Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Seasonal Self Care

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Or so we keep telling ourselves. And it can be. I mean, what's not to love about cheese and wine and too much of both, right? Except the idea that you're supposed to be having a good time because "Christmas" and this makes you not having a good time feel all the worse. It's like one big magnifying glass for all your insecurities lasering in on any loneliness, self doubt or general existential angst making for a really sexy and fun depressive episode. And what's the holiday season without it?

I get that a guide to self care can seem condescending (like, bitch, I know I need to wash my hair okay?) but writing one is as much an act of it for me as anything else. So this holiday season - and y'know - life in general it's time to look at a few ways to look after your god damn self.


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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Karen Mabon: On a clear day you can see forever

Like all great love affairs, mine with Karen Mabon started with an obsession. One that over the years hasn't been for letting up. While Mabon's sleepwear is due to drop this week, her A/W collection is now available and it's done nothing but feed my fanatic love for the brand. "On a clear day you can see forever" has all the signature flourishes of Mabon's work; bright colours, playful imagery and designs that are a treasure trove of hidden detail. It's a regular pic n mix of surreal stories to captured moments. The ordinary made extraordinary and everything in between. It is unequivocally gorgeous.


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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Double Dressing

So looks like dresses over trousers is a thing again. I guess part of me thought that scousers (that sexy and fun combination of skirt and trousers) was left firmly in the past at primary school discos, but here we are, and y'know what? I am all in. I'm all about wardrobe versatility and layering, and having a wrap dress that doubles as a dust coat? Well, that's just smart shopping.

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Too Faced: Totally Cute

I have a palette problem. There is nothing I love more than playing about with eyeshadow. I've built up quite the collection of nudes and smokes so it was time to dive in with something completely different. The Totally Cute palette from Too Faced is so far removed from what I use on a day to day basis but every time I passed it I found myself swatching Storm Cloud and swooning. Hard.The seeds were well and truly planted and before I knew it, this little beauty was in my shopping basket. And I wasn't entirely quite sure how I was going to use half the colours. I mean - how do you use a bright pink without looking like you've got pink eye?


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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Isolated Heroes: What Happens In Vegas

Think of it as Dolly Parton by way of Liberace with a healthy dose of Alabama Worley. Even then, you're only scratching the surface on the inspiration behind Isolated Heroes latest collection "Nevada."  The award wining designer who's brought us cyber space Barbie's to high fantasy bride's is going out West with a combo of Glam Rock and Casino Chic. It's high trash at its finest.  While designer Samantha Patton is a bit of an internet darling (the queen of sequins counting Miley Cyrus among her fan base) she's bringing her latest collection to Southblock for her first pop up in Glasgow. Hot damn.


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Friday, 12 August 2016

Shop My Wardrobe with the Scottish Blogger Shop

I'm a chronic hoarder. Like utterly awful. Despite many wardrobe purges (utterly ruthless wardrobe purges) I've still clung on to them in the form of suitcases in the spare room. Suitcases. Plural. I've been telling myself I'll Depop them or put them on eBay but there's only so long you can lie to yourself y'know? So taking inspiration from our sisters in the South, me and some of my fave blogger babes are hosting the first ever Scottish Blogger Shop! If you're half as nosey as I am it's the perfect opportunity to snoop and snag some of Scotland's top bloggers wardrobes. From indie goodies to some high end designer bargains there should be something for everything. My only concern? That 'm going to come back with more than I take! WHELP!


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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Urban Decay: Lipsticks are my Vice

I'd go outside without foundation before I went without lipstick. It's a safe guard. An armour. There's something about a slick of red lipstick that makes my back a little straighter, my head a little higher and my voice a little louder. Lipstick is my vice and I can't get enough of it. And Urban Decay have launched over 100 shades with formulas ranging from Mega Matte to Mettalized. What's a girl to do? Try them of course!
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Monday, 1 August 2016

What Comes Around

No matter how many wardrobe clear outs I have (and trust me, I have them A LOT) there are always a few things that without fail never find themselves in the firing line. They aren't part of my main wardrobe rotation but every now and then they crawl back out the wood work for a guest appearance. I know I'll never throw out my giant tulle skirt or my dior nightdress, and I'll certainly never throw out the blue blazer. Shopping out the ladies department is one of my favourite things. From better fitting shirts to personality pieces, I truly believe sometimes (all of the time) that shopping outside your comfort zone can return some real hidden gems!


