For some reason, Melbourne decided to skip summer and autumn this year and go from spring straight into winter. So before we could pull out our summer wardrobes, we have all been snuggling up in woollies and coats. One of the most luxurious pieces we can indulge in during winter (and the only reason why we like winter, for that mater) is wearing cashmere. Cashmere is 7 times warmer than lambswool. The lightweight fabric is also non-irritant and doesn’t cause itch like lambs wool. Hence we can still look stylish without the bulkiness of wearing so many layers. Here are the styles that we stock, as seen in Vogue.
Charcoal Long Cardigan with Pockets
Ruffle Dress in Black
Round Hem Sweater in Grey
Luxurious Wrap with Rabbit fur trim
We spoke to cashmere designer Rebecca McGeoch about how to best care for our cashmere.
“Generally Speaking we will recommend that you have your cashmere dry-cleaned, however, 9 times out of 10 we break this rule ourselves and wash our cashmere at home. If you’re like us then all you need to know are a few simple rules about washing at home:
1. Always turn your garments inside out before washing.
2. Use a specialised wool wash for delicate garments.
3. Wash in cool water either by hand or on the gentle wool cycle of your
4. Never tumble Dry.
5. Lay garments flat in the shade to dry (hanging garments while wet will cause them to misshape)
6. Cool iron if necessary, using a cloth in between garment and iron.
Oversized Stripe Sweater with Pockets
One thing that you do need to be aware of also is that with such fine yarns in cashmere, pilling will almost definitely occur. These can be removed carefully with fine nail scissors or combed out using a cashmere comb.”
There is an amazing competition on right now where you can win a cashmere wardrobe valued at $500! Click here for more information.
Hoodie Dress in Charcoal
Black cape with silver harware
Ultra-fine sweater with peep-hole (reversible)
To come and feel Rebecca’s cashmere collection, please visit our boutique at 1113 High St Armadale, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.