Friday, 22 April 2011

Bank Holiday competition!


To celebrate the sunny weather, and four Bank Holidays coming up (hurray!), we're giving away one Anusha voucher worth £200, plus ten runners-up prizes of a pack of spotty paper chains!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply join our Facebook page or follow our blog. On Friday 29th April, we'll pick our winners, selected at random from all our friends and followers.

The winners will be announced on our Facebook page and blog.

Good luck everyone!

Monday, 18 April 2011

What Will She Wear?


Need some inspiration for your wedding dress? There are over 30 exquisite wedding dresses are on show at the ‘What Will She wear? The enduring romance of the wedding dress’ exhibition at the Fashion Museum in Bath. Many of the dresses are over 100 years old, made from delicate silks with gossamer fine lace and embroidery.




Rosemary Harden, the museum's manager, says:

"What Will She Wear? will include wedding dresses lovingly made of the finest silks brocaded with metal thread, lustrous silk satins, even crisp white nylons; some of the dresses are decorated with ribbons and bows, some with cascades of antique lace and some are just heart-stoppingly beautiful in their pared-down classical elegance. We are aiming to show the richness and variety of the white wedding dress down the ages, as well of course the enduring romance of the traditional style."

The display also includes a selection of sepia photographs, which are part of an archive collection of 1930s wedding dresses by the Paris couture house of Worth.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

This week's competition!



Simply tag this photo on our Facebook page and we'll pick a person at random to win one of these adorable sparrow pendants.

To tag a photo, click on the photo, choose 'Tag This Photo' from the list on the left-hand side and click any area in the photo to tag your name.

Competition closes midnight on 19th April 2011 (UK addresses only, please).

Good luck everyone!
x

Monday, 11 April 2011

Stock update

Our wooden-heel sandals have proved one of this season's big sellers.

Although we're running low of Karmen in tan (we only have them left in size 5 and 6) and Ulrika in grey (available in size 4 and 5), we've managed to get hold of a lovely blue version of Karmen and a rich, antique brown version of Ulrika.

These shoes are selling fast, so if you don’t want to miss out, we recommend placing an order soon!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Dress of the Year 2010




The Fashion Museum in Bath has just announced its Dress of the Year 2010. The gorgeous dress, by Vivienne Westwood, is made from pale olive shot-silk, and was chosen by miliner, Stephen Jones – the first time a fashion designer has made the selection since the Dress of the Year scheme began in 1963.

Stephen Jones explains why he selected the dress: “I studied the Dresses of the Year from Mary Quant (63) to Antonio Berardi (09). I was amazed to see that fashion doyenne Vivienne Westwood was not represented in the collection. As possibly the greatest designer of our times, it was my choice, even my responsibility to address this.

"I have chosen this dress from Vivienne’s spring summer 2010 collection. For me it represents the junction in her design oeuvre; the revolutionary ripped hems that she was the first to create 35 years ago in her punk clothing at her shop ‘Sex’, and her study of the ladylike design codes of the British Royal Family that started in 1985. The precious bicoloured taffeta is draped in a radically unique manner which hints at decorum but with an underlying sexuality that is at the heart of Westwood’s design.

"This dress is striking for its beauty and individuality but above all its the essence of the creativity of Dame Vivienne Westwood.”

Images via www.museumofcostume.co.uk

Monday, 4 April 2011

Siân and the King William

On Saturday I went to the King William pub to meet my lovely friend, Siân.

Such a fun night! Food was delicious, too (bubble & squeak cobbler, poached egg, herb-braised leeks and roast shallots for Siân; pan-roasted gurnard fish soup, purple sprouting broccoli, new potatoes and aioli for me.). Siân lives in Scotland now, so a night out with her is a rare treat for me.






Images via www.kingwilliampub.com