Frock Trade
by Writer and Fashion Stylist Ann Russell
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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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I have to say there’s nothing better than positive feedback from my lovely readers and colleagues within the fashion industry. So when an email popped into my inbox last week announcing my nomination for a Scottish Fashion Award I was delighted. For fashion professionals these awards act as a benchmark of success

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Jo Malone Candle

Hands up if you’re a Jo Malone candle addict. They smell so heavenly I’m almost reluctant to burn them. I confess I only splash out on a posh candle every now and then when my conscience allows it. That voice of reason has been most comforted by news that Jo Malone’s Silk

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Imogen Rose perfume by Lush

When I think about LUSH, bath bombs always spring to mind. My first LUSH experience came as a teenager in the shape of a sparkly purple bath fizzer that covered my skin in glitter and turned the bath violet. It wasn’t until recently, at Edinburgh’s Spa in the City, that

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Recycling is much more than plastic bottles and cardboard. That top gathering dust in your wardobe could be brought to life with a  touch of enthusiasm and a sprinkling of creativity. Last weekend I learned about the joys of upcycling during ‘Spring Clean Your Wardrobe’ weekend, a Zero Waste Scotland initative to raise

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Jameela Jamil being interviewed by Frock Trade at Pandora

Jameela Jamil is known for her effortless sense of style but has she ever committed a fashion crime? I interviewed the down-to-earth Radio 1 Chart Show host (that’s me on the left) for The Herald at the launch of her new collaboration with Pandora. Here’s what she had to say….

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Pinafore dress

Pinafores are everywhere this season (that’s a sentence I never thought I’d write) and all the high street giants are jumping on the bandwagon so expect a pinafore party next time you hit Primark. For me, pinafores bring back memories of my primary school uniform. It was cute back then, all pigtails and pop

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UK Links HiddenGems maps

Don’t you just love a personal recommendation? I know I do. I try out new restaurants, bars and boutiques every weekend based on friends’ suggestions. Who can deny that finding a hidden gem is one of life’s greatest pleasures (my dad calls that moment of discovery a ‘serendipity’). Inspired by Links

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I’m a big fan of clothes that transition from work to weekend wardrobe. These little bird trousers do just that. They’re so comfortable and make a great alternative to jeans. I like to wear them with pumps during the week and heels at the weekend. I also tote about this

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Protected Species

What horrible weather we’re having in Edinburgh today! Thankfully I’m armed with a raincoat from exciting new outerwear brand Protected Species. Not only is this trench more stylish than other waterproofs, it’s lightweight, noiseless when you move and has a Teflon coating to keep out the bracing Scottish wind. Protected Species

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