'Wish: Feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that is not easily attainable; want something that cannot or probably will not happen.' After Sunday's launch of Lucy and Carrie's new magazine of the same name, this definition definitely does not seem apt. We all sometimes 'wish' and fantasise about these things - who hasn't sat there with a friend and said: 'we should so form a band', or 'we should so start selling this invisibility cloak (too late, sorry)' or 'we should so open our own restaurant'? These ladies certainly did, but with one exception: they made it happen. Sorry Oxford dictionary, you stand corrected. The result of what must have been exhausting long nights and countless red eyes from staring at computer screens (not to mention days of planning/executing several photoshoots and contacting contributors), which I was lucky enough to write for and have a flick through at the launch, is spellbinding. Looking at the magazine, one would never think it was made for a degree final major project - it genuinely is as good, if not better than, a professional publication, and you can own yours by going here - it's out internationally on the 21st of May.
But what of the party itself? Well, as you can tell from the photos, it was executed with the most perfectly dressed hostesses/guests, decorations, handmade nibbles and goody bags... It was a genuine pleasure to be in a room full of my favourite blog people and brands (Aubin & Wills, Orla Kiely, Me & Zena, Tatty Devine, Penhaglion's and Lazy Oaf to name a few!), illustrators and designers. Thank you to the Wish ladies and to Miguel for taking the last photo. Wish you were all there!
Now I've really no excuse but to act on mine and my friend's hopes of opening a tissue museum (notreallybutitwouldbetotallycool).