First all-Bute photoshoot for local jeweller

Bute model Chloe Woollcott shows off Bonnie Bling's new Celtic range.
Bute model Chloe Woollcott shows off Bonnie Bling's new Celtic range.

A Rothesay-based jewellery firm has just completed its new collection - and for the first time, the team for the photoshoot publicising the range came entirely from Bute.

Up and coming model Chloe Woolcott is the face of Bonnie Bling’s new Celtic collection, while local photographer Abbie Rodger applied her keen eye to the pictures.

Hair styling was done by Ryan Shearer of Nadia’s and clothes were styled and kindly provided by Sophie Reid at The Dressing Room.

Bonnie Bling’s founder, Mhairi Mackenzie, said: “With all our jewellery being made right here on the island we wanted to show off to others the talent that we have on offer. We pulled together a great team and the final shots are perfect for our new campaign.”

A postcard shot of Chloe (above right) has been used as the main image for the new collection campaign on posters and across social media, and also featured as a large backdrop for the Bonnie Bling stall at Scotland’s Trade Fair last weekend.

The show was a great success for the firm - it also showcased their latest ‘tartan slang’ necklaces and saw the company secure several new stockists across Scotland.

Mhairi, a former pupil of Rothesay Academy, set up Bonnie Bling in 2011 and moved production of her acrylic jewellery, turning Scottish words and phrases into much-sought-after fashion items, to Bute the following year after a successful ‘crowdfunding’ campaign to buy a new laser cutting machine.