I hope you've all been managing in this topsy turn weather, a scorcher all week but now as I write this, it's bucketing down! We're busy working on the new season, which I can't wait to share with you in the next few weeks, but in the meantime wanted to share our newest discovery: cottagecore. We were recently approached by a newspaper to provide some of our 'cottagecore' styles and I had to admit I'd never heard the term before so it was worth looking into it a little more and indeed it turns out we have the aesthetic wrapped up well in our easy comfortable styling.
The Urban Dictionary describes the movement as such:
"A niche aesthetic based around the visual culture of an idealised life on a farm. Common themes include sustainability, gardens, farm animals, rural living, and nature."
Whilst on one level this sounds a little too romanticised, our penchant for a prairie dress, everyday prettiness in natural fabrics with an appreciation for craft and comfort certainly puts us in the realms of this new trend. This week we had some fun gathering our favourite photos plus a few new shots (in my tiny garden!) to celebrate our accidental inclusion in this trend with our version of 'cottagecore'. Think gingham girls, romantic florals and wholesome dresses; in a meadow or the garden, country or city.
And to all my 'cottagecore' followers out there, I'm offering a secret subscribers discount of 20% off some of my more summery styles shown below. After all, my cupboards are starting to look a little bare and I need to make way for more cosy cottage styles coming soon..
For two weeks only. Use the code 'COTTAGECORE20' at checkout to apply your discount.
Whilst trends come and go, we'll be wafting through the seasons for many years to come!
You can't get any more cottage-core than our Frome dress shot in the 'countryside' of Hackney Marshes! Perfect for any last minute weddings, events or worn with trainers for a comfy day at home...
Blue stripe linen in our Poets Road dress in deadstock Irish linen, best worn with sunshine (but we'll take what we can from the weather!)
Gingham both inside and outside. The red Primrose Hill dress on the left and tonal blues gingham Whitstable dress on the right. Just a few left in either...
Dreaming of endless walks through the woods in our deadstock check Field dress... the perfect dress to wear for a weekend escape from city life, or just for blackberry picking on Hackney marshes like me last weekend!
@wearsmymoney matching her dress to her flowerbeds, and @melissa.hemsley cooking up a storm. Navy broderie anglaise, a firm favourite in our classic Primrose Hill style.
Indira, who worked with us before taking up teaching, in the broderie Primrose Hill dress.
Picnic ginghams and baskets full of cooking apples!
Java, our intern for the summer, wears the red Primrose Hill dress using the sash to mix up her look; wear as a headscarf, or bow round a pony tail and I've even heard to use as an emergency mask!
Daisy looks oh-so-cottage-core too wearing her belt as a headscarf, and the always-beautiful @cakeandmoss wrapping us up below at her local farmers market...
P.S. Whilst this dress has been sold out for quite some time, I just couldn't resist adding this image of @renatelarssen with her beautiful matching floral crowns! Perfect dreamy cottagecore living!