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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

A Sweet Tooth for I Heart Chocolate Palettes

I came across Make-up Revolution quite my accident. Sure it had been on the fringes of my beauty purview for some time, but it was an afternoon swatching their lip velvets in Superdrug that first got me hooked. And when I'm in, I'm all in. They're known for creating great dupes of some of the best palettes on the market that have fantastic pigmentation with solid longevity. Though that wasn't what got me about the I Heart Chocolate Palettes. No. What got me in was that packaging. The beautiful beautiful packaging. Look, I've got a thing for novelty okay? Are you even the slightest bit surprised?


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Monday, 25 July 2016

The Graduate

To say I have a penchant for things that look like other things would be an understatement. Among this; bags that look like champagne bottles, shirts that looks like sailor suits and dresses, dresses that look like graduation gowns. I can't help it, I am a sucker for novelty.


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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Easy on the Eyes with Eyeko

Eyeko's make-up has a bit of a cult following. Not just mild enthusiasim, but full on feverent devotion. A favourite with make-up artists, celebrities and bloggers, it's one of those brands I've always approached with mild caution because nine times out of ten the hype is just that, hype. But I'm a sucker for eyeliner and with a near constant search for the perfect cateye, it was only a matter of time before I took the near lengendary make-up brand for a test drive.

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Better off the hanger

We're all guilty of it, or at least I certainly am. I frequently judge clothes by how they look on the hanger. Or their cut out on websites. And all too frequently it has me turn my nose up (figuratively) because it looks unflattering and ugly - in spite of the fact that's never stopped me before. In fact the less flattering and uglier the better. It's my M.O. This weird clothes bias obviously came back to haunt me when dresses of the past looked amazing on friends, acquaintances, strangers and I was left with non-buyers remorse. Because I judged a dress by how it looked on the hanger. But not anymore. I was ready to roll those dice and find those beauties that look best when worn. Hopefully. 

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Friday, 15 July 2016

Self Care Club

For all the times I've talked about depression on my blog, I've never written about it while experiencing a particularly bad patch. There was always an element of safety and distance that allows for a healthy amount of navel gazing, self reflection, growth and positivity.  Currently? Well those things couldn't feel further away. Over the last month I've suffered a relapse with all the signature hallmarks of my worst days. Panic attacks, suicidal ideation, crying fits, lack of energy, focus, mood swings, desire to self harm- you know, fun stuff.  Everything for a time just feels (and is) harder.

Which is why Self Care is so important. It's recognising those behaviours and taking care of yourself in small ways.  It's why when FestivalFashion.co.uk asked me to design a t-shirt to raise money for Young Minds - a charity focusing on mental health and welfare for children and teens -  I said yes. And yes, it was about promoting the charity and opening conversations but also it was a gentle reminder. It was time to join the Self Care Club.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The Brows Have It

If eyes are the window to soul, then eyebrows are the frame of the face. There are few things that can have as dramatic an impact as a well-done brow. Whether you prefer a prim and polished arch or something fuller and more natural, eyebrows can transform a face far better than mastering a cat-eye flick. For Benefit it's the Year of The Brow. After all but taking over the mascara market  they've set their sights a little higher. Literally. After years of brow miss-steps including filling them in with eyeliner and shaving them (it's okay guys, I'm cringing too) my eyebrows have all but become an obsession. Frankly, I go outside without foundation before going without brows.  Without them my face feels a little, well, empty.

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Monday, 11 July 2016

Finding Neutral Ground for Sensible Sale Shopping

Sale shopping can bring out the worst in me. There's just something about a saving that has me itching to reach for my debit card and before I know it I've blown an unspeakable amount on things I most definitely don't need. I still remember the blush ruffle dress of 08 and the fingerless ox blood lace gloves of 2012. Needless to say, neither of these are in my wardrobe, having been cast off to friends, the sisterling or charity shops.  I have spent years using sales as a way to try on different fashion hats -  from Stevie Nicks lite to vintage pin up. In truth, I'm a low maintenance minimalist with maximalist aspirations. While I'm a big advocate of experimentation - and there's no better time to play about than in sale season - this year I decided to actually do a Sensible Shop. Y'know, by evaluating my wardrobe and everything.


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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

On Jealousy

I didn't want to resent my friends. It just became something that happened.  Well nothing just happens, but I definitely ignored all the warning signs. And along with that? Well all your standard feelings of guilt, shame and of course a generous dose of self loathing. I found it hard to be happy for them. Not because they weren't working hard, not because they didn't deserve their success, but because of a feeling of a certain lacking. And with that came a very raw, hollow gnawing that clawed at my gut. It was petty and small yet there it was, underscoring everything I did.  This quiet voice that bore in to me like a drill. Why not me?

