There is no such thing as bad weather in London, just people without the right accessories.
The past few days have been fairly cataclysmic. It was a lucky coincidence, that my own, cherished, umbrella had just been refurbished by James.
I bought this special umbrella, a few years ago, and can honestly say, have never looked back… Lightweight, adorable, yet sturdy enough to withstand the worst of London weather. I chose the small ‘lady’ style umbrella, with hand finished cherry wood handle and tip. (each one is unique) This particular design is not on the website, but there are several other styles, well worth checking out. The ones from the animal heads line, are just some potential show stealers. (No real animals are hurt to make those, obviously…) Have you seen the fox head one? How can anyone resist?
A well made umbrella can enhance any ensemble and elevate your clothes into new heights of tres chic. At James Smith, the selection is vast, and possibilities are endless. These are hand made to order. Notice the animal heads.
One of my favourite London shops and quite a treasure find. They specialise in umbrellas and are “made in england” – worth a visit just to admire the antique shop fittings. An umbrella from James Smith makes for a superb London souvenir. But make no mistake, these are made to last! You may leave them to your children…they are a thing of true beauty.
Not just for tourists, a real shop for real London rain. And best of all, they will repair your trusted brolly, so it does not become landfill material.
Staying stylish in London rain. Embrace the weather people!
This is what I call dressed for the weather….Nothing is going to stop her remaining stylish (& dry) in the rain.
Practice carrying your umbrella with finesse, no impaling innocent bystanders.
Lady like umbrellas – choose yours with care and they will last a lifetime. Love the fox head!
Things would have been different had she accessorised correctly…
Dress for the weather, and accessorise with a man holding your umbrella. I have to train my LSH (long suffering husband) to perfect his technique, but do prefer self sufficiency.
The great duchess follows on the footsteps of her mother in law. Transparent, (so we, the subjects, can get a good look) Fulton umbrellas, custom made to colour co ordinate with the royal outfit.
More accessorising posts from Lady Sarah:
How to wear pearls (the correct etiquette)
The four essential handbags (for the contemporary lady)
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