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Spring in Style Part One: Do It In Denim

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Denim is everywhere. I’m talking double denim. Hell, I’m talking top-to-toe stonewash. It’s all very B*Witched circa ’99.  Me? I’m still slightly uncomfortable with the ‘doing the double’, BUT I can totally roll with a wee denim dress or jumpsuit. While I’m there, I might even be lured by a dungaree. This spring – faded, ripped, short, high-waisted, Read the Rest »

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What Mum Wore

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By Amy Murch The 60s and 70s : when prints were bold, hair was backcombed to within an inch of it’s life, and massive flares engulfed an entire platform wedge. All things rock and roll, trippy and far-out-man, abounded. The Beatles were making grown women cry and the D.I.S.C.O vibe was lighting up dance floors Read the Rest »

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Naromode. Prints that tell stories.

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Iain and Anna are Naromode, and together they are a little fashiony, fire-cracking force to be reckoned with. They both graduated from Gray’s school of art in Aberdeen in 2012 where they specialised in Textile’s & Surface Design. Now based in Glasgow, they just seem to cropping up all over the place right now. Having Read the Rest »

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Sold on Bold Souls

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By Lizzie Ford Last night’s Bold Souls event in Glasgow’s Hummingbird, did not disappoint. It was the perfect combo of shopping (local, fantastic designers with sacks of potential and modest price-tags – the best kind of shopping), cocktails (always) , and catwalks (just for a touch of extra glamour). To find out more about the Read the Rest »

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Bold Souls: Off The Catwalk

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By Lizzie Ford Bold Souls is a fashion event like no other. A pop up fashion show adorned with the finest local (and new) designers with an in-house market so you can buy the stuff that makes you swoon straight off the catwalk, directly from the designer. I mean, what on EARTH is not to Read the Rest »

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A Great British Sew-a-long with The Stitchery

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Well that fateful day has arrived. The Great British Sewing Bee is BACK. Hooray!! Last week we embarked upon another eight-week series of nailbaiting sewing drama, while whittling down the country’s ten finest home sewers to one who will take home the crown. Here at Mabel’s Log we have a close friendship with The Stitchery Read the Rest »

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The Glad Revolution

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By Lizzie Ford The Glad Cafe in Shawlands on the south side of Glasgow, has been a favourite haunt here at Mabel’s Log for a long time. When was there a couple of weeks ago I was DELIGHTED and OVER-THE-TOP-EXCITED to hear about all the amazing and inspiring developments they have been springing forth in Read the Rest »

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The FREE January Survival Kit

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By Lizzie Ford Please note, the above image is totally unrelated to the content of this post. I just thought it might cheer us all up. It’s January. We’re all skint. So today, I’ll refrain from telling you to go out and spend a lot of money on clothes you don’t need. I may well Read the Rest »

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Thinking of getting your balls out this Winter?

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I am a hopeless knitter. I really am. MANY people have tried to teach me to knit. I just can’t. I think I’m too impatient and clumsy. ANYWAY, I’m thinking 2014 could be my time to shine. Inspired by all the woolly loveliness around at this time of year, I think it might be time to dust Read the Rest »

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Mabel’s Knit O’Rama 2013

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So I love knitwear. Sue me. Such is my love of the woolly stuff, every Winter time I treat myself to a few new cosy bits and pieces. Since the cold snap has officially arrived (WOW it’s chilly in Glasgow), I’ve given myself the go-ahead. I’m indulging my obsession and I’m going to continue to Read the Rest »