I was basically planning my one-woman pity party.  In short, not my proudest moment.


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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Finding the Perfect Base with Kiko

I like the base, base, base, the flawless foundation base.  While some bloggers can't get enough of blushes, eyeshadow palettes or even lipsticks, I've always been all about that base (okay I'm sorry, last one.)  Foundations, concealers and powders are my beauty binge, and well, if you can have different mascaras for curling or lengthening, then I sure as hell am going to have foundations for every fix. And well, when Kiko opened in Glasgow? I may have went on a bit of a spree.


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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Summer Wardrobe Essentials: Find What Feels Good

When you think of wardrobe basics it's hard not to evoke an eye roll so prounced you see the back of your head. It's fashion 101. A good pair of jeans, a classic tee,the little black dress, and while all of these things are great staples, style is fluid and staples should (and do) vary person to person. For me that means wide legged cropped trousers, satchel bags and contemporary tailoring.  It's about finding what feels good.


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Monday, 13 June 2016

The New Classic

Let's start off with this old cliche shall we? I'm Claire and I'm a shopaholic. I physically cannot resist a bargain. I'm a sucker for the "New In" tab. I'm a sucker for "organise by price." And as a result? I never have anything to wear. No. Really. I have a bad case of wardrobe fatigue because quite frankly, I can't actually SEE what I've got. This leads to a kind of bi-annual purge with varying degrees of brutality and the most recent one saw three suitcases (it's getting that ridiculous) of things that I just.don't.wear. I should know better, but kicking the fast fashion habit was proving harder than I first thought. So I've decided to put myself on a fashion diet. No more big old bulk shopping sprees where I blow my load on bits and bobs that will be at the bottom of my wardrobe in 3 months. I'm changing the way I shop and letting myself buy one truly great piece a month. Proper lifer items that can be integrated in to my wardrobe easily, aren't trend led and fit in with my style.  Sounds simple enough right? Ask me again in 6 months.


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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Cats, cake and confetti: A Wedding Retrospective

Getting married was never on my bucket list. Not really. Yet just over 6 months ago I found myself doing the whole shebang. White dress and everything. Marriage was something I liked the idea of but I never really knew I wanted to get married till I met Bear. Having a pinterest board is one thing, declaring you're Ride or Die in front of your nearest and dearest is a whole different ball game. And it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. In fact, it's one I make every day when I wake up to my wonderful weirdo. The wedding was amazing, but the marriage, well, the marriage is the best part.

After flying out to Italy to photograph my Dad's wedding (6 months to the date of when me and Bear tied the knot) it felt like a good a time as any to revisit our wedding. Which yeah guys, it means a bunch of photo spam. And me crying before the end of this post. Not. Even. Sorry.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Rowan Joy: Like a Daydream

Minimalism takes a back seat in Scottish designer Rowan Joy's collaboration with florist Linzi Deprez. High fantasy, high fashion and high surrealism, "Like a Daydream" blends together the perfect storm of glitter, colour and a TON of flowers.

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Monday, 30 May 2016

Earning your stripes: Embracing the Bardot with a Bust

I think I'd all but resigned myself to never getting to embrace the bardot trend because, well, y'know, I got them heavy boobs.  Seriously though, there's many trends that I often find myself sifting in to the big old NOPE pile because quite frankly, gravity isn't on my side and with the wrong cut I can look a little matronly. But I was determined to make this one work. I needed a no brainer Summer dress and this little guy from Zara was perfect, off the shoulder and all. 

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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Bonnie Bling: This is Not a Flashback

This isn't a throwback, this is new Bonnie Bling. Bonnie Bling is officially back making a much overdue return to the Scottish fashion scene with her latest collection of iconic laser cut jewellery. Inspired heavily by 80s kitsch, the Flashback Summer collection sees the Scottish jeweller return to form  featuring everything from over sized chevron and neon tiling to 2D pussy bows and cheese plants. 


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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Super Kawaii: Japanese Make-Up Treats to Track Down

Something about Japan just gets under your skin. There's no place quite like it. It's uncommon for a place not to only meet your expectations (which were high) but exceed them. Part of the appeal while I was over was tracking down some super cute Japanese beauty products - particularly the 20th Anniversary Sailor Moon goodies that I have been obsessing about for years at this point. It was time to dust off my inner magical girl and go on the ultimate beauty pilgrimage around Tokyo and build the cutest make-up bag known to man.

