How to Care for your Cashmere


Whether it’s a cashmere scarf for those cooler Summer evenings, or whether it’s your favourite cashmere jumper, cashmere is one of those fabrics that we all just can’t seem to get enough of. We at Cornelia James, especially, cannot get enough. Both our cashmere gloves and our cashmere scarves start with the best raw material around. For our […]

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Rock and Roll at the Races


In the true spirit of 60’s rebellion the world’s first supermodel Jean Shrimpton arrived at the 1965 Melbourne Cup in an outfit which sent tremors across the world of fashion. No hat, no gloves, no stockings and her dress cut short above the knee The Shrimp had unwittingly sparked an international fashion scandal. Her refusal […]

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The Queen at 90


  The 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen was for us not only a chance to celebrate The Monarchy and its place in our national life but also an opportunity to reflect on her timeless and iconic style. The press and web were awash with images of Her Majesty’s unmissable sense of style. In her […]

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Fashioning a Reign


If your clothes could tell a story, what story would they tell? We can assure you that Her Majesty the Queen’s tell a pretty fascinating one. Last week, in pursuit of a Royal fix and hoping to spy some white cotton gloves, we made the journey to Westminster for a wonderful day out. Having not visited […]

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How to Choose your Wedding Gloves


Historically, gloves were a staple at any wedding. From bride to guest, from lace to cotton, everyone attending a wedding ceremony would have been dressed in a pair of wedding gloves. Indeed, out of respect, gloves were worn at most religious and traditional ceremonies, only removed when sitting down to eat. Granted, some things are […]

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The Summer Scarf and 10 ways to wear it.


The scarf has long been a staple fashion item which graces our wardrobe all year round. Heavy knits keep us warm in the winter while light silks brighten and lift our summer style. This diverse species of fashion accessory is versatile and timeless. From snug to chic the scarf is truly multi talented. We notice this […]

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From Glyndebourne to Glastonbury – The Pashmina Takes to The Stage.


From Glyndebourne to Glastonbury, from Carmen to Kanye – It’s the pashmina you won’t want to forget this summer.  The original Persian translation literally means soft gold but thankfully for the sake of cost and wear ability the pashmina is actually made from a soft fine cashmere wool. It is this fine cashmere wool which makes pashminas […]

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