Carmel owns Tweed & Trove, the beautiful bijoux vintage shop in the heart of the small Perthshire town of Blairgowrie. With a long design career at the couture end of the fashion industry, working in London for the likes of Zandra Rhodes, Jean Muir and the BBC, she has an exceptional eye for beautiful creations and wonderful colour and texture. Pulling a beautiful outfit together from disparate and unexpected pieces, then bringing it to life with a perfect finishing touch is what she enjoys doing most. She just loves finding beautiful clothes, accessories and curios for her shop - and doesn't see why London and Edinburgh should have all the fashion kudos!
Kim was (and still is!) a devoted customer, having "got-it" the moment she first walked into Tweed & Trove!! Coming from a background in textile & knitwear design, before becoming buyer and catalogue producer for the corporate House of Bruar, Kim is now free-lance, working to promote individual designers who share her ethos. This opportunity to work with a like minded creative has transpired in the new Tweed & Trove website and blog.