Friday, 8 June 2012

We've just about recovered from the Jubilee and are thankful for our pashminas keeping off the rain. As a confirmed pashminaholic, I had a fantastic time spotting the range of cashmere (and other) shawls that had been brought out for the occasion. As a nation, we obviously knew that it was pay-back time for the glorious sunshine of the previous weekend.

We loved the elegance of the classic white wrap that Her Majesty wore during the flotilla, finished to perfection with a scalloped edge to match that pie-crust frill on her coat.
However, our favourite scarf was the silk tartan that the Duchess of Cambridge wore at the very end of the day. The autumnal shades of what seemed to be an Ancient Buchanan tartan glowed against the bright red of her outfit. It was a surprising mix that managed to be both elegant and have a youthful 'pop'

And away from the royals, but still prominently on our screens, another white shawl was seen on ITV's Tuesday coverage.  Battling the wind in a studio exposed to the elements, Julie Etchingham opted for a fine weave shawl when the going got tough.  White cashmere shawls really are an essential for any summer wardrobe. 

White 100% Pashmina Cashmere Shawls

Ancient Buchanan Pashmina Cashmere & Silk Shawl - oranges and yellows - top left