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Monday, 23 May 2016

Swimming with Mermaids

For some people searching for the perfect pair of jeans fill them with dread. For me it's swimwear.  And to the surprise of utterly no-one (except for you magical body-confident unicorns out there, teach me your secrets) I'm not alone. Hell, even the idea of trying on swimwear makes me feel sick. I have had the same plaid two piece for near enough 7 years. While some would say this would be testament to Scottish weather (partially) and my on again off again love affair with swimming (also a little bit true) it really comes down to how much I hate swimwear shopping. Now swimwear is basically like publicly acceptable lingerie, so it should be my main jam, but when you're feeling less than body confident, well it kind of sucks the fun out of it.  So with my confidence at an all time low, it was time to retire the old two piece (seriously guys 7 YEARS) and experiment with some vintage inspired swimwear.

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Monday, 9 May 2016

Lush Spa: Tales of Bath

One thing to know about the Lush Spa is it's more about experiences than treatments. If you're looking for your deep tissue followed by an afternoon tea in fluffy towels you won't find it here. What you can expect is a truly transformative journey, fully realised and encompassing all the senses that will leave you floating along the street.  "Tales of Bath" is the latest addition to the Lush Spa repertoire, unlike any other treatment I've ever had. Flowing, restorative and perhaps even a little bit magical, Tales of Bath takes inspiration from the city of Bath, the healing power of baths and fairytales, featuring, you guessed it, baths.


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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Spring Make-up Bag Heroes

I'm a girl who is all about investing in good basics, so it should come as no surprise this applies to my make up bag too. From your cult classics to your beauty super stars, we've all got our handbag heroes. The beauty products that are the foundation (often literally) of our make up routine.  Beauty bag basics are such a difficult thing to nail, but when done right you end up adding them to your shopping bag time and time again.   My day to day make up has a few stand out products that are never out my handbag and are the benchmark for my best beauty buys.

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Friday, 29 April 2016

Painted Leathers and Cat Clutches

When I asked my friend and instagram girl crush Hailea to paint my wedding jacket she very generously said FUCK YES. With cash dollar in hand and a crazy pipe dream of vintage valentine's kitties, flowers and confetti - we basically ended up  with the best hand-painted leather jacket a girl could ask for. I left Hailed with a pretty open brief (cats and confetti) and she worked her Dirty Disco magic on creating what has fast become one of my favourite things in my wardrobe. I had my cat jacket for 2 months before I could actually wear it.  The waiting? Near enough killed me. Now? Try and get it off me.  I'm already fantasising about adding a pair of her painted jeans to my collection.

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Changes

I'm a walking cliche. I went through a painful break up and one of the first things I did was book myself in to the hairdresser. It almost feels like chick-lit 101. Cue shopping montage, make-up artists and finally, the big reveal. It didn't actually play out like that at all though. I'd known we were going to close Betty and Bee for months before we finally pulled the metaphorical trigger, but it didn't make it any less painful when we did. There was still a feeling of loss and trying to feel like I still had control, so in the time honoured tradition of anyone who's tried to wrestle a little bit of that anatomy it, it was all change. For my hair at least.


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Friday, 22 April 2016

On need and expectancy

I don't need my husband. At least I suppose, not the way I'm expected to need him. The way I'm expected to need anybody. If or when you couple off, there becomes this expectancy that you've found some part of yourself that was fundamentally missing. That before some how you were less whole, less complete. This need is now sated by one person who is now meant to fulfil you emotionally, spiritually and physically. The onus for happiness is not on you but your partner. Any sense of ownership is gone.
Except what relationship actually functions like that?


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Friday, 15 April 2016

Take a bite out of Byron

I love going out for dinner, and after starting a new job, well - what better excuse to head out? Glasgow's not hard done by for great places to eat, but sometimes you just want something simple done beautifully.  Byron are known for stripping burgers back to basics and focusing on great ingredients, making them a lead competitor in Glasgow's infamous Quarter Pounder Quarter. After checking out their Edinburgh restaurant earlier in the year it was only a matter of time before I made my way to their West George Street offering. With the promise of irn bru milkshakes and a Japanease inspired special, Glasgow's Byron was ticking all my boxes before I even stepped through the door.

