MY LIFE IN COLOUR IS A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER CURATED BY FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, JET SHENKMAN 💕
It’s been a while since I last wrote and it feels that life is almost back to normal again, almost…
Best moment for us at Eponine was when we were allowed to open our doors to clients again, new ones and old ones. It was just such a joy to see everyone. The studio is buzzing and we are so grateful that we were able to re-open.
And Summer is here, which means colour galore. I have just been to Greece, writing this at home on my last day of quarantine, and the colour of the Aegean Sea never ceases to delight. I can feel a collection inspired by this brewing for next summer...
I love wearing my Eponine summer dresses with either a vintage cashmere cardigan (Etsy and eBay are great places to source them) or with a Denim Jacket. Always make sure they are quite short as this complements the shape of our dresses. I found this fabulous one in Gap (not the one in the photo, that's an Eponine one from a previous collection).
I think some of might consider our cotton dresses quite formal but for me the beauty about them is that they can be dressed up or down. Since I can’t manoeuvre around on heels, for most of the summer I wear my dresses with trainers (Adidas, Puma or Nike) or slip-ons (my favourites are from Vans, their platforms and/or their checkerboards, both available in various colours).
SOPHIE THEAKSTON JEWELLERY
And for a bit of bling: I love the beautiful pieces made by Sophie Theakston. Her delicate, yet bold designs are eye catching and unique. They are designed by Sophie in London and made by craftsmen in Rajasthan, India.
I love roses, they are one of my all time favourite flowers. I recently accidentally discovered a supplier of roses called Cottage Memories. They have a huge selection, great value and the roses are in pristine condition, each one with lots of buds that are about to burst into flower.
One of my favourite websites that provides constant colour and inspiration is Collagerie. Curated by Lucinda Chambers and Serena Hood, it is a feast for the eye and a shopping platform of dreams. Their Instagram is one of my favourites too - one to follow if you don't already.
MAISON LOUIS MARIE
Have any of you ever heard of Maison Louis Marie? I’ve just discovered their heavenly No. 04 Bois de Balincourt scent - a perfumed oil roll on. You can find the whole range here: www.earlofeast.com, the only place in the UK where this brand is stocked.
I’d like to send a special thought to all mothers and brides-to-be who have been planning and cancelling weddings time and time again. Really hoping that they will be allowed to go ahead in the spirit in which you were imagining they would.
Being a mother of the bride, and having had to cancel the date twice already, I understand your disappointment.
Here’s to a summer of happy weddings!
PS. If your ears are in need of any colour, we've just launched a fabulous new playlist called Sunshine on our Eponine Spotify 🌞