Tuesday, 20 December 2011


The fabulous Design Bureau Magazine has featured our Anarchy Jack Bold scarf in their January- February issue. The mag is a goldmine if you are into art, architecture, fashion and design. Served up in a swish  clean format with beautiful photography to boot, this is one mag we think we'll be subscribing to in future. 

Anarchy Jack Bold is available from Bordello London
Priced between £39 and £120 depending on size. 

Friday, 9 December 2011


 There's none so iconic as Vogue when it comes to fashion magazines, so we are delighted to have been included in their top 100 Christmas Gifts list HERE. Our red Anarchy Dog scarf looks rather pleased with itself at no. 71,  right next to some fetching Chanel sunglasses.

 These Made in England 140x140cm silk crepe de Chine squares, are available from Start London and Matches Fashion.

 New in the Punk Pug range- 

Dark Dog- 140x140cm scarf. Exclusive to Start London

Start London
42-44 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3QP

Tel: +44 (0) 207 729 3334

Absolutely Fabulous Darling

Joanna Lumley 

We've given out a few early Christmas pressies to the great, the good and the downright fab. Today we received the loveliest thank-you from one of our heroines, Joanna Lumley who was given a scarf through Lady Caroline at Earl of Bedlam.  Joanna said she was "thrilled to bits" with her "creamy" scarf.  And we imagine she looks great in it too. 
The Bondage Doll Lerato 90x90cm silk Crepe de Chine scarf is available from Earl of Bedlam, 20 Clapham Rd, London Tel: +44 (0)20 7735 5223
Coco de Mer Monmouth Street HERE.  

Friday, 2 December 2011


We're excited about our Matches pugs and neons for SS12, and have been experimenting with BIG BOWS. We'll be sending a couple of these out as xmas pressies. 

Monday, 28 November 2011


Those slinky minxes at Bordello London have outdone themselves with this sexy window display featuring a luscious array of Age of Reason Scarves. We adore the saucy Britishness of this presentation.

Bordello currently stock large Bondage Dolls, Giant Union Jacks and a range of our pocket squares, which look divine worn as a wrist cuff or tied to a handbag. 
Our 90x90 cm gold Orgy scarf,  also stocked,  is designed to be used as a scarf or blindfold. 
So get your rocks off in stye. 

Already a hot destination for lush lingerie shopping, we are proud to be pushing Bordello into the world of scarves! The 90x90cm scarves are £98- £120. Pocket squares from £35.
Bordello- 55 Great Eastern Street, City of London, Greater London EC2A 3HP
Ooo-er! Saucy! 

Saturday, 26 November 2011


We liked these pics of our SS12 Matches exclusives so much we had to share them.  Matches have cunningly snapped these up before anyone else, which if the press reaction so far is anything to go by, was a smart move. 

We're delighted to have been included in Matches "New Labels To Love" press. Thank you !

Friday, 18 November 2011


We're pleased to see our punk pugs have found good homes at Matches this week. Matches offers style tips for every item, which is something we really enjoy about the website. We must say, the leather J Brand Jeans rock with our pink Pug! Here we've had some fun with the pics and superimposed the scarf patterns onto them. To se the original looks visit Matches by clicking here. 

Matches will be the exclusive stockists of our Neon Dolls next Spring Summer. So keep your eyes peeled for the acid brights to come, and follow us on Twitter for updates @AgeofRScarves 

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


Every now and then we like to give you a sneak preview of a design from next season's collection. This SS12 scarf "I Will Never Surrender" measures 140x140cm and comes in silk crepe de Chine and Chiffon. The splatter painted border adds pops of colour to the flattering grey background. We've kept this silver grey from season 1 because it looks great on absolutely everyone.

Monday, 31 October 2011


Age of Reason has been to the wild and windy city of Edinburgh 
to seek inspiration for Autumn Winter 2012. 
Here are some of the sights we saw. 

We love the untamed magical quality of Edinburgh
Whilst in the city we came across the fabulous Fifi Wilson boutique in Bruntsfield.
 This is a must for luxury fashion in Scotland. 


We do like a cheeky mention by Badaude, the fab Times T2 illustrator.  
Here she does boyish with style, and draws an Age of Reason pocket square around the wrist 
of her "excellently dressed" boy-girl. 

Here's one of our union jack pocket squares photographed as a wrist cuff. 

