Scotland Calling..


No joke..since the remains of Hurricane Bertha blew through, the temps in London have kept falling..we were down to single figures this morning – but it does make looking at autumn clothes that much easier…


Like the new, vibrant ready-to-wear collection by Barrie, the historic Scottish cashmere manufacturer now owned by Chanel.


Chanel purchased Barrie Knitwear in 2012 saving the jobs of all 176 employees when it went into administration at a time when it seemed mass-produced synthetic fibres would rule the world.


This is their first ready-to-wear collection, designed by Odile Massuger and it magically weaves all the best elements both Companies have to give: Quality, luxury (3 fleeces used per jumper), care (they bathe their yarn in Sottish river water to make it softer) and cutting-edge design that’s allowed to take risks: clashing colours and mashing patterns..camo with fair isle, modern with old..

011951770002_1Take this scarf...the front..



But lets not forget the back..all in all, it’s an incredible, edible combination..

Laters, Kate x


  1. itwasjudith

    I was reading while ago of the take-over and was really glad that Chanel rescued the company, the jobs and the know-how! it would have been such a pity to lose it all.
    I like the green and blue dress!

  2. dievca

    I love that scarf and the dress with the green camo skirt. I also love cashmere – sigh – my pocket book won’t love these items. XO

  3. .virginia.romo.

    It is good to know that something like that doesn’t go lost. It has to be a dream to be in that cashmere dress. Kate, I am so sorry for you under that weather! Here is not that bad but it is already sad to be in August contemplating the idea of turning the heating on.