Monday, 28 November 2011

Tis the season...

The temperature has tumbled and the trees in Princes Street Gardens are trimmed which means it's Christmas in the city.

I know I'm bias but you'd be hard pushed to find a prettier place this festive period.

From the twinkling lights by the Castle to the decorations on The Dome there really is no place like home for celebrating Christmas.

Just look...

Sunday, 27 November 2011

A little Harvey Nichols at the Portrait Gallery

Friday night called for a spot of frocking up to attend a very special fashion show.

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery opened its doors to a select few a week before its grand re-opening on December 1st.

The beautiful building has undergone an enormous amount of work which put the gallery out of action since 2009.

And to celebrate the return of the gallery they teamed up with Harvey Nichols to put on a show of epic proportions.

Held in the opulence of the Ramsey Room amongst portraits of tartan clad titans dresses fit for such an occasion sashayed down the runway.

My stand out piece was a Marlene Birger feather mini dress that I must have for Christmas day!



Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Fashion & Freddie Mercury

Fashion shoots are always fun, hard work, but definitely fun. And when I get the chance to do one in an iconic building it's even better.

Edinburgh Playhouse unlocked its gilded doors to the team and I today and I was like a kid in a candy shop.

I'm obsessed with old things, be them buildings or ball gowns, so being let loose in one of the capitals landmarks was always going to be distracting.

As my photographer shot our marvellous model I got snappy happy with the fixtures in the Overtures bar.

And this bronze statue of Freddie Mercury just happened to be one of them.

The shoot will be in Monday's Evening News.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Lace Legging Lust

Last year lace leggings taunted me as my ever growing pregnant belly prevented me from partaking in the trend.

I looked longingly at the lassies wearing their's and liaised daily with my calendar, counting the seconds until I could slip into mine.

That day has arrived, almost a year since I bought them I am now lounging in ma leggings. And oh, how I adore them. I don't care if they can't keep the cold out!

These beaut's are H&M.

Radio Ga Ga

On Tuesday the troops at MacAulay&Co called and asked for some fashion facts on kids clobber.

I do enjoy me a bit radio participation so when BBC Scotland come knocking I always answer my calls. I dabbled as a disc jockey in a past life so it's like riding a comfy old bike when I get back on a mic.

The chosen topic was picked after a boutique began stocking kids party clothes starting from £175.00 up to £2000.00!

Here we all are gasping at the prospect of parting with that much cash to pop some clothes on your children's backs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b016xh0g#synopsis

We're 70mins in...

Although I do LOVE this baby Lanvin frock!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Dream a Moonbeam

Saturday afternoons are rapidly becoming cake, cuppa&chatter day with Ms Carolyn Baxter.

We tend to frequent our favourite little bistro on Dalry Road (perfect walking distance from both our flats) and put the world to rights over posh nosh and pastries.

En route up the road I popped into her flat for a quick Pug squeeze (that's her dog, Malia) and one more herbal tea before heading home.

While inside I was privy to a peek at one of her newest dresses which goes by the name Moonbeam. This is the full length version I snapped. It also come as a mini dress.

Isn't my girl a talent! Go visit her fabulous world...
http://www.carolynbaxter.co.uk

Friday, 4 November 2011

Wedding Belles

2012 is the year of the bride.

Three of my closest compadre's are swapping single life for their new roles as wife.

I too will be saying I do. And many dresses have been scouted. Four, to be exact.

But today was all about stamping my style seal of approval on a girlfriend's garment.

A quick trip up to Kudos in Morningside confirmed what my friend already knew. She had found the perfect frock.

While she slipped in and out of the dress I went snappy happy around the store...