These pictures were taken just outside the Ruin Beach Cafe on Tresco Island, Isles of Scilly. You can see more holiday snaps here. The day these images were taken I was very content to be hanging out in the sunshine and taking in the view at Raven’s Porth, Old Grimsby from the cafe over to St Martins island. Clearly influenced by my beach and sea surroundings I went for a nautically-themed outfit; wearing my Edina Ronay Sailor Jacket, Mango white tee and ASOS jeans. The Christy’s hat was loaned from American Boyfriend – it’s amazing how many clothes I steal from him these days
Edina Ronay has a fascinating history as a designer. Born in Budapest, Ronay moved to London with her family and studied fashion design at Central St Martins before moving on to RADA to work on her acting career. She was somewhat of an ‘It Girl’ in England in the 60s, then decided to travel to Ibiza, Formenterra and Morocco before returning to London in the 70s to start her vintage lace and clothing shop on the wonderful Kings Road. She began to design again, after being inspired by the vintage pieces she was selling, especially the knitwear for which Edina is most often known. In 2012 Ronay launched her Red Label collection – a limited edition, luxury heritage collection designed and produced exclusively in Britain. The sailor jacket is a lovely style, part of Spring Summer 13, of which Edina tells us:
“For Spring Summer I created timeless, flattering pieces which will take anyone effortlessly from desk to dinner. My trademark knitwear is inspired by the 40s and 50s and made with the highest quality British mercerised cotton, adorned with details such as mother of pearl buttons and lacy knit stitches and French couture lace trimmings. Continuing to design and produce my collections in Britain is extremely important to me and I consider that nurturing and supporting British talent and workmanship is more vital now than ever.”
To view more of Edina Ronay’s collection click HERE. Be sure to check out the Live to Love silk summer print dress, as with every purchase Ronay will donate 50% of the price to Druk White Lotus School in the Himalayas, a charity aimed at providing students from the area with an excellent education as well as teaching them social and life skills. A worthy cause indeed!