Sunday, 30 August 2009

Turn of tweed

I've long been fond of Tweed fabric (see welcome blog); but there has a distinct lack of Tweed's in fashion as of late, unless you are getting a tailor made skirt suit you'd be hard pushed to find a good tweed outfit.

So imagine my glee when I picked up the September issue of Vogue, not only 2 tweed inspired, & featuring photo shoots, but an article on the return of skirt suits to the winter season.

Theres been such a distinct lack of clothing thats gotten me truely excited (disregarding Paul Smith's collection of course, last season had some outstanding pieces), so to find pages of items I'm wishlisting is fantastic. Including some wonderful wool blend skirt suits by Nicole Farhi, a rather fetching dress by Dior, & of course this wonderful little number by Paul Smith.

I am eagerly awaiting the new collections next month now with quite a touch of glee.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Welcome & about

Well hello there, this follows the start the 'Tweed & tea' blog; a blog about fashion, from the sartorial, vintage, quirky, & of course the tweedy.

Why Tweed & tea?, well it's two quintessenial British items, Tweed a classic British fabric; & Tea one of the first images most conjure up when you think of the British. Of course both are also personal favourites.

What can you expect of the blog?, well regular entries on fashion finds, whether it's new lines, new items, vintage finds, web shops, shopping trips, or events that I've stumbled across.

I've found it paticuarly hard to find blogs I've indentified with, being of a certain demographic just outside of my early Twenties now I don't tend to jump on board with every single trend. I've always had a keen interest in the suit & tie, & the image of the skirt suit (of course both made even more attractive growing up in the bludgeoning Britpop era); whilst also taking on more quirky, & sometimes alternative trends.

But that exact style I've been after, a classic British look but with a modern twist has never really been blogged about as much as I'd like. So I've created this blog to post about my own findings. From tailors, tweed inspired attire, classic British designers, vintage clothing, quirky trends, & seasonal pieces that fit the look with a quirky & unique edge.

What you won't find however is trends like of Ugg's, gladiator sandals, velour tracksuits, jumpsuits, or new rave stylings. You can leave those at the front door thank you very much..

So grab your best tea wear, & make yourself comfy.