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Friday, 12 June 2015

Seasonal Scents


Cabbages & Roses have collaborated with English candle company Amor et Psyche to bring you two glorious scents for Spring/Summer. Twenty Seven Roses and Fig & Pear have both been hand poured in Hertfordshire, using both organic wicks and wax to give them a burn time of 50 hours. 

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Designed by Lex Lane, the beauty behind the brand lies in the explorations and discoveries she came across, with the idea igniting in Paris and developing through the streets of St Germain. Lex Lane wanted to create powerful scents that not only evoke memories but also awaken new ones. Using the maximum possible quantity of essential oil extract and organic soy wax to create a clean, crisp full bodied fragrance, these 38 cl candles release a powerful scent of the vigour of Spring.

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Some tips for your new candle:

1. To prevent tunneling of the candle, burn your candle until the molten wax reaches the sides.

2. Keep the wick at least 5 mm tall and trim off any carbon build-up before relighting.

3. Before relighting, keep the wick trimmed to avoid unnecessary smoke

4. Burn your candle in a draught free and open area

5. Never leave candles unattended and keep them away from children and pets

6. Burn your candle on a heat-resistant surface

7. Stop using candle once there is only 15 cm of wax remaining


Georgia x

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Behind the Scenes: Summer '15 Shoot

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Cabbages & Roses Summer 2015 shot by Hill & Aubrey

Cabbages & Roses Summer 2015 shoot took place on the warmest day of the year so far, in a beautiful London park. The sun beat down on us, so much so that you'd think we would have taken shade under one of the big oak trees. However, excitement of it being the first hot day of the year took over and we could all be seen sprawled across a large picnic blanket, soaking the sun up as if our lives depended on it (in between shots, of course).


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Photographers Hill & Aubrey brought a long a faithful assistant, in the form of Monty, the dog.

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 Our model for the day was the gorgeous Riley Hillyer (Follow her on Instagram here, or read our interview with her here). Her beachy blonde hair, delicate tattoos and effortless style worked perfectly with the cool linens, floaty dresses and structured co-ords of this season. We loved seeing some of the more feminine pieces on a edgier, grungier model than usual!

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Shading themselves from the sun, photographers Hill & Aubrey fashioned home-made bandannas out of odd C&R fabric cuttings. Perhaps they have started a new trend!

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Hang on! Who copied who's look...?..

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Getting ready for the shoot early in the morning, it became apparent quite quickly that we weren't all dressed appropriately for the warmest day of the year...

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A quick outfit change into cool flowing linens, and we were on our way..

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Cool White Linens for walking around the City

To view the final photos, have a look at the Summer 2015 lookbook here. And now for a few more behind the scenes photos of the day..

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The Striped Lavinia Dress
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Jumping down from the fallen tree captured the movement in the Eliza Coat beautifully!
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The Rosemary Dress
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The Blue Amos Dress 


We hope you love the new collection as much as we do!
Christabel x

How To Wear: The Pink Polka Dot

Now in store and online is our Pink Polka Dots range in a variation of five beautiful styles, including the Clara Top, Simple Shirt, Annabel Dress, Francesca Skirt and Hotch Potch Dress. Made with 25% silk, this lightweight fabric is perfect for warmer days and the fun, feminine print speaks for itself.

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Our beautiful model teams the Simple Shirt with slouchy boyfriend jeans and classic Birkenstock sandals, the perfect shoe to accompany our collection this Spring/Summer.

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The charming Hotch Potch dress is a must for upcoming weddings and special occasions this season. Wear by itself or layer up with our white Short Underdress. For a daytime look, we like to style this with a pair of our classic Plimsolls or dress up with heels and a vintage clutch for an evening affair.

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The best selling Annabel dress is again wonderfully worked with layers. Our cotton Under Dress allows the delicate frill of the collar to peep around the edge of the neckline. We do love attention to detail! Wear with white espadrilles and feel feminine all season.

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Next is our playful Francesca Skirt which works perfectly with the Cropped Sweater. The skirt has a high waistband for a flattering nipped in silhouette and is every bit as sophisticated when matched with our Satchel (available in 3 colours).

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Simple but effortlessly chic, the Clara Top features a wide slash neckline and dip hem back. Similar to the Simple Shirt, this can be worked with slouch jeans and plimsolls or Birkenstocks.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Our Very Own English Roses...

With the infamous Chelsea Flower Show gracing the Royal Hospital this year (19th to 23rd May), we decided to round up some of the staff at Cabbages & Roses in their own favourite florals, including the Roses Hotch Potch dress, the Floral Cropped Hettie Jacket and the ever so beautiful Navy Clara Top.

Our Roses Hotch Potch dress, modelled by Daisy, is made from a lovely Japanese floral fabric and features pockets on either side, asymmetrical seams on the waist and a loose fit. We paired this dress with a classic pair of Birkenstocks and one of our oval straw baskets for an effortless, daytime chic look that can also be dressed up for any special occasion.

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Christabel opted for ditsy florals in our Navy Clara top, made from a French cotton polin fabric. The wide neck of this top sits beautifully on the collarbone and has wide sleeves that turn up. Teamed with simple skinny jeans and a pair of slouch boots this is a great piece to have in your wardrobe all through those glorious summer days.

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Finally, Hettie has decided to wear the cropped Floral Hettie Jacket. Made from a feminine floral fabric, this interchangeable piece can also be matched with our Diana skirt (as modelled) in the same material for a gorgeous co-ord outfit. With double breasted buttons, a sweet peter pan collar and bow detailing on the back, you will feel stylish and girly all season.

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Have a wonderful weekend!
Georgia x