Wednesday, 23 July 2014

What to Wear #Glasgow2014

*Part one in a series showcasing what's great about Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games*

When it comes to fashion Glasgow punches above it's weight long gone are the days where you had a choice between tartan or argyle. That said, have you seen the latest Pringle of Scotland collection? If anybody wants to buy me a present I'll take this. This post is dedicated to celebrating the wonderful variety that Scottish designers are offering, many of whom are based in Glasgow itself.

If you like standing out check out the amazing dresses offered by Chouchou, I'm particularly fond of their stunning Amalfi dress. Or this skirt by Joanne Mcgillivray is making me consider how important it really is to pay my rent on time. Surely my landlord would understand, I mean it's in the sale, it's a bargain.
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Another firm favourite of mine is Obscure Couture, everything they make is a limited run of just 250 pieces each tagged with their individual number, which I think is a lovely touch. Their design ethos is "Every season we bring you new pieces to express yourself, be girlie, be fun, be sexy, be slouchy, be crazy, but always be hardcore"and I have to agree, a lot of the clothes they make are not for wall flowers. Which is fine because they're based in Glasgow and as we've already established Glasgow is not a wallflower city. For a night out I'd be torn between the Alabama Star Dress and the polka dot Bane Skirt.

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If you prefer your outfits a little more traditional and less skin tight or see through can I point you towards Ness? I love Ness, I love how unashamedly bright and in your face their colour schemes are and how they use classic fabrics and shapes but always manage to make them feel fresh. I no longer allow myself to try their coats on because taking them off kept making me want to cry.

Their Gwyneth dress would be perfect for floating around in and although we are currently experiencing a beautiful heatwave it wouldn't be a bad idea to carry a showerproof jacket in case of rain. This one has such a beautiful print I think it would cheer me up to put it on even if it did mean bad weather.
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Lastly, it wouldn't be a outfit post without shoes would it? Did you know that Schuh are a Scottish company? They are, they won the Scottish Fashion Awards Scottish Retailer of the Year prize last year. For running about in the city, as well as standing to cheer your favourite sports stars, you'll want flat shoes. This mint green leather loafers not only look perfect for summer dresses, they're also less than half price right now!
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*This is not a sponsored post, these really are just things I like. Although I am indebted to the wonderful Claire AKA Bee for her ongoing endeavours to showcase all that's wonderful about Scottish design, and forever being so much cooler than me*

Joy xx
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3 comments:

  1. That Ness dress! I love it! x

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  2. Definitely some beautiful stuff in there! I'm such a dummy and didn't know how much fashion Glasgow had, really happy to be learning that!

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  3. I really want that star dress! It would be an amazing wedding dress (not that I'm engaged yet, but there's nothing wrong with planning ahead!) xxx

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