Fashion

Space Pets – RaspberryPlum AW16 collection

14 Aug , 2016  

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For aw16 RaspberryPlum has taken its inspiration from the pioneering days of early space travel. It pays tribute to the animals that took part in first space missions that opened the way for manned space travel. We believe we owe a lot to those little creatures and in this collection RaspberryPlum is trying to honour our little friends. More…

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Cats, Dogs and Mice – New Collection Preview

14 Jan , 2016  

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We will be launching our new collection very soon and we wanted to give you a little sneak peak at whats coming. More…

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Fashion,Food

Healthy Festive Recipe: Fudgy Date-Cocoa Balls

15 Dec , 2015  

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This week we asked a popular health food blogger and a busy mum Erum Gulmann to give us some healthy recipe ideas that would be fun to get involved in with the kids during the festive period. We are all guilty of over indulging during Christmas and her recipes are a perfect way to get back on track with healthy eating, plus they are super fun and easy to do.

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Fashion

Why Recycle When You Can Upcycle

1 Dec , 2015  

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Upcycling has been a big trend in fashion for the last few years. As environmental issues are becoming harder to ignore environmentally conscious brands are starting to become more visible and popular. Up to 85% of textile waste from manufacture and households ends up in landfills. More…

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Culture,Lifestyle

Gratitude in The City of More

25 Nov , 2015  

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I recently came back from a holiday traveling around Vietnam and Cambodia. What struck me about the region more then anything else is how friendly, pleasant and happy the people there seem. Particularly in rural areas where people live very simple lives but on the whole seem content.

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Lifestyle

Being Extraordinary

17 Nov , 2015  

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Recently my fiancé surprised me with two tickets for an award winning play that I had been dying to see since it came out. I fancy myself as a bit of a psychologist so this was right up my street. ‘The Curious Incident Of a Dog in The Night-Time’ is a story of a 15-year-old boy who describes himself as “a mathematician with some behavioural difficulties”. More…

Culture

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

3 Nov , 2015  

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“Remember, Remember the fifth of November,

Gunpowder, Treason & Plot.

I know of no reason,

Why the gunpowder treason

Should ever be forgot!”

English Folk Verse, (c.1870)

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Fashion

The Picture Lady Who Makes Fairy Tales Come True

28 Oct , 2015  

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One of the most exciting parts of running a fashion brand is when you see your vision coming alive in the campaign imagery each season. It is crucial to work with photographers who can not only understand and carry your vision, but also enhance it and add to it in their own unique way.  We were very lucky to work with one such photographer for our ss16 campaign.

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Fashion

Autumn Winter 15 Trends

20 Oct , 2015  

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Unfortunately it’s that time of year where the summer dresses and shorts need to be folded away for the next few months and stocking up with the latest kids Autumn/Winter trends.

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Culture

Real Witches & Witches Today

19 Oct , 2015  

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Real Witches in History

Mother Shipton

Mother Shipton- aka Ursula Southeil- was a feared & highly regarded English prophetess of the 16th Century. Born to a mother who was also suspected of being a witch- locals called her “Hag Face” due to her ugliness and disfigurements, and suspected her father to be the Devil.

Despite her unfortunate appearance, she was said to have been England’s greatest clairvoyant. Often compared to the great Nostradamus himself, according to legend she predicted the Spanish Armada, the Great Fire of London and some even speculate the internet (“around the world thoughts shall fly in the twinkling of an eye”)

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