Archive | June, 2012

Bike in Tweed / Stockholm

22 Jun

Stockholm held its first Tweed Run on October 5th 2011, officially called “Bike in Tweed”.  In this video, one of the organisers Carlos Salders talks to “stateofstyle channel” about the day. We also meet Anna & Kristoffer sporting matching sweaters (knitted by Anna) and tweed hats. I love all the characters featured in this film and the Swedish Tweed Style.

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Tweed Bags Inspired by the Movies – Catherine Aitken Chic

7 Jun

Inspired by classic movies and their stars these tweed bags are a modern tweedy nod to legends of cinema. Catherine Aitken is a Scottish  handbag designer based in Leith, Edinburgh. Working from her studio in Coburg House, she creates contemporary bags using traditional Scottish fabrics and locally sourced materials.  Heavily influenced by Catherine Hepburn’s masculine feminine style her bags reflect this inspiration by combining heavier tweeds  with lighter silks and lace trims to create a contrasting textual charm.

“My inspiration comes from Classic films and Hollywood actresses. (Catherine’s background is in film production)  The Hepburn bags are inspired by Katharine Hepburn and her masculine/feminine style, the Rutherford – by Miss tweedie herself Margaret Rutherford, also Maggie Smith in the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.  The Tippi handbag – not currently on the website –  is inspired by Tippi Hedren in the Birds. I am in the process of creating a black white dogtooth handbag for the AW collection that’s inspired by Lauren Bacall’s outfit in “To Have and Have Not”. The men’s bags and accessories were originally inspired by films such as Rob Roy, Mad Max and I Am Legend, films all with a strong male lead  – then it’s all mixed up with the Brigadoon notion of Scotland. I like to use locally sourced cloths and products as much as possible in the Studio, this ranges from local wild deerskin, waxed cottons from Dundee and of course, genuine Harris Tweed.” Catherine Aitken talks to TweedVixen about her AW 2012 Collection

Her bags were voted by She Magazine UK as “the last word in Highland Chic”.

See her bags at www.catherineaitken.com

This video shows how she recycles old tweed jackets into fab man bags, which I love!


2012 Summer Look …Manga Tweed!

5 Jun

This cute little tweed Robena Skirt from Ness Clothing is a great summer buy, priced £59.99.  I love it teamed up with a bold top, over knee socks and of course Doc Martens.  Add some fun and colour to your summer wardrobe.

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