Why did you create this collection?
Created with colour theory in mind and inspired by Trinny Woodall's scarf wearing addiction, I have put together some extra large silk scarves in the colours that will compliment your wardrobes beautifully and not clash as so many scarves seem to do.
Being a portrait photographer and in the absence of any people to photograph, I took my macro lens on my daily constitutional and captured some close up macro images of my favourite wild flowers that were out at the time in London..Forget-me-nots, Cow Parsley, Wisteria (maybe not so wild but one of my favourite plants ever) and Bellflowers.
I had been searching for some extra large scarves like the ones from Louis Vuitton for a while having been inspired by Trinny Woodall who wears them all the time and to great effect, but they are just so expensive and large ones in colours that I love just don't crop up second hand very often...so I thought maybe I could produce one from my own images.. With time on my hand and an overactive imagination I have had feedback to the effect that there are people out there who would love these.. So began the idea of offering scarves of my work...
What is the material?
I am using a Gorgeous Crepe De Chine 100% pure Silk 67gsm for the best draping material. It really does feel gorgeous, I can't wait for you to see them.
How big are the scarves?
They come in 3 sizes:
Extra Large Scarf - A wapping 135cm x 180cm
Large Square Scarf - 180x65cm
Headscarf - 60x60cm
I prefer the larger size as it can create that wonderful indulgent drape around your neck, or can be worn as a dress with clever knotting!
How does colour theory come into it?
As a photographer I have studied colour theory and use it in my work all the time. It's basically a way of putting colours together that work well and don't compete with each other for attention. Sometimes we see colours in a design and just love it but we are not sure why... it's likely due to the fact that the designer thought about the colour wheel when designing it!!
So in designing these scarves I thought firstly about what colours we all like to wear, and our own skin tones.. I then created colour mixes that would compliment those colours and enhance our skin to really make us glow. Take a look at my 'what to wear on a photo shoot' blog which will give you an idea of colour wheel theory.
I wanted one for myself in a soft blue and brown colour palette (a fantastic colour combo I use all the time), but I also love pink and grey..so I've created a first run of bespoke designs from which to choose from. What Trinny does so well is putting colours together, using the colour wheel, but also her gut feeling. I have used the colours I know will work well with skin tones but also with our favourite summer colours too.
How long will it take to come?
Due to the lockdown issues, the delivery may take a couple of weeks whilst things are difficult, though this will speed up as we come out of it..
Can I return it if I don't like it?
Yes of course, that's fine. I want you to love your scarf so if you're in any way unhappy I will certainly refund you
What are the care instructions?
These are 100% pure silk and as such it would be best to hand wash in cold water or to get dry cleaned.
What's with the tree planting?
So I think we all realise the impact we're all having on our beautiful world, I wanted to have a percentage of the profits of these scarves go to a charity and what better way than to plant a tree for scarf ordered. So I'll split my tree planting offering between UK and third world using the Tree Council and One Tree Planted
Vote for the next run of deisgns..
Next Scarf Designs Live
Orange/Purple Bluebells16% 1 / 6
Rose Wings66% 4 / 6
Nettles Blue50% 3 / 6
Orange with Purple Flower0% 0 / 6
Deep Red16% 1 / 6
Navy Teal Green0% 0 / 6
Rusted Cornflower0% 0 / 6
shepherds purse0% 0 / 6
forget me not yellow0% 0 / 6