“We’re both an odd combination of outlandish and introverted, focused yet chaotic”

I first met the eclectic creative agency, I’ll Be Your Mirror at our showcase and runway at SWG3 back in 2015. I was working the guest list on the door at the time and was blown away by their witty charm, weegie banter and effortlessly cool dress sense. These Scottish stylists have dressed some of Glasgow’s most exciting bands including Smash Williams & WHITE, directed stunning fashion films, and have a wealth of industry experience under their belt. The pair have seriously hit the ground running. From sass-queen Mariah Carey to the ethereal grunge melodies of My Bloody Valentine & The Jesus and Mary Chain, I discover both Kirsty & Stuart’s muses and learn they are not shy of tough love.

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INTERVIEW WITH KELLY MACKAY, SR:D INTERIORS 2015 AWARD WINNER

Back in October, we launched our very first dedicated Interiors Showcase in Dundee. Our first-of-its-kind Interiors Award was given to DJCAD graduate Kelly MacKay who took home the star prize to collaborate with 100% Design or Clerkenwell Design Week. Three months after the showcase, we catch up with Kelly to learn about her home-grown studio, upcoming exhibitions and her dreams of starting up a printing studio for new graduates.

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Q&A WITH SR:D PANELLIST NAVAZ BATLIWALLA

At SR:D we are overwhelmed to have the support of industry experts who together, bring their unrivalled knowledge and experience direct to our exhibitors. Joining us on board this year we have fashion designer April Chrichton, owner of Anoushka, Anoushka Ducas, head of menswear at Harvey Nichols, Darren Skey,  fashion business advisor, David Watts and Sarah Curran, Managing Director at Very Exclusive. With less than two weeks until our spectacular display, fashion editor Navaz Batliwalla AKA Disneyrollergirl, and SR:D panellist was kind enough to share her experience and road to success.

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Q&A WITH SR:D PANELLIST, ELLA DORAN

In the run up to our very first SR:D Interiors Showcase we chat with Ella Doran, award-winning British designer and one fifth of our illustrious judging panel. Drawing inspiration from pop artists and cultural icons around the world, Ella creates fresh designs every season adding to her extensive portfolio of home accessories and furnishings. Having ran her own business for over twenty years, she offers tip-top advice to aspiring designers and gives SR:D a true insider view into the life of a die-hard designer.

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Interview – Gordon J Millar

Last week, we caught up with Gordon Millar, founder of the Scot Street Style movement to talk about his style influences and all about the launch of his first book. Gordon is an exceptionally interesting chap, his day job sees him working as a nurse but he has also toured the globe with the Dalai Lama doing social media.  In fact, its with social media, especially the use of Instagram that he’s been able to unify an entire country’s style, that country being his own: Scotland.  A deeply spiritual man, with passion and conviction, we delve a little deeper in to his psyche and learn all about the beginnings of his new book, which comes out January 31st.

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