Sunday, 22 May 2011
Jane Seymour returns for her 8th season as the face (and body) of CC, in their A/W 2011 wardrobe collection, that combines eclecticism with elegance, colour and perfect patterns.
Day wear luxury is a theme throughout this collection - soft, feminine and tailored. CC keep the quintessential British look with striking colour blocking, and cashmere and angora blends; light enough for blissful autumn sunshine, and designed for layering on those mistier October days.
Fake fur makes the necessary statement, and animal prints take us back to nature. Of course, the country style is available, with gilets and parkas, (don't forget your polo pony), but The Colour Purple takes us further down the spectrum, from berry-toned jacquard cardigan to rich tweed skirts and maxi dresses - magenta and blueberry pieces leading us to the winter fireside.
Red is a special CC favourite of Jane's: iconic, uplifting and boldly versatile. The pillar-box suit in double-face crepe wool fabric is structured with pencil skirt and a striking silhouette - it takes you through the day and beyond, from business meeting to wedding reception.
The patterns seen in the individual pieces are so distinctive. Paisley, Aztec, Winter Floral, they all work under a simple coat. The draping and fitting, the shoulder and hip details, lead us straight into the December scene. Sable, gold, French rose, velvet devoré burnout and silk red - the only issue is choice.
Be the brightest angel in the room.
KUKA-ME combines the Zulu and Northern Sotho 'Kuka' - meaning lift up or uplift, with the English word 'me'.
The name was inspired by a comment from a customer: that she always feels confident and gorgeous in the jewellery.
The collection is about gorgeousness, easy-to-wear sterling and 18ct gold jewellery, particularly created for independent women with an individual sense of style.
Design is dynamic and for the woman who wears Kuka-me jewellery makes her shine as well as her personality becoming integral to the piece.
Kuka-me was launched in 2009 by Reema Pachachi. Reema creates the original designs in her Notting Hill workshop, drawing inspiration from nature, architecture and textiles.
You can view more of the Kuka-me collection on www.kuka-me.com