Finally, ILive2Lead: Young Women’s International Leadership Summit  on Climate Champions (China summit 2012) video. One thing that I want to say is that…. I’m proud of my Javanese English accent (-_-)”


I feel like total stranger and alien when they are talking to each other since I don’t speak mandarin and they prone not to speak english in our room because their english is not that good, they said.

Well, me too. English is not our native, just be confident and do not let me wonder whether you gals talk about me or not…

IL2L @ MCRFW, Sunday 20th April 2014

After a brilliant bank holiday weekend, we put our favourite leather jacket on and headed down to Halle St Peters in Ancoats, where we were amongst some of Manchester’s finest designers, all showcasing their collections at MCRFW.

By the time 7pm rolled around for the catwalk, Manchester’s most sartorial crowd were all ready for the action of the evening, armed with their cameras and beady fashion eye! Over the course of the evening, we reunited with some of our favourite bloggers, met some new faces and saw a handpicked selection of amazing fashion from Manchester’s prime local companies. Here are some amazing images of the IL2L catwalk taken by Andrew Beckett of

The Barney Originals women’s black burgundy ombre leather asymmetric biker jacket is definitely one of our favourites. Also available in white, the jacket is beautifully subtle yet on and off the catwalk certainly makes a statement.

Barneys women’s black perforated biker with contrast suede sleeves

Barneys men’s brown leather aviator flying jacket

Our very own IL2L parkas were showcased together - they’re the perfect all season jackets, with zip out fur so you can either have a thick cosy parka or a light utility layer for those warm(ish) days. View the men’s parka here and the ladies version here.  

Barneys men’s black classic leather biker jacket

Barneys Originals women’s leather asymmetric biker jacket

This Barneys women’s suede coral asymmetric jacket with contrast detail is the perfect way to brighten up your summer season wardrobe! Check out the rest of our women’s suede jackets here.

Barneys Originals men’s black leather with members only biker collar jacket

Our final jacket of the show was the: Barneys men’s dark grey multi pocket jacket

We loved seeing our blogger friends, our IL2L jackets on the catwalk and some amazing Mancunian brands at MCRFW, such as Laundry Boutique, Fair T, RuffLee, and Adnan Bayyat, whose grande finale was simply epic!

Pippa Middleton works leather trousers

Pippa Middleton is turning heads again! This time it’s due to a particular pair of leather trousers, and of course she has split opinions in two. Now to us, the only scandalous thing is that not everybody has a pair of leather skinny trousers.

A far cry from her usual dainty appearance clad in pretty brands such as Temperley or Tabitha Webb, Pippa appeared to be making an edgy statement in her leather trousers. These leather trousers are already sold out on the Met Jeans website, proving that this Middleton sister is still prompting sales. 

BRAND IN FOCUS: Gentlemen's Hardware

We’re welcoming a new brand to IL2L this week; meet Gentleman’s Hardware – experts at creating everything a man needs to live a rich and successful life.  We’re excited to start selling Gentlemen’s Hardware, as they provide men with all of the tools that a true gent may need throughout the day.

Gentlemen’s Hardware have all areas covered when it comes to men’s tools and have combined elegant design with a mixture of materials results in products that are functional and durable, so whether you’re looking for a wallet, card holder, laptop case or wash-bag, you know you can find something to fall in love with, or a gift for someone you love.

'Fortune favours the brave'

Make sure you’ve always got the right tool for the job with Gentlemen’s Hardware available at IL2L.