The accessory to empower and inspire – launching today
Just in case you were unaware - today is International Women’s Day.I feel incredibly lucky to have great women (and men – but that’s a different post!) in my life – from family, to friends (who, over time, have become family), to clients (who have become great friends)… which makes them… you get the picture! In amongst those women is Dara Ford who I am delighted to introduce to you.Before I talk about her beautiful accessory (which launches today) here’s what you need to know about her: she is a hugely talented womenswear tailor (they are extremely rare); she is understated (most brilliant women are); and she has a passion for creating clothes to empower and celebrate women.This was the starting point for her latest accessory.
Custom print scarves featuring quotes by women in history.It’s a fabulous idea which not only looks beautiful (see below) but reminds us of the remarkable achievements of women of the past who continue to inspire our futures.Some of my favourites include: “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Marie Curie; “Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!” Jane Austen and “Actually I Can”.
What struck me, when talking to Dara, is the responsibility we all have to ensure future generations learn from us.If we impart our wisdom and boost their confidence, who knows what they’ll achieve.To illustrate this, Dara’s 7-year-old daughter was inspired (seeing her Mum designing the scarves) to write her own quote: 'Act like a rose, shine like a star.’ Genius!
Here is Dara’s Collection in stunning colour combinations.Whether you tie a silk scarf to your handbag; wear it loose, as a belt or as a neck-tie - it’s chic, it’s stylish and it’s an inspiring, uplifting read.
Blue & Grey
Burgundy & Pink
If you prefer to keep to simple grey and navy, Dara has also included a neck tie and a pocket square based on her suit lining – did I mention she’s a genius?
Please order here www.daraford.com/shop quoting MKS-2019 (for your 15% discount) until 15th March. Dara is also donating 10% of all sales to Refuge – an incredible charity who provide lifechanging support to domestic violence survivors and their children.
It’s a fabulous gift for yourself or a great female in your life (they and you so deserve it).
Here’s to you and congratulations to you Dara – may you continue to create and inspire.
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