After a slight break, a career change (slash addition), I am back with my Autumn/Winter collection. It’s small because – Winter – and why shouldn’t it be? I wanted to make the perfect season less shirts, the comfiest high wasters, and a dress that come any old day, would have it made. I believe that’s just what I’ve done, so voila! Read on..
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The Adora shirt from Autumn/Winter ’17 comes from meager beginnings, the sort of beginnings that all the best things do.. And in all it’s surprising simplicity I’ve had to ask myself why season after season, my own personal favourites and the pieces that I jump at reinventing, are always the ones that nobody really writes home about. Well I’m writing home now! Continue reading “The Adora Shirt”
It was just recently that I was asked for new stock from a fabulous space in Parkhurst (it’s Ants by the way), who already has some SJ pieces, but needed some in keeping with their new themed installation – Live Light. In the sea of black that is usually our Somerset Jane girl.. I thought hmmmmm… Continue reading “Lightening Up”
“It’s more than just a dress; it’s a spirit. The wrap dress was an interesting cultural phenomenon, and one that has lasted 30 years. What is so special about it is that it’s actually a very traditional form of clothing. It’s like a toga, it’s like a kimono, without buttons, without a zipper.” – Diane von Furstenberg
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It might be chilly Winter but somehow, even still, the bare shoulder remains. With no complaint from SJ at all! We loved our Olivia dress so very much we hopped on the trend again with the shirt version. I love a peek-a-boo moment and it’s easiest when it’s the shoulder being shown. Cut outs are great, but not so much when you’ve gotta cut out on your diet.. Continue reading “Open Up”
Over the past two and a half years I’ve had the exciting, difficult and now sad task of opening and closing the Somerset Jane stores. Two beautiful and inspiring spaces that I poured my heart and soul into, and were for that time, the hub of all the label’s movements. They were the start of many changes and cemented the SJ brand on the local fashion scene. Or so I thought. Turns out, I am Somerset Jane, not the four walls it is housed in nor a sign outside a shop front. What I thought was ending was only just the beginning..
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So this is a super basic post about my fave and most basic black tank. Simple as they may be, these staples deserve a mention now and then. We were spending the day in Kalk Bay, Cape Town to shoot some outfits I had planned and this is just what I was wearing that day. The look is clean and true, detracted by nothing if my minimal accessorising and sunnies.
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Colour is everything, black and white is more – Dominic Rouse
The Naomi Shirt from Somerset Jane. A kaftan style top for easy wear with jeans, tights or pool side over swim wear. I like to give a bit of a story behind designs so here is this one..
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