A Winter Wonderland

Last weekend I took a trip down to London to get into the Christmas spirit in the most beautifully festive place in the country! First we started with a trip to Harrods, the outside of the store was covered in wreaths and gold garlands, the only store where the outside may be more impressive than what's inside! You can easily get lost amongst the designer bags, kitchenware and the most amazing array of food I have ever seen however it was the Christmas shop we really wanted to see! It was like a (very busy) Santa's grotto and the decorations were beautiful! 

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Next stop was Covent Garden, my favourite place in London to visit at Chrismas - they always have the best decorations! There was huge mistletoe decorations hanging from the ceiling and a band was playing Christmas songs outside the shops! 

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Lastly, what we really went for - Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park! We had heard lots about Winter Wonderland and it did not disappoint! The park was full of rides, food stalls, bars and Christmas markets! It looks like I was too busy eating mini pancakes to take many pictures but I really do recommend you visit if you're looking for something fun to do in London during Christmas. It's free to enter and there are many things including ice skating, an Ice Bar, Cinderella on Ice, a Circus and many more that you can book before you go! Winter Wonderland is running until 1st January so you still have plenty of time to visit! 

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5 Trends You'll Be Wearing this Autumn

As the nights get darker and the weather gets progressively colder there is one good thing about Autumn - the fashion! We have collated the top 5 Autumn trends you'll be seeing everywhere this fall! 

RED

If you haven't already noticed red is everywhere at the moment, this daring shade made a bold statement on the catwalk with Max Mara, Fendi and Givenchy showcasing all red outfits in their catwalk shows this Spring paving the way for the high street to capture this trend in time for Autumn.

Image: Harpers Bazaar

Image: Harpers Bazaar

DRESSED DOWN SUITS

Mostly in Prince of Wales check, suits are definitely having their moment! But don't think workwear, think casual oversized blazers with band tees and trainers bringing a whole new meaning to smart casual! 

Image: www.whowhatwear.co.uk 

Image: www.whowhatwear.co.uk 

SLOGANS

Carrying on from the summers slogan t-shirt trend, this autumn the slogans are going to be everywhere! Think bags, jackets and even shoes bringing some sassy statements to your wardrobe.

Image: mirror.co.uk

Image: mirror.co.uk

OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

Short hemlines are coming back and the only way to deal with them in the British winter is to pair them with some knee high boots! If the short hemlines sound a little to risque you can always opt for a more modest pairing with jeans.

Image: popsugar.co.uk

Image: popsugar.co.uk

SEQUINS

Maybe we're prepping for NYE a little early this year but sequins are everywhere this season! With everything from slouchy t-shirts to slip dresses adorned in glittery goodness you can make everything from a trip to the supermarket to a few afterwork drinks a glamorous affair. 

Image: fashionisers.com

Image: fashionisers.com

Underrated European Cities You Must Visit!

City breaks are definitely having their moment and if you're looking for a fresh take on the big names why not try these underrated cities that we think you'll love! 

Wroclaw, Poland

Image: visitWroclaw.eu

Image: visitWroclaw.eu

Wroclaw is Poland's fourth largest city, located on the banks of the River Oder. Most famously known for its market square, which is one of the largest in Europe and lined with elegant town houses it really is beautiful! Top things to do in Wroclaw include Raclawice Panorama, a 360 degree painting of the 1794 battle, Wroclaw fountain which features synchronised water shows and Szczytnicki Park a beautiful Japanese garden. 

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Dubrovnik is located in Southern Croatia and is best known for it's distinct old town and being the location for the King's Landing in Game of Thrones! Top things to do include walking the city walls, taking a cable car to Mt Srd to get a beautiful view of the city from above, or taking a ferry to Lokrum an island full of black ash, pines and olive trees.

Bologna, Italy

Image: www.italyexplore.com

Image: www.italyexplore.com

A city in two halves, one being high tech and home to some of the nations finest restaurants and the other is more down to earth homing the worlds oldest university and 'graffiti-embellished' piazzas. It's no surprise that the world famous bolognese sauce was first concocted here and you may experience some of the best Italian cuisine on this planet. Top things to do here include Towers of Bologna, Piazza Maggiore and the Fountain of Neptune.

