SHOPKEEPER'S STYLE BLOG
  • Blog 3 – Marie Kondo Wardrobe solution

    Marie Kondo, if you haven’t heard of her yet its time you did.  She is a Japanese organising sensation.I first heard of her books from a friend and was quite surprised that Laura, a friend who would role her eyes at the mere mention which fitted a domestic category, was obsessed with the KonMari movement.  […]

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  • Blog 2 – A capsule wardrobe – The basics, how to rethink your wardrobe

    Over the past ten years I have been incredibly lucky to travel a lot with my work.  Something that I have enjoyed immensely apart from one bit. Packing. Usually, I am packing garment or accessory samples also which can make for a very cramped suitcase. Over this time I tried and tested this method and […]

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  • Blog 1 – Is it time to start buying less?

    As a lover of travel and having moved house this year I’ve really seen the benefits of trying to own less ‘stuff’. As we move into a time of change within the fashion industry and the focus shifts towards minimising waste as much as possible, I’d like to share what I have learned. I hope it […]

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  • Tap into your own Creativity – Just Start Art

    I am excited to announce the trial of something new that I have been working on for some time.  Along with my own design company I have taught art, design and textile for the past 10 years.  I find teaching inspirational as I help others build confidence and discover their own personal take on the […]

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  • Art, Design and Communication with Highland Park

    Since the start of this year, I have had the pleasure to work with the teams at Highland Park and Edrington, creating displays for their new shop in the heart of Kirkwall. The experience has been fantastic – not to mention a mere three-minute walk from my studio. Growing up in Orkney means that, for […]

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  • Welcome to 2019

    As the new year begins I usually make a list of full of goals, aims and resolutions striving to get further than ever before.  2018 was a year of challenges and hurdles which made me take stock and take a different perspective.  This year I would like to introduce you to my creative world, from […]

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  • Behind the Scenes Update

    What’s been happening behind the scenes It may have appeared a little quiet over the past months as work has been going on behind the scenes. This year, I have been taking part in the Saltire Fellowship which is a business  course through Entrepreneurial Scotland.  It not only was an opportunity to reflect on how far […]

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  • Introducing Model Kes Andrews

    We have been really lucky to have worked with a handful of amazing models from all around the country. We are also really lucky that we have an amazing model right here on our doorstep in Orkney. Kes is one of our local models and we have asked her to put together some words about […]

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  • You wear it so well :)

    We’ve have had a lot of fantastic photos from you all recently and we want to share these.  From Orkney to China, from nipping to the shops, holidays, to being a bride’s dress, our prints are suitable for everyday and all occasions.  So thank you and please keep sharing  – these photos make our day at […]

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  • Who made my clothes?

    Fashion Revolution started as a response to create a fairer, safer and cleaner fashion industry after the The Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed 5 years ago which killed 1138 people and injured many more in 2013.  Consumers were encourages to ask brands #whomademyclothes to demands a greater transparency in the fashion industry and production […]

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