09 4 / 2014

Love Me Tender

Alabama Whitman from True Romance is a woman that’s been through a lot. She’s got baggage to say the least but she wants love, true love. Her attitude says love me & love me for who I am but know this, it won’t be easy.

 

Alabama is also the inspiration for Dundee designer Hayley Scanlan’s new collection within her H.S diffusion range, Love Me Tender. This collection is a perfect balance of romance & attitude.

 

If like me you weren’t at the launch last night then bow down to the babe that is twitter. I & many others were able to follow the action live last night using the #hsmal2014. You can still check it all out on twitter now, search the # or look up @HayleyScanlan.

 

The use of leather, snakeskin pattern & sheer fabrics are perfect for S/S. It’s feminine yet not too girly which just makes me want it all! But here are my top 5 pieces »»>

 

1 /// Limited Edition Snakeskin Bomber Jacket @ £400.

Bombers are this season’s must have outerwear & this one has added punch!

2 /// Polka Dot Tulle T-Shirt Dress @ £55.

Sheer is a winner this year! This piece can be worn loads of ways. Why not go a bit out there & pop a body-con dress under it?

3 /// Limited Edition Snake Skin T-Shirt Dress @ £115.

H.S Classic T-shirt dress reworked with added snakeskin. This shape is also available at £45 in 3 Powermesh colours > White, Blue & Pink.

4 /// Polka Dot Halter Frill Top @ £55.

This is an absolute gem for summer, mix & match galore! There are also frill tops available in white leather, pink & blue.

5 /// Black Leatherette Biker Dress @ £95.

Leather & leatherette has been seen a lot this year but not like this. Hayley Scanlan’s talent for creating feminine edgy pieces shines through with this one. You can also get this in white.

 

It was really difficult to pick my top 5, it kept changing because to be honest I want it all! What’s your favourite? Jump to H.S website for a good nosey. Then grab your fave & pop on a pair of LA glam sunnies to get you that summer feeling now!

 

P.S > If you haven’t seen True Romance get on it!

 

Credits: Alabama Whitman image from www.motilo.com / Love Me Tender fashion show image from @craveedit / All product images from www.hayleyscanlan.com

 

03 11 / 2012

I had a brilliant day at the Wasps open studios. It’s an amazing space with amazing artists & designers. With so many inspirational people in one place this is definitely a to do event! So this Sunday head on over for a visit and a chat. The guys and girls in the studios are super friendly and welcoming, so don’t be scared to ask questions. 
Remember to make a special visit to my friend Claire Grant. She’s a super talented textile designer with a passion for using hand printing techniques with high quality materials, inspired by Scottish landscapes. Visit her site at – 
http://www.claireannegrant.com/
When: Sunday 4th November 12noon – 5pm
Where: Wasps Studios, Meadow Mill, West Henderson’s Wynd, Blackness, Dundee, DD1 5BY
#Dundee #ArtistsandDesigners #wasps #OpenDay #MinScotland #VanillaInk #PaolaMcClure #IslaySpalding #LtevansDesign #JillSkulina #NikkiMcWilliams
 

I had a brilliant day at the Wasps open studios. It’s an amazing space with amazing artists & designers. With so many inspirational people in one place this is definitely a to do event! So this Sunday head on over for a visit and a chat. The guys and girls in the studios are super friendly and welcoming, so don’t be scared to ask questions.

Remember to make a special visit to my friend Claire Grant. She’s a super talented textile designer with a passion for using hand printing techniques with high quality materials, inspired by Scottish landscapes. Visit her site at –

http://www.claireannegrant.com/

When: Sunday 4th November 12noon – 5pm

Where: Wasps Studios, Meadow Mill, West Henderson’s Wynd, Blackness, Dundee, DD1 5BY

#Dundee #ArtistsandDesigners #wasps #OpenDay #MinScotland #VanillaInk #PaolaMcClure #IslaySpalding #LtevansDesign #JillSkulina #NikkiMcWilliams

 

14 6 / 2012

Me and Ruth Dundee-ing it up! 

Me and Ruth Dundee-ing it up! 

14 11 / 2011

(c) Mhairi McDowall

(c) Mhairi McDowall

14 11 / 2011

(c) Mhairi McDowall

(c) Mhairi McDowall

02 11 / 2011

(c) Mhairi McDowall

(c) Mhairi McDowall