Culture,Fashion

About our ss17 collection

4 Mar , 2017  

ss17 RaspberryPlum print

Abstract Theatre

This season RaspberryPlum collection took its inspiration from a few different sources, which are closely connected. The stock character Pierrot, and his large frill collars, oversized buttons, frills and wide culottes have inspired the shapes of the ss17 range. More…

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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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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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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