Friday, 2 April 2010


SPRING BREAKS - Just a hint of Spring as the birds nestle and golden daffodils adorn woodland walks, gardens and parks. Spring/Summer Collections are arriving in stores a combination of blush tones, fresh feminine florals, strong graphics, tribal safari and nautical. At last we can look forward to well-earned Easter Break and thoughts of sand, sea and life on the open waves. The fabulous VV Brown shows us how to work the nautical look in this outfit from Marks and Spencer's new TV ad. It’s all about the stripes! VV wears this essential belted cotton tunic (£15) over rolled up denim shorts from Indigo (£19.50). Add some Limited Collection platforms (£29.50), a cute trilby (£12) and on oversized straw shopper (£15) and you’re ready to set sail this spring. Complete the look with some dotty ankle socks to get VV’s quirky look! The new TV ad was filmed on location in South Africa and features fabulous new stars Ana, Dannii, Lisa, Twiggy and VV. Click here to view all the outfits as seen on
Photo: VV Brown copyright Marks and Spencer
Tradionally an Easter Bonnet was a straw hat adorned with ribbons and spring flowers. Irving Berlin quite literally wrote a "sonnet" about an Easter Bonnet, it featured in the iconic 1948 musical "Easter Parade" which starred Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. The film also included Astaire & Garland's best known songs "Steppin Out with my Baby" & "We're a Couple of Swells"
Irving Berlin Easter Parade Lyrics: 
"In your easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the easter parade.
I'll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I'll be the proudest fellow in the easter parade.
On the avenue, fifth avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you'll find that you're in the rotogravure.
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your easter bonnet,
And of the girl I'm taking to the easter parade."

It's great that today hats and hair accessories are very much back in vogue and not just for special occasions. Feminine flower clips, floppy hats and fascinators, traditional panamas, sun hats, straw boaters and trilbies. Easter Bonnet with all the trimmings on it  Click here to shop for wide brim  Per Una Floral Corsage Hat

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