Tallinn, Estonia

Image: www.lonelyplanet.com

Image: www.lonelyplanet.com

Estonia's capital is situated on the North, pulling together Russian, Baltic and Scandi cultures Tallinn fuses together modern life with medieval history and the result is beautiful! Top things to do include watching the street performers in the Town Hall Square, visiting the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and experiencing the cities culture through many museums and if you fancy stopping off for a beer you can find a pint for just £0.48! 

London - the most Instagram-worthy city?

In a day where most of us are glued to social media and can't eat a meal without taking a picture first, it's nice to know there are many beautiful Instagram-worthy cafe's and restaurants that have got your back when it comes to taking the perfect snap! Here's our list of the top 5 most Instagram-able eateries in London!  

Sketch, Mayfair.

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The beautiful and perfectly pink Sketch is based on Conduit Street, just a short walk from Oxford Circus. This super cool restaurant will have you snapping away at it's beautiful pink velvet seats, vintage decor and you may even want to take a picture of the toilets as they are all in individual little pods! Everything about this place has been so thought out to be perfectly current but eternally stylish.

 

Bob Bob Ricard, Soho.

This super cool Soho restaurantt serves luxury English and Russian cuisine from 'London's most glamorous all-booth dining room'. If you're a champagne lover then this place is definitely the place to be, every table has it's own 'Press for Champagne' button!

 

Palm Vaults, Hackney.

The beautiful Palm Vaults is a vegetarian cafe based in Hackney. The perfect spot for a very Instagram-worthy lunch, whether you're looking for some fancy latte art or a bright pink slice of cake Palm Vaults have you covered! The best bit? It's dog friendly too! 

 

The Churchill Arms, Kensington.

Now, you don't even have to enter to appreciate the beauty of this place but we recommend you do because it was voted among the top 10 pubs in London so it must be pretty good! In true British Eccentric style the whole building is covered in flowers all year round and Christmas trees in the winter! 

 

Farm Girl, Portobello.

An apparent favourite with flat-lay lovers and famous for their cute Frenchie latte art you won't be able to stop taking a few pictures and it doesn't stop there their acai bowls and pancakes also make for a great snap! 

Festival Essentials

For those of you who are lucky enough to be heading to a festival this summer we have collated a list of 5 festival essentials that you don't want to forget! 

1. Portable Charger

The most annoying thing about camping is the lack of electricity! Make sure you get yourself a portable charger (or maybe two!) to keep your phone charged up and ready for pictures for the whole weekend! 

  Anker Portable Phone Charger - Buy Here.

 

Anker Portable Phone Charger - Buy Here.

2. Waterproof Gadget Case

It's not a British festival if it doesn't rain, so it's probably a good idea to protect your phone/camera from the weather by using a waterproof gadget case. No more worries from flooded tents and muddy puddles as your phone is protected and can be worn around your neck for security too! 

Jobe Gadget Case - Buy Here.

Jobe Gadget Case - Buy Here.

3. Boutique Camping Tent Finder App

This may be the best app invention for festivals, in what seems like a sea of tents it can be surprisingly hard to find which one is yours, especially at night! The BC Tent app allows you to snapshot certain locations and save them so you can easily find them again! It also includes a compass in case you have no GPS, a torch, weather information and an instruction manual of how to put up your tent! 

Camping App - Download Here.

Camping App - Download Here.

4.Polaroid Camera

For those snaps you just can't wait to share, take a Polaroid camera! Share with your new found friends or stash away for the memory box!  

Fujifilm Instax - Buy Here.

Fujifilm Instax - Buy Here.

5. Camp Shower

The worst thing about festivals is the showers - so why not bring your own! The Camp Shower is hung up and uses solar power to heat the water up so it's ready to whenever you need it! Just undo the valve and shower freely! 

Camp Shower - Buy Here.

Camp Shower - Buy Here.

SUMMER MUST-HAVES

As the weather is finally getting warmer and the holiday countdowns are firmly on we thought we'd share with you the trends you should be wearing this summer!

The Tropical Shirt - 

Super comfy and extra cool the tropical shirt is so versatile this summer, pair it with jeans or use over your swimwear as alternative beach cover up! 

Image: www.stories.com

Image: www.stories.com

The 90's Sandal - 

Slides have officially made a comeback this year, think 90's fashion with a twist! The classic and ever popular Adidas Sliders have been replaced with fur, pom poms and even denim so whatever your style there is a slide out there for you! 

