Sophie & the Missoni Exhibition

posted on May 23rd, 2016 by Laura Ellis

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Yesterday was a perfect day. The sun was out, and I had a day on my own in London. I went to see the newly opened Missoni exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles Museum, opened by Zandra Rhodes. It is a small, but brilliant museum. Read the rest of this entry »

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WIN your Christmas Wish List – up to the value of £250!

posted on December 1st, 2015 by Nikki Phillips

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We’re well and truly in the Christmas spirit and we want to spread our festive cheer by giving you the chance to WIN your Seasalt Wish List with a value of up to £250! If you’d like to wake up on Christmas morning and unwrap the Seasalt goodies you’ve been lusting after for months simply follow the instructions below.

Instructions for how to enter:

  • Sign in to your account (or create an account if you’re new to Seasalt).
  • Browse through the Seasalt website to find items you love and click “ADD TO WISH LIST”.
  • When you’re happy with your list, head back to the Wish List page in ‘My Account’ and choose which social platform you’d like to share it on.
  • Whether you choose to share your Wish List on Facebook or Twitter you’ll need to make sure you tag us in (@seasaltclothing) to be in with a chance of winning your chosen outfit.
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Good luck!

Terms and conditions

The deadline for entries is midnight on Thursday 17th December 2015. There is no entry fee and no purchase required. Please note: items in your wish list are not reserved and may go out of stock. In the event that the winner’s chosen items are out of stock, similar items will be substituted. No cash alternative available. By entering the competition you have the legal capacity to do so and agree to these terms and conditions. The winner will be selected at random and will be tagged in a comment on the post on which they entered. The winner must contact Seasalt via the email address provided (competitions@seasaltcornwall.co.uk) within 24 hours in order to confirm acceptance and arrange receipt of their prize. Should the prize not be claimed within 24 hours a new winner will be selected at random. The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 or over, except employees of Seasalt and their immediate families, or anyone professionally associated with this promotion. The prize winner agrees to the use of their name for promotional purposes.

Behind The Scenes of our Charity Jute Bag Press Launch

posted on January 30th, 2015 by Nikki Phillips

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Earlier in the week, we packed our bags and took a trip to the big city to launch our Charity Jute Bags to some of the country’s top media and bloggers.

The bags have been exclusively designed by some of our well known friends, Dame Judi Dench, Savannah Miller, Alex Polizzi and Monty Halls. £1 from each of the Jute Shoppers will be donated straight to Fishermen’s Mission, a charity we’ve been working with for the last few years now. The bags will be on sale from the end March, but we wanted to give the press a sneak peak of the unique designs.

The event was held at the very chic Wright Brothers Soho Oyster House right in the heart of London.

The Seasalt Marketing Team arrived early in the afternoon to arrange the limited edition jutes, fill the goodie bags full of Cornish treats and dress the waiters in unique Seasalt print aprons. With minutes to spare, we pulled on our Lottie Dresses and it was time to welcome to crowds.

As the journalists arrived, the fantastic Fishwives Choir struck up their accordions and belted out a song or two about the wild seas. The atmosphere was charged as the guests reached for a Fish Wives Fizz cocktail, made using Cornish wine maker, Polgoon’s Sparkling Aval.

Two-tiered Fruits De Mer glittered on crushed ice, and the Cornish Oysters were definitely a talking point for lots of people… down in one or give it a chew first?!

We were delighted that Savannah and Monty popped in to say ‘hello’ and shared a glass of fizz with our visitors. All in all it was a fantastic evening and we can’t wait for the bags to launch in our Seasalt Shops and Online. Whose will sell out first?

Let us know what you think of the designs over on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter.

More details on our limited edition Charity Jute Bags here.

 

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Striped Sailor Shirts – A History

posted on July 8th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

 

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At Seasalt striped sailor shirts are our staple garments – in fact they were the first Seasalt garment we ever made 33 years ago! But how did nautical stripes become part of our everyday wardrobe?

Stripes were popular among seafarers as they were highly visible should a sailor be unlucky enough to fall over-board. Vertically striped trousers were the garment of choice for mariners in the 1700s, with Nelson owning a rather fetching pair of striped stockings! Stripes proved so effective when out at sea that in 1858 the French Navy demanded the humble striped shirt become strict, naval uniform.

