For those who don’t know what I actually do in life – apart from being fucking fabulous – I’m Students’ Union President for Cleveland College Of Art & Design which is an amazing specialist art college situated in Hartlepool, North East England. My job is basically to represent the student voice across many different platforms – one of these platforms being at conferences and events. This week I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Disabled Students conference which was very important to me as I myself have a disability and so felt like I really wanted to know what was going to be happening with the year ahead and really wanted to make sure my votes were counted. The conference was amazing with loads of really great motions passed which I’m sure will benefit our students. The biggest outcome of the conference is that we have a new disabled students officer called Maddy who is an incredible woman and who I’m sure is going to be an absolute credit to the NUS. I was blown away by the dedication, love and sheer bloody awesome sass from so many of the candidates, I know that people are going to work so hard and do so well! I’m genuinely excited to see what the committee gets up to this year!
This IS a personal fashion blog, and so I best get down to the good bits!
I decided to make a real impression and wear one of my new wigs which is Vixen from Geisha Wigs! I absolutely bloody love this wig! I blogged previously about this wig but I don’t think I expressed how much I love it. It’s so soft and thick, so utterly comfortable, I wore it to travel for 3 hours, then all day through the conference and all night! The hair stayed lovely, and only needed a little brush to get it back into perfect condition. So many people thought this was my natural hair and asked how I got it so bright!
Naturally I co-ordinated my wig with my outfit and went for this ASOS floral jersey dress which is just so so comfy but gorgeous at the same time! I popped on my trust Primark eyelash cardigan to keep me warm too and I was ready to go! I definitely chose well as my travel went fine and I was as comfortable as possible. I have to admit, I was terrified that people would think I was a weirdo or a freak for wearing wigs, but people really embraced the wigs – to the extent of people being sad the last day when I didn’t have one on!
The hotel had a pool, and my body was killing me after such a long day so I decided to go for a swim! Plus it gave me an opportunity to wear my AWESOME ASOS fatkini for the first time!
The pool was lush and just what I needed after such a long day. Tried to be an adult and go to the steam room but after 2 minutes I decided it was awful and retreated!
So I totally made a massive blogger boo-boo and forgot to snap what I wore for dinner, however it was this dress which went perfectly with my red vixen wig! Dinner was pretty shitty, however after dinner I watched Pitch Perfect for the first time which was AMAZING. I AM FAT AMY. Lez-be-honest! I had planned on having an early night, however I decided to crack my wigs out and me and some other lovelies sang along to pitch perfect and danced around in wigs – good times! I had planned to go to bed early, however I rolled in well after one with a smile on my face.
The absolutely babe that is Beth in Red Velvet Crush & Lovely Hannah in Storm Cloud
Absoutely loved Beth in Storm Cloud & Hannah in Pixie!
Not gonna lie, the next day I was absolutely knackered. There was no plugs near the bed, so I fell asleep ACROSS my bed with my laptop balanced on the corner of the bed and my charger pulled across the room. Very badly thought out hotel rooms.
(You can see the silly trailing charger here!)
Went for my altered Lady V hepburn and my Red Velvet Crush wig.
Went for breakfast super early on my own and I was glad to have the time to go for a lie down before conference floor starts because I was having the mother of all stomach cramps. Thankfully there was plenty of time for rests and NUS had put on plenty of breaks, and some sessions weren’t applicable for me – so these little breaks kept me going!
On the evening there was going to be a gala dinner and awards ceremony and so I decided I would dress up for the occasion! I had planned to not wear a wig, however the hotels hair-dryer kindly electrocuted me so I couldn’t dry it properly and so I opted for a wig!
I chose to wear my gorgeous pieces of the past jive dress with Storm Cloud!
With some of the babely babes I got to meet at the conference! Honestly some of the best humans!
With Beth! She’s an absolute BABE.
This was my first time meeting Hannah, however I was blown away with what a kind, caring and bloody hilariously brilliant human she is. Love her!
After dinner we had a disco and I had been asked all day to crack the wigs back out, so wig party 2.0 was go!
Getting wiggy with it!
We all joined in!
And embraced the wigs!
And even took an oscar style selfie! I totally thought I’d be like Liza Minnelli at the back but I managed to jam myself right in the centre! Had an excellent time drinking a bottle of Gin which me and Beth Sutton trekked to get, only for me to get ID’d even though I was only with Beth not actually trying to buy alcohol (Adam had my I.D after he picked a package up for me) and then we had to wait for Aisling to come rescue us and get our alcohol like we were 16 year olds! Oh well, I got my bottle of Gin and polished it all off – Oops!!
After the disco died down, we decided to all go in to another function room and I decided to start a musical caucus which was amazing…in my head. I then decided to go to canal street to meet Beth which was hilarious.
Between slut dropping and doing the mermaid dance on a dirty floor I was fucked on Thursday morning! Canal Street was definitely a good time though – I loved it!
So yeah I was knackered on Thursday
I was so glad to have my oversized swing dress from AX Paris to wear as it’s so so so so so comfy!!!
I also opted against wearing a wig because I just couldn’t be bothered. I did however wear yet another amazing Drown Soda necklace! Remember to use code FABFATFASH if you want one, and you’ll get 15% off
Myself and another lovely Hannah who was also rocking a monochrome swing dress! She was babely.
Myself and Tabz! Tabz is running for NUS Womens Officer and I am backing her all the way because I truly believe she will come and give me the on-campus support that I may need and I believe she will do so much to help our students feel included from the second they start within our institutions. So yeah – VOTE TABZ.
Ladies and Gentlemen and those who don’t define as either – I give you Beth Sutton. Beth managed to pick up what she thought was water, sprayed it everywhere, had a man come out and remove what was actually chemicals, ran off Tom & Jerry style and spent the next 20 minutes rolling around the floor laughing at herself and being mesmerised by her name badge. What an actual babe.
So yeah that was my conference! I absolutely loved it and met some of the best people who were so lovely to me and accepted my mad fashion loving wig wearing self, and I even met people who read my blog which was absolutely amazing!
I have another conference in a week and a half which is womens conference which I cant wait for! All I’m saying is, more necklaces, more wigs and more fierceness!!!!!!
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