High Street

Moubray House yesterday.

Everyone knows about “John Knox’s ” House next door to the right, but Moubray house is one of the oldest in Edinburgh. It was built by Robert Moubray in 1477. It is also one of the oldest occupied residential buildings.  The frontage dates from around 1630 and it was restored by The Cockburn Society in 1910.

During the eighteenth century it was a tavern and a bookshop. Daniel Defoe who wrote Robinson Crusoe lived here when he edited the Edinburgh Courant.
It was bought by an American Lady, Debra Stonecipher about ten years ago and she spent time restoring many period features reflecting the fashions of interior design, from its Scottish Renaissance board-and-beam painted ceiling to its later plaster ceiling moulded with exotic fruits and flowers. 

Ms Stonecipher is handing the property over to Historic Scotland in the next 5 years or so and it is thought it will be opened to the public.

The Tontine Buildings, Glasgow. Taken by James Craig Annan in 1868 when he was commissioned by the Improvements Trust to photograph the slums of Glasgow’s old town which were due for demolition under the Glasgow City Improvements Act of 1866. The dark and narrow closes off the High Street and Saltmarket could be difficult to photograph but he overcame the problems and produced an important and sensitive account of the terrible living conditions.

Trongate, from the Tron Steeple.

High Street from College Open.

Close number 157, Bridgegate.

Broad Close no 167 High Street.

Old Vennel, off High Street.

Close number 118 High Street.

Main Street, Gorbals.

Princes Street from King Street.

Glasgow High Street from the Cross. Taken by James Craig Annan in 1868 when he was commissioned by the Improvements Trust to photograph the slums of Glasgow’s old town which were due for demolition under the Glasgow City Improvements Act of 1866. The dark and narrow closes off the High Street and Saltmarket could be difficult to photograph but he overcame the problems and produced an important and sensitive account of the terrible living conditions.

Close number 37.

Close number 65.

Close number 75.

Close number 80.

Close number 83.

Close number 93.

Close number 101.

Close number 115.

Close number 148.

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Time Machine by Andrew Lockie

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DRUGSTORE SUMMER MAKEUP TUTORIAL FOR BEGINNERS 

Today’s video is an affordable one as it contains products from the high-street stores, suitable for the Summer season and is perfect for beginners! It contains tips and tricks for those of you new to makeup.

This is a natural look for beginners with a nice summery coloured lip, which you can switch it up for a nude lipstick if you’re not used to wearing bright colours.

In this video I have tried to explain about each makeup product, it’s purpose and how to apply it. I hope you find it informative and helpful. 

Shonagh x

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Generation’s “A dot that went for a walk”

“This collection is inspired by the dupatta which represents really the base of sub continental clothing like the kurta, the shalwar and the kaftan which are all cut from panels of the dupatta thus utilizing it in completion. The dupatta goes for a walk in the city where it meets the gulaab. This collection documents the journey of these two characters.

The collection is a celebration of movement and form that is the base characteristic of fabric itself. It explores the way fabric dances along the human form; how it clings, drapes and falls. Expect cuts that deconstruct mainstream and traditional silhouettes, where everything from the kurta, kaftan, pajama, shalwar and even the dupatta find new forms.”

Fashion Pakistan Week, Spring/Summer 2016