A night of masked entertainment, with cocktails flowing, in St Andrews? Surprising. While it may sound like it, no, it’s not a resurgence of sports club initiations or Bullingdon Club-esque debauchery, but the 4th birthday of Concrete Catwalk St Andrews. Held at The Adamson on the 30thOctober, the eclectic street style blog that captures library looks fresh off the pages of Vogue hosted a wonderful evening of masked revelry.
With the typically Halloween theme of ‘Spooky Smart Casual’ and the awnings of The Adamson daubed with spiderwebs, CC’s event played the perfect counterpoint to House of Horror – an evening of fancy cocktails and fancier dresses, that culminated with models walking across the catwalk of the bar.
In this evening of “excitement and anonymity”, CC had arranged for equally obfuscating cocktails – the ‘Enigma’, proving equal parts delicious and intriguing – with free drinks tokens (and cupcakes!) on entry for the attendees. Though The Adamson bar remains a sauna when packed with people, one can only see the heat as a measure of Concrete Catwalk’s success. After another year of their hugely popular style blog and photography of the more bombastic student outfits, ‘Behind the Mask’ proved a roaring success and a great way to start out the Halloween festivities.
Xin Italie remarked on the “spectacular array of cocktails” on offer, and the DJ set provided by Marcus Cork-Keeling helped remind attendees of the versatility of The Adamson’s bar for hosting events — if they can manage to accommodate a makeshift stage on their bar for models to strut across, it’s no wonder the venue is often chosen by societies for launch parties.
Concrete Catwalk’s ‘Behind the Mask’ was a testament to the blog’s ongoing popularity and capacity for putting on events that are a breath of fresh air to the St Andrews calendar – who’d have thought that wearing a mask and drinking cocktails on a Tuesday could be so glamorous?
All photos courtesy of Concrete Catwalk St Andrews.