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Where are they now?

As the latest intern, Emma Clark from RGU in Aberdeen has just finished her placement here at Eden.  I realise that it’s now been 10 years since I started taking interns from the Fashion Management course at RGU, so I thought I would try and find out what they are doing now.

My students from RGU over the years ...

Georgina Benton 2011

Fiona Hinchcliffe 2012

Ailsa Willens 2013

Ciara McKenzie 2014

Cristina Krajewski 2015

Karen Morgan 2016

Alana Johnson 2017

Nikki Buskie 2018

Alyx Middleton 2019

Emma Clark 2020

 

I managed to make contact with some of my past interns to find out they are doing now.

Georgina was my first intern from RGU all the way back in 2011.  This was the first time the Fashion Management course was run at Aberdeen also.  So it was a learning curve for both of us.

In 2014 Ciara did her placement at Eden.  She now works as a make up artist in Edinburgh.

Karen is now working in London doing PR for the London Eye 

Alana is currently spending a year in Japan, having worked in a buying office in Edinburgh after graduating.


Nikki is the assistant manager of Tigerlily boutique in Aberdeen.

Emma has one more year of her Fashion Management degree left and not yet decided exactly what she would like to do when she graduates but would definitely want to stay working in fashion.

 

It's been so interesting finding out what everyone is doing these days.  I so enjoyed working alongside all my students and would like to say a massive thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Three ways to style the Cotton Brothers gold buttoned skirt - £75

New in from Cotton Brothers is a staple must have, the ‘Gold buttoned skirt’. This versatile skirt can be worn in many different ways with various tops creating completely different looks. In this blog post I am going to be showing you three different looks featuring the skirt all from the new SS20 Cotton Brothers collection.
The skirt is calf length with front fastening buttons in a pale wood effect and is high waisted meaning it’s perfect for tucking tops into the skirt. The skirt is an a-line style with side pockets and a pleated design in a linen blend weave. The pale gold shade means the skirt is versatile to wear as you can team it with many colours. 

To create a Spring Summer look pair the skirt with the ‘Printed Top’ from the Cotton Brothers for £45.
The top features a v-neckline with short sleeves a flounce hemline and tie waist belt. The mustard yellow print ties in with the pale gold shade of the skirt creating a summers look that is bright but on the more muted side. This means it’s perfect for everyday wear, team it with white trainers for a casual look that you can wear out in the warmer months. Throw on a beige or white leather jacket on top until the weather warms up, alternatively a blue washed denim jacket would also work well on top.
You can tuck the top into the skirt to create a more seamless look or wear the printed top over the top of the pale gold skirt to show off the flattering bottom detailing of the top. You can see both looks styled below. 

Fancy a pop of colour into the outfit? Adding a bright block colour with the skirt creates a two toned look that’s eye catching and stylish. Team the button front skirt with the ‘Green jersey top with lace’ from the new collection as well for £45.


The top is of a bold green that can be worn all year round with a vest style that will be great if you have a summer vacation planned as it’s lightweight and will take up nearly no room in your case. It features a sleeves vest style with lace front neckline and gathered front and back.

Tuck the green lace vest into the pale gold midi skirt for a Spring outfit. The bold green contrasts against the pale gold brightening up the skirt, team the outfit with brown sandals for a beach ready outfit or a pair of faux leather nude espadrilles for a chic lunch time look. 

Got an occasion coming up were you need an outfit that isn’t to dressy but still looks stylish? Team the midi skirt with the ‘Sand Top’ for £49 from the SS20 Cotton Brothers collection. 
This luxe sand top is so versatile as it can be worn causally with jeans or teamed up with the pale gold midi skirt for an evening look. The top features short sleeves with a round neckline and draping detailed front. In a more muted palette the sand shade tied in the muted gold from the skirt creating a chic look. 

By tucking the top into the skirt it creates a seamless look that’s put together and looks well thought out. The flowly sleeves add a feminine touch to the outfit contrasting against the more strutted skirt. The sand top and midi skirt can also work as a more casual look with again adding a pair of white trainers into the mix. 


That’s three ways to style the new in gold button front midi skirt, come into store and buy yours today.
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Cotton Brothers SS20 collection

The Cotton Brothers SS20 collection has arrived in store at Eden, eeek!! The collection is full of lightweight fabrics from a staple midi skirt to a stunning red dress.
Looking for a new dress that you can wear on evenings out and summer days? From their new collection here is the perfect all rounder dress that you can pull out year round but will look even more luxe in the summer months. 
The dress pictured above is the ‘Cotton Brothers - Red maxi dress’ for £85 which you can find in store at Eden and online. In a pop of red, the colour will brighten up your wardrobe all ready for some sunshine. The dress is a maxi length which is right on-trend. It features 3/4 length cuffed sleeves with a buttoned down front (in the same red) which makes the buttons blend in for a seamless look. The bottom half of the dress has a pleat design in a soft weave with a V - neckline. 
You can wear this dress during the day paired with white trainers for a relaxed stylish look, then dress it up for nighttime with black mules. This transitional piece will be a wardrobe go to that you will want to wear over and over again. 

Dreaming of summer days? This tropical printed top is the perfect top that will give you all the summer vibes, whether you are going away or not.  This is a great top for you to take away with you on vacation, it is lightweight and easy to throw on. If you aren’t going away this year don’t worry, with the hope of some sunshine this top is perfect for everyday wear as you won’t get too hot when wearing. 
The printed top is £45,  It features a short sleeved blouse style with a flounce hem and tie waist belt creating an airy feel. The white and yellow mustard top has a v-neckline and works perfectly paired with the ‘Cotton Bothers - pale gold midi skirt’ for a relaxed summer outfit. In a tropical print - just giving off beach vibes.  The fabric is soft and lightweight that will be soft against your skin. 

