Where is OUR fashion industry?

Here are some blaring issues that drive me INSANE about the Scottish fashion industry. If you agree, please let me know your thoughts in the comments! Big thanks to Lynzi Leroy who encouraged the ideas behind this post, and whom I am inspired by every day to think outside the box. This gorgeous picture is from LS Productions for Tatler Magazine.

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My Eating Disorder Story

This is a bit of a different blogging direction, but I am passionate about erasing the taboo of mental illness and value honesty and raising awareness.

So I decided to write a (fairly lengthy) post outlining my experience with eating disorders. 
I want to encourage others to do the same as I think accepting your past is the first step in changing your future. 

I also believe that no one should be ashamed of their struggles, and I have worked too hard in recovery to not tell my story.  
So, here goes; let me know what you think in the comments!

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Edinburgh Fashion Week 2016

This weekend was the launch of #EdFashionWeek on the Mound, and I went along as a media VIP to network, take pictures and scout out new fashion designers. The events were great, and I can’t wait to see how it progresses in years to come, as it was already so much more exciting than last year, when I was dressing models backstage! Let me know in the comments what you thought of this weekend, and read more to see my snaps!

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How to find Creative Internships

 
Someone from university asked me the other day how I find my internships within the fashion industry, so I thought I would do a post on how I look for creative opportunities. There’s tonnes of advice online on how and where to get work experience, but not much relevant to young people living in Scotland and the UK, so here we go, 10 easy ways to find and apply for internships that have worked brilliantly for me!

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Emerging Scottish Fashion Designers

Working at The Scottish Design Exchange has given me a wonderful excuse to discover creative talent in Scotland, and I’ve been overwhelmed with how incredibly gifted so many Scottish Fashion designers are! From Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Glasgow to Dundee, these graduates create absolutely gorgeous clothing. 

On the left is sustainable textile and fashion designer Aimee Kent‘s gorgeous prints, but click read more to see snippets of many other fabulous collections! Check out clothing, accessories and jewellery from over 25 local creatives at SDX Fashion now!


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