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Not a Fashion Blogger: LFW Day 2 (Series 2/4)

You might know that I was at LFW with Plus Minus Magazine a few weeks ago, because it’s been pretty much my main talking point ever since. Yes, I am a one trick pony. If you’ve been following this series – or just read yesterday’s post – then you’ll have a bit of an insight into how clueless I was …

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Not a Fashion Blogger: Tales of a LFW Rookie Day 1 (Series 1/4)

A few weeks ago, I found myself on a train to London. At least once every few months I make that same five hour trip for work, to visit friends, or to eat my way across the city with dogged determination. This was different. This was the one thing I’d brought up in conversation with every friend, acquaintance and cab …

#OOTD: Canuckerama, a very very Canadian outfit

Another year, another outfit post. Today’s theme is CANADA. I just got back from a fabulous fortnight in the motherland, and I miss it already. I sometimes wonder if I’d stayed, would I be as obnoxiously Canadian as I am now? A maple syrup chugging, beaver hugging, hockey watching fan of moose and geese? Would my favourite tartan be lumberjack? …

Independent Edinburgh Guide: Ethical shopping for the design-obsessed

I am a huge fan of independent retailers. I’d choose supporting a new designer working out of their kitchen over a high street retailer any day, and I have a serious Etsy habit. I just love the idea that the dress, bracelet, hat or pair of mittens I’m holding in my hand was made by someone who enjoyed creating it, not some underpaid …

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#OOTD: Autumnal As Fox

We’re one day away from December and I waded through an ankle-deep river of frosty leaves just to walk my dog this morning. It was…uh…delightful. I’m a couple of months late for an “Autumn OOTD” post, but y’all probably don’t come here expecting some classic season-appropriate fashion inspiration. I mean my last few outfit posts included a denim dress I managed to put …

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#OOTD: B is for Bumblebee

What do you do when the Halloween costume you’d planned to wear…doesn’t fit? Do you scream? Cry? Wonder why the hell they make these things “one size fits all” when they clearly don’t? This happened to me today, when the beaver costume I’d ordered online arrived (after many tears and a long drive to the UPS depot at 10am this …

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Be your best Harley

Every Halloween there is that one popular costume, the pop culture reference point for the year. Elbow your way through the crowd at any club night or house party and you’ll see a familiar sea of women dressed in that year’s film reference. There are YouTube tutorials on how to do the makeup, blog posts on favourite adaptations, and every …

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#OOTD: Frilly socks and dresses worn backwards

I got my first pair of frilly socks when I was 6. My parents took me to Hong Kong for the summer, and I spied a pair of white chaussettes with pink lace trim and a satin bow in a department store. It was love at first sight. I’d like to say my taste in accessories has grown up a …

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Independent Designers at Hannah Zakari (Grassmarket, Edinburgh)

I love independent shops. There’s nothing like buying a one-off piece that you won’t see on anyone else, and the fact something has been created with care by an individual rather than in a factory production line really makes me happy to own it. The thing is, sometimes the one-of-a-kind unique items of clothing aren’t all that affordable. It’s all …