The Scottish Design Exchange

 

The Scottish Design Exchange is a unique concept store and not-for-profit creative community, bringing artists and designers together to share a new retail space in Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, that benefits the both makers and customers. In the shop, fashion designers, artists, textile and jewellery designers, publishers, photographers, product manufacturers and others work together to share the costs involved in running a busy store.

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Topshop Joni Jeans Appreciation Post

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? 

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Misty Mountain Swap Shop

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!

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Loving Youth Label

Ruth has recently been working for a fantastic vintage concession at Topshop called Loving Youth. The fun younger sister of Blue Rinse, this innovative label makes, sources and up-cycles everything from authentic vintage patterns, designs and pieces. You can check out their website here or pop in and say hello at the Loving Youth concession in Topshop on Princes Street, Edinburgh! Read more to see Ruth’s wishlist of lustworthy clothes and styling advice!

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Unexpected Art

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.

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