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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…


Popular items of the day were

7Harris Tweed Purse

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

Alpaca Socks


Tweed Gilet

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

ruby top

Ruby Top


The Wonder of Orla Kiely

18 Oct

Styled the “Queen of Prints”, Orla Kiely is an Irish designer whose work, thanks to the wonderful prints, is instantly recognisable. Orla Kiely graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Master’s Degree and is now based in London, although her designs and products are sold all over the world.

Orla Kiely bags are a focal point of her collections; she quickly moved into designing handbags following her initial work on hat design. The AW12 collection features a number of Tonal leather bags which will look great paired up with a tweed jacket in these colder months or a tweed skirt.

Her dresses are just as beautiful as her bags and her clothing lines have gained international attention thanks to Kate and Pippa Middleton both choosing the designer for trips out and social engagements. A recent Tweed Vixen blog provided some great fashion tips for keeping warm this autumn  and one of the suggestions was knee-high socks. These would look great when paired up with one of the Orla Kiely silk pocket dresses – and this dress features a “hidden hedgehog” print – a pair of boots and a tweed jacket! The perfect outfit for those autumn days when the sun is shining and a gentle breeze that stirs up the falling leaves.

                                                        source: orlakiely.com

The collection of items that Orla Kiely’s work features on continues to grow and her 1960s inspired prints can be seen on household items, bedding, gardening equipment, stationary and even a car! The Citroen DS3 featured an Orla Kiely print on the roof, rear tailgate and in the interior of the car. She has also produced a number of Orla Kiely cases for Apple products  that combine the brilliant designs of her bags, cute prints and padded protection for Apple devices such as: MacBooks, iPads and iPhones. I love how she has created beautiful products for Apple devices that combine fashion with function.

One of my favourite prints is the Multi-stem print; it’s a clean looking design that features leaf stems in earthy colours on a white background. The print has a classic 1960s inspired feel to it and has been used on bags, household items such as lampshades and has even featured on the back of a London bus.

                               source: bloodybrill.blogspot.co.uk

The work of Orla Kiely is well worth checking out and her classic-looking clothing items will look beautiful matched up with some tweed.

Guest article from Ben who blogs about fashion and music (often the more experimental and psychedelic side of the music spectrum!). I love writing about great designers and elegant styles.

Katherine Hooker – Stylish Tweed

9 May

Katherine Hooker Collection

Katherine Hooker Collection (Photo credit: http://www.YoVenice.com)

The divine tweed jackets and coats designed by Cyprus born London designer Katherine Hooker are some of my favourite contemporary tweed pieces available today.  Famously loved by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate showed her thrifty side by altering her favourite beige herringbone Hooker coat for two different occasions.  First time-worn in 2006 for the Cheltenham gold cup and then again shortened for her first official engagement with Prince William.  See her gorgeous look in the video…

These examples are my top styles from her made to order collection.

All pictures are from the latest brochure.

New styles have been added to the collection..

Talluhlah Jacket

Finally the wait is over and Katherine Hooker has finally produced a Men’s collection and a

ready to wear collection to buy online www.katherinehookernow.com . Check it out.

Campaign For Wool – Give Fleece a Chance!

3 Mar

“On 11 October 2010, sheep grazed the famous Savile Row in central London during Wool Week to highlight the natural advantages of their fibre, wool. The event hails the start of the five-year Campaign for Wool, aimed at reconnecting people with the versatility of wool: from next to skin luxury to the safety and comfort of natural carpet.” Quoted from WoolmarkOnline, check them out on Woolmark page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/woolmark

For more information, visit: http://www.campaignforwool.org

Paul Costelloe – style icon!

12 Aug

For 30 years I Irish designer Paul Costelloe has been a driving force for British and Irish Fashion.  Now based in London he is still producing collections that make me drool.  The Autumn Winter collection for 2010 incorporates classic tweed cuts with a modern sexy twist.

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