Monday, 15 December 2014

The Edinburgh Metropolitan Fashion Show

Over the past few weeks, I have had the chance to work with The Edinburgh Metropolitan Fashion Show. It aims to bring together designers, boutiques and different brands for a fashion show with different themes. EMFS also works as a platform for designers to showcase their work to customers to show a varied option within the UK. 



A Touch of Pink Collection A/W14 by Christine Watson

Christine Watson's A Touch of pink collection was one of my first collaborations with EMFS. From the castings to the show, it was my first experience of a real fashion show. Her collection, A Touch of Pink was beautifully designed and I spent the majority of my time backstage in awe at the clothing.
What attracted me to Christine's designs was that it was both feminine and edgy at the same time.



The Metropolitan Fashion Show Team

Creative Director: Farah Al Zadjaly
Assistant Directors: Sultana Malik and Eshiva Wright
Marketing: Mairi Lowe
Graphic Designer: Louise Brown
Make-up Artist: Alexis Aitchson, Carol and Rio from Urban Decay Jenners Edinburgh
Hair stylist: The Temple Salon
Backstage: Cera Kamonji, Katie Henderson, Jeanne Rideau
Front house: Ash Mahmood, Zoe Aba Os, Amber Akhtar
Models: Harriet Thompson, Christabel Ho, Lauren McNaught, Klinta Tjapusina, Kirtsty McLaughlin, Susanne Sinclair, Christine Combe, Ivelina Lazarova, Mol Cuddigan, Agnieszka Cynert
Photographers: Sahar Hamzah, Kaz Strathemore, Rab Stout, Gav Young, Margaret Lothian, Marisa
Filming: Robyn Baillie, Rachel Neill




Model Wearing The Birthday dress from the A/W14 Collection

A touch of pink 

 Designer Christine Watson

Make up team from Urban Decay Edinburgh

Metropolitan Team and Models

BRI'S BOUTIQUE PHOTO SHOOT 

"Bri's Boutique was inspired by the beauty of an old fashioned garden, fresh and covered with wonderful flowers creating soft forms. Brigida wanted to create something unique to Edinburgh... Bri's Boutique- a breath of fresh air"


Aside from the fashion show, I was also part of the advertising team for Bri's Boutique. The Boutique has been open for almost two years and this was a great opportunity not only to get some fantastic photos, but to help spread the word about Brigida's lovely shop showcase some of her dresses. 

Floor Length, Black and White mermaid dress

Sparkly blue sequinned knee length dress

floor length, strappy dress with sequinned detail on waistline 

mini gold sequinned dress




Links

Bri's Boutique http://brisboutique.co.uk/
Metropolitan fashion show video By Rachel Neil www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PTHe8T0TAA
C.Watson www.facebook.com/pages/CWatson/263041230406021?fref=ts
Metropolitan fashion show
Twitter: twitter.com/MetropolitanFS
Instagram: http://instagram.com/metropolitanfashionshow/

I would like to give a huge shout out to Farah Al Zadjaly (aka FAZ Fashion Diary) for giving me the opportunity to join the Metropolitan team. It has definitely been one of the highlights of the year and will miss you when you move back to Dubai.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Carolyn Baxter

 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.

Caroyln Baxter 

Stacey Whittaker 

S1 jobs for arranging the event's link
http://www.s1jobs.com/jobs/logistics-distribution/find
Cera X


Sunday, 19 October 2014

Seen in the Kings Hall




Beautiful African inspired prints worn during Uganda's Fifty Second Independence day party.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Seen at the Edinburgh Mela Festival

What caught my eye about these performers were patterns on their faux leather vests all with different prints and patterns.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014