Saturday, 24 July 2010

Belt Converter

When I was in London last weekend I remembered that Asprey the jewellers make leather belt converter for scarves. So I went to the shop and although they did not have many left, I managed to get a lovely one in pink ostrich leather.  I found using a 90cm Hermes scarf was too big so it fits better for me with the 70cm vintage size scarves.  I think I will get a lot more use out of scarves with this handy gadget!!

Asprey's corporate colour is purple-including the ink in the pen to sign your bill with!

A silver coloured buckle finishes the look.
I have attached my Kelly en Caleche 70cm vintage scarf to the leather belt ends.  There is a bit of a knack to tying the scarf on, but once you get it, it works well.

Worn to the front, but the belt will look equally good with the converter to the back.

Now I am looking forward to seeing the new design for the next season!  I have to say the SA was a dream in Aspreys so I won't be shy to go in there again :-)

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

London & Rhinos in Chester!

I had to go to London for work this week and I was lucky enough to stay near Tower Bridge - I managed to get some nice photos of Tower Bridge and the River Thames at sunset.

On my way home at the train station there was a Rhino scuplture!  The Roman city of Chester is having  Rhino Mania and there are lots of different brightly painted rhino sculptures appearing all over the city - some large and some small. 
They will be auctioned off later in the year but they certainly bring a splash of colour to Chester!  My favourites so far are this Roman Centurian Rhino sponsored by Virgin Trains at Euston Station in London - he is called "Maximus Rhinocerous - Guardian of Chester".  The other I like is a smaller one housed in a jewellers shop in Chester called "Bling"  he is made like a mirror ball in a ballroom with tiny mirror squares all over his body - so cute!  You can find out more about the Chester Rhinos here.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Happy Birthday

Princess Diana would have been 49 today - I like this photo for it's mischief!
Photo taken by Patrick Demarchelier.