What jeans did I even wear before Topshop’s High Waisted Joni Jeans? Once you buy a pair of these it’s very difficult to return to the normal, sitting on the hips average kind of jeans. Topshop have been selling these Joni Jeans for roughly two years (I’m not entirely certain how long they’ve been selling them but you should probably already have a pair.) But, why are these jeans so great?
This gorgeous picture you can see on the left is a vintage visual merchandising masterpiece we saw last Wednesday at Misty Mountain Swop. What on earth is that, you ask?
Well, from the 4th to the 17th of September, anyone and everyone is welcome to buy, sell and swap clothes at this innovative, ethical pop-up! Get rid of your unwanted fashion and come out with bagfuls of stylish bargains!
Lynette Gray is the reason I first got excited about blogging and the creative industry in Scotland. Back in 2013, I assisted talented photographer John L Need with a photoshoot for Lynette’s emerging fashion brand Angel Pixie Love.
At the time, I was setting up my journalistic blog The Question Cove (http://thequestioncove.wordpress.com) and was so fascinated in Lynette’s story that I decided she would be my first interviewee.
Yesterday we reunited over coffee and I heard all about her exciting new project, Unexpected Art.
On a rainy Thursday morning Ruth popped to The West End Fair in Edinburgh to check out local talent from the craft-o-sphere, and discovered a whole host of fantastic creative products and chatted to some lovely designers.
A firm favourite was Carol Capaldi Crafts – a stall crammed full of quirky, kitsch gifts. Her vintage upcycled mosaics adorned everything from tile wall hangings to a guitar (which is firmly on the wishlist for a certain someone’s birthday present!) Check her out on Etsy!
Another fab company was Eclectic Shock. They were offering exquisite costume jewellery, from cuffs made with dismantled pocket watches, to pendants dangling with tiny jars of fairy dust. Other finds included gorgeous stained glass decorations, hand painted feathers, stunningly delicate fashion illustrations and The Edinburgh Bow Tie Company,