some new arrivals this week online and as I was scrolling through in my half-interested January mood I noticed three items in particular for their prettiness.
I think the scarf, above, is exquisite, there's something about the pattern and the use of pink and black and cream that is so fetching to my eye.
I'm also making a serious effort to buy items on my very short list for 2013 from brands that I know for certain pay their workers a living wage. I've just read this great book, Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Lustre, and I'll tell you what, it has really opened my eyes. I wish I had read it years ago!
Did you know that even luxury brands get into all kinds of tomfoolery around the provenance of their products? Like gluing the tops of shoes together in factories in China and then sending them to Italy to be attached to their "Made In Italy" soles?
That's just one teeny example.
Have you read Deluxe?
Are you looking at the production of the items you buy this year?