Could there actually be a grander event in the Scottish events calender than the Scottish Style Awards? A celebration of pretty much the creme de la creme of Scottish style not only across fashion but of music, eateries and hotels. It’s essentially a who’s who of what’s happening, what’s next and where to go. The nominees dropped at the weekend and was DELIGHTED to see some of my fave spots making the shortlist.
So without further ado – the nominees are
Most Stylish Bar
Black Bird, Edinburgh
Lucky Liquor, Edinburgh
Scotch @ The Balmoral, Edinburgh
The Finnieston, Glasgow
The Hill, Glasgow
My dollahs on: My vote is with Lucky Liquor in Edinburgh. The sister bar of Bramble, they’ve pretty much nailed it as the single coolest cocktail bar going.
Most Stylish Restaurant
Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
Central Market, Glasgow
Scran and Scallie, Edinburgh
The Jefferson, Kilmarnock
My dollahs on: Central Market Glasgow gets my vote every time.
Most Stylish Hotel
Aldourie Castle Estate, Loch Ness
Citizen M, Glasgow
Loch Lomond Arms Hotel, Luss
Mhor 84 Motel, Balquhidder
Whitefalls Spa Lodges, Breasclete, Isle of Lewis
My dollahs on: Whitefalls Spa Lodges – for the ultimate escape. OBVIOUSLY.
Most Stylish Entertainment Venue
SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh
The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow
The Riverside Museum, Glasgow
My dollahs on: Home of Supermax The Berkley Suite baby!
Most Stylish Retailer
Emporio Armani, Glasgow and Edinburgh
Miu Miu, Glasgow
Strathberry of Scotland, Edinburgh
Walker Slater, Edinburgh
My dollahs on: Walker Slater in Edinburgh. Sleek as. Always have to double take when I pass this guy!
Womenswear Designer Of The Year
Philip Colbert for The Rodnik Band
My dollahs on: This is such a strong category. I love Judy’s work and think Deetz are cracking however I am totally with my beloved Betty on this when I say my money is on Philip Colbert for The Rodnik Band. High on energy, high on fun and generally high on life (how else can you explain a shark bag as you) – they are for me, this years winner.
Menswear Designer of The Year
Cathal McAteer for Folk
Gianni Colarossi for Duchamp
Kenneth MacKenzie for 6876
Kestin Hare for Common People
Patrick Grant for E.Tautz
My dollahs on: Common People. Who else?
Most Stylish Male
Dauvit Alexander, Metalsmith
Martin Compston, Actor
Michael Bonsor, Hospitality Guru
Patrick Grant, Designer
Howie Nicholsby, Retailer
My dollahs on: Dauvit Alexander. Now that is a man who knows how to dress!
Most Stylish Female
Sophie Kennedy Clark, Actress
Susie Wolff, F1 Development Driver
Arielle Free, TV Presenter
Sara MacDonald, Public Relations Guru
Pollyanna McIntosh, Actress
My dollahs on: POLLYANNA MCINTOSH. Massive fan of her face/work/style in general. I still get chills every time I watch The Woman.
Most Stylish Band or Musician
The Cuban Brothers
I love wee Nina Nesbitt (who walked for In The Company of Wolves shows I did a life time ago) and think she is super cute and has this really amazing laid back style buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut Chvrches just have this real amazing energy about them. I also have a massive sweet spot for Lauren Mayberry after her amazerous article calling out online misogyny in the Guardian. Feministing her way straight to my heart.
With tastemakers and outstanding contributions still to be announced it’s shaping up to be a HELL of a night. Make sure you deek my beloved Betty’s predictions (as expected there is some we both love with a few key differences of opinion) and let me know who you are rooting for,
Make sure you’re following @scotstyleawards on twitter on the night. It’s going to be a killer!