We held a great competition with Pinstripe & Pearls giving everyone a chance to win a dress of their choice from our Silk Line Collection! The lucky winner was drawn 12 days ago and we sent her a lovely parcel. She chose the Ava dress.
Oh and on a personal note, I’ve got a bit obsessed with my icecream maker and it’s been homemade gelato literally everyday! I’ve been using the allotment fruit. The raspberries and strawberries have made amazing gelato and sorbettos!
Watch out for more scarves on the way, new collections and other bits and pieces!!
We have just launched some lovely very limited edition Flamingo scarves!
I decided to hand paint the flamingos onto silk and then we printed them onto Spun viscose for a lovely hand-washable scarf!
The flamingo print adds a great pop of colour to an outfit. I love flamingos – kind of weird and wonderful at the same time!
We can’t get the same spun viscose fabric printed any more but we might bring the flamingos back on a different fabric in the future!
Our Top Ten Flamingo Facts!!:
- A baby flamingo (a chick) has a straight beak. It develops the curve after a few months.
- The backward bend in the birds leg – it looks like it’s knee but in fact is it’s ankle!
- A flock of Flamingos is called a Flamboyance or a stand.
- Flamingos in the wild can live up to 20-30 years!
- The colouration of the flamingo’s feathers is caused by pigments in their food. Flamingo’s eat things such as shrimp, plankton, algae and crustaceans. The pigment is called carotenoid.
- By standing on one leg the Flamingo conserves heat and maintains their body temperature.
- The name Flamingo derives from the Spanish and Latin word Flamenco. Flamenco means fire.
- Flamingos can swim and they are very good swimmers. But they prefer to wade!
- Flamingos can be as tall as 5 feet.
- They can fly up to 35 miles per hour!
For more Flamingo info:
If you’ve been reading my styling posts, you’ll probably have noticed that I try to keep my styling simple! Today I styled my black JoJo dress a little bit retro with a lovely leopard scarf and some black sunnies!
I was enjoying some icecream in The Parlour at Fortnums. A great way to get the creative juices flowing on a hot day!!
You could try any of the following with a black dress; Tie the outfit together with a scarf or belt that mixes brown and black with some brown shoes.
Women working in a wide variety of professions and work places should find navy a great colour to have in their wardrobe. Within the name ‘navy’ there are a variety lighter hues and darker shades, so you can find one that suits your colouring.
In my dress collection for professional women one of the staple colours I offer is a deep traditional shade of navy. It’s almost black but can be more flattering than black and it’s a colour you see me often wear! (For more information on navy)
I have some coral court shoes and a coral scarf with white spots. I think it really lifts it as an outfit.