Top 5 Fashion Launches: May

My top picks of the latest launches…

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With so many exciting products launching from all my favourite brands I couldn’t help but put together my top picks for May. The weather has been so changeable (hello scorching hot bank holiday – where did you come from?!) but all my picks are extremely versatile no matter what the great British weather throws at us.

  1. Fairfax and Favor – Imperial Explorer Boots, Sporting Fit!

Launched at Badminton earlier this month was the long awaited Imperial Explorer boots in, get this, Sporting Fit (hurrah our prayers have been answered!). Just when you thought the Imperial Explorer boots couldn’t get any better – they did! The boots come in two beautiful shades – oak and mahogany – tough choice! And they are designed to accommodate a wider calf  so all the muscley legged girls, myself included, may rejoice and bow down to the Fairfax and Favor gods (and get our purses out).

2. Evemy and Evemy- Pluma Shawl

Evemy and Evemy have just launched their new Pluma shawl and it’s stunning (of course!). The game bird feathers are hand drawn and printed onto the super soft shawl, making it the perfect accessory for any outfit. The shawls are completely versatile and can be used in various different ways including as a statement piece on your handbag or perhaps a headscarf.

3. HiHo Silver – Twisted Sterling Silver Bangle

The wonderful HiHo Silver have been at it again with more gorgeous designs and exquisite collections. Being the magpie that I am, I was immediately drawn to the Twisted Sterling Silver Bangle. I have this thing about bangles, they go with everything and you can have as many or as little as you’d like – perfect. I am currently sporting the HiHo Silver Springy Bangle which is coming up to it’s fifth(!) year and I wear it every.single.day! Back to the Twisted Bangle, which is perfect for stacking or wearing on it’s own – take a look and don’t fall in love, I dare you!

They have also released some new additions for their Cherry Rollers (these also caught my magpie eyes – so sparkly!) including a collaboration with Fairfax and Favor.

4. Ariat – Fuse

Just about after I stopped swooning over their cowgirl collection (one day) I saw that Ariat had released trainers. Now I’m definitely not the sort of girl to get excited over trainers (too many memories of PE at school *shudder*) but if Ariat have made a trainer or the Fuse athletic shoe (fancy trainer) to give their proper name it must be good, right? I’ve heard good reports so far and they claim to ‘soothe and re-energise tired feet’, after a weekend in Blackpool sign me up!

Ariat Fuse Collection cc- Ariat
Ariat Fuse Collection cc- Ariat

5. Mackenzie and George – Red Pheasant Spear

Now this is seriously a work of art, the Red Pheasant Spear feather brooch made by Wendy Goode for Mackenzie and George is a spectacular addition to any hat or coat. The red running through the feather is perfect for spring/summer and matched with the wine felt hat is a combination to die for. This brand is getting bigger and better all the time, I just love how they’re making everyday items such as hats, even key rings so beautiful.

*Disclaimer* Apologies if my blog post has caused damage to your bank account, however it is most definitely worth it!

Ruth x

5 Best Bits of Royal Cornwall Show

Having the Post-Royal Cornwall Show blues? Yeah, me too. Here are 5 of my best bits from the show.

If you’re anything like me then you’ll be currently suffering with the Post-Royal Cornwall Show blues, so to make myself feel better, and to remind myself of what a lovely show it was, I’ve put together my top 5 best bits of the Royal Cornwall Show 2016.

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#1 Food & Farming

The Food and Farming tent is a main point in the show, and no show would be complete without a trip to it. It contains all the best of Cornish food and drink, and it is yummy. My particular favourites this year were; The Cornish Country Cordials (say that 5 times fast!) and they had the most delicious mocktails, which were so beautifully refreshing and such a wonderful idea! It was no wonder they had sold out by the end of the show.

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Mocktails!
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#2 Pimms!

Pimms and the sun go hand in hand, add in a dash of the show and its the perfect combination. Nothing makes me feel like summer is finally here like a glass of Pimms! I shared a jug with a few friends in the members pavilion.

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#3 Shearing

Royal Cornwall holds a purpose built sheep shearing building, at which crowds gather to see some of the world’s best shearers battle it out against one another for who can shear the sheep fastest. It is seriously impressive and they make it look a lot easier than it is, trust me!

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The show is still very much an agricultural show, a place to do business and catch up with old friends. I believe it is extremely beneficial for the agricultural industry, that even though the industry is going through hard times with the falling prices, that everyone can still come together and celebrate successes in the show ring with one another.

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#5 The Main Ring

Now, the main ring, the hub of the entertainment at the show. Each year I thoroughly enjoy whatever the main ring has to offer, and this year was no exception. My top pick this year was the inter-hunt relay competition. It was truly wonderful to see these long established hunts doing their thing in the ring and how well behaved the hounds were (lots of bribery).

Sneaky #6..The Shopping!

What? No, I’ve always had these shoes…

Thanks to Royal Cornwall Show for putting on another great show! Only 358 days to go!

Leave me a comment and tell me your favourite part of the show…

Ruth x