Image: www.riverisland.com

Image: www.riverisland.com

The Denim Skirt - 

The easiest trend the pull of this summer is the denim skirt, this style staple goes with pretty much everything your jeans do but gives it a summer twist! We love a frayed hem for a edgier look! 

Image: www.hm.com

Image: www.hm.com

The 90's Swimsuit - 

This season it's all about the swimsuit, forget about the bikini and invest in a hip-skimming swimsuit - very Baywatch! 

Image: www.topshop.com

Image: www.topshop.com

The oversized Denim Jacket -

As the 90's continue to rule our wardrobes this summer we come to our last summer staple - the denim jacket. Drape over your shoulders on a summer night or pair with some shorts and sandals for an effortlessly cool look.

Image: www.bershka.com

Image: www.bershka.com

Pink and green should never be seen, or should they?

Here at PPco we get so excited when people are enjoying and embracing pink just as much as we do so when we spotted the latest home ware trend popping up on our Pinterest feed we had to share it with you! PINK and GREEN! It may sound a little risky but once you've seen some pictures I'm sure you'll fall in love with it too! 

Pink home decor is usually reserved for kids bedrooms but the new pink on the block is a beautiful dusky mineral pink and it's perfect for every room of your house. Combined with some beautiful greenery or a earthy green feature wall the combination is the perfect mix of warm, soft colours and cool and contemporary vibes! They can be used as accents in your house, for example a pink chair and a green cushion or maybe just some new fancy tableware or if you're feeling brave dress your walls in pink and green paint, whatever tickles your fancy! 

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Image: pinterest

Image: Pinterest

Image: Pinterest

Image: Pinterest

Image: Pinterest

You know what they say, opposites attract! 

If you have taken on this wonderful trend please send some pictures over to us, we'd love to see them! 

Fashions Best Kept Secret...

United Apparel Liquidators or UAL as it's known, is a small clothing chain based in Nashville, USA. Their flagship store is hidden away in a mall between a nail salon and Chinese take-away and what lies inside is known as fashions best kept secret.

UAL's Nashville Store - Image: www.racked.com 

UAL's Nashville Store - Image: www.racked.com 

UAL offers their customers off-price garments, similar to stores like TK Maxx but in a boutique setting. If you're anything like me you long to find a designer bargain but rummaging through a bargain bin or through endless rails of mix and match garments doesn't sound so fun! But if the items were perfectly placed and neatly organised and yet still majorly discounted you'd be more than up for it!

The first U.A.L., which opened in Hattiesburg in 1980, was in an unrentable building 10 feet from the railroad tracks. The rumble of passing trains sent women rushing out of the dressing rooms in a startle. The new Brentwood location was formerly a car rental agency, and for some inexplicable reason, a deep-freezer sits in the back room, which the employees use to store shoes.
— Bill and Melody Cohen (nytimes.com)
Image - Kyle Dean Reinford for the NY Times (nytimes.com)

Image - Kyle Dean Reinford for the NY Times (nytimes.com)

Some of the brands offered include, Balenciaga, Chanel, Givenchy all sold at up to 90% off their original price! The small chain brand does no advertising, just relying on word of mouth and choose to place their stores in small cities where you wouldn't expect to find designer goods! However, their staff are highly knowledgeable of their products, just what you'd expect from a designer boutique! 

Image - Kyle Dean Reinford for The NY Times (nytimes.com)

Image - Kyle Dean Reinford for The NY Times (nytimes.com)

There are currently 6 stores under the UAL brand, Hettiesberg, New Orleans, Austin and 3 stores in Nashville.

If you're in the States and would love to find a bargain, make sure you pop down and check it out! But if you live a little further a field why not take a look at our own Vintage range

A little trip to Budapest!

Having just returned from a 4 day trip to Budapest and I've been so excited to share it with you guys! Firstly, if you're looking for a cheap city break then Budapest is for you, we managed to get flights for £17 each way (!!) and there are so many beautiful hotels around the city at a fraction of the cost of the average hotel!

The city is split into two halves by the 'Danube' river which features the most beautiful bridges connecting the two sides. We stayed in Pest which is the busier side of the city, where all the bigger shopping areas and the majority of the restaurants, full of businesses big and small it's everything you'd expect from a big city. 'Buda' which lies on the opposite side of the river is full of the beautiful landmarks including the Statue of Liberty situated on Gellért Hill and Buda Castle which both offer the most incredible views of the city! 

