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….
I thought it was about time I showed my lovely readers the latest fashion shoot I’ve directed for my work, The Scottish Design Exchange (SDX), an arts collective supporting Scotland-based creative talent. The purpose was to create a lookbook for SS17, showcasing clothing, jewellery and accessories from Scottish fashion designers that sell their products at SDX. I was lucky enough to collaborate once more with Britain’s Next Top Model contestant Simone Murphy just before she moved to London, along with a bunch of other fabulous Edinburgh folks.
Last night was the annual Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show held at the legendary venue National Museum of Scotland to celebrate the most exciting new fashion design talent and support children’s mental health charity Place2Be. Read on to find out all about ECFS 2017.