Bold green is in for Spring/Summer alongside many other striking colours.  This top from Cotton Brothers is the perfect evening top which you can wear to dinners or nights out with friends.

The top is the ‘Cotton Brothers - Green draped top’ for £49 (available in sizes XS, S, M, L and XL). The top features a round neckline with a viscose weave front drape detail which creates a luxe look and adds a subtle detail. The back of the top features the same draping coming down from the shoulder with an exposed zipper meaning the top is easy to get on and off.

For an evening look team the green blouse with a pair of white skinny jeans to create a bright summers look or style it with black coated skinny jeans for a more edgy nighttime look. 

There are more Spring pieces in store all ready for you to try from the new Cotton Brothers SS20 collection. 

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How to style scarfs for Mother’s day

Just because we aren’t in December or January anymore it doesn’t mean you don’t need a scarf, scarfs have many more pros than just keeping you warm, they can style up an outfit and add that something extra an outfit may be missing. With Mother’s Day coming up next Sunday, scarfs are the perfect gift as you know they use them and wear.

For the warmer months soon to approach (hopefully), in store at Eden we have a range of light weight scarfs in different colour options that you can style into your wardrobe.


Nomads - SC0319 Twin Stripe Scarf £18

The Nomads Twin Stripe Scarf is a great transitional accessory to have in your collection as it can add that bit of warmth you may need during the more colder days were the sun is out but there’s still a cold breeze. The scarf features a two tone contrast stripe design in red and grey. The red giving off a pop of colour against the white all over with the grey acting as a more muted tone, allowing you to style in darker colours such as black. The hand woven viscose material is super soft with the tassel edging adding flair to the scarf.

Style this scarf with the ‘B Young - Acom faux leather jacket’ for £49. The Sea green 'leather jacket' is actually faux leather and is a classic biker style. Pair the Nomads scarf on top of the sea green biker jacket to create a stylish look, the pop of red contrasts against the bold sea green combined with the block of white, which instantly brightens up the outfit to create a cleaner, fresher look. Add a white knit on the colder days underneath or a white plain t shirt for the warmer months to tie in with this two toned striped scarf. 

Nomads - CM0308 Chroma Viscose Scarf £18

New in from Nomads SS20 is the ‘Chroma viscose scarf’ for £18, this bold printed scarf is the perfect scarf to add colour and print into a more plain outfit. The scarf features an all over graphic striped design with pops of different colours throughout the print from green to yellow.  

This printed scarf is the perfect beach scarf to take on holiday with you as you can wear it over the shoulders as a cover up on top of a swimsuit or off the shoulder during the evenings away. If you don’t have a holiday in the books, don’t worry style it over the top of a plain block coloured top that ties in with the colours running throughout the scarf for a colourful everyday look. Also new in from Nomads SS20 collection is the ‘Nomads - CV4031 Crochet trim vest’ for £42, which you can also find the store. The plain vest is in the colour sea which ties in with the blue tones running through the scarf creating a summer ready look. 

 

Seen a scarf you like why not send it your son or daughter as a hint for Mother’s Day, then you know you are getting something you will love. If not then why not treat yourself and add a new scarf to your wardrobe, come into store and see the wide selection for yourself. 

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Find your Spring Summer dress at Eden

Everyone needs that perfect go to Spring/Summer dress that they can throw on and look like they are fashion ready.
Here at Eden we have a range of dress that are perfect for everyday wear or an evening out with friends. Dreaming of warmer weather? Have a glimpse at some of the dresses we have in store ready for you to pick up.


1. Nomads - CM2057 Knot Front Dress

Be bold this season with an eye catching dress from Nomads new in their SS20 clothing range. This dress is the ‘CM2057 Knot Front Dress’ is £60, and perfect for afternoon out or on a shopping day with friends. In a teal green shade the dress features a graphic colourful stripe print,  with so many other colours in the print you could tie in a block colour for example a mustard jacket over the top or light denim jacket over the shoulders. 

This patterned dress is of midi length with short sleeves, knit front detail and a soft v-neckline. This dress has been designed to flatter your waist with its clever waist and bust shaping details.

2. B Young - Byjanessa Shirtdress

Shirt dress are right on trend as they create a chic style that’s perfect for work wear or lunches out, in the colder weather why not style it with beige over the knee boots and during the warmer months throw on a pair of white trainers for a casual everyday look. 


The dress features an all over navy and white print with a classic shirt collar and front fastening buttons. The bottom half of the dress is of an A-line skirt style with ribbed cuffs. For £55 you can find this one in store and online, hurry though as it’s a popular piece. 

 

3. Nomads - CM3047 Tie Detail Dress

Last but not least a simple but effective dress that’s a transitional piece to have in your wardrobe. If you have a summer holiday booked this would be the perfect dress to take away with you. Wear it on the beach or for summer strolls , not going away? Then don’t worry layer it with a knit on top until the sun appears. 

This dress has been designed to be worn either front tied or tied around the back, it’s completely up to you. The shape of the dress can be free and relaxed or fitted depending on how it is tied to create shape. With a graphic stripe print and navy base colour, so pop into store and try it.

 

Start buying your Spring Summer wardrobe now and be organised this year with a stylish wardrobe. Come into store at Eden to find an even greater selection of dresses.

 

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