Why is it that the wind always gets in the way of my outfit photos? Oh yeah… I live in Scotland!
Despite the obvious drawbacks of the weather I’m very proud to call Scotland my current home, especially as I share it with a whole host of talented people. Many of you may know Karen Gillan as the wonderful Amy Pond, but I also know her from her role as the iconic Jean Shrimpton and as being a bit of a style icon overall. Having previously won a Scottish Fashion Award for her unique style I’m pretty proud to have her leading the way for Scots all over the globe. She makes me wish I could pull off ginger hair, sigh. After watching her film Not Another Happy Ending over on We Are Colony I had a go at interpreting her character’s individual style in an outfit of my own.
In the film, Karen’s character has quite a tailored, androgynous style that isn’t typically me. I loved the use of traditional fabrics like tweed but as I am yet to find the perfect pair of tweed trousers they were a bit out of the question for me! Instead, I opted for a blouse and pinafore combo to put my own girlier spin on the more tailored looks she sports. Although I wish I had ginger hair – and I did by accident a few years ago – I substituted the orange locks for a pop of colour from my trusty duster jacket. It’s been making a fair few appearances lately!
In keeping with the Scottish theme, I finished the look off with pieces from two of my favourite Scottish designers at the minute – Bonnie Bling and Claire Barclay Draws. Because you’re on my blog, I’m guessing that you’ll be familiar with Claire Barclay’s work (clue: she made my header!) but I’ve been wanting to add some more Bonnie Bling to my jewellery collection for a wee while now.
As far as the film itself goes, I’m kind of in love. A lot of Scots hate hearing Scottish accents on the screen but I for one love it – which is probably helped along by Karen’s authentic twang! It has everything I look for in a rom-com, it stars another actress I love, Freya Mavor, and the soundtrack is just amazing. Not only do my boys Twin Atlantic feature, I’ve now discovered a band called Teen Canteen and have been kind of stalking their social media ever since. At the moment We Are Colony have a couple of amazing competitions on the go to celebrate the film, so if you fancy winning your own piece of Bonnie Bling or even a signed press book then head on over here to give it a shot.