New brand to us this Autumn Winter Season is Twin-Set by Simona Barbieri, so we thought we’d share a little about their background, and give you a little insight into this gorgeous Italian brand;
Established in 1990 in Italy, the Twin-Set brand was established by founders Simona Barbieri and Tiziano Sgarbi. What we love is that their collections are produced entirely in their own factories in Italy, where they continue to search for technological innovations while remaining true to their values of craft such as embroideries, hand-made appliques and unconventional printing and dying techniques. initially establishing itself as a knitwear brand, Twin-Set has now expanded its collections with tailored garments, accessories (shoes, bags, belts etc.), lingerie, beachwear and denim. Simona Barbieri states that;
“My customer is feminine, romantic and always ready to play with fashion to feel beautiful in respect of their personality”.
This season we see Twin-Set experimenting with lace, embroidery, beading and applique techniques across the knitwear pieces, but also producing beautifully tailored pieces that will become wardrobe staples for years to come. As you can see above there is a wide selection from their Autumn Winter collection available instore and online >Designer Focus - Twin-Set by Simona Barbieri; take a look at our brief designer focus on this gorgeous Italian brand > New brand to us this Autumn Winter Season is Twin-Set by Simona Barbieri, so we thought we’d share a little about their background, and give you a little insight into this gorgeous Italian brand;
FOOD - Chocolate Banana Bread
Just saw this recipe and fancy a bite with a cup of tea… I’ve half convinced myself that this is a healthy recipe as its got 3 bananas in, so a big slice must be extra good for you… ummm maybe not but definitely worth a go!
A little drizzle of olive oil
A spoonful of flour to coat your loaf tin
3 ripe bananas, well mashed
75g golden caster sugar
75g honey or agave syrup
Just discovered these photographs by Fan Ho, who is nicknamed ‘the great master’,and is one of Asia’s most beloved street photographers, who captured life around Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s. We love the beautiful atmospheric images and thought we should share!PHOTO - Fan Ho Hong Kong 1950s 1960s ; beautiful atmospheric images we thought we should share > Just discovered these photographs by Fan Ho, who is nicknamed ‘the great master’,and is one of Asia’s most beloved street photographers, who captured life around Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s.
FOOD - Gluten Free Carrot Cake
Now here’s a great little find a gorgeous gluten free carrot cake… we LOVE any carrot cake but this is a great one if friends are coming round as everyone can tuck in and no one needs to worry especially if they are on a gluten free diet! Very moist and delicious!
unsalted butter, for greasing
225 g gluten-free self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
2 large free-range eggs
Just listening to the new re-recording of Laura Mvula’s debut album which has been reworked with a 52-piece orchestra at the Abbey Road Studios, expect an almighty sound from this album full of beautifully crafted songs with a massive orchestral backing.