Frock Trade
by Writer and Fashion Stylist Ann Russell
Chanel Vita Lumiere Foundation

Are you searching for the perfect foundation? Join the club! It takes most women around 10 years to find the right base colour. Shopping for foundation is like running the gauntlet at H&M on a Saturday – too much choice and not enough advice. There’s such a volume of foundation products out there

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Look of the week kenzo

It’s almost September and that means jumper weather. This pink number is cosy enough to fend off a chill but still wearable on a warmer day. Pair with black leather trousers (these are faux leather and feel very light) complete with elasticated waistband and a cosy cashmere beanie for a

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The weather has taken a noticeable nose dive this week, hasn’t it? There’s a chill in the air and I’m wearing a jumper for the first time in ages. Whilst enjoying a cocktail at an outdoor terrace yesterday I completely failed to entice the sunshine with my oversized sunglasses. Autumn might be just

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Bordeaux Place de la Bourse

What do you know about Bordeaux? The answer was very little until I visited the South West of France last week. This beautiful UNESCO world heritage city is perfectly devoid of tourists in August and feels properly French. We spoke (limited) French, ate the local food, drank the local wine

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Odyssey Boutique Window Display

Have you wandered along William Street in Edinburgh recently? If so, your day may have been brightened by some giant flowers. Giant tissue paper flowers to be exact. Did you spot them in the window of Odyssey Boutique? They’ve certainly been attracting attention and perfectly complete the shop’s high-Summer window display. Odyssey is

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140802 SRD Commonwealth_Model Helena Mckelvie_Wearing Liz Black_Emily Wylde Photography

Over the past month we’ve seen medals won and lost, fallen in love with Scottie dogs in jackets and experienced unprecedented sunshine in Glasgow. The 2014 Commonwealth Games ended last week with a spectacular showgirl send off from Miss Kylie Minogue herself and there was just enough time for Scotland

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G&V Uniforms 2

As a Hotel Missoni regular, I confess I was slightly disappointed that the designer-owned Edinburgh property was changing hands. It wasn’t décor or menu changes that stuck in my mind but those iconic uniforms and in particular, the famed Missoni kilts. Thankfully owners, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, have teamed up

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Saunt and Sinner crave

For the past few months I’ve watched the development of an exciting new editorial and e-commerce website called CRAVE. You’ve probably heard of it, all the best people have. Take time to browse through their eye-catching photo shoots and insightful interviews and I know you’ll be hooked before long. The

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1436 red dress

Yesterday marked the end of the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival and what a week it’s been. From a grand fashion show in the dramatic surroundings of the National Museum of Scotland to a colourful fashion installation on the top floor of a car park, this the third season of the

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Radio rooftop bar london

Happy Friday! It’s almost time to clock off and relax with a chilled glass of wine. With the weekend on the horizon I’m recommending two central London bars with unbeatable skyline views that  will satisfy your thirst for a post work drink. My Monday night was spent at Radio Rooftop Bar (10th floor of the

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