This week I'm thinking about all the t’s it’s purely coincidental, I’m talking Transition, Trend, Turbans, Tartan and Tweed.
As we transition into autumn it’s got me thinking about how much transition there is in life, when you actually think about it you realise things are always moving forward or sometimes backwards and well even sideways at times! Really the most important thing is how we cope with these things. Just like the seasons it's good to develop positive coping mechanisms so that transition may be graceful.
Nature has created autumn as one of the most beautiful transitions of all the seasons, with the stress of the cold and wind she designed the trees so they may turn into stunning colours before they drop their leaves rather elegantly and gracefully. So, just like nature which coping mechanisms, can we adopt to help us with the transition into autumn?
Emotionally this is the season of tucking in and getting cosy cashmere socks and alpaca slippers all the way I say from now until spring! However really we need more than that to feel happy and ready for the new season. Don't forget to create space to de-clutter your wardrobe, have some space to daydream about life love and the universe, what you want, the things you're dreaming of, how you're transitioning in your life on to the new and exciting things. It’s so easy to stay stuck because change and the unknown can be uncertain and even scary. My motto is if it's in your heart and in your dreams, then dare to dream, get excited, don’t think how it’s going to happen. Just focus on the lovely feelings of how great whatever it is you're desiring is going to feel like when it comes. When your mind tries to jump in and rationalise, just say thank you but I’m day dreaming and get back on with that thought. I’ve manifested so many things into reality by doing this from a collection in Liberty’s London to a 22 caret gold ring for £2 on a market stall. Book a massage, treasure yourself, have a treatment, enjoy some time even if its just a small amount time loving yourself, feeling relaxed and happy helps you get into these dreamy places so magic may be created.
Fashion week is in full flow and if you love a trend spot or even just a little inspiration from the world's best designer, then look no further. The runways are full of life colour and fabulousness, currently in London showing spring/summer 2018, we've just had New York next stop Milan and the finale will be Paris. The best place to quickly look at the shows is via the Vogue Collections app. It’s the whole world of fashion at your finger tips with no advertising just pure runway fashion I love it! Some of my favourite shows for inspiration are Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Dolce and Gabbana, Mui Mui, Prada, Alice and Olivia, Erdem, Self Portrait to name but a few of the collection I will be looking out for.
Which leads me to my current key piece I'm feeling excitement about; Turbans I love, love, love, them, if you ask me they are a definite style classic. Originally Persian they have been adapted by the fashion pack for at least 100 years. They began being seen in the early 1900s by the fashion forward on into the 1920s again in the 60’s and on and on. Now you can buy so many styles from outrageous to more relaxed. I’m particularly loving Missoni’s knitted version made with beautiful lurex knits. Then there is an amazing Eco Sottish cashmere company Rosie Sugden (https://www.rosiesugden.com/product/turban-cereal/) she also does a beautiful ear warmer for the more reserved (https://www.rosiesugden.com/product/cashmere-ear-warmer-cygnet/). However for the more extravagant I’m so excited by Marc Jacobs latest collection, every model has the most amazing turbans on using beautiful pieces of fabric wrapped in the most elegant way. So if, like me, you also feel the need to give this stunning look a try I recommend watching the liberty vlog on how to tie a turban (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k4xMtHQMdg). Liberty sells great scarves and also have a lot of great vlogs on how to style them creatively. A super versatile item, I recommend buying the best silk/ cashmere hand print you can find, don't hold back.
Next up I’m talking tweeds and tartans, what can I say except whatever you do you can rarely go wrong with a tartan or a tweed, they are so warm, mostly woven in the UK and a total style classic. If you invest in either you will be loving that item for the rest of your life. I say be adventurous, buy with some colour in the weave. Marc Jacobs again must have been reading my mind (not the other way around ;-0) as he has teamed the prettiest pink tartan poncho with a beautiful silk turban for his spring summer 2018 collection so these are looks that will carry you through onto the next season as well. You heard it here first.
This leaves or leaves me to say (sorry bad Autumn joke) enjoy the season change, embrace it with the same amount of grace and beauty as nature does, after all we are nature, we are all connected, remember to buy only items you 100% adore, think about who made the item where it came from as fashion and style can work in total harmony with our beautiful world, it just takes us to think twice before we buy!
Daisy Jubilee x