The February Diary

Laters, January. Here’s our round-up of what to do and see in February, from the hottest fashion events to the latest releases.

Be a style insider at the London Fashion Week Festival

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Catwalk shows, new trends and serious street style inspo; this month, it’s all about London Fashion Week. Keep up with all the AW17 action on the Accessorize blog and our social channels, or make like an industry insider at its brand new follow-up event; the London Fashion Week Festival. Held at the The Store Studios in London, the four-day festival lets you shop the swishest designer and high-street collections at exclusive prices, catch catwalk shows and be inspired with talks from industry experts on how to make it to the top. Get on the front row between 23rd-26th February.


Get those feel-good vibes with Fearne Cotton


Credit: Orion Books | @fearnecotton via Instagram

From school and work to social media, life can sometimes leave us feeling a bit frazzled. Designed to offer practical ways of finding joy each and every day, Fearne Cotton’s new book Happy draws on her own experiences, as well as including expert advice. There’s workbook elements to help you start and end the day well, creative and written exercises plus simple ideas and visualisations to unlock that inner happiness. Get your copy from 9th February.


Make a date with Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades

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Yep, Christian Grey is back – and he’s just in time for Valentine’s Day. Based on the best-selling book series by EL James, the newest instalment from the Fifty Shades trilogy sees the brooding and enigmatic millionaire Grey (Jamie Dornan) and his college grad girlfriend Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) reunite for more, erm, steamy moments and all sorts of major dramz. Make a date with your girl friends from 10th February.


Be inspired with the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival


Credit: Edinburgh Students Art Festival | Photography: Vilja Keskimaki

Showcasing emerging creative talent across the city’s higher and further education institutions, Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) is a must-see this month. From painting and photography, to animation and performance installations, this exciting exhibition is Scotland’s first-ever youth-led arts festival, and is guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. Runs from 9th February-3rd March. Tickets available now.


Hang out with your favourite Girls

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Following the story of four twenty-something friends navigating their way around New York, Girls first appeared on our screens back in 2012 – and we were instantly hooked. And this month, the smart, sassy and LOL-worthy comedy-drama makes its comeback with its sixth and last ever series (sob) on Sky Atlantic, giving us one final chance to hang out with Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Zosia. Catch up with the gang on 13th February.


Get thrifty at the Vintage Kilo Fair, Manchester

Vintage Fair

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Fancy filling up your wardrobe without breaking the bank? Head down to Manchester’s iconic Old Granada Studios for the Vintage Kilo Fair, packed with tonnes of pre-loved garms for both girls and guys. On entry, you’ll be given a big bag to fill up with your fave pre-loved garms – and the best part is, you’ll only have to pay £15 per kilo. Shop ‘til you drop on 18th February.


Celebrate this year’s chart-toppers at the BRIT Awards


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Now in its 37th year, the BRIT Awards 2017 is back – and this year, it’s set to be bigger than ever before. Co-hosted by Emma Willis and Dermot O’Leary, the star-studded night is set to feature a whole host of music awards plus show-stopping performances from the likes of Robbie Williams, Little Mix and The 1975. Buy tickets now or sing along from your sofa on 22nd February.