Apologies for not being here for a while, life is a little hectic as the showroom gears up for another season and I visit companies around the world previewing the collections. You would think that I could pack light after all the travel I do but sadly this is one skill that I admire in others but have not been able to manage yet myself. I am off to London to the Falke preview this week where I will be looking at Spring Summer 2014!
Meanwhile I read somewhere that we are in for a great July weather wise which would be very welcome. I absolutely love beach wear and while I was browsing today came across these babies. Called SunSandals I thought, what a great idea. They are reasonably priced and would certainly add to any cool beach look,oh and they hardly take up any space in a bag which for me is a great plus.
What do Muccia Prada and Jill Sander have in common? At first glance it would appear nothing though both showed the colour orange in their Summer Catwalk presentations. I can easily understand the Prada connection. After all the Italians love the colour and wear it with pure abandon at every possible opportunity. Jill Sander on the other hand is the queen of minimalistic cool so time to take note. Orange is one of those somewhat loud colours which shouts ‘fun’ unlike pink which is a bit girly. If you are fed up with pink and want to make a statement consider orange. It’s strong and fun and there are lots of options in all price points though pair it with neutral accessories for perfect style appeal.
When I was at Pure in February one of the busiest stands was Ruby & Ed who make the most gorgeous range of Slippers and all things cozy for Women, Men and Children. Think the most luxurious fabrics in gorgeous colours cocooning your cold feet on a Winters night and you’re nearly there. But what’s on the menu for Summer? I hadn’t thought too much about them but had left my card with them having enthused and complimented the range on offer so imagine my surprise when a box arrived to the showroom the other day only to find in it a great pair of canvas runners perfect for Summer. A terrific fawn retro colour and they look just perfect on. Looking at their website they do have the most lovely gifts which include the lovely hairbands that would look perfect teamed with a light cotton dress. The website is easy to navigate and well worth a look especially if you are buying a gift for any woman who likes a little bit of that country and comfort Ruby & Ed do so well.
There’s a hint of Summer in the air and ever the optimist I’m predicting a hot one. Even if I’m wrong many of us will be heading to the Sun or live in climates hotter than here. One thing is for sure in the last few years those of us who aren’t aware of the dangers of the sun’s rays are few and many of us are all too aware of the dangers of UVA rays which easily penetrate clothing, don’t burn, but do contribute to skin cancers. I really like this company Mott50 who have recently produced a really wearable range of clothing which can be bought online . All the clothes have a Sun protection factor 50 built into the fabric. I love the dresses and the 70’s style floppy hat. All I need now is a ticket and some sunglasses and I’ll be good to go.