Thursday, 28 April 2011

alternative wedding fashion shoot for the Evening News - part one




I think the Evening News knew I needed a little romance in my life so they let me go wedding dress wild with an alternative wedding fashion shoot.

The style squad were on fine form along with my favoured photographer (the newly wedded Mrs Jayne Wright, congrats!). Even my model, Ms Jemma Ferry, was swept up in matrimonial madness sporting her brand new engagement ring.

We went for drama with the first frock by Caroline Castigliano and hat by the very talented Sally-Ann Provan.

There was a bit of a 60s vibe about the next look teaming a feather cape from Biba with a mini dress by Almost Famous - plus we had to beehive Jemma's hair.

Then there was this dreamy vintage number that we picked up in Edinburgh's famous Armstrong's. We also gave a wee nod to Black Swan with the feather head piece also from the vintage emporium.

alternative wedding fashion shoot for the Evening News - part two


Inspired by Yoko Ono and her famous wedding white suit, floppy hat combo we pulled this whole outfit from Zara. I'm still lusting after the head gear!

There was a little love for Highland Bride when we teamed a vintage tartan jacket that was part of a man's kilt suit (from Armstrong's in Edinburgh) over the top of this traditional dress from Butterflies in the Grassmarket, topped off with the sweetest little top hat.

And finally we went beach inspired for the last look with this beautiful bright orange chiffon frock from Ted Baker. Teamed it with tons of gold accessories to give it a little Indian vibe - and of course some bare feet for the beach.

Who says you can't wear colour on your big day!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

style in the sun






Came home from the madness of Marrakech last month feeling refreshed. The key to rest in Marrakech is your choice of Riad. I sampled four stylish Riad's over my week, here's a sneaky peek at the quirkier sides of Riad Enija, Chergui, Kniza and La Sultana...