Anyone that knows me or my blog knows how much I love championing Scottish fashion brands. As much as I can, I try to wear something every day from a Scotland-based designer, and when its not possible with my clothes, thats where accessories come in. I decided to do an outfit photoshoot with my flatmate, friend and talented photographer Skye Lyon to showcase some accessories from the new collections of some great Scottish brands; Iolla, Araminta Campbell and Silk Purse Sow’s Ear.
Edinburgh fashion fans, have you ever been to Bohemia? If not, why not? Bohemia is a gorgeous little bohemian (as the name would suggest) boutique in Marchmont with a huge selection of clothing, accessories, jewellery, homeware, kidswear and gifts. They have a strong ethos that I really connect with, ensuring the products they sell are ethically made and traded, and their own brand range is 100% handmade by skilled artisan communities from around the world.
Daina Renton is a bloody creative genius. Quite literally bloody when it comes to some of the more witchy and vampiric fashion shoots we’ve done together. Daina Renton, the fabulous female joker, creatively directs and expertly curates Edinburgh-based Feroce Magazine, my new favourite fashion magazine, unlike any other. Feroce comes out twice a month in print and digital, filled to the brim with editorial campaigns from the world’s most innovative fashion photographers, stylists, make up artists and models. Read on to find out why I love Feroce magazine so bloody much….
Recently I became super frustrated with not getting anywhere near the response I would like from my Pinterest. Lots of bloggers I know herald the virtual moodboard social site for driving huge amounts of traffic and making incredible connections and collaborations, but I never found that kind of joy.
So I decided to delete it all and start again. And after following some advice from fellow Edinburgh Blogger Tartan Brunette (Using Pinterest to Grow your Blog: Part One and Part Two and Part Three), following loads of new pinners and finding way more enjoyment in scrolling through my feed and discovering creative inspiration.
Read on for an insight into my new lil baby Pinterest and how its slowly growing.
Last week I met up with Ann Martin from celebrated Scottish fashion blog Style Stamps
for a little street style shoot, as I wanted to show off my new items from Glasgow designer fashion brand Birds of Prayers
, a hugely oversized black smock dress with deep pockets and a flouncy skirt, and a giant jersey tote bag with enough room in it for the kitchen sink.
While chatting about the current state of blogging with Ann over a cappuccino at Round Square coffee house, we touched upon the issue of over-saturation of beauty bloggers right now, and how neither of us really prioritised writing about hair and make-up. I’ve been blogging less and less lately about all things beauty, so I’ve decided its time to narrow down my niche and drop it from the blog completely. Read on to find out why…