Archive | July, 2012

Tweed Ride Video – Oak Cliff

25 Jul

More Tweed Ride Goodness…

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Hunter Original Tour – roll up boot

24 Jul

 

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Hunter Boots.  I have a pair of the fab Chelsea boots myself, as shown

It does have to be said that lovely as they are, they are difficult to travel with and take up half my case.  Hunter boots are addressing this problem with the Tour boot.

“The Original Tour boot, combines the classic silhouette of the Original Tall with a flexible rubber leg, allowing it to be quickly rolled up and packed into even the smallest of bag pockets. The comfortable cuff top and the Hunter buckle on the side ensures the boot maintains it’s shape.” Hunter Boots

This video shows how easy they are to pack.

 

Scotland Re:Designed Showcase.

14 Jul

Another great video showcasing Scottish fashion at the Lighthouse in Glasgow on 29th June 2012 by  scotlandredesigned.com

I love the contemporary styles, gorgeous dresses and totally retro knitwear. A great collection of fresh talent!

Scotland Re:Designed is a platform from which Scottish fashion designers, manufacturers and textile companies can build, establish and secure new and ongoing business relationships through working together to share resources to reach new markets, creating and achieving short and long term sales & PR opportunities.” Scotland Re:Designed  quote taken from  http://scotlandredesigned.com/about/

13 Jul

I had to share this picture because I love it!

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Raising the Baaa by @TextilesScot

13 Jul

This fantastic video showcases what is so great about contemporary Scottish fashion and textiles. Posted by TextilesScotland. on YouTube.

“Textiles Scotland fashion show in the National Sheep Association marquee at the Royal Highland Show 2012. Scottish models wearing wool couture from leading brands and designers: Angela Cassidy, Begg Scotland, Brooks Brothers, Di Gilpin, Eribé, Harris Tweed Hebrides, Hawick Knitwear, House of Cheviot, Iona Crawford, Jaggy Nettle, Jigsaw, Jo Storie, Johnstons of Elgin, Joyce Paton, Judy R Clark, Kiltpin, Obscure Couture and Slanj Kilts. And some fashion-conscious sheep took the front row in their pens to see the action up close!

The show also welcomed a special catwalk model in the form of MEP, Alyn Smith who took to the runway in a Kiltpin outfit accompanied by Susie the Shetland Sheep. Video by Robert Smith.”  @TextilesScot

Worth watching!

Beauty of Trees

8 Jul sunlight

These stunning pictures were taken by my talented sister-in-law @mindyltaylor. I love the way she captures the pure natural beauty of the trees and felt the need to share! Enjoy…

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Sunlight

Sunlight and a dead tree

Sunlight and a dead tree

2012 Ipswich Tweed Run

8 Jul

Some lovely historic bikes and loads of tweed…fab!

Alexander McQueen and Skye – Eternal Connection

8 Jul

Like many fashion lovers, I felt a genuine loss by the death of icon Alexander Mcqueen.  His creations leave me in awe and feature heavily in my pinterest.  He helped guide my love of tweed, textiles and tartan and will always inspire me.

Six months after his death I visited the Isle of Skye with my husband and parents.  A holiday that cemented my love of Scotland and was filled with tweedy delights! We all fell in love with the island, look at the snaps to see why…

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As I enjoyed afternoon tea last week with a close family friend (thanks Jean), I learned of Alexander Mcqueens life long love of Skye and how he chose to have his ashes buried in Kilmur, known for its Kilt Rock and old man of store.  A place he used to visit with his family and always felt connected to.  She brought my attention to a great article published in the Scotsman. I highly recommend a read!

How Alexander McQueen’s Skye ancestry shaped his fashion legacy – News – Scotsman.com.

On 5th July a memorial headstone engraved by artist Andrew Tanser was unveiled.  A beautiful stone that respectfully marks the British Icon.

Thankfully the future of the brand is in good hands with the fabulous Sarah Burton. Who designed the unbelievably feminine wedding dress for the Duchess of Cambridge.

I have included a retrospective video by net a porter and a video tribute just because I love them.

Tweed Ride Video – Rochester

7 Jul

TweedVixen Commission

7 Jul

TweedVixen Commission.

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