Kirsty (Halliday) - one half of Glasgow-based creative duo I'll Be Your Mirror
- and I go way back. We met in our early twenties in Glasgow when I was studying in the city. As alternative / indie music lovers (I'm now a Bieber convert for my sins), we'd meet at the ABC
, Nice and Sleazy's
and the many and various gig venues around Glasgow. She had these bright eyes, luminous skin and this big hair. And she always had (and still has) this amazing style. Since then, Kirsty has honed her style and her stylist craft at the likes of Mui Mui and Prada. And then almost two years ago she launched her own creative / stylist agency with best friend and now work husband Stuart (Truesdale).
Like us, Kirsty and Stuart are huge supporters of emerging Scottish designers and local creative businesses. Whether mixing designers' graduate collections with more established fashion brands in their editorial shoots or styling look books for Scottish fashion incubator, Fashion Foundry. And as well as styling the campaigns for our first two accessories collections - which have made the front cover of The Herald Luxury Magazine and i-ON Magazine respectively - they've also found time to art direct / style editorials for Cake Magazine
, i-D Magazine, Jute Magazine...the list goes on...
Their stylists star is rising.
NAVY GRAB BAG (£190) AND SMALL PYJAMA SCARF IN RUST GREY (£75)
When Andrew and I first starting telling people about Nu Blvck and how we wanted to change the way people think about their clothes and even the way they shop - most were skeptical. Not Kirsty. She was just so excited to hear about a fashion business - like I'll Be Your Mirror - daring to do something differently in Scotland. Long may it continue.
Kirsty styles our Navy Grab Bag designed by Hannah Louise Baxter is handcrafted in Leominster, England by Sarah Williams of Williams Handmade . The Small Pyjama Scarf, also designed by Hannah is digitally printed on to 100% silk twill by BeFab Be Creative and then cut and hand rolled by Kalopsia Collective - all in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Photography: Holly May Wesley
Styling: Kirsty, I'll Be Your Mirror
Fashion: Jacket, Acne
Skirt, Topshop Unique