The Alternative Christmas Gift Guide with Uncommon Goods*

Uncommon Goods Christmas Gift Guide

I know, I know, it’s probably too early for Christmas shopping! But to start to give you some ideas, I’ve teamed up with independent, ethical gift retailer Uncommon Goods to bring you my top 20 awesome Xmas present ideas for everyone in your life, from quirky little stocking stuffers to meaningful, personalised items with a handmade twist.

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Dive Queer Party: Scottish Mental Health and Arts Festival

Dive Queer Party Family Portrait Derek AndersonScotland’s most notorious queer arts collective Dive Queer Party return to the Traverse Theatre for a special Hallowe’en-themed cabaret show on Sunday 29th October as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017.

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Pixie Cut Restyle with Edinburgh West End Hair Salon NOIRouge

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I got the chop! Last week, I got my sharp bob restyled into a choppy pixie cut, and my dull dry bleach job transformed to soft lilac blonde at NOIRouge, an elegant hair and beauty salon in Edinburgh’s West End.

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Scottish Fashion and Art for Positive Mental Health Action

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I’m so excited to finally share with you the backstage images taken by the wonderful Edinburgh fashion photographer Ellie Morag at Coburg House from my charity event #MINDFRAME, a showcase of Scottish fashion and art presented by the Scottish Design Exchange in aid of one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities, Penumbra. Find out more about the event below!

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Ethical Fashion Favourites: Paperchain Jewellery

I’ve been a huge fan of Paperchain, the charitable, ethical and sustainable fashion jewellery brand, for a while now after being introduced to them via Rosy Penguin, so when they approached me to preview their new Autumn/WInter collection I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

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