During the early 1900s stripes had started to seep into everyday clothing. Swimsuits (think vintage, strong man outfits) were a popular choice for the striped design – but the shirts had started to make their way onto the creative scene, with artists and writers including Man Ray, Ernest Hemingway and Picasso regularly wearing them – there are pictures floating around of F. Scott Fitzgerald pairing his stripes with a pair of plus fours!

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Perhaps the most famous striped top lover of them all, and the person credited with bringing the humble sailor shirt on to the radar of the fabulously fashionable, was Coco Chanel. Arguably one of the most famous and influential designers in the world, she took elements of menswear and transformed them into luxurious clothing for women. A firm believer that clothing ought to be comfortable, a strong sentiment that moved away from the constraints of women’s fashion in the early 1900s, she once said, “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury” – a sentiment strongly shared by Seasalt designers today!

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Throughout the years the classic striped shirt showed no signs of abating and became synonymous with 1960s French New Wave Cinema, and the burgeoning creative art scene. Actresses Jean Seberg and Brigitte Bardot, and artist Andy Warhol were rarely seen without their nautical attire.

Even today the striped shirt is still as popular as ever – perhaps due to its magical ability to make any outfit look as though you’ve just stepped off the boat from the French Riviera, or maybe because it looks as good with a pair of jeans as it does with a floral print skirt. One thing’s for certain, the striped top shows no sign of slowing down, and we’re proud that our Sailor Shirt is the best you can buy!

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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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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’re ‘womenswear brand of the year’ – thank you!

posted on November 27th, 2013 by rosie

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Last week a few of the team went up to the big smoke of London for an evening of celebration and glamour at the annual Drapers Awards ceremony. Hosted by the irrepressible (and very tall!), Dara O’Briain, these highly-respected industry awards recognise some of the the best performers in the world of clothing and fashion – and we were one of them, winning the prestigious Womenswear Brand of the Year category!

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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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we love layers

posted on September 13th, 2013 by Emma Raczkowski

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As the evenings draw in and the weather becomes more unpredictable, we start to remember that autumn can be a hard season to dress for. That’s where layering comes in so handy – layering your outfits is perfect for being prepared whatever the weather throws at you – essential in Cornwall! And you might be surprised,  but wearing several thin layers can be just as cosy as wearing you favourite chunky fisherman jumper.

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For daytime looks try layering bright cardigans to add pops of colour to an outfit. The Tamarisk Cardy is the perfect cable knit cardigan for adding a bit of warmth. Teamed with our Levalsa Skirt, in a warm versatile cord, you can wear this outfit throughout the season whether with bare legs and pumps or tights and boots for cooler days or nights.

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Try layering more neutral tones with prints. The Solstice Cardigan is the perfect companion for pretty dresses, such as the long sleeved Cosmos Dress. For cooler days add a shawl or scarf for added warmth. The Flutter Shawl in berry works perfectly with the camellia sage print. If you’re still chilly try adding a top under you dress, here we’ve used the Seasonal Top in mineral.

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Pops of colour can brighten up any casual daytime look. The Kohl Rabi Cardigan, with its lovely bright stripes, is perfect for this. This lovely soft mohair cardigan can be thrown over jeans and t-shirts to bring some colour to any outfit.

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The Levee Jumper in a nautically inspired knit is a perfect feminine take on the traditional fisherman’s jumper. Layer with basic t-shirts and a cute little collared shirt for the perfect snug look.

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A knitted dress can work as a perfect transitional piece throughout the season.  Our knitted Woodwick Dress is perfect for those cooler days. Wear with tights and boots for a smart look or dress down with jeans or leggings.

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Scarves are a great way to bring some added warmth to outfits. Woven wool scarves are a great lightweight option, bringing colour and warmth to any outfit, and can be easily adapted for the evenings and worn shawl style.

Leather boots are a must have this winter for keeping your feet snug and dry. Paired with jeans for trawling round the coastal paths or worn with a skirt or dress for more dressy occasions. Our knee high Trundle Boots in soft suede are the perfect feminine solution for cold feet in wintery weather.

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If that’s still not enough and you’re feeling the chill,  try finishing  your  look off with a gilet or Coat from our RAIN collection.

The Greenwich Gilet is perfect for smarter occasions and works perfectly layered over your favourite knitwear. With its fitted silhouette it will allow you to retain a more flattering silhouette.

The Hedgerow Coat will add a dash of colour on those drab, drizzly days and take you right through the season.

Here at Seasalt we’re beginning to embrace layering as the nights draw in and would love to you are layering your looks this season. Let us know how you are keeping snug this Autumn and send us a photo of your layered  looks.