Cucumber's New Look Website

Cucumber was taken out of its comfort zone when redesigning, reshooting and creating our new look website. It's been exhilarating, educational, and just ever so slightly terrifying. Lucky for us we were guided by the cool and calming hands of uber stylist, Charlie Moore, veteran fashion photographer Liz Macaulay and expert hair and beauty stylist Lizzie Court. That power trio, in combination with an extraordinarily beautiful 'studio house' on the Thames and glorious models Michon and Lauren has resulted in what we think are blow-me-away fabulous images, some of which pepper this newsletter. We love them, we hope you do too.


prep time for Michon fresh from NYC with Lizzie and her bag of magic tools

cucumber on the sofa

Charlie goes in hard on getting the perfect bow

The longest time is the prep, hair, makeup, styling up the clothes and choosing the perfect setting, perfect lights, perfect pose. More than half the day goes by before the first shot is taken...then it goes like clockwork.


a dreamy looking Lauren in our slate ruffle dress

And a few of our favourite shots, and please note none of the photos from this shoot were retouched in any way. We wanted to make sure that what you see is the way it was on the day.

blue top
dark blue dress

shell button pj top

Our Shell Button PJs

And they've landed. Our beautiful shell button PJs. We've been wearing the top, buttoned, with our favourite jeans for a night out with friends, and then unbuttoning, pairing with a pretty little cami and statement wide leg trousers for a glam night out. We've also been known to go all matchy matchy with our drawstring shorts or trousers for a night in, and bed!

shell button pj shorts

Cut longer at the back for an elegant line.

fabulous fabsters

Hard to say what we love most about Christine Chang Hanway, founder of Fabulous Fabsters , but her ability to look terrific in our Cucumber cashmere mix jumpsuit is up there on the list!
We met Christine when she interviewed us for her beautiful and thought-provoking site Fabulous Fabsters and you can read the result here.
Christine is a 'writer, photographer and artist...forever curious about people and their stories. So much so that she started Fabulous Fabsters to encourage women who are FAB — Fifty And Beyond — to share their life experiences.' We love her small and perfectly formed site and are so pleased to have connected. We think you will like her too.

fab after fifty dress

More podcasting this month; we've just wrapped an interview with the
whirlwind Ceri Wheedon of fabafterfifty . It's her brand new podcast series and we're delighted to be one of the first to be interviewed. Due to come out in the next few months, don't worry, we'll give you a heads up!

woman in BIKE

Cucumber Around the World
We like to think that Cucumber is just about everywhere! We've had enquiries, orders and pics from every corner of the globe.

Here is a photo from the lovely and quirky insta star the.thistle.edit who took our harems to Oman where she wore them 'on repeat'. Our favourite sort of Cucumber fans!

If you'd like to be included in our monthly newsletter roundup, drop us a line with your photo and details and you could be in our next newsletter.
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