Behind the scenes of our Falmouth Sketchbook photoshoot

posted on April 7th, 2014 by Janet

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Here’s a sneak peak behind the scenes from our Falmouth photoshoot.

This season our collection is inspired by Falmouth, where our design studio is based.

Enjoy some of the beautiful scenery our team get to work with every day.

Do you recognise any of these spots?

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Spring is here with our new window displays!

posted on March 9th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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Our March window theme is Daffodils and window dressers  Kathryn and Tara have been busy making lovely Cornish daffodils.

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Kathryn and Tara made the daffs using tiny pompoms of wool,  attached them onto the end of bamboo sticks and then wrapped tissue paper petals around the pom pom.  Each daffodil has its own unique name, which has been stamped onto the luggage tags.

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The inspiration for the window came from Ron Scamp, a daffodil breeder in Falmouth. You can read his story here

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You can see lots more window displays and craft ideas on Kathryn & Tara’s new Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltclothing/seasalt-window-displays/

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The Lottie Dress Story

posted on March 7th, 2014 by sian

Meet Lottie - The Seasalt lady our famous tea dress is named after!

Meet Lottie – the Seasalt lady our famous tea dress is named after.

Imagine falling in love with a dress and then having it named after you. Well that’s exactly what happened to Lottie, Seasalt Buying Assistant and namesake to our famous printed tea dress.

Here at Seasalt we like to test drive all of our clothes during the design and fit stage; it helps us ensure we’re making comfortable, beautiful clothes that can stand the wear and tear of everyday life. As the samples come into the office we check them for colour, print quality, detailing, sizing and everything that ensures the product is perfect before we approve the full production. And some time in 2012 the new samples for our Spring Summer 2013 collection were arriving, and in amongst them an unknown star – a 1950’s style, cotton tea dress, in a print inspired by the traditional Working Boats that race in Falmouth Bay.

As the new printed tea dress was unpacked it caught the eye of our very vintage savvy Lottie,

“I’ve always loved vintage style clothing and fell in love with the dress as soon as I saw it. Luckily for me I was asked to trial wear it and my reaction was so head over heels that the Design Team were inspired to name it after me!

“I knew it would be a winner with our customers – it looks great with Superga pumps or dressed up with some wedges for a summer evening out.

“It’s a flattering shape, in soft cotton, with pretty detailing and now in two gorgeous Seasalt prints. What’s not to love?”

The Lottie Dress went on to be a best seller for us last year – so we decided to rerun it this year, in both the original Working Boat print plus a new floral Primrose print.

We hope you enjoy!

Seasalt Lottie Dress vintage style tea dres

 

Behind the scenes at our SS14 location shoot

posted on February 10th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

With the arrival of our new Spring/Summer collection we thought we’d give you an insight into our location shoot, set in and around the beautiful Cornish town of Falmouth, our home.spring-summer-locations

 

This summer we have taken inspiration from the area close to our design studios in Falmouth, our view to St. Anthony’s Lighthouse, the River Fal, Maenporth and Budock Church. It’s a place close to our hearts and with its fascinating maritime heritage, charming beaches and independent shops, we weren’t short for choice of backdrops.

The location shoot took place over a few days in September and we were really lucky to have lovely sunshine for most days (it wouldn’t be a Seasalt shoot in Cornwall without the odd downpour!). We packed up our van with the new collection, photography gear and plenty of snacks to keep us going, and set out to our chosen locations.

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As well as the town of Falmouth we headed out to nearby areas such as St Mawes, Flushing and Maenporth. The trip to St Mawes was a particular highlight, taking the iconic chain ferry, the ‘King Harry’ over the River Fal on a glorious sunny day. At each location we were welcomed with stunning scenery which made showcasing the new clothes a real delight. The images turned out beautifully and we were all very pleased with the result. After a successful few days our Spring/Summer location shoot was complete for another year.

Step into springtime in our new season prints

posted on January 14th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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All of our prints are designed by us. They’re inspired by the Cornish landscape, the colours and flora we see on country walks and the maritime dotted vistas that hug the coast in Cornwall. They’re unique to us; you won’t find them anywhere else.

