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Caring for your Woollen Sweaters

It always irks me whenever a sales consultant tells me that you cannot  hand wash woollens and to follow the directions on the label. For years, I have been hand washing my knitwear and ignored the care label reading 'Dry clean'. The majority of my sweaters are made by high end designers, such as Ralph Lauren Collection and Burberry, and because they have been taken care of, still look brand new. 

Here's what I do to keep my sweaters looking fabulous. If the sweater is 100% cashmere you need to fill a small tub of lukewarm water using a small amount of Wool Mix. I ALWAYS use Martha Gardner, Eucalyptus. I wash the sweater by gently moving the garment through the water and gently squeezing the sweater, but never pulling or tugging. Then I leave the sweater in the water to soak for about five minutes (not always needed-do skip this step if the garment is not heavily soiled). Afterwards, I rinse the sweater in lukewarm water until the water comes out clear. Do not lift the swea…

Burberry Classic Style

It seems Burberry is not all about the raging 80s and 90s. I am so relieved to say there are some classics beginning to filter in. Thank God! 

Seriously, I am really not that thrilled about fluorescent trims, nor am I that excited when it comes to graffiti prints; two trends that Burberry have taken on with a vengeance.

The reason I am so against these so called 'trends' is because I've already seen, lived and worn those trends back in the 80s and 90s. If I'm totally honest, I am pretty happy to see the back end of them. 

Classics-give me them any day, any year, any season. Classics never go out of fashion. One of my favourite new season pieces by Burberry has got to be the short-sleeve wool/silk shirt dress in off white. Very reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. Vintage inspired, this dress would flatter any figure. 

What do you think about designers going back to the 80s and 90s? Would you prefer to see more classic pieces in your favourite designer capsule col…