These are available from Bordello London on Great Eastern Street. 
Nearest Tube Old St or Liverpool St
Close to Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane
Telephone: +44 (0)207 503 3334
Email: info@bordello-london.com

Sunday, 16 October 2011


Without giving too much away, we'd like to introduce you to Alexis, one of our Bondage Dolls for SS12.  Named after uber-stylist Alexis Knox, an original Age of Reason supporter known for her appearance on T4 Style The Nation. The real life Alexis is not just a TV star, but a downright cool chic and doyenne of all things "major".  Alexis's namesake has cheeky nurse styling and some popping neons to brighten up your day. And, although you can't tell from this small image,  the design also incorporates 12 different tones of grey, inspired by the painting "Diacetoxyscirpenol" by Damien Hirst. You can pick up the Hirst for  £18K.  The scarves will be available in silk from around £120 next season. 

For our current fashion collection please visit Start London or Whistles King's Road, Hampstead & St Christopher's Place. 

Bondage Doll Alexis has 6  saucy new friends, and we called upon our Twitter followers to help us name one of them this week. The shortlisted names were Astra, Ananstasia and Betsy. Follow us at @AgeofRScarves

The SS12 Bondage Doll scarf name voted by our Twitter followers was "Anastasia"  by
Well done. An Anastasia scarf will be on its way to you very soon.

Our 2 runners up- @Blingery who suggested Betsy and @kattighe81 who suggested Astra will both get mini scarves which can be worn as pocket squares, neckerchiefs or handbag scarves.  

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


There really are no rules when it comes to how to wear a Whistles Regal Doll scarf this Autumn Winter. But here's a few suggestions anyway.

Wear them with a light trench, wear them with muted wooly jumpers or coloured blazers. You'll find plenty of nude blazers out there that go brilliantly with them. 

 Try them casually round your neck, in a top knot-bow (like in CAPTURED below) , in a Jackie O under the chin knot, twisted as a bandana, in a bow on the side of your neck, as a belt over a dress and cardigan, as a cravat with a boyish shirt. 

Regal dolls are inspired by the Royal Wedding (Night) and are available from Whistles King's Road, Hampstead, and St Christopher's Place.

Saturday, 17 September 2011


We're excited that our special Whistles Range of 100% Silk Made in England scarves is out in time for London Fashion Week.  Inspired by the Royal Wedding (Night), the scarves are a cheeky Regal take on our ever Bondage Doll scarves. 

The 90x90cm squares feature a cheeky Queen wearing stockings and suspenders with her crown. 
The ornate border comprises of chains, tassels and mini regal dolls holding traditional sceptres and orbs.

These muted Union Jacks in grey and salmon are also available from Whistles in 90x90cm. 


These are all stocked at Whistles King's Road, St Christopher's Place and Hampstead. 


We love these photos of writer/ actor Sophie Woolley wearing her Age of Reason Cecilia scarf.  They were taken by Liam Ricketts. Sophie is known for her acerbic  writing style, especially her one woman plays When to Run and Fight Face. Sophie also appeared as runaway bride Gabriella in the Channel 4 TV Series  CAST OFFS by Jack Thorne, Alex Bulmer and Tony Roche.

“She’s massively talented.” Irvine Welsh.

Monday, 5 September 2011


 Age of Reason was invited by Grazia Magazine to the first ever  Save the Children mile long charity walk, part of  "Born to Walk Tall". The event today was raising awareness about much needed healthcare services worldwide,  and honouring the people who work in the field.   Save the Children aims to encourage groups around the country to organise their own  mile long walks to raise money for the 8 million children who die every year due to lack of treatment. 

The Fashion Mile photo call at No. 10. Note: Age of Reason's Ali Mapletoft beaming in her Anarchy Jack flag scarf. 

 Samantha Cameron headed up today's walk from No. 10 Downing Street to Somerset House alongside Dr Hajara Kera, a leading Nigerian midwife who works for Save the Children. The newly announced British Fashion Award nominees like Sarah BurtonChristopher BaileyChristopher Kane, Charlotte OlympiaErdem Moralioglu, and a handful of new designers (like us) joined the fun and flamboyant debut walk.  

Apart from everyone wholeheartedly supporting the cause, and wanting to contribute creatively,  there was also a sense of excitement at being allowed into No. 10 at all.  Nobody from fashion did a knickerless twirl or said anything too inappropriate on this official occasion. But we had a great time anyway!   

Model Cecilia Lundqvist in an Age of Reason 90x90cm scarf. 

To find out how you can organise your own mile long walk visit http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/walktall

For more in depth coverage of the event visit Grazia Daily HERE

Saturday, 27 August 2011


Taking inspiration from Alexis Knox's appearance on T4 Style The Nation, when she wore an Age of Reason scarf; our styling competition was announced in June.  We judged it this week, and it has been an absolute blast.

