Carolyn Baxter is an Edinburgh based Scottish luxury dress designer, business woman and you tuber who designs ready to wear and fit to measure dresses for occasions such as proms and red carpet looks and has had her dresses worn by British stars such as Katie Piper, Made in Chealsea's Mille Mackintosh and has had her dresses appear on The Bachelor UK.
Blogger Nicole Findlay aka http://www.cocomadeherdoit.com wearing carolynbaxter.co.uk black mermaid dress
Farah Faz aka fazfashiondiary.blogspot.co.uk wearing a strapless white with a pink dip dyed Carolyn Baxter mermaid trail dress
Myself and Carolyn wearing a black sequinned floor length V back, gold Studded dress.
Over the weekend, myself and a few Edinburgh bloggers got the chance to go and meet You tuber and designer Carolyn Baxter at her shop and try on a few of her fabulous gowns through an event she was hosting for bloggers in relation with S1 Jobs. Though I had -till that day- never heard of her, I was impressed and inspired with the journey she has made for herself in two years from designing in her small flat to owning her own shop and establishing herself as a business woman, taking a passion and turning it into a career.
Stepping into her shop, my eyes were automatically drawn to the dresses and luckily she was happy enough to let us try them on.
she talked to us about retail and distribution and how designers make money which was very interesting as this was something I did not know. she also gave us a brief history of how she has created a job for herself and where is is looking to go in the future showing that not all creative talent and jobs are based in London but there is a lot you can create for yourself from where you are based.
I would have to say that it was a pleasure meeting Carolyn and her dress is definitely on my wish list.
we also got to meet and get our make up done by free lance make up artist Stacey Whittaker who gave us an insight into her business. Starting of as a make up artist for M.A.C cosmetics, she is now about to launch her first business Pouts & Pinups which specialise in Editorial, Bridal, Fashion and commercial make up.
S1 jobs for arranging the event's link