Half way up to the Statue of Liberty.

Half way up to the Statue of Liberty.

The view from the top of Gellért Hill

The view from the top of Gellért Hill

I always like to make a plan before I go away on a city break, the time always goes so quickly and so I wanted to make sure that I fitted everything in that I wanted to see! Most of the attractions in Budapest are free (another bonus!) for example we climbed up the Buda Castle which was completely free and is open from 6am till midnight, the city looks amazing by night! We climbed up to the top before realising there is a lift...so if you don't fancy the stairs you can still enjoy the view! 

The view from Buda Castle in the day.

The view from Buda Castle in the day.

The view from Buda Castle at night.

The view from Buda Castle at night.

The most incredible part of Budapest for me was the architecture, the Keleti Pályaudvar station that was next to our hotel was situated in the most incredible building! Even the larger chain stores looked a lot more suave in their located within these historic buildings! 

Keleti Pályaudvar station.

Keleti Pályaudvar station.

We had heard a lot about the Great Market Hall and I was desperate to go and look around, sadly we didn't get to purchase any of the food but it was great to look around all the same. Located in a huge two story hall and full of bustling shoppers it was a really great experience. The bottom level of the hall was full of stalls selling fresh local produce, predominantly meats and fruit and vegetables and on the top floor sat some souvenir stalls and lots of food vans offering fresh food to go! 

The Great Market Hall.

The Great Market Hall.

I had heard so much about the ruin bars in Budapest so I was dead set on visiting at least one of these quirky little places during my trip. Over the past 10 years they've been opening one after another in tenement houses and factory buildings then filled full of rejected furniture and quirky designs. Our favourite was Szimpla Kert, which was apparently one of the first to open. The super old car in the back yard covered in stickers was converted into the coolest place to kick back with a cocktail! 

Szimpla Kert. 

Szimpla Kert. 

Szimpla Kert.

Szimpla Kert.

For me, no city break is complete without a bit of shopping and when the shops look this good it's so hard to resist! The beautiful Vorosmarty Square was my favourite place to shop, full of high street names nestled amongst designer boutiques - just beautiful! 

I could honestly talk about this amazing trip all day, but I guess you'd all get pretty bored but I would recommend this beautiful city 100%!

ROY DENIM

On a backstreet in Oakland, California lies Roy Slapers workshop and the home of Roy Denim. Just one man and his sewing machines have created a world renowned brand of bespoke denim.

Check out this video to see check out the Roy Denim story! 

If you want to find out more about Roy or even order a pair yourself, check out his website

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is without a doubt the best time of the year, food and drink is always flowing and there's a glow of fairy lights wherever you go! However, the worst thing about Christmas has to be Christmas shopping! Hours of searching round shops full to burst with angry shoppers whilst trying to find the perfect present, or the worry of whether your online order will be arriving before the big day! So we thought we could maybe give you a little inspiration for your loved ones gifts this year...

Mum - Bloomtown Botanicals Build your own Gift Set.

If your mum is anything like mine she is constantly rushing around, doing everything for everyone with not a moment to spare for herself! Therefore we think this Bloom Town gift set is the perfect gift to let her know she needs to take some time out and pamper herself because she really deserves it! This Bloomtown Botanicals set is perfect as it can be personalised to your taste with multiple flavours and scents available. 


Dad - MO BRO'S 8 Piece Beard Care Grooming Set 

Does your Dad's Movember moustache seem to be dragging out into December? This Mo Bro's beard care kit will be the perfect gift to keep it in control! With a number of different scents to choose from there's bound to be something that takes your dad back to his youth!

Image: www.mobros.co.uk

Image: www.mobros.co.uk


Sister - Mojitos Cocktail Kit by Taste Cocktails 

There's nothing better than a fresh mojito to refresh your palette and take you back to the sunshine, this cocktail kit makes the perfect gift as it contains everything you'll need to make the perfect mojito in a range of flavours! You can also get it gift wrapped to save you another job! 

Image: www.notonthehighstreet.com

Image: www.notonthehighstreet.com


Brother - Shreddies Flatulence Filtering Underwear

Underwear might not be the first thing you think of when you're buying for your brother but trust me this will be a gift that keeps on giving for the whole family! Shreddies underwear contains a carbon panel which absorbs and neutralises all flatulence odours so you can't smell a thing! 

