Oct 272011
 
winter cashmere
Elle MacPherson Winter Cashmere

Elle MacPherson shows how to wear winter cashmere

Winter cashmere, what a lovely thought on this horrid, wet, windy London day. Wouldn’t you love to snuggle up in one of these gorgeous knits from the new  Me&Em winter cashmere collection? I think that navy winter wrap may well have my name on it! Or maybe the chunky grey cable sweater. Yes, that is Elle MacPherson showing us how it’s done. It looks gorgeous, perfect for keeping you cosy while you are commuting. Slip it under a stylish leather jacket, or even just a gillet.  The thing about cashmere sweaters is that although they are warm & look chunky, they are never thick and heavy. Sooo much more flattering than the same style in ordinary wool. It opens up all sorts of layering possibilities without ending up looking like a badly packaged parcel or worse. Something that can happen to even the best of us, but never Elle of course! Unless you know different…. Layering is a tricky thing to get right and cashmere definitely makes it a little easier.

Colour is really important when layering. It is best to limit yourself to a couple of colours or go for a range of shades within one and just add an accent colour. These gorgeous grey or navy neutrals  go with almost anything. This season they combine beautifully with the deep wine shade that’s everywhere.

Cashmere is in fashion right now, but it is never really out. How could it be? It is so much more comfortable and stylish than any of its rivals. Fine merino wool is lovely but it really can’t compare with a high quality 2 or 4 ply cashmere. It always surprises me that you can pay nearly as much for what is, after all, just lambswool as you do for the ultimate luxury of cashmere.  Talking of merino wool, there are some very attractive styles around, but if you need to be warm and stylish then cashmere is the clear winner.

Go on, you deserve a little affordable luxury this winter! Feast your eyes on this gorgeous winter cashmere collection from Me&Em and see what tempts you.

winter cashmere

Winter cashmere from Me&Em

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Nov 232010
 
cashmere jumper

Cashmere sweaters, not your usual Christmas jumper!

We’ve all cringed at Aunty Em’s Christmas offering but here are a couple of Christmas jumpers that will warm your heart. You’d be thrilled to find either of these under your tree on Christmas morning. These are my two favourites, first up:

Cashmere jumper Key to My Heart

cashmere jumper

Cashmere jumper Key to My Heart

Aunty Sonia (Sonia Rykiel to you!) has come up with something that certainly wins the key to any cashmere lover’s heart. Stylish, understated comfort with an edge of wit. Just imagine snuggling down with this on Christmas day!

100% cashmere, from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel. This soft grey cashmere round necked jumper has a red heart and keyhole pattern on the front. The jumper has ribbed cuffs and hem and slips easily over your head.

Let this jumper be the key to your heart when you slip it on with denim looks. Utterly drop-dead-gorgeous and exactly what we’ve come to expect from this flirty French label.

Cashmere jumper Key to My Heart

Elan Cashmere Reindeer Sweater

Uncles Paul and Joe have come up with something a little more traditional with a twist. This maybe a reindeer but it’s not Rudolf! Elan Cashmere Reindeer Sweater

Again in gorgeous soft grey 100% cashmere this is a Christmas jumper to revel in. This grey cashmere v neck jumper has a  reindeer head pattern in gorgeous subtle shades on the front. The jumper has banded knit cuffs, collar and hem.

You could pair it with dark denim jeans and some chunky ankle boots for urban adventures, or pull it over your pjs and wear it with your slipper boots for a very glam Christmas morning! Either way you’ll look cosy, fashionable and ironically post modern. Can’t be bad!

Elan Cashmere Reindeer Sweater

So there we are, two gorgeous Christmas jumpers that won’t have you cringing on Christmas morning.

Of course if your loved ones can’t be trusted to find these for themselves you can always give them a little hint. Or even just treat yourself. Tell them it came from Uncles Paul & Joe or  Aunty Sonia and watch them scratching their heads!

Elan Cashmere Reindeer Sweater

Cashmere jumper Key to My Heart

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Dec 262009
 
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Jun 102009
 

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Nobody does cashmere clothing like Burburry but it’s summer? Who needs cashmere in the summer?

You do if you live in the UK! Have you been outside recently? At night? Brrr! Wouldn’t you just love to have something like this stylish cashmere golf sweater to pull round your shoulders? I know I would! As for their gorgeous cashmere sweaters with check patches, one of those would cheer me up on our too frequent grey days.

The Burberry summer knits collection doesn’t disappoint. Go check it out and see if you don’t fall for at least 1 or 2 of the gorgeous cashmere items on display!

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Mar 152009
 

Cashmere Clothing needs careful hand washing to keep it at its best. This applies to cashmere, jumpers, sweaters and any other knitted cashmere items.
Dry-cleaning cashmere clothing is responsible for more holes than clothes moths these days.Repeated, poor-quality dry cleaning breaks the fibres and causes holes. Hand washing is the best care you can give your cashmere. Old-fashioned hand washing is almost a dying art but it leaves the cashmere considerably softer.

Washing Cashmere Clothing – Instructions

You will need:

  • A bowl
  • A supply of lukewarm water
  • Specialist cashmere shampoo or soap flakes
  • 2 or 3 large old, thick towels
  • A flat surface where you can leave it undisturbed for several days.
  1. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water. It should be just warm to your touch not hot at all.
  2. Add a small amount of a mild specialist soap.(Denner’s Cashmere Shampoo is ideal and NO Need to Rinse!)
  3. Swill the jumper or shawl around very gently. NO scrubbing!
  4. Squeeze very carefully to remove excess water and put on the drainer.
  5. Fill the bowl with clear tepid water and rinse the garment. Do this repeatedly till the water runs clear. You’ve heard the phrase ‘rinse and repeat’ right ? This can takes several bowls of water – 5 or 6 even!
  6. When the water is clear, gently remove your precious, squeeze again.
  7. Have ready a big, old thick towel. Lay your garment flat on top of it.
  8. Gently pull it to the shape it should be. Pay special attention to ends of sleeves, necklines and hems.
  9. Slightly scary this bit. You can remove more excess water by rolling up the towel. and again gently squeezing it. NEVER WRING IT OUT!!!
  10. Unroll the towel.
  11. Remove garment and lay flat on another towel. If it’s big enough fold it in half over the garment otherwise place yet another towel on top.
  12. Leave it laying flat somewhere safe until totally dry. May take several days, depends on weather, heat in your house etc.

Note - watch out for cats sitting on your drying garment. Claws and cashmere are not a good mix!

Remember if you use a cashmere shampoo you can avoid all that rinsing.So there you are, that’s how you can safely hand wash your cashmere clothing.

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Mar 092009
 
cashmere clothing spring sale

cashmere clothing spring sale

Cashmere Clothing for Spring

Isn’t this cashmere wrap cardi gorgeous? It’s in good quality 2 ply cashmere yarn and comes in some delightful shades.
At just £99 it would be a snip but even better than that! For a limited time there’s 10% off your first order from wonderful folks at Denner Cashmere

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