Through the wind and snow, thank you all who made Spring Box this year! We popped up at the Concept Store, a light and spacious shared space on the King's Road. The store looked wonderful and included a varied selection of brands, from jewellery to handbags to cashmere jumpers, dresses and shoes, there was choice for all! Pink House Mustique and Lotty B were the only beach and resort wear brands and at 30% off, included lots of enticing offers!
Pop-Up Friday’s started at THE STUDIO, HIGH STREET, GILLINGHAM, DORSETR in June 16, after a great launch with family and friends we continued to open every Friday throughout the summer, autumn and into the winter.
We’ve been venturing across Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and up to London taking part in Christmas stalls and events. We started with a very vibrant and fun Christmas Girls Bazaar at the Little Black Gallery in West London. It was so exciting starting with the hustle and bustle of London, the Christmas season was beginning and the Christmas shopping had started, not to forget the most delicious ladies lunch!
It was a beautiful day in Dorset, not quite as hot as Mustique but our Pink House Pop- Up was a tremendous success with swimming trunks and linen shirts, bikinis and cover-ups all selling at extremely enticing prices. Don't forget we will be opening every Friday at. The Studio, 18 Highstreet, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4AW.
HAND-THROWN SEA URCHINS NEW IN AT THE PINK HOUSE! These stunning hand thrown sea urchins arrived on Mustique all the way from the Cloud Pottery in Scotland.
Spot the real urchins! What a relief there were no breakages. I have been enjoying photographing them around the island these last few days. Below, at Lagoon Bay. I often dive for the real urchins once they have lost all their spines and are bleached white by the sun, and occasionally a perfect one will wash up on the sand just waiting to be claimed.
Today we displayed them in the Pink House in our "under-the-sea alcove" along with the Pink House Mustique Candles.
ASHIANA JEWELLERY ARRIVES AT THE PINK HOUSE! Our favourite days in the Pink House are when a new collection arrives. Today it was from Ashiana London. We chose the designs several months ago in whites, pinks, sea-greens and blues.
Shooting the Bomber Jacket!
Such a fun day on Mustique shooting our first piece for Lotty B Limited Edition: the Bomber Jacket. These are a couple of our favourite photos from the day of Mustique beauties Gabija Mitchell and Georgia May Jagger looking stunning as ever in Lotty B.
Launching the New Collection! Today we launched some of the 2016 designs on-line. It took me back to the fun times we have had preparing for this moment!
Below are a few highlights from our photo-shoots both on and off island.
The Pink House is getting a make-over!
Yesterday we pressure-hosed the roof and today we are painting. It is the same paint we used 3 years ago which shows how sun-bleached it became. I think I prefer the bleached look! but it is fun to be bright and colourful again.
Mustique in Bloom! The island has been a riot of flowers this month but as the trade winds begin to blow in I noticed them thinning out and thought I'd better catch a few of the November flowers before they are gone.
Thanksgiving Tent Sale
Our annual 'Thanksgiving Tent Sale' took place as usual on the Cotton House Lawn.
Basil's Bar shop, The Cotton House Spa shop and the Pink House all got together for a really fun day of sales. As usual we all ended up buying each others old stock! "One man's rubbish is another man's treasure" came to mind! Luckily the islanders flocked down to get a bargain and we all went home lighter on stock and heavier in pocket.
New Collection Arriving on Mustique
Busy days with the 2016 Pink House Mustique collection beginning to arrive. We went to the little island airport this morning and picked up 18 boxes of men and boys swimming trunks and our new beach shorts. We can't wait to display them in the shop! - but first, counting and sorting!
How exciting! Lotty B 2016 has arrived on Mustique!
Behind the scenes of our SS16 photoshoot
We've been hunting around Aladdin's Caves full of trimmings in London today trying to find the perfect zips and trimmings for our new Limited Edition collection. So many beautiful choices, it's impossible to decide.
We've decided to produce our new Limited Edition collection in London so have spent the day meeting with different manufacturers in their workshops. So much fun to see behind the scenes and meet real craftsmen.