Fringe Festival Fancies

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The Edinburgh Fringe festival, a cacophony of theatre, art, comedy, dance and music that descends on Edinburgh for the month of August is fast approaching! 

If you are a tourist to our lovely little city during this time souvenirs are a must! Alternatively if you are a local trying to contend with the sudden influx of visitors, retail therapy may be the only way to keep yourself sane! 
Here’s a short list we’ve compiled of some of the top festival-related treats to be found in the HZ shoppe this August. 

‘Time For Adventure’ Iron-on Patch- Bel’s Art World

The best way to tackle the fringe is to be ready for anything and be open to all the sights and sounds it has to offer! Pop this patch on your jacket and get out there! 

 

 

Trapeze Necklace –Swank 

Show your support for the alternative circus, dance and music treats this fringe with this amazingly acrobatic necklace. 

 

Flamingo Tattoos – Paperself

Get fully into the festival spirit! Adorn yourself with flora, fauna and flamingos!

 

Coping Admirably Sticker –Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes

A perfect treat for those brave souls and locals who are tackling the whole month of the fringe! 

 

 

Busy Bee Organiser –Asking For Trouble

It’s the second week of the fringe and you’ve been recommended 30 great shows, 15 of which clash. You are going to need something to organise yourself! 

 

 

‘Not Today’ Pin –Sparkle Collective 

When the time finally comes that you can’t turn down one more leaflet on the royal mile, this pin says all you need to say. 

 

Greyfriars Bobby Pin –Gemma Correll

It’s always important to have a souvenir of the fringe, and what better than our very own Greyfriars Bobby! Wear it home and recount stories of the amazing street performers you saw on the royal mile, the late night jazz you happened to wander into and the comedian you’ve been watching on the tele for years that you finally got to see!

 

We are open as always every day of the Fringe so pop in and say hi!

Enjoy the Festival everyone!

 

 

Want to read more about the newest things happening in our Edinburgh shoppe? Check out the blog posts about our newest designers Buried Diamond and Lisa Junius and Mood Good!

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Hello from the new HZ shoppe gal!

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 A belated hello and my top picks from the HZ shoppe!

Hi!

I’m really excited to introduce myself and say hello! I’m Sarah, and this is my first (slightly overdue) blog post after taking over from the utterly fabulous Emma as a new HZ shoppe gal! After graduating this summer in Fashion Design from Edinburgh University, Hannah Zakari has been a lovely place to settle while I live and work in Edinburgh as a freelance designer and pattern cutter (you can check out some of my work here).

My first 5 months have been filled with getting to know all the lovely shoppe regulars, dancing round the shoppe while mopping up on a Sunday evening and eyeing up the numerous pieces I could spend all my wages on. (If only I didn’t have to pay rent every month!) In spirit of the latter I thought I would do a short run down of my top 5 pieces in the shoppe right now!

My top 5 picks!
(and a few extra product mentions because I couldn’t resist)
Jennifer Loiselle
Heard It Through the Grapevine Earrings Acrylic Grape Earrings from Jennifer Loiselle

Heard It Through the Grapevine Earrings

My Christmas present to myself this year (let’s not lie, they are always the best) was Jennifer Loiselle’s Heard it Through the Grapevine Earrings. They are simply amazing- they are my only piece of jewellery that can genuinely put me in a good mood! I am now saving my pennies for my next JL purchase- the Triple Ice Cone Earrings.

Pins and Patches
A perfect pin for so many of my friends!

Beer Enamel Pin

Statement pins and patches are all the rage right now and we have some great ones in the HZ shoppe, my personal faves are made by King Sophie’s World and Finest Imaginary. Finest Imaginary also make some great playful acrylic jewellery but my top pick of their pieces is this Beer Enamel Pin– I can think of probably too many friends who this would be perfect for!

Just a little reminder!

Your First Love Should Be Yourself Enamel Pin

I love HZ because I have discovered so many fab small brands that I would otherwise not have known. King Sophie’s World is one of these brands; her embroidery is amazing and the pieces we sell in the shop are so great that I recently bought some of the fab women in my life the “Your First Love Should Be Yourself” pins, just to give them a little reminder!

 

Wolf and Moon

 

Blue rounded rain cloud shaped statement wooden earrings

Cloud Earrings

Anything by Wolf And Moon I know I am always going to love. This week we have their new collection on the shelves and these Cloud Earrings are calling my name. They have the perfect Matisse influence and feel like the ideal thing to wear walking down a beach! (Here I am praying for sunshine)

 

Lou Taylor
A brighter to any wintery weather

Lido Necklace

Following the summer theme my final pick is anything in the ‘Lido’ collection by Lou Taylor– both the Lido Print which is in-store and the Lido Necklace make the shop feel a little bit brighter on the wintery Scottish weekends.

I hope this little hello has given you all a nice insight into what I rave about in the shoppe!

In the mood to read more? Check out the interview that’s on the blog with Sophie King (mastermind of those great pins I mentioned upbove) and have a full look at the new Wolf And Moon Collection.

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