Thursday, 1 December 2016

Bodycon Knitwear

Bodycon knitted dress


Fashion blogger patent boots

scottish fashion blogger


Edinburgh fashion blogger
Photos by Frankie Hunter

Dress - Primark
Boots - New Look
Choker - Zara

I've always been a fan of outfits that you can wear to the office then straight onto the after-work drinks! This dress does exactly that AND it keeps me nice and toasty during winter. The last time I wore it, the temperature outside dropped to -3 degrees but I barely felt the cold (although alcohol may have played a small part!)

I am so obsessed with these patent boots! They were an impulse purchase when I was queuing to buy something else and I have no regrets! Again, these can be worn from day to night so it makes outfit planning really easy.

I have one more outfit to share from my shoot with Frankie Hunter so look out for that! 


Sunday, 20 November 2016

My Kenzo x H&M Look

William Wilde outfit

Kenzo t-shirt fashion blogger

Edinburgh fashion blogger

Photos by Frankie Hunter

Top - Kenzo x H&M
Skirt - William Wilde
Choker - Zara

As you might have seen from my tweets, I was a little bit obsessed with Kenzo's collaboration with H&M. The vivid colours and tiger prints made it such a strong collection. Luckily I'd timed my week off work really well so I was able to snap up my favourite piece before they sold out. After an hour's worth of hitting the refresh button on H&M's website I finally managed to buy this t-shirt, although the jumper I was going to get was already sold out!

My other recent addition to my wardrobe is this PVC skirt by William Wilde. If you haven't heard of him, he's based in London and designs the most amazing latex dresses and skirts. It was pure luck that when I discovered his online store, I found this skirt on sale. It looks fab worn with a bralette and fishnets for a forties pin-up look, but I also like adding a more casual element with a t-shirt.

Let me know what you think on Twitter or Facebook 

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Little Red Vintage Dress

Red vintage bodycon dress

Scottish fashion blogger


Hunted Vintage dress

Ted & Muffy over the knee boots

Edinburgh fashion blogger

Photos by Frankie Hunter

Boots - Ted & Muffy
Handbag - Faith
Bracelet - Mulberry


A few weeks ago I went to an event on the fashion floor of The Scottish Design Exchange (one of the best shops in Edinburgh by the way!) The lovely Nicole Perry came through from Glasgow with her Hunted Vintage collection and I'm SO glad she did! When I looked through her rails of vintage gems, I came across this velour eighties dress sourced from Italy, and I knew it had to be mine. I have to give credit to Kimberley from Wardrobe Conversations who also knew it had my name written all over it! As if I needed much convincing! The only thing that wasn't quite right for me was the giant shoulder pads. Yes, Joan Collins owned it in the eighties, but let's leave that look in the past! After cutting them out, the dress pretty much fitted like a dream - which can be really difficult with vintage pieces. 

As for the boots - they've been my favourite shoes to wear on a night out for the past year since I got them. I love that they'll keep my legs warm in winter and they're a lot more comfy than they look!

I wore this outfit recently when I went to see The Rabbit Hole's homage to Rocky Horror Picture Show. My dress was kind of a homage to the film too! 

Thanks to the fabulous Frankie Hunter for the photos - there's lots more to come!


Wednesday, 2 November 2016

12 Inspiring Instagram Accounts To Follow

Instagram is great for keeping up with what your friends are doing, but it can also be a great source for inspiration. I follow a mixture of talented creatives who help push me to take better photos, experiment with my make-up and make bolder fashion choices. If you're wanting to freshen up your feed with beautiful and inspiring images, look no further than this round-up of my favourite Instagram accounts. They're too good to keep to myself!

Make-up 


@lucygarland I came across Aussie babe Lucy Garland when I was searching on YouTube for Violet Chachki make-up tutorials. Her version was so flawless and I'm obsessed with all her other drag make-up looks. 
Lucy Garland make-up

@sarahillmakeup Sara Hill is a woman of many talents. She's mostly known as a make-up artist, based in Glasgow, and last year she launched a fab cruelty free make-up brand. You'll find a mixture of her work and other MUA's creative looks using Sara Hill make-up. 
Sara Hill make-up artist


@sugarpill Moving on to another cruelty free make-up brand, Sugarpill's Instagram is full of the most colourful and unique make-up looks created by their most talented customers. 
make-up artists to follow on instagram

Photography


@nualaswan Nuala Swan is a Glasgow based fashion photographer who's shot for Wonderland, Hope Street and many amazing designer's lookbooks. She chooses film photography over digital, which adds to the retro feel of her pictures. 
Nuala Swan photograhy

@_classon I came across Classon through ScotStreetStyle earlier this year. The newly emerged photography duo Jack Reuben and Connor Howieson are based in Edinburgh and they've already got off to a great start by shooting for the award winning sunglasses brand Tens.
Classon photography

@jirina.fi Jirina is a fashion, glamour and portrait photographer who I had the pleasure of meeting last month. She recently moved to Glasgow from Helsinki and she's definitely one to watch.
british photographers to follow on instagram

Art/Illustrations


@markviceart If you haven't heard of Mark Vice yet - I strongly suggest you check out his Instagram which is full of the most vibrant and playful paintings. His distinctive pop art portraits include fashion, Scottish iconography and celebrity culture themes.
Mark Vice art

@saraherranz I've blogged about my favourite fashion illustrators in previous posts but I haven't yet mentioned Sara Herrenz. You may have come across her work before though as she's created illustrations for the likes of Vogue and Gucci.
fashion instagram accounts to follow

@lauracallaghanillustration Laura Callaghan is an Irish illustrator based in London and her clients have included Nylon and Urban Outfitters. Her work features sassy and strong women in everyday situations. Prepare to swoon!
fashion illustrators to follow on instagram

Fashion


@hannahlouisef If I had to pick one fashion blogger to swap wardrobes with it would be Hannah Louise's. We share a love for sixties styles and I love the way her outfits look so effortlessly cool.
top fashion bloggers on instagram

@leithclark One of my biggest inspirations in fashion is Leith Clark. This woman is THE definition of a girl boss! Formally the chief editor of Lula magazine, Leith is now the editor of Violet and style director for Harpers Bazzar. Her Instagram features her latest editorials where she puts together the dreamiest of outfits. 
Leith Clark stylist and editor

@belleandbunty Fashion blogging duo and bridal fashion designers Alice and Hannah know how to co-ordinate in style! If you're a girly girl like me, you'll love their tendency to shoot in pretty locations wearing either pastel colours or beautiful prints.
belle and bunty Instagram