Autumn Winter at Hush
The clocks change this coming weekend and I am not looking forward to it being dark before I even leave the office for home in the evenings. Gone are my early evening runs, bright out the high vis, the gloves and the head torch…or a glass of wine and a good movie instead. This time of year makes me crave a little warmth, a touch of softness against my skin and a fabulous new cosy wardrobe.
Autumn Winter at Hush
Hush Homewear is the answer. Just looking at their website makes me feel at home, cosy and ready to tackle to the cold. A succulent array of fabulous home-wear, fashion and accessories to bring the most stylish out in me this season but in a warm, true to British style way. I wish my whole house looked like it has been styled by Hush and I love that Hush is a clothing brand aimed at women of all ages who like fashion but are not a slave to it. You can make your own style from their collections, it’s laid back luxury.
As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month I was going to write a feature about their awesome Lucky Sweatshirt from which the proceeds are going to Breast Cancer Awareness. Sadly, their “lucky” slogan and campaign has been misconstrued by some and they have withdrawn the actual campaign after much negative criticism. Although the sweatshirt is still available to buy.
The aim of the campaign was to draw on the “lucky” in relation to the support that can be drawn from family and friends. But in reflection lucky was never the right word. There is no luck to be had when it comes to cancer and in my opinion it’s not lucky to have the support of family and friends, it’s natural, its how we are as humans, we are there to support each other. I think it’s great that Hush had a campaign supporting Breast Cancer Now and I feel very happy that I bought a sweatshirt and donated my £37.50 to the charity, I just hope that the team at Hush get over this hurdle and come back with a better, bolder, more brilliant (and supported) campaign in the future.
Now onto more calming things. My selection from the Autumn/Winter 15 offering at Hush. Rather excitingly Hush have two new products this season. Firstly their own chocolate bar, wow! Secondly a range of delicious sounding candles. The Cedar Ash and Patchouli candle comes in two sizes and is an aromatic blend of cedarwood and essential oils from patchouli, rock rose and amber “creates a dense aroma of smouldering fire embers, warm spices and dried oriental flowers”.
The candles are made in England and come in their own fabulous packaging so would make a great gift as well as an awesome treat for yourself. I often sit and write at the dining room table with a candle on in the background. I find the light balancing and the scent relaxing.
I am in love with my Annabelle Dress from Hush this season. It’s available in burgundy and blue. I have the blue version as I’m not really a wearer of red. I love the swirl print, the dropped scoop hem at the back and the sleeve length.
It is light, I’d suggest layering up with a slip underneath when the weather truly turns cold. I wear with thick black tights and either brown leather ankle boots or purple ponyskin stiletto boots depending on if it’s a day or night outfit. The dress is so comfortable, super flattering and quite frankly, awesome.
When we think Autumn, we think berries. Deep reds are always a mainstay in autumn/winter collections. As I said I’m not really a red wearer but I am rather taken by the Steph Leather Top in burgundy. It is also available grey but I am determined to embrace the succulent berry tones this season.
I love the structure of this top, made from soft lamb’s leather. The short sleeves give it a neat, business like look and I love the cross stitch detailing. I’d be teaming this with skinny black jeans and chelsea boots for a weekend look. By day, teaming with a grey jersey pencil skirt and heels would give a very stylish office wardrobe staple look for Autumn/Winter.
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