Image: www.myshreddies.com

Image: www.myshreddies.com


We hope that we have given you a little inspiration for gifts this year and without blowing our own trumpet, our Pink Pantaloons make a very special gift too! 

REAL MEN WEAR PINK

When you think of pink you’d be forgiven for thinking of pretty, feminine things but this is no longer the case. Many designers are making a case for pink in menswear and we couldn’t be happier about it!

Pink actually started off as a masculine colour, along with red these colours were worn to resemble strength but throughout the years it’s taken a shift to the feminine side. It may not have hit a lot of us yet but pink in menswear is slowly making its way into many menswear stores on the high-street.

You may not be ready to jump into a hot pink Paul Smith coat but incorporating a more subtle shade into your wardrobe is sure going to warm up your winter wardrobe. Our favourite picks are below:

Image: Cos Stores, Hooded Sweatshirt, £45 

Image: Cos Stores, Hooded Sweatshirt, £45 

Image: Topman, Premium Pink Padded Bomber Jacket, £65

Image: Topman, Premium Pink Padded Bomber Jacket, £65

Image: Reiss, Textured Silk Tie, £45

Image: Reiss, Textured Silk Tie, £45

Image: The Pink Pantaloon Company, The George Pantaloon, £130

Image: The Pink Pantaloon Company, The George Pantaloon, £130

Pietro Nolita

Pietro Nolita is probably the most instagrammable place we have ever seen! Everything from the sign to the seating is pink and we have fallen in love with the dreamy images on our social media feeds! 

The gorgeous 'Healthy Italian' New York restaurant is opening its doors this week, so if you're lucky enough to be in the big apple, we would definitely recommend a look! With just 28 seats, the new Italian Diner is a small boutique restaurant but with the hype already growing we're sure it's going to be packed every night! 

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Restaurtanter Pietro Quaglia says that he wanted to open "his version of an Italian Diner" and although he keeps his lips sealed it's said that many of our favourite designers are making reservations for LFW! Everything from the walls, to the plates and bar stools is bubblegum pink, except for a few house plants and the vintage copper sugar tins, it's so dreamy! 

If you'd like to visit Pietro Nolita you can find them on 174 Elizabeth St, New York, 10012! For some more dreamy image inspo we recommend a quick look on their Instagram too!

An Exciting New Collaboration!

We haven’t posted a blog in a while and I wanted to make sure you guys are keeping up with everything Pink Pantaloon! 

We have recently been in touch with a burlesque group called ‘The Folly Mixtures’. These gorgeous girlies have been together for 5 years and definitely made a name for themselves in the Burlesque world! We are lucky enough to be working with them at the minute and we are super excited! We don’t want to reveal too much yet but if you follow us on Twitter you may have seen them strutting about in their Pink Pantaloons and one of our Zoe Playsuits has even made it to Ibiza!

In the meantime if you’d like to find out more about the Folly Mixtures, head over to their website or if you’d like to see them in action, their much anticipated London Wonderground show is just around the corner (27th July!) and you can still buy tickets here

May at the Mill

We love to keep you up to date with what's happening at the Mill and what a better way to do so than a blog post?! I've collected some of my favourite images that have been taken these past few weeks whilst the weather we've been enjoying the beautiful British sunshine! 

It's not very often that we get this beautiful weather in England so we made the most of it and took lots of photos of the Mill and the lovely little animals that surround it! Our cheeky little chickens love roaming around the grounds and causing a nuisance! We also love to collect their eggs - they always taste so much better fresh! 

The newest addition to the Mill, our adorable little ducklings! They are around 2 weeks old now and they're just so cute!! Our lovely production girls get the best view of the Mill pond through their window so we always have a reason to go and visit them! 

We couldn't talk about the Mill without including the peacocks!! They just love showing off in front of the camera and we don't blame them - how beautiful do they look?!

If you'd like to come and visit us at the Mill, to see all our lovely animals and get lost in a world of antiques and gifts we are open 6 days a week and we'd love you to come and say hello! 

Making a Case For 'Big' Pants

‘Big pants’ have always had a bit of a stigma, not wanting to look like ‘Bridget Jones’ has definitely made us opt for an uncomfortable thong more often then we'd like to admit... Well, we are happy to announce that big pants are making a comeback! 

