A couple of weeks ago our little team got together again and created some more magic.. Aesme Flowers, photographer Kristen Perers and of course, Annie our beautiful model, styled in some key pieces of our Autumn/Winter collection, at the stunning location we go back to time and time again, The Secret Garden at Woodshed, a magical place, open for workshops and retreats, in the heart of Sussex.
The garden here is truly special, a place of contrasts. Wooded, shady areas give way to wild meadows bordered by rows of dark leafy trees, fields and farmland beyond.
A barn covered in a cascade of red leaves provided the perfect backdrop to a clashing burnt orange cashmere jumper from Cocowai paired with Sula pants in a deep blue and alpaca socks in charcoal grey.
A pair of canvas pants paired with a handknitted jumper from Sula made of a beautifully soft undyed wool was the perfect foil to these incredible vessels by ceramic artist Viv Lee.
Tall trees and wooded areas shelter carpets of wild cyclamen and ferns and inspired us to build bonfires and light sparklers as the light faded. Aesme created a divine little coronet for Annie to wear, using feathers and delicate seed heads and wired diamante beads. Paired with a long herringbone overcoat over a canvas cotton Sula dress, the contrast was exquisite.
I took along some of our best loved pieces from the Autumn collections and although the weather was glorious, we felt a definite turn in the air. One of my favourite looks was this supple and soft navy blue corduroy suit from East by East West..The jacket and pants make the perfect trans-season pieces to take you through the chillier months ahead.
We were all so drawn to the woods at the bottom of the meadow. As the light faded and the crows took off for their roosting spots, Kristen found the perfect tree for our final location. The glossy black leaves contrasted brilliantly with the smock dress I'd brought along from Sula. Annie's holding Aesme's magnificent wreath of twisted vines, rosehips and seed heads.
Another wonderful day spent with those I love and admire, it doesn't get much better..
Thanks as ever, to Annie, Sarah and Josh x
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The latest collection to arrive is from American Vintage... Autumn knits, coats and jackets are all now on our rails and ready for the new season. Click on the image for more details or give us a ring on 01273 474166...
The first of our new collections for Autumn have just arrived and already selling fast..
East By East West is the first to land in store..
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We're always on the look out for companies that inspire us and love nothing more than bringing our discoveries home with us when we're on our travels. A recent trip to one of our favourite places in the universe, West Cork in Ireland, led us to find this inspiring and talented young woman, Reidin Beattie who makes the most exquisite natural, botanical apothecary in small batches, by hand, in her studio.
Her divine products are delicately scented and are inspired by traditional herbalism and ancient folk medicine. Each product is thoughfully and lovingly blended by hand from the purest herbs, flowers, herb extracts, essences, oils and butters.
Click on the image above to take you through to our collection, or visit our Apothecary Page. Better still, visit us in store to sample the products we've fallen in love with xx
We were lucky enough to be invited back to style another summer retreat held by London based florists, Aesme Flowers. We had been looking forward to it for months as working with Alex and Jess, together with one of our favourite photographers Kristen Perers, is pretty much the dream and we always jump at the chance with working together with them. It's a dream team..
Julia and I have long been fans, and friends, of these super talented sisters. The flowers they use are cultivated in their own cutting garden and the months of nuturing hard work that go into it are evident in their wonderful, seasonal and garden-inspired designs. There's simply no one quite like them..
This months retreat was set in a stunning private garden in Sussex, newly opened up and now available for exclusive events that reflect the garden's uniquely magical atmosphere. There's a website in the pipeline but for the moment you can follow them on Instagram by clicking here. Keep checking in for updates..
It was only fitting that I chose clothes from labels that have that particular air of ease and gentleness but that also have an element of drama to them, reflecting not only the flowers but the particular mood that this special place evokes.
We used two Sussex based designers both dear to our hearts, Sula and Elena Dawson, together with some vintage dresses by London based Still Ethical. An enormous straw hat found on a recent trip to Morocco paired with handwoven straw lace ups, leather brogues from Anthology Paris and a headdress also by Elena Dawson completed several vignettes and were the perfect foil to Aesme's beautiful flowers.
Our model Annie Caffyn is someone I always turn to as she not only completely and utterly embodies the spirit of the shoot, she also makes 'the story' for me.
The perfect day ended with supper by sunset, served by our hosts, on a long table stretched out in the meadow.. Conversation soon turned to planning the next retreat.. Roll on next time.. x
Dramatic, bold and perfect for dressing up occasions, these statement earrings are just the thing to finish off a summer look. Each pair handmade with love and care using hand cut semi precious stones that are both subtle in colour yet stunningly shimmery..
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Summer deliveries are arriving thick and fast and whilst we wait for the weather to catch up, we'd like to introduce you to our latest find. Beaumont Organic make clothes that we're sure you'll love. For days when you just want to wear comfortable, easy pieces, when you're not quite sure what the weather's up to, these coats, shirts and tops are just the thing you'll reach for.
Hannah Beaumont, who's based in Manchester, founded the company and has garnered a loyal following every since. With a passion for sustainability and fair and ethical business practice, Beaumont Organic's beliefs and company ethos is something we share here at FLINT.
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