EEK! WE'VE BEEN MADE OVER By Woman and Home for their Christmas edition.
With almost a year under our belt, we like to think we've been around the block a few times with Cucumber. We've picked and packed, designed, had myriad meetings with high-falutin' folk, chosen models, photographers, agonised over colour charts, spreadsheets and fabrics, but we've never, ever been the subject of a fashion shoot - until now.
one of the many rooms....
We arrived early at an extraordinarily beautiful Georgian mansion on Fitzroy Square in central London. Room after elegant room empty except for vividly painted walls and perfectly preserved cornices and ceiling roses. Within the hour the house filled up with photographer and assistants, the wonderful fashion editor and stylist, Charlie Moore, several make-up artists and two lovely hair stylists along with assorted others we never quite pinned down.
Nancy's hair being wrestled into shape...
just a bit of the make-up used...
A few hours later, with more make-up and hairspray on than we've ever dreamed possible, draped in new season (not to be revealed) garments plucked from groaning colour-coordinated rails - there we were, practically supermodels - well, ok, models. Hey, it was fun! Not sure if we dare to, but please do look out for the Christmas edition and have a peep then let us know what you think. We're suddenly feeling shy....x
What's up with Cucumber?
What with the hot weather and holidays we thought July might be a tad quieter, so we were super pleased to find ourselves in The Daily Mail. Cucumber Clothing was featured in their 'Light Bulb Moment' written up by the ever lovely Alice Hart Davis....
We also had this lovely little piece in Gurgle
and were interviewed by both Women of Wearables
and for the Fierce Revolution Newsletter as well as in Woman's Weekly
and the lovely site Fighting Fifty included our super practical headband as part of their gorgeous luxury travel bag kit.
Coming up in late August, we'll be dusting off our flower crowns, digging out our denim shorts (to be worn with our ruffle top of course) and wellies to head to Feastival where Cucumber will be hanging in the Up All Hours tent with the gorgeous Sam and Aly. We salute you ladies for making the whole festival thing a truly family friendly experience.
If you're there with babies, young kids or grandkids, check it out for a cool place to rest your legs and do everything from change the baby, browse for some cool new things and recharge while the little ones have a safe place to just be themselves.
Here's what we hope is a tantalising glimpse of one of our new autumn pieces - our oh-so-elegant (and comfy) cahsmere mix jumpsuit. Just pull it on, curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea and stay cool! There's a lovely throw-over dress too. All this to be closely followed by more of your favourite jersey in a brand new gorgeous dark olive and sophisticated 'dirty' pink.
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.
Beach, sun, sand and Cucumber - a heady mix on the West Coast's sandy shores.....this Cucumber fan is feeling relaxed!
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read this we've nipped down to our local bookstore (we've mentioned it before, the lovely ink@84) to pre-order Pat Barker's new tome, The Silence of the Girls. This is the Trojan War as seen through the lens of a woman, Queen Briseis. We feel this makes perfect sense considering the entire conflict hinged on a particularly lustrous female! In our pantheon of writing heroes, Pat Barker is a shining star, we're blocking off a few sneaky hours on September 4th when it comes out.
do this if you want to be uplifted, entranced, impressed and deliciously well-fed, you will want to head down to the brand-new Japan House on Kensington High Street. They say it's the 'very best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, and technology' , and we couldn't agree more. Check out the shop and we love Akira for the rare sake and ridiculously yummy food.