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With love from lockdown: how letter writing is this year’s wellness trend

With the silky finish of ink and speckled flecks of gold, the art of letter writing has made a comeback in a big way. Over the past few months reunions have been delayed, and friendships remain far away for many. But as the world becomes accustomed to a new “normal”, maintaining meaningful relationships has been […]

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Sculpting Beauty with the Easy Lift Chopstick Facial

Let’s be honest. Sometimes it’s hard not to want the sculpting, firming, plumping and lifting effect that the Kardashians don. But going under the knife, or having any kind of surgical treatment for that matter, just doesn’t quite make it seem worth it. Just a few weeks ago, I was gifted the Easy Lift Chopstick […]

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You are not alone in isolation

Make up has been my friend for almost ten years. The fluttering of fake lashes, the rouge of blush, the brightening of concealer. My applied face is the one I choose to identify with, it’s my armour, my being. But now in this moment of containment I’m imprisoned, confronted with a face I no longer […]

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Night at the Museum: fashion for the ages

Beneath a soaring glass atrium, weaving in-between world culture artefacts the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show officially took place last weekend. Diverse and artistic collections took centre stage bringing the museum and all its culture to life, showcasing moving works of art that captured the imagination and attention of hundreds of guests that came to experience […]

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Creating a canvas on the catwalk: Inga Kovalerova on bringing fashion to life at the ECFS

The Roaring Twenties. Jazz, flappers, speakeasys: the plethora of images that assemble are predominantly that of Western culture. The Russian Far East and its history of tumult and revolution however provides much inspiration for designer Inga Kovalerova. Growing up in Russia until she was 18, Inga brings her fascination with Russian culture to the runway […]

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‘Poetics of Space’: Sara Fehres on shaping tactile silhouettes in her ECFS collection

Picture the elegance of rippling waves, the gentle moves of tulle overlaying garments of white and black. Sara Fehres’ designs bring an elegance reminiscent of John Waterhouse’s ethereal Lady of Shallot, while simultaneously channelling a modern-day edge through the incorporation of blazer collars and oversized sleeves. Her upcoming collection for the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show […]

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The strong independent woman I ultimately design for: Nadia Pinkney on her ECFS collection

Leading the way for International Women’s Day, Nadia Pinkney’s upcoming collection for the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show is set to express the liberation, underlying narratives and resplendent glory of all women. Finding roaring success last year, the extensive popularity of the JUNE top providing the motivation to create her very own online shop, Nadia hopes […]

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Hannah Stote sets new summits for sustainable style

Many designers illuminating their talent this year at the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show have one issue at the forefront of their creations: sustainability. According to the Pulse of Fashion report, in 2015 the fashion industry was responsible for 1715 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, with a forecasted 63 percent upsurge by 2030. Hannah Stote is one […]