Trying New Trends with Ace Vestiti

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Girl in cap

Have you ever completely written off a trend before you've even tried it? Claiming you 'couldn't pull it off'? I'm the first to admit I am not very adventurous when it comes to my personal style. Trends like fishnet tights, 'shrobing', head-to-toe pink, chokers...I have written off because I don't have that fashion blogger confidence or supermodel body. Snapbacks are definitely one of those trends, so when UK streetwear brand Ace Vestiti sent me a trucker cap, I thought it was time to step outside my style comfort zone.

Girl in cap

Have you ever completely written off a trend before you've even tried it? Claiming you 'couldn't pull it off'? I'm the first to admit I am not very adventurous when it comes to my personal style. Trends like fishnet tights, 'shrobing', head-to-toe pink, chokers...I have written off because I don't have that fashion blogger confidence or supermodel body. Snapbacks are definitely one of those trends, so when UK streetwear brand Ace Vestiti sent me a trucker cap, I thought it was time to step outside my style comfort zone.

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Last week I was invited by Scotrail to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival to see Sue Perkins live on stage at the beautiful King's Theatre. The comedienne is currently on a UK tour with her newly published auto-biography, Spectacles: A Memoir. An interesting show to say the least, especially with my theatre pals Catherine and Caspian along as fellow pun lovers. Read on to see what we thought...

Glasgow Comedy Festival

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Last week I was invited by Scotrail to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival  to see Sue Perkins live on stage at the beautiful King...

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Taylor Morris is a British sunglasses brand founded by Made in Chelsea star Hugo Taylor and his best friend Charlie Morris. Last week I had the pleasure of meeting the founders themselves in their biggest stockist Harvey Nichols to find out more about their company and preview the new collection alongside some other bloggers and press over lunch on the beautiful HN fourth floor restaurant in Edinburgh. 




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Fifties Femmes

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This semester at university I had to recreate Wonderland magazine with a 1950's theme for the modern day. Together with my brilli...

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SDX Textiles

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Last Thursday I launched a brand new textiles department at my work, the Scottish Design Exchange, supporting Scotland-based print designer...

A Scottish fashion brand I work for, Birds of Prayers, recently launched their new womenswear collection with a party at the Fashion Foundry studios, and have now released the official cookbook images. The photos are taken by Aleksandra Mordrzejewska, modelled by Georgia Garry (Model Team) and styled by I'll Be Your Mirror with make up by Shaun Lavender.


Many bloggers, myself included, have the tendency to sugarcoat less than perfect experiences with brands in an attempt to maintain a PR-friendly image. But I'm going to be totally honest with you about my day at London Fashion Week Festival 2017, the newly revamped and relocated London Fashion Weekend. It kinda sucked. 
(Stay with me, its not all doom and gloom...)