Wool & Water | Curiouser & Curiouser14:42:00
For the past month or so I have been inexcusably lazy, in my life, my blog and my style. There is no real reason other than a general feeling of malaise and a loss of direction.
However, I hope to get back on the blogging horse and this post is just the start.
I recently attended the opening night of the play Here Comes the Night in Belfast's famous Lyric theatre. Situated in the leafy suburb of Stranmillis, the theatre underwent a major rebuild a few years ago and is now a modern and bold piece of architecture. I thought this the perfect opportunity to wear my new Wool & Water bow tie.
My cunning reasoning for this was 2-fold. An evening at the theatre called for a more dapper outfit and Alice, the designer and creator behind Wool & Water is an actress herself, and actually appeared in a play in the Lyric! Alice is originally from England but is currently based in the Netherlands, giving my look a truly cosmopolitan feel.
The latest range is inspired by great writers and literary characters including Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll and Dorothy Parker. I chose The Fitzgerald, (named for F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby); the deco pattern and bold colour combination shouted 1920's to me.
With a range of hand-knitted accessories including ties, bow ties and braces, is a creative and fun brand. Each piece is a limited edition, for exclusivity and practicality as Alice knits and sews each one by hand. By limiting the number of pieces, this ensures your tie is so much more special.