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The Bothy Summer Fair – Hexton Manor

12 Jun

We are very excited to  have a pop up at the Bothy Summer Fair at Hexton Manor 13th/14th/15th June.  The Bothy describes itself as “a showcase for a seductive collection of fabrics, gifts, fashion and home and garden accessories, presented
by different, stylish, artistic individuals.”  We are really proud to be invited and will be joined by some other pop ups, including the super talented Jane Scorer from Stapleford Silver. It is going to be a fantastic event and well worth a visit…

The Bothy

 


Bothy Invite

 

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Cambridge Show

12 Jun

I am pleased to say that TweedVixen had a great weekend selling our lovely products at the Cambridge Town & Country Show.  A fabulous free event in the heart of the city,  organised by Oakleigh Fairs.  Although the weather let us down we kept warm in our tweed.

Cambridge Show

 

We also got a mention in the RetroVert Blog…

http://www.retrovert.co.uk/1/post/2013/06/vintage-spotting-at-cambridge-town-and-country-show.html

 

Cambridge Town and Country Show

4 Jun

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We are delighted to be sharing the TweedLove at the Cambridge Town & Country Show 8th & 9th of June.  This is a fabulous free event in the heart of Cambridge.  We will be having some very special show offers, so please come and see us!

 

TweedVixen Spitalfields Pop Up

4 Jun

Last Saturday we took to the road and headed to London for a TweedVixen Pop Up at Old Spitalfields Market.  Happily for us it was a great day to sell tweed…

Spitalfields

Popular items of the day were

7Harris Tweed Purse

Alpaca Socks £23 http://www.tweedvixen.co.uk/socks-46-c.asp

Alpaca Socks

http://www.tweedvixen.co.uk/ladies-tweed-gilet-180-p.asp

Tweed Gilet

http://www.tweedvixen.co.uk/harris-tweed-notebooks-37-c.aspTweed Notebook cover

ruby top

Ruby Top

 

Stunning Ruby Top/Dress £35

9 May

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This versatile lovely can be a rouched top or a short dress. It looks amazing teamed up with a tweed mini skirt or worn with your favourite lacey tights. Designed and made in England by British label Pink Flame. It is available in Black or Mocha, Only £30 at TweedVixen Boutique

East Anglian Game and Country Fair

8 May

On the weekend of 27th and 28th of April, the East Anglian Game and Country show was held at the Norfolk showground in Norwich.  TweedVixen were delighted to exhibit at the event in the craft & lifestyle marquee  organised by Oakleigh Fairs.

Our stand may have been small but much was packed in to our space and we were very pleased by the reaction to our range.

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We were also delighted to have some unexpected visitors to the stand. Who knew they were tweed lovers!

East Anglian Show visitors

It was also really great to meet the other fabulous stall holders within the Oakleigh Fairs Marquee.

Our lovely neighbor was  Helen Conway selling her beautiful jewellery which can be seen at www.helenconway.co.uk

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We also loved the Alphabet Art from www.alphajaz.co.uk

East Anglian Show_0004The most amazing  jewellery made from silver cutlery from Stapleford Silver

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Bright, beautiful and hand made felt lovelies from Creative Bumblebee

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TweedVixen Style – Spring Tweed

7 May

www.tweedvixen.co.uk

 

Made in England, Organic Cotton T’shirt £29 TweedVixen Boutique

Made in England, Tweed Mini Skirt £145 TweedVixen Boutique

 

Quintessentially British by Leslie Harding

5 Mar

I grew up in rural Norfolk so in my head British fashion to me means Tweed caps, Knitwear jumpers, wellies and gilets – A typically British, country look. More and more iconic British looks are progressing on to our high streets and catwalks.

Knitwear 

Knitwear 

We Brits love our Knitwear, and rightly so with the winter have just had. What is better than throwing on your favourite chunky knitwear sweater or cardigan and curling up in front of a log fire, reading a good book?  British Knitwear became well known when Henry Poole & Co opened up shop in 1806 to clothe the armed forces for the battle of Waterloo. However it wasn’t until after World War One that wool really came into its own in the UK with women’s fashion changing to a more androgynous style. Since then Wool has been a staple in the British fashion world and is often featured on catwalks worldwide.

Tweed 

Tweed

 

Tweed has to be one of my favourite materials. Everything from the way it’s made to its debonair look. Tweed adds a bit of country infused glamour to any outfit. It has been modernised by many a Brand and there are literally hundreds of styles out there and more than enough colours to fit to any outfit. Tweed originated in Scotland in the 18th century as a heavier, warmer material for the chilly Scottish weather. Its use became synonymous throughout the 19th century with outerwear for the privileged while hunting. Tweed is a typically British, from its colour to its thickness it breathes British into every outfit.

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British fashion is about the way something is created not just the style. Many of our fashion choices were made through the necessity for hard wearing and warm materials but it is through impeccable workmanship that these old school beauties have been able to take pride of place in our ever growing British fashion portfolios.

Tweed making video

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/59717582″>Behind The Tweed – Jigsaw Spring Summer 2013</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/insidejigsaw”>Jigsaw</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

Author Bio:

Written by Leslie Harding on behalf of Jigsaw who create and sell beautifully British knitwear and tweed items. All images provided by Jigsaw.

Proudly British – Black Wax Jacket £80

12 Feb

A wax jacket is the perfect way to stay stylish and dry.  This jacket is perfect to add a touch of individuality to this very British style.  Black wax with a black corduroy collar and warm cotton lining.  It is designed and made in England. available at www.tweedvixen.co.uk

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Essential Wardrobe Item – Tweed Mini Skirt

7 Feb

A tweed skirt is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe. Forget the images of old-fashioned tweed, this year it is all about fresh styling and a modern twist.

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Tweed skirts shown are available from www.tweedvixen.co.uk

 

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