BEST DRESSED COMPETITION – GUEST BLOG: Solveig in Scotland
Over the past three years, The Best Dressed Competition has become a ‘must enter’ on the competition circuit at the Fair. With phenomenal prizes from luxury tailors and ladies ateliers up and down the country, the coveted prizes have been much sought after by our stylish visitors in the grounds of Scone Palace.
This year is no exception and we are delighted to be partnering with the internationally renowned Kinloch Anderson to offer £500 worth of vouchers for both our Lady and Gentleman winners. We also have the expert eye of the very stylish @SolveigInScotland, who will be on to hunt for those with the Flair at the Fair.
Solveig headed to Edinburgh to meet the team at Kinloch Anderson, read her account below.
“This year, Kinloch Anderson is celebrating its 150th anniversary and will be sponsoring the ‘Best Dressed Competition’ at the 30th GWCT Scottish Game Fair. Together with myself,@SolveigInScotland, we will be judging entrants on their eye for pairing and style – use the hashtag #sgflookatme to enter!
During the three fun-filled days at Scone Palace, with my keen interest in all things Scottish, tartan and tweed, I am more than excited to be wearing a selection of unique Kinloch Anderson outfits! In order to do so, last month I visited the impressive Kinloch Anderson showroom in Leith, Edinburgh. There I enjoyed the professional yet calm atmosphere of the finest Highland dress outfitters in Scotland, if not the world.
For my visit, after a very warm welcome from the team and a wander around the large shop and on-site museum celebrating the company’s heritage, I had my measurements taken by Fran, one of the talented seamstresses. At this point, I also discussed with Jo Kinloch Anderson wonderful ideas for outfits that I will be wearing, including the exciting new ladies ‘1868’ range, which celebrates the company’s 150th anniversary with a refreshed classic-style. The outfits I wear will be personal and unique to my own style yet reflecting the long-standing tradition and heritage of a special Scottish brand. I had the chance to choose everything, as all Kinloch Anderson clients do, from the tartan and tweed fabrics to the style and length of every garment. It is in these choices that I feel I have blended tradition with tasteful modernism that appeals to the modern woman of Scotland today.
Throughout my visit to the shop, the service at Kinloch Anderson was second to none. It was a wonderful experience for me and customers feel they are in the best hands. This is no marketing hype, there is a good reason why Kinloch Anderson holds three current royal warrants. The company is charged with supplying HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales with their first-class tailored Scottish clothing. Beyond the current royal warrants too, Kinloch Anderson has a fascinating history of supplying the finest Scottish clothing.
All Pictures: @SolveiginScotland