Autumn is my very favourite time of year! I can smell the cold in the air and I love the chilly days with bright sunshine and blue skies. I especially love getting back in the kitchen baking pies for the neighbours and hearty pots of delicious comfort food – but most of all I LOVE the new season of warm cosy clothes and accessories.
This year, I have the perfect one-stop-shop solution for my entire winter wardrobe, as I will be heading straight to see my good friends at Trilby Pheasant who have crammed in the most fabulous collections from my favourite British and Italian designers.
Halloween is upon us and who doesn’t love this family celebration heralding the start of the lets-get-cosy season? Take a look at these gorgeous little Halloween decorations lovingly created by maker Sarah Strachan which will make great seasonal gifts for friends and family.
Sarah is an artist based in Devon, she make all sorts of creatures but especially dolls, dogs and professional puppets.She studied fine art sculpture at St Martins and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Before moving to Devon, Sarah worked for The Jim Henson Creature Company in London making creatures for TV, Theatre and Film, including working on Harry Potter.
I am also very pleased to introduce you to a new designer and maker who has just landed at Trilby Pheasant – Anna Palamar Designs creates some great gifts and clothing using original artwork hand printed in Wales. I’ll definitely be buying some of these gorgeous items for Christmas presents this year.
As accessories go, everyone needs a new hat collection at this time of year – and the team at TP have curated the best of the best for you this Autumn! Check out the new season stock from Mudu, Tiff Tiff, Archie Foal and Heather Hats.
Trilby has introduced yet another fabulous true Brit designer – Chalk UK who have a constantly developing range of products including accessories, clothing, homeware and home fragrances as well as aprons, bags, scarves, dresses, tops, jumpers, cushions and diffusers. Once again TP has curated the best of their entire range and it’s waiting for you in-store right now.
Yet another new designer arrival is Dixie; Dixie is the most renown and appreciated fast fashion brand based in Florence. It is famous all over the world for its refined and retro-inspired garments designed for original out-the-schemes women who choose a feminine look with a well cared taste in the details.
And lets not forget the old favourites who continue to dazzle us with their left-of-centre collections. Autumn is the best time to invest in a few gorgeous Luella jumpers, Dirty Velvet tees and the brand for the lovable rogue in your life – Workhouse. And I will definitely be buying a few of my favourite people a beautiful One Hundred Stars kimono or gown for Christmas this year.
JOIN US on for a Autumn Special preview event on Friday 2nd November from 6pm til 8pm when you can mooch in the Souk and browse all of the gorgeous new Autumn collections at Trilby Pheasant. There’ll be the best goodie bags, naughty cakes and a few corks will be popping too!
If you can’t make the Friday – Claire and the team will continue the party on Saturday 3rd November too (any excuse!).