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Patchwork and Bombers

Is there amyone out there who actually enjoys jean shopping? Searching for the perfect  fit is the realm reserved for the sadist, though if you really MUST invest in some new denims there are worse places you can start than Gap. With slouchy fitted girlfriend jeans to high rise ankle grazers, they have one of the more diverse range on the high street. Hell, they've built their name on basics and jeans are one of the best places to start. That said, just cause you're going for classics doesn't mean your relegated to the world of bootcut and indigo washes. So how about patchwork?


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Monday, 11 April 2016

Bright Eyes: The Balm Nude'tude and Smashbox Mascara

A good nude eyeshadow palette should be part of every beauty lovers arsenal. If nothing else it's a paint by numbers guide to make up. Any make up brand worth its weight in salt offers a nude palette but with a mix of satins, mattes and tones there's still plenty of room for play in the market.  With a mix of bright highlighters and brazen bolds, The Balm Cosmetics Nude'tude is the perfect toolkit for those looking for big bright eyes that pack a punch. 
 

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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Lazy Sunday - Dungarees and Roast Dinners

I've never really been one of those people to "make the most of the weekend." In fact I'm a huge advocate of lazy Sunday's. There is nothing I love more than vegging out with a big old roast, a strong cup of tea and catching up on my week of reading.  The best kind of roasts though are the ones that I don't have to make and Glasgow until fairly recently has been severely lacking on the Sunday staple.  There's been a fairly recent explosion in the city centre varying from the truly decadent to the perfect budget pub lunch, and The Trading House offer the later with a classic roast for under £10. Basically the perfect excuse to pull on your comfiest clothes and head out for a laid back lunch with your favourite humans.


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Monday, 4 April 2016

Mind, Body, Soul Space

Going for a massage is so often seen as a treat, saved for the likes of birthdays or anniversaries. It's a form of self care reserved for special occasions rather than seen as a form of maintenance. I'd had a pretty big month both physically and mentally (couple long haul flights with major life changes) and I was finding it beginning to effect me - both physically and mentally.  It was time to give myself a bit of room to unwind which for me meant a overdue and much needed treatment at Soul Space Glasgow.


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Sunday, 3 April 2016

On being enough

It's easier for me to point out the times I've felt good about my body, not because that's the status quo but those flashes of confidence are so few and far between. Any time I've ever felt sexy or powerful, or liked the way my body looked or moved have been so scattered that those moments stand out. My attitude to my body has been apathy at best and right out disgust at worst. 
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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Capes and Clutches: Season of the Witch


There are few outfits that can't be improved upon with the addition of a well placed cape. In fact, I'm surprised it took me so long to actually add one to my wardrobe. It's the shape of the fashion wank jacket (remember when we all just draped them over our shoulders and pretended we were warm?) without the fear of it falling off with an unfortunate gust of wind.  The caped dress from Nobody's Child scratches a lot of fashion itches for me, namely the need to feel like some kind of superhero witch.


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Monday, 28 March 2016

Business Woman Special

Power dressing means different things for different people. I've never been a shirt and slacks kind of girl (if anything it makes me feel like I should be making coffee and asking where the photocopier is) - but I still reach for the same tried and tested methods whenever I have an important meeting. Which for me means all black and a ton of red lipstick. I've tried pops of colour, a sensible nude lipstick and more mascara but time and time again I find myself changing at the last minute and applying Lady Danger. We all have our own uniforms, our personal suits of armour. I guess mine is by the book "fashion wank."

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Friday, 25 March 2016

Serendipitous Sushi Styling

Turns out the holiday blues are a thing. And while I'd rather still be in Tokyo eating takoyaki and viewing cherry blossoms, coming home to a care package from The White Pepper definitely softened the blow. Their Spring SS16 collection is all about a girl going to Japan and basically falling in love with the food, the culture and the fashion, so basically my life. All very serendipitous. Defined by oversized exaggerated silhouettes, snack inspired patches and Meadhamesque ruffles, "Big in Japan" is a love letter to Japan's kawaii culture.


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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Antidepressants: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the pills

It felt like a defeat. A failure by my very own design. At this point though it was less an act of self-care and more one of self-preservation. There really is only so long you can go staring at the walls, willing yourself to disappear before you need to do something. Anything. Except this didn't feel like a choice. I was burning bridges, igniting my own scorched Earth policy, and while I wasn't entirely sure I wanted anything to change (I didn't really want or feel much of anything) something had to give. I was going to go on anti-depressants.


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Saturday, 5 March 2016

Bride x Tested: Oh My Honey! Step in to Spring Glitter Bride!

