Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Fashion: Summer prints - Fashion - Scotsman.com club tropicana

Fashion: Summer prints - Fashion - Scotsman.com







Two weeks ago I assembled the style squad and returned to my roots.

That would be my university roots. I knew shooting our club Tropicana fashion spread for the Edinburgh Evening News would look great photographed in my old campus.

Craighouse was a former asylum, it has beauty and creepy corners in equal measure. The Victorian wooden paneling looked so rich and haunting behind the hyper florals of the trend. 
The team went above and beyond on this shoot (which is code for me driving them crazy) I'd selected so many outfits that I ended up calling on one of my styling assistants (Lou) to jump into the pictures and sport an extra couple of looks. 
To read the fashion feature on how to wear the trend click on the Scotsman weblink attached at the top.
Model - Claire Binnie and Louise Arnot
Make-up - Ebony at Glam Candy
Styled by - Lynne McCrossan, George Thain and Emma Prior
Photos by -Elen Relander
Look 4
Pink Blazer £58.00, denim shirt £35.00, sunglasses £16.99 all Urban Outfitters
Crop top £25.00, bug necklace £22.50 Topshop 
Shoes £90.00 Miss KG
Flamingo shorts £45.00 Godiva 
Look 2
Claire wears:
Skirt Topshop £34.00
Shirt Debenhams £22.00
black high tops River Island £40.00
Louise wears:
Trousers £29.99, bomber jacket £35.00 Zara
Jumper £36.00, sunglasses £22.00 Topshop
white high tops £40.00 River Island
Look 1
Leopard print blazer £49.99 Zara
shorts £28.00 top £30.00 Topshop
shoes £86.00 Urban Outfitters
Look 3
Tie dye jeans £235.00 Jane Davidson
Top Zara £29.00
Shoes £485.00 Pam Jenkins
Look 5
Louise wears:
Dress £69.00 Lady Jojo’s
Jacket Zara £79.99
shoes Topshop £55.00
Claire wears:
Shirt by DVF at Jane Davidson £189.00
Floral dress Godiva £35.00
Shoes Zara £59.00

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Cherry blossom haze

There's nothing quite like a bit of cherry blossom on a spring day to snap you out of a bad mood.

I could feel the rage clouds descending this morning as I piled a rigid baby into his push chair and attempted to pull the bulldog off the couch for his morning walk.

After a rather boisterous start to the day I knew Pig needed burrelled around the block or I'd have hell to pay. Needless to say neither boy was playing ball and my blood was beginning to boil. Just want you want before the clock reaches double digits.

But as I turned up the street en route to the park the cherry blossom fluttered around me, falling at my feet, melting my bad mood away each peachy pink petal at a time.

The air still had its morning nip, and the sun hadn't quite burnt through Edinburgh's murky harr but the delicate drops of blossom seemed to take the bitter edge right off of the day.

So pretty.