We asked our customers to send in pictures of themselves in their Age of Reason scarves for the chance to win scarves with a retail value of £500. Unsurprisingly we received an influx of great images.

After selecting 4 customers that really stood out, we put it to a public vote on Twitter. The overall winner was Lara Kay, who styled herself in a racy- nothing-but-my-scarf look.  She will get a selection of scarves. The runners up will also receive prizes.

 We want to thank everyone who participated, you've really made our month.  To see all four finalists visit or Twit Pics via Twitter @AgeofRScarves


We're making gorgeous labels for our Whistles collection. Each label is lovingly stamped with a miniature version of the gold "Made in England" ship chop created for us by talented design agency Fred and Eric.

Our Whistles collection is out in Sept at  Whistles branches- St Christopher’s Place, Hampstead and Kings Road. 

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Oo- Er your Majesty! Age of Reason Regal Line at Whistles

The ever-daring Whistles, home of cult fashion items such as the Carrie skirt,  have taken the plunge and will be stocking a range of our posh punk scarves from Sept.  The range designed especially for them along the lines of our Bondage Dolls collection, has a cheeky royal twist.  It will no doubt cause a stir in the palace.

 Available from Sept-  Whistles at St Christopher’s Place, Hampstead and Kings Road. 

Monday, 8 August 2011


As illustrated By Badaude

We love this mention in today's Times T2 by the very talented Badaude who creates an illustrated fashion piece in the paper every week! She's written "Age of Reason makes oversized silk scarves, whose designs are more than a little naughty." 

We love how she's picked up on our general naughty nature. 

What a charming point by piece about scarves.  We love!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011


Our giant Anarchy Dog, and Punk Pug scarves are now available at one of our favourite shops ever- Start London!  That rocks; we are over the moon!  Situated in the heart of Shoreditch, Start has long been our number one East London destination for fab rock'n roll fashion with a twist. 

Brix outside Start with one of her celebrity pugs. Picture © somebody else. 

Our Anarchy Dog range fits the store like a glove. Inspired by city dwelling pug lovers like Start's very own Brix Smith, the scarves are playful punk statement pieces with sass.  Each of the three 140x140cm  Anrchy Dog squares features a different punk clad pug dog printed on a splatter painted union jack. They come in grey, red,  and bleached pink n' white- Jodie Harsh's favourite. 

Our long Punk Pug scarf, loved and worn by Alexis Knox on T4 Style the Nation, measures 2.5 long and is printed with all three moody pugs on a soft silver grey background. We've never seen anyone this colour doesn't suit. 

To find out more about Start and Brix Smith check out the fab blog:  http://blog.start-london.com/

Start London
42-44 Rivington Street

London EC2A 3QP

Tel: +44 (0) 207 729 3334

Friday, 22 July 2011


We've recently been drawn to the work of photographer Steven Chu who produces strikingly simply yet beautiful fashion imagery. Following Susie Bubble 's blog about Age of Reason in her Scarf Series last week, we did a bit of online snooping.  Hey presto, the perfect storm; we found a photo of our favorite blogger by our favorite photographer.

This is a candid fashion week picture, but Chu's fashion and portrait work strikes us as almost painterly in its composition and use of the human form. We were particularly inspired by his "Academy of the Frozen" series for theonestowatch.com . His classical references are strong, but steer clear of cliche; to me he evokes Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer in his use of light. The images are simple but bold. We'd love to see him photograph our scarves one day.

Susie Bubble is no stranger to superlatives, so we won't bore on with more.  But it's hard not to admire how hard she works at blogging, and the depth of her coverage.  She's made fashion blogging into a viable profession by offering a detailed, observant, critical analysis of fashion as it happens, and without a snooty insider attitude. She just loves clothes, and normal people can understand what she's on about.   She's also much imitated, well plagiarised really. For example just hours after she'd blogged about our scarves, dozens of bloggers around the world had simply copied and pasted her words directly into their own blogs. Make up your own minds about flattery and imitation.

Thursday, 21 July 2011


Cor, blimey! London commuters woke up to a saucy page 20 this morning in the Metro. 

"Oo-er, missus.
Scarf designer Age of Reason reinterperets the classic silk square to thrillingly cheeky effect for erotic luxury boutique Coco De Mer. This 100 per cent silk Crepe de Chine Orgy scarf only reveals the full extent of its secrets when unknotted."

Here it is in all it's glory. 

By the way...This little number is owned by non other than Jodie Harsh herself.  Saucy! 

Buy online at Coco de Mer.