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The sun is shedding its light over Notting Hill putting us all in a playful mood! Leave your plain white t-shirt in the wardrobe, it’s time to experiment with some bolder print styles from Tocca, Mina Perhonen and Lauren Moffatt.
Karakoram multi dots scarf/ Rachel Comey Eddi dress
We have gathered a selection of our best bits and knits to keep cool under our unpredictable weather.
Above Mina Perhonen Dandelion cardigan | Local Boyfriend trousers
Too strapped to escape to warmer climes, dreading a weekend of D.I.Y. or just plain (excuse the pun) chocolate intolerant, brighten up your Easter by entering our competition to win 50% off a single item* of your choice.
Hunt The Bun competition runs from 00:00 GMT Thursday 28 March until 23:59 GMT Easter Monday 1 April 2013. To enter, sign up to our newsletter (for mens signup here, for womens signup here) then simply locate the image of a hot cross bun hidden in a product shot within the Men’s and Women’s section of couvertureandthegarbstore.com. Email the product URL to email@example.com and tweet to @couverture188 for women and @THEGARBSTORE for men.
A total of 6 winners, 3 men and 3 women, will be chosen at random. Winners will be notified on Tuesday 2 April 2013 via email and announced on Couverture and The Garbstore social feeds.
Make the most of the long weekend and visit our Notting Hill store. We will be open on Good Friday from 12-5pm and Saturday from 10am-6pm. We are closed on Sunday and Monday with normal hours returning from Tuesday 2nd April.
*Certain Exclusions Apply
In Greek mythology Pero was the daughter of Neleus and Cloris and her beauty attracted many suitors, so much so, she got name checked in Homer’s Odyssey. For us, Pero is the childrenswear brand that dresses our daughters beautifully season after season. Lovely reclaimed lace and cotton in comfortable shapes and no ironing required! Legendary.
Couverture’s buying team have just returned from Paris with sacs un sacs of Madeleines and Macaroons, which have lasted almost a morning. Aside from the petit treats they also brought back plenty to look forward to fashion wise for Fall. A strict diary was needed as there was plenty to see and not nearly enough time to fit it all in. Notable highlights included the fabulous Fortunato twins Lizzie and Katherine on the first day, lot’s of lovely looks from Mina Perhonen as ever and some newbies to get very excited about too. With a packed schedule regular sustenance stops were a must, and the best meals were had at Bob’s Kitchen (Brunch, Lunch), Rino (Supper) and Rose Bakery (anytime!).
Lets not get ahead of ourselves though there is plenty to j’adore for Spring/Summer.
Whilst shooting our very clever and very beautiful model Kristina in our latest arrivals from shoe architect Megumi Ochi, she noted that the heels were reminiscent of Louis XIV’s. It turns out Louis had decreed that only those in Royal favour were permitted a red heel like the king himself, it showed you had made it in Court. By 1780 red heels had become a symbol of monarchist whim in revolutionary France, a pamphlet attacking Marie Antoinette was entitled Portefeuille d’un rouge (the wallet of a red heel). Our two tone courts would sit well in the court of the last Queen of France, as would Ochi’s regal almond slipper and at a push the more egalitarian noir sandal .
What worked for the Sun King works for us.
Happy New Year everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday, spending quality times with friends and family and partying a lot!
Here is a selection from cool Danish homeware by Ferm Living and Hay, hand cratfed ceramics by Ben Fiess, cosy throws by Chevalier Masson and Ratzer and playful cushions by Lucky Boy Sunday.
Lucky Boy Sunday knitted toys and soft furnishings are handmade with supersoft baby alpaca. The collections are designed in Copenhagen and then produced in Bolivia supporting the local community.
In the background, the powder pink polygon cotton quilt by Hay in King Size. Read more