Hello! My name is Cecylia McKee and I am from the distant land of Plaid-Blanket, aka Planket. In our land, there is a brave jungle warrior, brought up by apes, named Tartan. His favourite pastime is checkers and patchwork quilting…
Ok, in all seriousness, I’m sure you are aware that the traditional tartan is making a major comeback into mainstream fashion. Designers from 3.1 Philip Lim to Vivienne Westwood are bucking the trend and you only need to look here and here to see the evidence. When I adopted this tartan, or should I say, plaid, mohair throw from the local thrift shop, images of McQueen and my humble collection of kilt skirts floated to my mind, and I knew it would be my ticket to winter. Here, I demonstrate to you 4 ways to wear a throw.
For all of you mohair lovers out there, the best care for the Angora fibre, extract taken from Mohair USA, is:
- Wash in tepid water and mild “hand washing” detergent.
- Gently squeezed out – never pull or wring.
- Lay flat to dry.
- Garment may be tumble dried in a pillowcase as long as a low and gentle program is used.
- Store garment in a cool dry place – Do not store in plastic.
- Do not spray perfume directly on garment, especially if it is white.
- To reduce shedding, place in dryer on “Air Fluff” setting and tumble dry for 10-15 minutes.
- Try to avoid friction spots such as shoulder bag or armrests.
- Do not keep knitted mohair garments on hangers – Fold and store on a shelf.
- To fluff up garment, lightly shake or gently brush down with hand.
So, as a scarf, as a shawl, as a skirt, and as a one-shouldered blanket. All you need is a belt. Which is your favourite? Would you wear tartan?
Where: Against a Blue Gradient Wall
Wear: Vintage everything, Sara Phillips silk slip dress (From this dress)