Our window dressers have been at it again, creating more beautiful displays for us to marvel at. Here is some of their hard work, though if you’re local why not take a stroll past..
Ahoy there maties! Earlier this month we launched our Spring/Summer 2012 collection aboard the Golden Hinde on the River Thames. In the heart of London on a legendary ship, in the depths of February. With pretty Cornish prints and floaty tops looking lovely on deck, and snow actually gathering on the garments!
For our Spring Summer location shoots we kept it local with a trip to beautiful St. Ives. Here are some behind the scenes photos taken at Porthmeor Studios, the home and birth place of the St. Ives School of Painting, and Smeatons Pier which offers breath taking views across St. Ives.
This Saturday at the flagship John Lewis store on London’s Oxford Street Seasalt are launching our brand new and limited edition collection ‘Artists and Potters’.
It’s hard not to notice that the festival season has well and truly kicked off, especially with all the buzz and excitement around this year’s Glastonbury festival.
As well as enjoying all the live music and fun-loving atmosphere, we also delight in the fact that it’s just another reason to wear our favourite Seasalt wellies! With the ever growing popularity of music festivals teamed with the unpredictable British weather, it is no wonder that wellies have made a come back in recent years as a bit of a fashion accessory.
We think our lovely range of bold & bright natural rubber wellies are the perfect fashion statement! But don’t just take our word for it, Grazia think so too….yes our wonderful Seasalt wellies feature on their website Graziadaily.co.uk in a fabulous article about ‘Ethical Festival Fashion’ – Take a look here!
We’ve added a brand new selection of ‘Catch Me Quick’ special offers in our sale shop today with up to 40% off selected products from our SS11 range! But ‘Catch them Quick’, these offers will only be available till Thursday 30th June. There’s a fantastic selection of our favourite Womenswear, Menswear and Kidswear from this season’s range on offer so hurry to our sale shop to grab a Seasalt bargain!
Make sure you also check back again next week as we’ll be adding a new selection of products to the sale shop!
At Seasalt, we are very proud of our prints as they are designed by us, you won’t find them anywhere else and we often source inspiration from our stunning Cornish surroundings. For this season’s prints, Sophie – our talented print designer, drew inspiration from the many beautiful wild flowers that adorn our glorious Cornish coastline.
Due to Cornwall’s mild and often moist climate, wild flowers seem to thrive in a range of habitats around Cornwall, from rugged cliff tops to lush gardens, as well as beautifully lining the incised country lanes. Here are just a few of the wonderful wild flowers that inspired the current Spring Summer Seasalt collection:
The Dandelion has a distinct yellowy-orange flower head, which is in turn made up of very small flower heads, each called a floret. The flower head opens during the day but closes at night and when the flower matures, it turn into spherical ‘clocks’, which each have a single-seeded fruit on the end called achenes. These fruits are attached by fine hairs making it easy for the wind to pick them up, dispersing the seeds across the landscape. You can see our Dandelion inspired ‘Dandelion Clocks’ print below.
The Common Mallow plant is found growing wild all around the Cornish coast line and has small pretty purpley pick flower heads. The common Mallow can also be used for medicinal purposes due to the anti-inflammatory properties of its mucus. Apparently if you have a toothache, just chew on the flowers and it will relieve the swelling! You can see our ‘Mallows Mist’ print below.
As indicated by the name, the Climbing Clematis is a vigorous climbing plant and it’s leaves and leafstalks twist and curl around any nearby supporting structures to help it grow. The pretty flowers can bring a fantastic burst of colour to any garden. An Indian woodblock found on Sophie’s travels abroad actually formed the basis for our Climbing Clematis print (shown below) but they can also be seen in many Cornish gardens.
If you sit very still you may just be able to hear the lapping of the waves, the creaking of the boats and perhaps, just perhaps imagine a breeze as you relax by the shoreline on a fine spring day. I say this now since it’s thoughts such as this that go a fair way to make up what Seasalt is all about. Winter has officially passed and once again we can look forward to all the new season has in store for us!
Not wanting to look back there is plenty on offer at Seasalt this season as we welcome in the New Spring Arrivals. With lots of fresh new styles and colours to help you get in that nautical spirit wherever you are perhaps you too will hear those waves… I’m feeling more relaxed already!
I’ve been waiting a while for the Seasalt Naval Canvas Bags to become available as my old bag has seen better days after too many years being wedged full of sketch pads and paint brushes. So I’ll be after the Canvas Satchel very soon!
Of course it’s early in the year still but some of us are simply desperate to get just a little therapeutic wave splashing in on the seashore whatever the temperature. Might I suggest you consider the new Seasalt Ladies Cove Wellies in colour or print to take those tentative paddling steps whilst staying dry all the while. And of course for those times when the weather turns ‘British’ on us as we know it will from time to time.
But lets not get completely bogged down with the thought of those rainy days however inevitable they may be. Keeping those warmer seashore moments in mind the Seasalt Shore Shoes will help you enjoy just such moments in comfort, again with some great colours available. Thankfully, though currently available in women’s styles the men’s Shore Shoes are on their way… I’m first in the queue mind!
These are of course but the tip of the Whippy Ice Cream as there are lots of other great introductions to Spring with Short Sleeved Tops and Crop Trousers to name just two. And keeping in the spirit of the seaside don’t miss a visit to our grand old Seasalt Arcade for that end of the pier nostalgia!
Our new Handybands are rapidly becoming a Seasalt favourite – and we think there are a whole host of reasons why …
Firstly they are made with our lovely soft organic cotton making them incredibly comfortable, which, for a piece of headwear that’s near your face, is extra important. They’re totally machine washable which means you can use them for all your sporting activities and they’ll still be as fresh as daisy once they’ve had a go through the wash (which can’t always be said for your trainers!)
Most of all, they’re ingeniously versatile and you can wear your Seasalt Handyband a whole multitude of ways – from a headband, to a hairband to a scarf and more! They’re great to wear all year round too as when the weather’s cold and the wind gets up you can turn them into a hat or mask, for an extra warm layer.
Our sale is now coming to an end, and many items are almost sold out – the good news is that our brand NEW spring collection will be here very soon.
You can see a taste of our new Spring collection with our New Arrivals collection, online now.
Plus you can also sign up here to be the first to know when more of the NEW Spring collection arrives!