Reflections on Recovery

A scared, hollow shell of a girl wishes she was anywhere but here. ‘Here’ is a double disinfected table laid with a single low fat yoghurt, surrounded by anxious teenagers, sat across from a care assistant whose only known English word is ‘eat’, within a residential hospital unit in southern England, miles away from home. ‘Here’ is fear, loneliness, self-hatred, exhaustion, instability, depression, fragility, hopelessness. ‘Here’ is me just 4 years ago, in the depths of anorexia, where a Muller Light was scarier than the prospect of being pinned down to a hospital bed and force fed, and assuming this excuse for a childhood for the best part of 6 years. 

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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 (more…)

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Fashion Foundry Glasgow

Last night, The Scottish Design Exchange gang had a road trip to Glasgow, one of my favourite cities and certainly the most creative and outgoing in Scotland. We were invited to the launch event for The Fashion Foundry, which took place at Topshop on Argyle street (after-hours shopping is always exciting!), because our very own Piotr Pyrchala, fashion designer at contemporary label Birds Of Prayers,  has won the prestigious prize of an opportunity to be a part of the project. 

This is a new initiative that supports young Scottish fashion designers in building their brand, including one-to-one mentoring, a free shared studio space with tonnes of expert equipment, and lots of amazing networking and marketing opportunities. The Fashion Foundry is a collaboration between Creative Scotland, the Cultural Enterprise OfficeWasps studios and Topshop/Topman. 

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Scottish Fashion Editorial ft. Simone Murphy

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 Scottish Fashion 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.

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The Make Up Tag

 

 I was tagged by a blogger friend to do ‘The Make Up Tag’ so I thought I’d give it a bash. Although I am far from a beauty expert, I’m always curious of other people’s answers, and enjoy doing these little interview questions myself. So, nose inside my make-up bag, and see my likes and dislikes when it comes to brands, products and techniques. 

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