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Alexandra delivers The Benefits of Slow Fashion

Alexandra Boardman from Alexandra’s of Keswick highlights a growing movement we desperately need to support. The issue of climate change has been ongoing for years but it’s really come to the fore recently and is very much a topic for concern.  The media is now full of news reporting our impact on the world.    […]

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Radge Gadgie – Not as crazy as it sounds

Kath Paterson has recently launched her own clothing brand ‘Radge Gadgie’.   Locals will understand the offbeat Cumbrian term as meaning a crazy person. “It was back in February that I got the idea,” said Kath.  “We have so many expressions in Cumbria that are unique and I thought there as a niche in the […]

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Back to the Brights

Keswick School student, Erin Wallace, offers us a younger perspective on this seasons fashions with her top tips.  Now the days are lengthening and the sun has decided to show its face again, it’s time to cast aside those dark party outfits and bring back the bright colours from the wardrobe to match the season. […]

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Three of a Kind. A trio of Cumbrian entrants to compete in the Miss England finals

For the first time ever three Cumbrian entrants will compete in the Miss England finals on August the 1st. Claire Bell, Hannah Bradley and Lauren Sweeney are best friends and they would love to bring the crown back to Cumbria after the Newcastle event. “We are supporting each other in the run-up to the final,” […]

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Holidays to hen parties – Add some sparkle to your summer makeup.

Our resident makeup artist, Bridget Foster, takes the stress out of summer makeup as many of us head off for warmer shores over the summer.  Preparation is the key but from the poolside to the nightclub, Bridget has you covered. Three girls, three occasions. Summer is a great time to experiment with new colours and […]

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A Cut Above the Rest 

The high street has been having a tough time recently as shops come and go with changing fashions and ideas.  So in a world where the average lifespan of a new business is counted in months rather than years, it’s clear Bazaar Hair Company have been doing something right for the past 17 years.    “Without […]

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Bringing your dreams to life!  

Angy Morton has been making dresses since she was only six years old. Her talent and knowledge have taken her designs to some of the most prestigious events such as London Fashion Week.   Coming from a long line of Tailors spanning generations the art of creating beautiful garments is in her blood, Angy said: […]

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Makeup tips from our resident expert Bridget Foster

As some of you may know I collaborate with the Lanes Shopping Centre on various commercial shoots. The most recent shoot was Mothers day. We choose a mother and daughter from Carlisle to feature in the video.  The shoot took place at the Halston Hotel in Carlisle and we had three looks. Day time Afternoon […]

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5 Ways to Shop More Sustainably

In the era of fast fashion, we could all shop more sustainably says Sarah Sinclair.  Fashion is not known for being the most sustainable industry. We have developed a culture of fast fashion. Popping into Primark for a £10 dress that we’ll wear once at the weekend, has become the norm. And we are frequently […]

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Great preparation is the key to perfect makeup

By Bridget Foster Bridget makeup On January the 2nd, I had so many clients contact me regarding bookings and trials.  It was like, now we have finished enjoying ourselves, let’s get organised. It’s a time of year to start good habits and set fresh goals.  I like to hold trials back until a maximum of 3 months prior […]

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