UK designer Louise O'Mahony's Oh My Honey has fast become the first stop for any cool girl bride when dress shopping.  Her embroidered pink polka dot Louella is nothing short of iconic, and she returns this Spring with a flurry of frothy confections for the alternative bride. It's enough to make a gal want to do the whole wedding thing all over again!

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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Public Service Announcement: Pick up Rock n Roll Bride

After the bear and I got married back in November, I never imagined we'd be featured in one of my favourite magazines. Rock n Roll Bride 7 comes out today featuring our wonderful wedding (which, spoilers was filled with cats, cake and confetti.) We're off honeymooning but if you do pick up a copy I'd love if you could share your snaps. It's really an honour to be able to share our day with you all. More wedding goodies await over the coming weeks including how to find the perfect glitter eyeliner and new bridal designs from some indie darlings. Until then we hope you enjoy seeing a small part of our day and for the truly curious find a video under the jump.


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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Cross Check

Clashing checks may not seem like the most obvious of sartorial steps, but if there's one thing I know and love it's a good clash.  All my favourite combos are things that shouldn't work together; pink and red, socks and sandals, clashing patterns, and yeah, different types of checks can be added to that list now too.  The real trick to it though? Keeping it classic.

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Saturday, 27 February 2016

LFW AW16 Holly Fulton

There are few shows I look forward to as much as Holly Fulton's.  For AW16 we see her continued use of billowy silhouettes and deconstructed paisley all paired back with a muted colour palette. Citing artist David Inshaw as a primary influence for the collection lending to a surreal and dreamlike feel for the collection. With outerwear taking centre stage with lots of soft flowing lines  Fulton's AW16 has all the hallmarks of her trademark cool girl elegance.


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Friday, 26 February 2016

LFW AW16 Jamie Wei Huang

Another season of Jamie Wei Huang has all the hallmarks we've come to expect from the designer. "Lily" returns with Wei Haung's trademark elongated shapes, restricted colour palete and leather finishing for a post war inspired collection.  With cacoon like leather bombers, structured couluttes with bow detailing and ribbed polo dresses, Wei Huang once more treads the careful line blending masculine and feminine to evoke the post-war depressive economy and turning it in to something truly beautiful.


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Thursday, 25 February 2016

LFW AW16 Shrimps

Shrimps is the perfect antidote to minimalist fashion. With a 60s biker girl vibe and polka dot Yayoi Kusama would be proud of, Shrimps AW16 collection is a high octane fun mash up of clashing colours and textures.  All the candy shop coloured faux furs we've come to expect of Shrimps are on show here with her trademark striped over sized scarves and coats as the centrepieces of the collection.  This is beautifully contrasted with baby pink co-ords, black velvet suits and pretty a-line party dresses. Basically it's the girl gang you wish you were part of.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

LFW AW16 Sophia Webster "I myself am strange and unusual"

It's Lydia Deetz meets Corpse Bride this season for Sophia Webster. Her darkest collection to date sees her teaming up with Edward Meadham for her gothic infused presentation "I myself am strange and unusual." Gone are the candy coloured brights and neon flourishes Webster has become known for as AW16 sees her go over to the dark side.


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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

LFW AW16 Check in to Motel Clio

Prepare to meet your new designer crush. Clio Peppiatt's "Motel Clio" filled instagram feeds this weekend in a flurry of faux fur, embroidery and yes, those bunny slippers.  The young designer takes her trademark kitsch designs, bringing us back down to Earth from her sci-f collection last season to an exploration of identity and sexuality at the "Motel Clio."  Teaming up with Streezie's and Tatty Devine, Peppiatt has cherry picked cult favourites for collaboration, resulting in a pulpy day dream more than a little bit reminiscent of Wes Anderson.


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Monday, 22 February 2016

Dead Sleekit: Look Twice

From Jonathan Saunders to Holly Fulton, us Scots have always had an eye for print. It should come as no surprise that print and colour are the very foundations of emerging designer Iain Macdonald's label Dead Sleekit.  The award winning designer's digitally printed designs see illustrations and paintings come to life, all the while being handmade in Scotland.  In short, it's ethically designed wearable art. What's not to love right?


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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Help! I have no idea what I'm doing! Dealing with Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome is the feeling that you're a fraud, and any success you've had? All down to chance. Or a fluke. Or a clerical error. Either way you definitely 100% should not be here. It's that feeling that you get when any success doesn't really feel earned - that you've come by it by luck,timing or good old fashioned nepotism.  The bottom line though? You don't belong and it's only a matter of time before someone finally catches you out. You're simply waiting for the rug to be pulled from underneath your feet.

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