An ‘about’ section is something I find difficult to write. Mostly because it’s just me sitting at my desk trying to imagine what people actually want to know. So rather than listing off things like a CV, I’ll start from the beginning…
I set up Sophie’s Edit during the pandemic, which now feels like a world away from where I am now. In truth, I had thought about it for a while but like most people, I needed the excuse of slowing down to push me to do what I had wanted. Nearly three years later and I am still writing blog posts weekly, have opened and (subsequently decided to make the difficult decision) to close my shop, while in full time education and now in full time employment.
I currently live in Edinburgh but I am originally from a small town in the North of Scotland. I live with my twin sister and our best friend, both of which are keen supporters of this corner of the internet and are people I am extremely grateful for.
I am also a recent English Literature graduate, who now works in Comms (Communications) here in Edinburgh, with a passion for learning and I am very competitive (I play netball and have done for over 12 years). I guess the underlying meaning for all of the subjects I cover is a sense of curiosity for creative decisions and projects alongside a want to question what is out in the world.
You’ll notice that my passions cover a range of different areas and that’s not a mistake. I grew up with fantastic food around me and loads of good cooks. Living in Scotland means top of the range produce and chefs are right on my doorstep and I love to celebrate that. I have always had a passion for fashion, the way its curated, styled and is made as a way of self expression. I prioritise comfort over anything else but I also appreciate art in the pieces I will probably never afford. Looking into the historical references and understanding the decisions behind a collection, is something that is both interesting and revealing. And of course, I’ve spent four years of my life studying and writing about literature, film and TV. I love sharing my thoughts, articulating them through writing and inspiring others to also get involved with the creative industries. So yes, maybe I am mad to cover such a diverse range of topics. But it is what I love, and I hope you will too.
Feel free to contact me using any of the ‘social’ links provided below or any work projects can be sent to my email. They are a great place to keep up to date with what I am doing and when I release new content.