Alexander McQueen Photoshoot

Have you ever dreamed of being half woman, half stag? Ever dreamed of dressing as a McQueen-esque muse?
Last month I had the incredible opportunity to model for creative director Cait Owens, a studying make up artist completing her final portfolio, and be photographed by the endlessly talented Daina Renton
We scouted for locations for hours but ended up on the stunning South Queensferry beach right underneath the old Forth Road Bridge, a perfect Scottish backdrop for my high waisted red tartan trousers, black suede ankle boots, white ruffled Victorian-style blouse, maroon leather gloves, and of course, this stunning antler headpiece that now sits proudly in my living room as we speak.

Sometimes, life presents weird opportunities. When one of them involved being stared at by old ladies in a small beach village, followed by sitting in costa for lunch wearing a crazy get-up, then I say hell yes.

I cannot emphasise enough how talented Cait Owens is. She can make even the ugliest of mugs (i.e. me) and turn it into a perfectly contoured goddess of make up.  Having worked with her also on a couple of photoshoots for Witch Way Magazine (see here) I would recommend her as one of Scotland’s best upcoming MUAs, with a true passion for her craft, an excellent knowledge of the fashion industry, and both professional and down-to-earth.

Ruth @ Urbanity xxx

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Witch Way Magazine Photoshoot

In the past month, I’ve modelled in a couple of photoshoots for covers and editorials of ‘Witch Way Magazine’, styled and directed by my fabulous friend Daina Renton. The other models (Maddy, Cait, Kirsten, Lisa) and I were photographed by Marisa Bruce and Daina herself, and the wonderfully weird hair and make-up was courtesy of Cait Owens. 

Read more to see some of the fabulous shots from down in the Scottish Borders, and keep your eyes peeled for more shots to be published soon!

Ruth @ Urbanity xxx

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Retro Street Style

On Sunday I met up with Alice Cruickshank, gorgeous red-haired retro fashionista, who blogs over at Twenty Something City. We decided to go on a stroll around the hidden graffiti-laden treasures of Edinburgh and team up to take some street-style shots for our respective blogs. The theme was retro, with Alice in her 70’s flared jumpsuit and me in my 90’s polka-dot jumpsuit! I teamed mine (from Snooper’s Paradise in Brighton) with a Monki oversized denim jacket (similar here),  classic vintage Converse hi-tops, some silver hoop earrings and Forever 21 sunglasses.

I wouldn’t always opt for such a bold print, but after trying this bad boy on for size, it fit like a dream and made me feel like a late eighties party girl. I love it’s simple, classic cut, insanely comfy loose-fit trousers, and pretty zip detailing on the back with a big black ribbon round the waist. It is perfect for this awkward time of year where it’s not quite summer yet, and saves me from baring those painfully pale pins! I realised while writing this post that I own about 10 playsuits and jumpsuits…I think its becoming an obsession!

I normally dress it up, for work or a night out, with black heeled ankle boots, a cropped leather jacket and a wee clutch bag, but for a lazy weekend, I think that casual was the way to go! And nothing screams ‘laid back’ louder than chuck taylors. I always forget I have these and usually prefer the low-rise style, but they are genuinely the comfiest shoes I own! SO the moral of the story is, even if you think you can’t rock that statement retro piece, you totally can, and style it in your very own way.

Ruth @ Urbanity xxx

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I Dream Of Shapes

Last Thursday I had the absolute pleasure of taking part in a new photoshoot for fashion brand I Dream Of Shapes, which is soon to launch in Edinburgh. The idea was to get together some wonderful local Bloggers (Cera Kamonji, Jennifer Brownlie, Katie Williams, Emily Campbell, Kimberley Grahame and Sophie Middleton) to model these beautiful bespoke designs and show a whole range of body shapes and personalities! I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed the event (and completely fell in love with these super-high waisted trousers)! Big thank you to Lucie for organising this <3

Photographer: James Keyte
Ruth @ Urbanity xxx
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Scottish Fashion Editorial

Modelled by the stunning Simone Murphy, styled by Piotr Pyrchala and photographed by the talented Weronika Bachleda-Baca, this photoshoot took place a few weeks back at SDX Fashion to promote the work of some of our most talented designers that we stock in The Scottish Design Exchange.

This gorgeous backless gown is made by Scotland-based boutique Lizzie O, and is constructed from the finest vintage kimono silks. 

The striking red rose headpiece is made by bespoke headwear designer Kitsch Me Vintage.

Leather and Lace rabbit ears: Kitsch Me Vintage by Michelle Watson

Sheer crop top: Mishcke Lingerie by Hazel Mischke

Black silk skirt: Lisa Moncur (Pattern Cutter UK)

Sequin top: Birds of Prayers by Piotr Pyrchala

Leather cuff: Kitsch Me Vintage

Tailored trousers: Lizzie O Boutique

Clutch bag: Suk Wan Chan by Sophia Chan

Mask and Crown: Kitsch Me Vintage

Patterned biker jacket: Lizzie O Boutique

Jumpsuit and Coat: Suk Wan Chan

You can read more about all these lovely designers here:

Ruth @ Urbanity xxx

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