How to Style: Nu Blvck Pyjama Scarf

Following on from Wednesday’s post, here is another in the Nu Blvck series from our ‘Ways to Style’ photoshoot with Holly May Wesley, featuring the large pyjama scarf in the rust/navy colour way, and the small pyjama scarf in dark grey tied to my navy grab bag. I styled this look very simply, with a taupe Hayley McSporran top, a Forever 21 brass pendant, Mandi Candi Boutique boots and some H&M high waisted black jeans.

Ruth @ Urbanity xxx

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How to Style: The Nu Blvck Handbag

A few weeks back I had the opportunity to collaborate with some of my favourite Scottish fashion industry practitioners: Rebecca Flory and Andrew Vincent (founders of womenswear accessories brand Nu Blvck), Kirsty Halliday (renowned stylist part of of I’ll Be Your Mirror), Hannah Louise Baxter (fashion designer at her eponymous label) and talented photographer Holly May Wesley. Scroll on to see the results of our ”Ways to Style” photoshoot featuring two of my picks from the latest Nu Blvck collection: The Grab Bag and The Knot Bag. I styled these handmade, locally produced lustworthy handbags with a classic Burberry-style trench coat, cosy woolen scarf, chic leather gloves, and of course freshly dyed silver-blue hair by the wonderful Austen Thomson.

Grab Bag £190 Nu Blvck (shop here)
Knot Bag £275 Nu Blvck (shop here)
Trench Coat: Aquascutum, from Mr Ben’s Vintage Shop, Glasgow
Scarf: Borrowed from my flatmate, originally Urban Outfitters
Boots: Mandi Candi Boutique, Dundee
Watch: Olivia Burton Watches
Faux Leather Gloves: TK Maxx

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Cross Cashmere

Since publishing a book about the rich heritage of cashmere in Scotland, after years of working for a Scottish mill, journalist (and total #girlboss) Lynne McCrossan decided to practise what she preached, and create a capsule collection of the highest quality Scottish cashmere. The collection consists of 6 essential and versatile styles in beautiful knitwear, made for man and woman alike. Here are the shots from an editorial for Cross Cashmere with myself and Paul Keenan (of mens fashion and lifestyle blog modelling for fashion photographer Julie Howden. Let me know what you think, and look out for Cross Cashmere featuring in an upcoming episode of Iluminate for BBC The Social.

The Cable (shop here)

The Cable (shop here)

The Cable (shop here), The Wrap (shop here)

The Houndstooth (shop here), The Wrap (shop here)

The Wrap (shop here)
The Wrap (shop here)

Models: Ruth MacGilp, Paul Keenan
Photographer: Julie Howden
Designer/Stylist: Lynne McCrossan

We shot these looks- and a few others still to come- in the beautiful gardens and parks around Carlton Hill overlooking Edinburgh, in the freezing cold last month. Good thing Lynne provided us with an open fire, baked potatoes and an ample supply of gorgeous cashmere! The full Cross Cashmere collection also includes a classic Argyll jumper, plus a T-shirt and hoodie, which are surprisingly easy to wear and modern in cashmere. The capsule builds on the premise of slow fashion, a more ethical process of investing in classic pieces that can be worn for decades and passed on through generations, styled in endless ways dressed up or down. 

Ruth @ Urbanity xxx

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Outfit styling with Mandi Candi

Mandi Candi is a Dundee-Based boutique providing a huge range of trend-led collections by various independent fashion designers. After discovering Mandi Candi Boutique on Instagram (check out their stylish feed here!) I was keen to collaborate, so together with  creative mastermind Daina Renton (@dainarenton) I styled up some outfits and ventured to the Morningside Wild West, a strange little derelict avenue near my flat where the buildings all resemble an American cowboy town, and shot the three looks, featuring a black pinafore jumpsuit, a suede mini shift dress, black and silver heeled boots and a gorgeous embroidered biker jacket.


































 Biker Jacket: £79, Mandi Candi (shop here)
Black Ankle Boots: £28, Mandi Candi (shop here)
Black Culotte Jumpsuit: Mandi Candi (sold out)
Black Suede Look Dress: £24, Mandi Candi (sold out)
Pink Top, Black Top: ASOS
Fringed Jacket, Jeans: Topshop
Necklace: Homemade
What do you think of my looks? Got a favourite? Check out @dainarenton on Instagram for more details.
Ruth @ Urbanity xxx


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Editorial: Murder in an Elevator

Models: Ruth MacGilp, Jack Hinks, Elspeth Gower, Daina Renton

Hair and Make Up: Michelle Watson

 Photography: Daina Renton


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