She is 21 years old and she comes from Leeds. She usually shops in Princes Street: Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Zara are her choice as well as the many vintage stores you would find in the Grassmarket, Edinburgh. She has been in the Scottish capital for four years now, as a student. She really really likes it because of its cosmopolitan atmosphere and all the different cultures’ influences. She got her cute bag from Morocco (as in the country :P) and her shoes in Office and her coat in Zara.
Joseph a 21 yo musician from Sheffield. He lives there and he is visiting Edinburgh for the week-end. He sometimes shops on the internet but he got his jumper in a vintage store in Sheffield. Got the shoes in LA.
A busy Saturday afternoon on Princes Street delivers decadent Jane into my view. She is from New Zeland , trained in the field of Art History + Museum and Heritage. She moved to Edinbugh after having worked in the textile department of The National Museum back home. She favours charity shops but every now and then she takes advantage of the fact that she works in Armstrongs, a vintage clothing shop in the heart of the Old Town of Edinburgh. Shoes, Dress and Cape are from various charity shops. She got the boots on the internet, brought the hat from NZ and the hansome bag is by Disaster Designs.
She moves with a feminine grace that is rarely witnessed unless you find yourself in the Far East of the World. Her style is a mix between that of an Artist and a Philosopher. A thinker. She looks lost in her thoughts when I stop her. “What’s your name?” “Ting and it’s my absolute real name!” She is in a hurry so after the shots I walk with her for a brief interview. “I am going to college” she says “to write my research which I will never finish” Ting’s hometown is Shanghai and she decided to come to Edinburgh to study . “… to avoid life, you know!” she chuckles. “I am not gonna ask you how old you…” “I am 25!!!” she interrupts me, and then:”…sixteen, I AM SIXTEEN!!!!” she explodes into a cute and bubbly laughter. She doesn’t consider herself to be into fashion.”I just like to feel pretty and I dress according to my mood. Today I am happy.” “Tell me more about what you are wearing at the moment” “Well, I got the skirt from my mum. I think she bought it in the 80s when she was travelling in Europe. I got the pendant from my granmother and the earrings in a second hand shop … they were there, laying on the shelf, looking quite old so thought oh those would suit me!” she laughs again. We arrive at the end of the path that crosses the Meadows and we split in different directions. I am absolutly charmed.
It’s a cold and crispy autumn day in Edinburgh. Karrie walks along the streets of Broughton area. Dreamy eyes and smooth skin, honey hair. “I am from Berlin” she goes. “And I am here to study”. She likes Edinburgh for its open spaces and architecture. Her voice is mellow and warm just like the colours she is wearing and the low sun light breaching through withering leaves. “I bought this shawl in a the Continent. Same goes for the shoes and the hand bag. I like browsing in vintage shops, not only for a more unique style but also because items carry with them an aura full of stories that are left to my imagination”
Name: Sorcha & Roslin
Location: Byres Rd.
Wardrobe Essentials: Berret / Thick-knit cardigan
Shop mostly at: Vintage Guru
Why we love it: These girls looked way too cute giggling down Byres Road in their colorful outfits not to stop and photograph! Roslin works at Vintage Guru, so these girls get first pick at the awesome collection of unique clothing the store offers. We love Sorcha’s colorful girly outfit and Roslin’s casual fall look.
Location: University of Glasgow
Shops Mostly: On eBay
Wardrobe Essential: Vintage high-waisted shorts (they were her Mum’s!)
Why We Love It: I stopped Emma as she was walking through campus because she was wearing a few of my favorite fall items: over-sized thick knit circle scarf, high-wasited shorts with leggings, and of course, military boots. Such a cozy fall look for the busy uni student! Emma has found some of her favorite wardrobe items on eBay.. and her Mum’s closet!