Each season we create a fresh collection and this spring/summer they’re inspired by the area around our design studios in Falmouth. Locations such as Maenporth beach with views to Pendennis point, and sweet flower meadow walks to Budock Church.

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Christmas music recital – Seasalt style

posted on December 31st, 2013 by Emma Raczkowski

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There are many musical people here at Seasalt. Neil has been learning the piano for 30 years and you can often hear the sound of his tinkering throughout the studio, as he takes 10 minutes out from the day.

This year he held a recital for his fellow music students and what a glorious evening it was! Around 30 music students, plus families, ranging from age 4 to much older got together for a Christmas bash! Each played a tune in turn for the rest and by the end we think they had played every Xmas song ever written!

Neil would like to say a big thank you to Michelle ( his piano tutor) for all her brilliant musical tutor-age all year, and thank you to his fellow students including Victoria and Zephyrine who work so hard at Seasalt, we are all surprised they had anytime to practice and be so brilliant!

Seasalt Secret!!!

The grand piano pictured above lives permanently lives at our design studio’s in Falmouth, for people to play whenever they want!

paper pine trees in our christmas windows

posted on December 13th, 2013 by Matt

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Our 2013 Christmas window displays feature giant paper pine trees inspired by vintage Scandinavian prints. Hanging in the tree tops are sparkly sequin stars which are really easy and fun to make – read our how to guide . The display was recognized in Falmouth’s annual “Best Dressed Christmas Window” competition.

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behind the scenes – how we made Christmas happen

posted on December 5th, 2013 by Emma Raczkowski

That time of year is fast approaching – the jingle bells are most definitely jingling! As a little Christmas gift from us to you, here’s a sneak peek of what went on behind the scenes of our Christmas catalogue shoot way back in the summer…

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behind the scenes- on location at Garden Wings Cottage

posted on December 5th, 2013 by Emma Raczkowski

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When it comes to location shoots we are very lucky here at Seasalt, being given the opportunity to shoot at a number of different locations around our beautiful home county of Cornwall. This was no exception when it came to our Christmas catalogue, we were fortunate enough to shoot at the gorgeous Garden Wings cottage in the tiny hamlet of Mawnan. Read the rest of this entry »

we love juicy pattern knits

posted on October 11th, 2013 by Emma Raczkowski

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As the nights draw in and temperature drop it’s clear that winter is just around the corner. This season’s new wardrobe staple has to be the patterned knit. Make your patterns pop by layering with basics for that perfect winter daytime look.  With a selection on patterns from birds to bright fair isles and even more traditional styles, there truly is something for everyone!

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The Matilda Cardigan  in Bird Herringbone Granite features a bright striped bird pattern inspired by the wealth of cornish birds surrounding us. Layer this lovely jacquard knit cardigan with basic tops and pair with our Galatea Jeans and Trefusis Boots for the perfect day look. To keep those winter chills away, finish this look with the juicy colours of our Fishing Net Scarf and Mittens.

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Our Matilda Cardigan in Penwith Jacquard Tobacco was inspired by Cornish townscapes. Try layering this cardigan with our Thrifty Top in Silver and Eden skirt for a Weekend Look. This Look is topped off perfectly with our Wishing Well Scarf and Trefusis Boots to keep you warm.

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This lovely fair isle long length Hazelnut Cardigan is perfect for dressing up or down. Layer with our Thrifty Top in Beetroot and Galatea Jeans topped off with the warming colours from our Lobster Pot Snood and Mittens which were inspired by the fishing culture that surrounds Mevagissey.

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If you are looking for something a bit brighter how about trying the Penvoer Cardigan in Eddystone Cadet. This juicy striped fair isle knit will really bring a pop to your outfit. Layer with our High Clere Top in Slate  and Galatea Jeans and accessories with our beautiful wool/silk mix  Hallane Scarf for added warmth and colour.

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For a more muted fair isle knit the Penvoeor Cardgian in Folk Bilberry features the traditional snowflakes pattern. This lovely purple knit works perfectly with chambray such as the Duchy Skirt and layered with basics such as the Thrifty Top in Orca. Why not try a knitted Flower Headband to keep your ears away from that bitter winter wind and some wollen gloves or mittens such as the Ascot Cable Mittens for that perfect casual day look.

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