Tuesday, 31 January 2012

When Mums 64

My marvelous mother turned 64 today.

So to celebrate we ate in one of my favourite Edinburgh eateries, Chez Jules, only to discover they were serving free food this lunch time. It was two rounds of salmon finished with rhubarb crumble for me et mama.

Then it was off for a pockle round the newly refurbished portrait gallery to round off a pretty perfect day.

Happy birthday auld dear!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Monday Fashion

Here's the hard working style squad's latest offering shot on the Royal Mile and inside the Bank Hotel.

Follow the link to the fashion feature I slaved over - enjoy the knits!

http://tiny.cc/j4cvq

Palm house of fashion

The botanic gardens of auld reekie are truly breathtaking.

From their palatial palms to the glorious glass house, each square metre is magnificently manicured to within an inch of its life.

The perfect plot for a spot of afternoon shooting. So here's a peek around today's set...

You'll have to wait for Monday's paper to see the rest.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Fashion shoot in the bug room

Any time I decide to do a fashion shoot outside, the usually crisp and dry Edinburgh sky clouds over to destroy my dream.

So at the 11th hour on Wednesday I had to salvage the shoot from showers and ask the kind people of the Bank Hotel if we could take shelter there.

They kindly obliged and the style squad and I were shown to 'the spider room'.

The former bank premises have been turned into a bar and hotel still retaining all of its Royal Mile quirk and charm.

Our room was like an apothecary's paradise, with potion bottle stacked on potion bottle in an old wooden cabinet. Their content ranged from pickled pythons to giant beetles to keep you company during your stay.

Classic creepy auld reekie stuff!

P.s there's a wee sneaky peek at one of my outfits too.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Some Bday DVF

Birthdays are always bitter sweet. Sure, they are fun but as the fine lines Etch A Sketch their way across your face no amount of cake can comfort you.

I'm starting to think that's why your friends come baring gifts. And they don't come much greater than this fine bone china butterfly pendant by Diane Von Furstenberg.

Found by one of my dearest girlfriends, we were stumped as to the date this piece was made. If you've any idea of when Diane dabbled in her ceramic days please leave me a wee note. I do love a little back story.