Thursday, 27 January 2011

Vamp it up!

We love to dress up at Age of Reason. At the moment we are inspired by Theda Bara, 1920's vamp actress extarordinaire.  We hope people will be wearing our scarves like this next winter. 

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Get Inspiration in London

We love to get inspiration for our scarf designs from the sights of London. Some of our favorite places to go are...

The Wallace Collection at Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN 
When we met Vivienne Westwood  at Paris fashion week a few years ago she was raving about this backstage.  She told us to go and see it, we were terrified (of Vivienne not the Wallace collection)  but we did. 

The V&A is outstanding in every way. The collections of historic costumes are out of this world. 

Hampstead Heath A walk in the park is wonderful. 

Fournier Street in Spitalfields, London E1, is a beautiful street of 18th century houses. Gilbert and George make no secret of living down this road.  

Princelet street nearby is also magnificent.  Number 19, an original Huguenot house, is dedicated to the history of immigration. The house is one of the most amazing buildings in the Uk.  

The British Museum is an old favorite that we revisit time and time again.  The African collections are particularly inspirational to us. 

Monday, 10 January 2011

Prints, Prints, Prints! Autumn Winter 2011- 2012 Collection

Our friends at the printers are working hard to achieve the Age of Reason Autumn Winter colour palette. We are experimenting with different silks to create fabulous wearable pieces. 
Some other prints we love are scarves by Swash, and Barnzley Armitage's T-Shirt prints at Child of the Jago

Printed silks rule!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year scarf lovers!

Here at "Age of Reason" our New Year's resolution is to experiment with more fabulous ways to tie scarves.  We've been experimenting with plaiting 3 of our designs together, and the result is rather gorgeous.  

We absolutely love Liberty's scarf hall and the extensive scarf related resources on their website. You can see their wonderful scarf tying videos here in which stylist Lauranne Plat demonstrates chic technique.  And they even have a scarf blog