The return this year of Bridget Jones - a pin-up for the more capacious pant - cements the cultural moment for the unbrief-brief.
— Charlotte Sinclair


The day of the thong is well and truly over and according to Vogue we should definitely be making the move into a larger, more comfortable brief! The fifties style high waist are already popular amongst the A-list and there was also more than a little flash of ‘big’ pants at the recent D&G & Burberry catwalk shows! Wearing a pair of high waisted pants with an otherwise sheer outfit seems like a popular choice too, with everyone from Kim Kardashian to Taylor Swift, Beyoncé to Amber Valletta all having tried this look recently. 

Image: www,vogue.co.uk  -  Amber Valletta

Image: www,vogue.co.uk  -  Amber Valletta

It’s not hard to see why these changes are happening, girl power is stronger than ever and so why shouldn't we be empowering ourselves with comfort over sex appeal!? With the return of the nineties being a huge hit this season it’s no surprise that we are adopting the 90’s grunge style in underwear too with branded waistbands and ‘girl boxers’ also super popular at the minute including Calvin Klein’s latest campaign including Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid sporting these styles! 

Image - www.dailymail.co.uk  -  Kendall Jenner for Calvin Klein

Image - www.dailymail.co.uk  -  Kendall Jenner for Calvin Klein

However we think that these styles can be super sexy as well as comfortable, high waisted pants don't have to be made of cotton with an unflattering elasticated waist (unless you like that kind of thing!). We think that well made, beautifully designed pants can look just as sexy as we may have thought only a g-string could achieve. Our gorgeous India High Waist and Kitty Girl Boxers are making a front for sexy pants that provide the utmost comfort! 

Our super sexy 'India High Waist Knickers'..

Our super sexy 'India High Waist Knickers'..

Our beautiful 'Kitty Girls Boxer'...

Our beautiful 'Kitty Girls Boxer'...

Coachella Style 2016

The first weekend of Coachella is officially over and we haven't just got our eyes on the music performances but the fashionCoachella is without a doubt a very influential festival when it comes to setting the trends for the forthcoming summer. I've put together a collection my favourite looks from the weekend from lust-worthy street style to show-stopping celebrity outfits.

Street Style - image: popsugar

Street Style - image: popsugar

The first street style look that I'm obsessed with is this beautiful sheer number, being in the Lingerie business it's no surprise that I go for a look that's very much made up of lingerie inspired styles. I love this look as the floaty feminine black sheer dress is sexy and classy at the same time, teamed with a super on trend bralette and high waisted knickers, this look is going to take you right from the shops to the beach this summer. 

Kendall Jenner - image: glamour magazine

Kendall Jenner - image: glamour magazine

Kendall Jenner is also looking so chic in this beautiful crochet dress, which looks very boho-chic paired with lace up sandals, round sunglasses and statement jewellery. Crochet dresses and cover-ups have already started to make an appearance for the coming months and I absolutely love them! They look sooo cool and are super easy to wear, my favourite being over a bikini when chilling on the beach.

Suki Waterhouse - image: Vogue.co.uk

Suki Waterhouse - image: Vogue.co.uk

Last but not least, these Tommy Hilfiger denim dungarees look super cute on Suki Waterhouse! Paired with a sheer blouse, frilly socks, white trainers and some vintage style sunglasses she looks very nostalgic! This look takes me back to the 90's, an era which seems to be making a comeback over the last few weeks and Suki shows us how to bring this trend into the sunshine! 

So, that's my favourite 3 looks from weekend one of Coachella, if you think I've missed a good one - feel free to let us know! 

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

We were very excited to hear that the V&A’s newest exhibit is focused on our favourite thing… underwear! Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear is going to run from Saturday 16th April 2016 – 12th March 2017 so luckily there’s plenty of time to go and visit! The exhibit is said to explore the impact of underwear on the history of fashion and how the ‘perfect body’ today is completely different to what it was 100 years ago!

“It’s nice to suddenly look at what lies beneath and show how fashion silhouettes have evolved,” - Susanna Corder, a researcher for the exhibition
image: www.ibtimes.co.uk

image: www.ibtimes.co.uk

The exhibit includes a whole host of over 200 garments from the whalebone corsets of the 18th century to the WW1 textile shortage and running up to modern day. They even have a few iconic pieces worn by celebrities including the silver sheer Liza Bruce dress worn by Kate Moss which caused quite a lot of controversy at the time! Other iconic pieces include the first thong which was created by Rudi Gernreich as a bathing suit just after nude bathing was banned in LA and a Swarovski crystal embellished corset worn by Dita Von Teese in 2011. 

