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  • Rebecca Taylor

Introducing Apsley - The Gift That Keeps On Giving

The Candle market is a competitive one, and I can tell you I’ve given many a candle a test drive over the years. From Diptyque to Cire Trudon, I’ve burned and loved more than my share,  but none more than the Vesuvius candles by Melbourne based candle makers Apsley and Company. 

Beautiful candles have become the comfort blanket of 2020, but these beauties in their opulent, artisan tortoiseshell glass vessels may just be the panacea to your Covid 19 woes. 

With fragrances developed by a cadre of talented European perfumers, each striking candle has been crafted with uncompromising attention to detail, and the vessels make the most beautiful vases once the wax has burned down. Truly the gift that keeps on giving. 

As creator Helen Armstrong says “Never has it seemed more important than now to have a living space that feels safe and comforting and creates an atmosphere where you feel less tense and anxious”. 

X Kell

  • Rebecca Taylor

Face Masks - Pretty safety, it's a thing!

Who knew that a face mask would be an item we would automatically grab before leaving the house, along with our phone, wallet and keys? No longer widely perceived as a sign of paranoia, face masks are now rather a sign of community compassion and a willingness to work together.

It’s been so interesting as a retailer to observe this shift in public mindset, and we’ve been overwhelmed with requests for “pretty face masks”. 🌸🌼🌸

We’ve sold hundreds of gorgeous Liberty Tana Lawn face masks and there is a steady stream of many more on their way. You will not believe the amazing prints amongst them.

It’s amazing how the friendly, familiar Liberty prints (designed to lift the mood) have somehow served as encouragement to embrace a safety precaution once the sole preserve of hospitals. Safety, like kindness is fashionable!

It was initially difficult to know just how many face masks to order, but thinking about it I suspect this newfound willingness to wear a mask will extend well beyond the Covid 19 pandemic and forever be a sign of courtesy to others - “I’m feeling a little unwell today, so I will wear a mask out of respect for those around me.”

The appreciation for the striking, vibrant multitude of Liberty patterns is also certain to endure, and the softness of the Tana Lawn cotton supersedes many silk weaves. It is also durable and machine washable, which means you can enjoy your favourite Liberty mask on a daily basis.

If your local Zjoosh store is running low, place pre-orders with our team and they will phone you as soon as the next batch arrive. You are also welcome to order at Zjoosh online. Prints are assorted and it is pot luck online, but they are all absolutely gorgeous. “Pretty Safety”- It’s a thing! X Kell

  • Rebecca Taylor

100% Cotton Scarves

 

We have scarves on the mind right now because it’s warming up!  It’s time to dispense with coats and lots of heavy layers and instead accessorise our jeans, shirts and jackets look with scarves!

 

As you know, we are sticklers for the way things FEEL at Zjoosh. All my life I’ve been a sucker for an eye catching scarf. I fall under the spell of the colours and patterns wherever I go. I’m a collector. To be perfectly honest though, the ones I LOVE to wear are always made from pure natural fibres.

Our new collection of animal print scarves are absolutely sublime. They are large (1m x 2m) but super fine so as not to be bulky at all when wrapped around and around. Not only for the cooler climes, these versatile accessories can double as sarongs or beach shawls come the summer.

Being 100% cotton, our scarves are also washable. Channel Hollywood style and your cotton scarf can be wrapped around to double as a face mask when you find yourself in crowed spaces and need a little protection. X Kell

Cotton Cashmere Knits - Like An Old Favourite Friend

Do you have a favourite jumper? One that you really look forward to pulling on at the end of a long day. Like an old faithful friend, you feel warm and secure the minute you are reunited.

Perhaps it’s so “loved” it bears a few battle scars. The odd pull or stain, but its beauty lies in its softness and feel against your skin.

Our new collection of cotton and cashmere Tara Knits, have all the comfort and softness of your old favourite sweater, but have elegant balloon sleeves and long cuff detail which make you feel fully “dressed” while also feeling fully relaxed. Feeling comfortable and looking elegant need not be mutually exclusive.

I’m wondering if these days of working from home and spending weekends snuggled up will have a lasting effect on the way we dress? Just this morning I ran into a lawyer friend who admitted that working in the comfort of her own home without the “corporate costume”, has been a welcome change. Fine work can be achieved just as well cross legged on the sofa as propped at a desk after a long commute.

Kell x

 

Who knows what will happen, but for now we are accomodating your need for beautiful, yet extremely comfortable apparel. Shop all stores for our many colours in the Tara Jumper and skirts. You really have to feel the softness to understand why these pieces will become your trusty favourites for many years to come.

Ponchettes - Your Star Performer Trans Seasonal Piece

You loved our super long and luxurious ponchos that go all the way down to your knees. But at 1m x 2m that’s a lot of cashmere, and the truth is not everyone wants all that, particularly as we have passed the winter midpoint. Enter the Zjoosh PONCHETTE! A smaller poncho (exactly half the size) for when you just want to quickly and elegantly add a layer on top.

If you are like me and you love your fashion to work overtime, then the Ponchette will be your star performer trans seasonal piece. Wear with the seam on the side for classic elegance, or bring the seam to the front and pull all the fabric forward and wear as a scarf under a jacket.

A simple Long Sleeved T or any simple shirt is instantly lifted with one of these popped on top.  My friend Leanne admitted on the weekend to popping one of these over her Pjs for her early morning Zoom calls!  A stroke of Covid fashion genius! What’s Not to love! X Kell