27th November 2018


Laings' & Patek Philippe There is something magical about the quiet, gentle, almost inaudible tick of a smoothly working watch. Tiny, often minuscule pieces of metal working in perfect synchronisation, gears, cogs, slivers of intricately designed parts keeping accurate time. The craft of watchmaking taken to the nth degree.At family run jewellers, Laings - founded in 1840 and now with…
12th August 2018

Andrew Brookes

The Style Council Cometh The cut, the colour, the look. The language of the fashionista, hipster, stylist. Key to his job is to know his client, to walk in their skin, to sleep and breathe their needs and make sure they are adequately met. He heads one of the top Scottish tailoring brands, a determined, passionate man with a real…
3rd January 2018

Alan Moore

ReThinking the messages They call it Blue Monday. The 3rd Monday in January, when normality strikes; It’s cold and wet and dark, Christmas is over and you’re back to work to pay off that festive credit card bill. It’s difficult for me to imagine Blue Monday at the moment, as I write this there are less than 2 weeks to…
21st December 2017

The Gift of Time

Give the gift of time... Argyll Arcade, Glasgow | Laings also has stores in Edinburgh, Cardiff & Southampton.  Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 – Q1368420 | £7,350 The Ultra Thin Moon 39 by Jaeger LeCoultre is a wonderful expression of style and sophistication. At just 4.9mm thick, the 39mm steel case houses a powerful automatic movement and sleek silver dial with a clear, refined display and a moon-phase feature for added functionality. The dial is protected by scratch and glare resistant sapphire crystal classic. Water resistant to 5 bar and presented on a black alligator leather strap with a double folding buckle, this watch is the ultimate accessory for any occasion. IWC Ingenieur Rudolf Caracciola – IW380702…
10th November 2017

Gok Wan

Gok Wan, fashion stylist, tv presenter, celebrity cook, author and all round good guy visited   Ayrshire this September. I was lucky enough to catch up with the amazing Gok when he brought his Fashion Brunch Club to Enterkine House. Gok launched the Fashion Brunch Club events for Spring/Summer 2017 to offer support to small, local fashion retailers and provide…
2nd August 2017

Best of the Fest

Ayrshire Magazine has joined forces with Janis Sue Smith and her team to help crown the next Miss Scotland. Janis Sue Smith, Managing Director of Miss Scotland and International Fashion Stylist has been involved with the competition since its inception. As one of the country’s leading experts on fashion and styling, there’s no better matriarch for the competition. Miss Scotland…
16th May 2017

Being Malcolm Edwards

‘Why not?’ he asks, referring to people from humble backgrounds who find success. Hunger and passion, he believes, are what you need, because that’s what drives hard work. Malcolm Edwards should know. The world renowned hairstylist has worked with the world’s top make-up artists, fashion designers, photographers and pop stars – Charlotte Tilbury, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Tim Walker, Mario…
25th September 2016

Alan Moore

Are Kilts Pan Breed? Another one bites the dust! – the first words of congrats from my oldest friends when I announced my engagement last year. After that, the kind words of congratulations and well wishes followed, but that was first instance where I got to see first-hand how differently the engagement journey is for bride and groom.I’ve worked in…
14th September 2016

David Emanuel

The Welshman & a wedding dress for the Princess of Wales On Wednesday July 29, 1981, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, the 33 year-old heir to the throne, married 20 year-old Lady Diana Spencer. On the streets 600,000 people waited patiently in the hope of catching a glimpse of the Royal couple, while a television audience of 750 million watched the ceremony as it was beamed live. Many, of course, hoping to to get a good look at the all important wedding dress. For David Emanuel and his then wife, Elizabeth, it was one of the most exciting days of their lives. They had been responsible for the design and delivery of the wedding dress, the glamorous, soon to…
27th March 2016


Miss Scotland / Miss UK She is a remarkable and determined young woman who just happens to be Miss Scotland. Just happens to have won Miss UK, and placed in the top twenty of Miss World in Sanya, China on December 19, 2015. All incredible achievements in their own right. But beyond the glamour and the glitz, behind the make-up…