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Bohemian Bloomsbury Style

by Alexandra May | April 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ayala Bar & Cressida Bell

Now that the dust has settled, the shop refurb completed and Spring weather is finally showing her glory, I can start to look at how the fashion world is celebrating the 2017 change of seasons.

As one gets older it’s easy to feel a tad jaded about the reinvention of some trends but also to welcome the return of others, as you know that they are both flattering and fantastic.

We’ve been stocking Cressida Bell scarves for over three years and her creative colourful interpretation of her family artistic heritage (potter and art historian Duncan Bell was her father and the Bloomsbury Group and Charleston House are part of her family history), education at St Martins (where her contemporaries included the milliner Stephen Jones and designer John Galliano), and her personal genius enable the cross over from art to design, which makes her scarves and shawls a delight to wear.

Cressida Silk scarves

In hand printed silk georgette Cressida’s scarves can tick this season’s trend boxes by being worn as a bohemian belt, turban or trailing choker. The fabulous patterning makes a Dolce and Gabbana type statement when mixed with our Ayala Bar or Heidi Bennett earrings or a more modernist look is created when mixed with the strong mineral stones from our Trousseau range.

Cressida & Trousseau

 As you probably know, scarves are another abiding passion for me. I’ve discovered that using one of our chunky Konplott statement rings as a scarf tie creates a unique and striking statement which demonstrates what fashion should be all about; feeling good, looking great, and enjoying playing with colours, shapes and styles to effect.

 Cressida Scarves

Cressida Scarf with Heidi Bennet Earrings

 Enjoy!

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Cressida Bell Scarves

by Alexandra May | October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

A woman of many talents, I have fallen in love with Cressida Bell and her incredible work. Not only does she design and print the most beautiful silk scarves, which have just arrived at the shop, but you can add rugs, lampshades, posters, interiors and even cakes (as above) to the list.

As a descendent of the Bloomsbury Set (Quentin Bell was her father and Vanessa Bell her grandmother), it's no surprise that Cressida has inherited such creative talents. I'm so excited to have her stunning silk scarves at Alexandra May (£65 and only available directly from the boutique) which are awash with striking prints and colours. Below is a selection of my favourites (to order, please contact Alexandra May). 

Alex x

 

Posted in bespoke cake design, bespoke interior design, Bloomsbury Set, cake decorating, cake design, Cressida Bell, poster design, printed scarves, Quentin Bell, rug design, silk scarves, Vanessa Bell

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