Scottish Fashion

An Ode to Hope Street Magazine

The fourth and final instalment in my ‘Odes’ Series, this post is dedicated to Hope St Magazine, a contemporary Glagoow-based independent fashion magazine creatively directed by renowned make-up artist and entrepreneur Sara Hill.


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Bespoke Birds Of Prayers

Before last week, I had never worn something custom-made before, minus a floral pink bridesmaids dress as a child! It felt truly special wearing a bespoke, couture sleeveless black sequin gown, let alone one made by my colleague and friend Piotr Pyrchala, that fit me like a glove.   Birds of Prayers is Piotr’s contemporary womenswear fashion brand, based between Edinburgh and Glasgow, which is part of emerging designer programme Fashion Foundry. Focussing on muted colour palette contrasting with bold colour blocking and textures, Birds of Prayers clothing is made to flatter all ages and body types, ignoring fast fashion trends by making high quality, long lasting classics by hand.


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Herald Fashion Awards


So, although you all probably know already because I won’t shut up about it on social media, I thought I’d do a blog post about the Herald Fashion Awards too, cause you know, Fashion Blogger of the Year baby! I’m still in total shock that I was nominated yet alone the winner of such a prestigious award, considering the bloody amazing competition! It was a genuinely fantastic night and I still cannot wipe the smile off my face. Read on to see who all the wonderful winners were in the different online fashion categories, all based right here in Scotland.


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Crafted by Catherine Aitken


Recently I’ve started doing PR and social media for Edinburgh-based accessories designer Catherine Aitken, and have totally fallen in love with her huge range of products for men and women. From cosy mohair snoods to classic Harris Tweed handbags, quality and integrity outweigh fashion fads for Catherine Aitken. 


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Scotland Redeisgned Showcase 2016

On Thursday night Scotland: ReDesigned celebrated its 10th anniversary with Evolve, a showcase of fashion, accessories and interior designers based in Scotland. Taking place at Glasgow’s St Enoch Centre, guests had a VIP preview of stalls from each designer, a fashion show on the S:RD runway, and an awards ceremony for this year’s best fashion brands. This weekend they are also running a pop-up shop at the same venue, so if you’re in Glasgow today, make sure to check it out and #shoplocal!


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