! x

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  12. Love the outfit! My first thought was: "Oh! I wish my hair looked like that in pigtails!!"

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  13. I love reading your blog. And this is just too cute! I love the skirt

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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