The Selkie costume by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie
Cast and Crew

Alice Starmore, from the Isle of Lewis in Scotland created all the costumes and design variations for Glamourie, with the exception of The Otter. She knitted and designed them over a three-year period, 2015 to 2017. Glamourie is the latest in a long list of her books, which are renowned and used worldwide.

Jade Starmore designed and knitted The Otter costume and its human variant. She organised the three Glamourie photoshoots and was the photographer and stylist for all of them. The styling involved her designing and making photographic print fabric and final garments. She also wrote the Glamourie fairystories.

Graham Starmore designed the Glamourie book and produced all of the technical charts.

Together Alice, Graham & Jade comprise the Windfall Press, which is a graphic design and publishing company based on the Isle of Lewis. Windfall Press conceived the Glamourie project and saw it through to final fruition.

The Raven costume by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie

Jade Adamson modelled for the Raven and the Otter costumes and stories. Jade is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and a founding member of Glasgow-based contemporary dance company Barrowland Ballet. This image shows her as the Raven character. Click here to visit Jade's website.

The Mountain Hare costume by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie

Suzanne Christie did hair and make-up for the Mountain Hare, White Raven, Sea Anemone, Selkie, Lapwing, Eagle & Cailleach costumes, and for the entire design section of Glamourie. Suzanne is a professional make-up artist and hair stylist based in Edinburgh. Above is an image of her make-up for the Mountain Hare character, modelled by Rachel Forbes.  Click here to visit Suzanne's website.

The Raven cardigan hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie

Steph Davidson designed and made the turquoise tufted skirt styled with the Raven cardigan in Mara colourway. Steph is a textile designer and maker based in Glasgow. Above is an image of her skirt with the Raven cardigan (modelled by Rachel Forbes) on the stunning beach of Seilebost in the Isle of Harris.

The Caileach hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie

Margaret Finlayson knitted the Cailleach Cardigan in the design section of Glamourie. Margaret is an expert knitter, and by profession a midwife, based in the Isle of Lewis. Above is an image of the cardigan she knitted worn by model Rachel Forbes.

Rachael Forbes is a fashion and costume designer, artist and illustrator. She designed and made the skirt for the Lapwing costume, which is shown here modelled by Beth Hopkins. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and has a fashion label, The Imaginarium Apparel. Rachael was also the model for the Mountain Hare, Sea Anemone and Cailleach costumes, and the design section of Glamourie.

The Lapwing costume by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie
The Selkie costume by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie

Beth Hopkins modelled for the White Raven, Selkie, Lapwing & Eagle costumes, and the design section of Glamourie. Beth is a professional photographer based in Leeds. Above is an image of Beth as the Selkie character.

Beth as the White Raven

Rachel Keenan documented the progress of our final shoot in a series of photographs, one of which is shown above. Visit the Behind The Scenes section of our website to see more of these images. Rachel is a freelance photographer based in Glasgow, and is the official photographer for Caledonian MacBrayne. Click here to visit her website.

The Raven costume by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie

June Long did the hair and make-up for the Raven costume and the Otter & Damselfly story. Her skills can also be seen in our previous book Tudor Roses. June now devotes her time to painting and is an accomplished artist. Above is an image of her make up for the Raven character, modelled by Jade Adamson.

The Damsel shawl by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie

Melanie Long modelled for the heartbroken Damselfly and assisted with hair and make-up on the first Glamourie shoot. She was also Elizabeth the First in our previous book Tudor Roses. Melanie is a master diving instructor and free diver who is currently studying for a degree in Marine & Freshwater Biology. This image shows Melanie in the Lewis moorland wearing her Damselfly wing.

Sophie Morrison modelled for the young Damselfly, both costume and design. Sophie, from the Isle of Lewis, is currently in secondary school where she excels at Mathematics. She is also training in various forms of dance. This image shows Sophie modelling the Damselfly design.

The Damsel Fly hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie
The Eagle costume from the book Glamourie by Alice Starmore

Pete Williamson created the Eagle headcap and mask. He designed it to give an impression of the sharp force and speed of the bird itself, while toning beautifully with the colours of the landscape and garment. Pete is a designer who makes unique and adventurous creations for a range of different clients and projects. This image shows his mask on the Eagle character, modelled by Beth Hopkins. Click here to visit his website.

James helping with the camera kit

With additional thanks to —

James Acheson (pictured) for his assistance with photographic kit during shoots 2 & 3.

Rachel McInally & Calum Green for helping us down the cliff and up the mountain.

And to Jock Russell & Senga Hodgson for keeping the RV going and getting the cast and crew safely back to Fife.