HIS & HERS IS HAPPY TO CONFIRM THAT SPRING HAS SPRUNG. A FLURRY OF PURE WHITE SNOW, THEN THE THAW. SUDDENLY VIBRANT GOLDEN DAFFODILS AND PALE PRIMROSES ARE WAVING IN THE BREEZE. AND RIGHT ON CUE, AN INVITATION TO SMUDGE’S FASHION SHOW AT THE METQUARTER.
Words: Jean Hill
What’s to love about the Metquarter? Everything! The first glimpse of the whole is through the prism of flowers. MQ Flowers lifts my mood: it might be torrential rain outside; inside there is a rainbow of colour.
It is the season for excited brides-to-be to make the final preparations for their big day. For friends and family it’s time to choose the perfect wedding outfit. At Metquarter, you’re spoilt for choice with stores and styles which offer something extra-special.
At Smudge, we discovered a milliner who makes bespoke hats. Perhaps a show stopper for the races, or a unique creation for a wedding. Milliner, Laura James has a motto on her web-site. ‘I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one’. The range that Smudge offers is a little out of the ordinary, and the quality of the garments and materials used is impressive. Sumptuous silks mix with fine lace, elegant trouser suits alongside flowing maxis. Something for everyone, and a hat to match. There is much to choose from and some bargains to be had. Take some time to acquaint yourself with this lovely boutique, before you head to the races.
Francesca Couture is homegrown talent in amongst high end international retailers. She seems at home in such company. And what better way to celebrate spring than pick out a dazzling new outfit.
For more information and opening hours visit: www.metquarter.com
Kerry Spicer Photography: www.kerryspicer.co.uk
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