It sounds like such a great exhibit and we are definitely going to try visit ourselves! 

If you'd like to find out more about the exhibition or buy tickets please click here.

Perfectly Pink Presents

As you may of heard us mention 100 times before, PPco HQ is based at the beautiful Cotes Mill! The home of our parent company deVOL Kitchens and our sister companies Shreddies Ltd and Floors of Stone! The Mill is the most incredible place to work, the showroom is not just full of incredible flooring, kitchens and antiques but the most incredible gifts and and accessories! We even have our own display of Pink Pantaloon gifts available exclusively at the Mill (and soon to be listed on our website too!) so I wanted to write a little blog to show you all of these perfectly pink presents!

These adorable pink silk teddies are definitely my favourite!! Our lovely production girls made these by hand and even added some super cute scarves to keep them warm! These guys would make the perfect gift for the little ones or even as a treat for yourself!

Beautiful silk Cat and Teddy Bear available at the Mill. - £66.00

Beautiful silk Cat and Teddy Bear available at the Mill. - £66.00

This stunning silk collar is also made using our favourite dusky pink silk! It would look perfect teamed with a tailored white shirt or a cute linen summer dress! We absolutely love this piece it's completely unique and I think the raw edge of the silk gives it a real edgy finish.  Definitely not something you'd find on the high street! 

Ruffled silk collar. - £44

Ruffled silk collar. - £44

Our delicate silk lined scarves are also available at the Mill, they are made using the softest chocolate brown tweed and they are lined using our PPco silk! Meaning they are reversible and completely versatile. Every part of these items are handmade even down to the tassel detailing at the bottom of the scarf which we feel gives the scarf a girly touch.

Pink silk and tweed scarf. - £46

Pink silk and tweed scarf. - £46

These adorable sleep masks perfectly match our Pink Pantaloon underwear - they're so comfy we would definitely wear them to bed! The delicate frills on the mask tie in with our current underwear collection and makes it even more unique and completely perfect! For the perfect nights sleep we think this addition to your night time routine will make the world of difference it's also perfect for travelling! We can't wait to snap one up! 

Pink silk sleep mask. - £30

Pink silk sleep mask. - £30

Here at PPco we love how versatile our dusky pink silk is! This is just one of the many reasons we are completely in love with these beautiful lariat necklaces! They look so perfect draped around your neck or even wrapped around your wrist! We love creating jewellery so keep your eyes peeled for more PPco creations! 

Silk lariat.- £22

Silk lariat.- £22

Last but certainly not least, our ever popular silk bunting is still available at the Mill. Perfectly finished with delicate brass coloured bells, it would make the most perfect addition to any room from a child's bedroom to a family kitchen! As dusky pink is the interior colour of the season, this bunting is the perfect way to stay bang on trend this spring! 

Silk bunting. - £35

Silk bunting. - £35

If you'd like to come visit us at Cotes Mill and want to know where to find us, head over to our Contact page. 

If you would like any more information about anything mentioned in this blog, please feel free to contact us at enquiries@pinkpantaloon.com .

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has officially sprung at our beautiful cotes mill home and it's just stunning! We always post about our latest fashion obsessions, news and of course our beautiful silk pants but I wanted to talk more about the home of PPco and just how lucky we are to be based in the heart of the British countryside!

The beautiful white building you can see in this picture is the Mill house, this is where all of our lovely Pink Pantaloons are made, and our extremely talented seamstresses are always busy creating new designs for you all! They have the most amazing view of the mill pond, I'm surprised they get any work done! 

We also have a lot of animals living with us at the Mill! Chickens, Guinea Fowl, Peacocks, Swans, Ducks and our cutest newest addition - Deer! They are just starting to settle into their new home after their first few weeks and they’re loving running around in their brand new pen! I know what you’re thinking… kitchens, knickers, flooring and a whole host of animals!? It may sound a little crazy but it’s actually really great! No day is ever the same here at the mill and no matter what the weather our beautiful grounds always find a way to look more photogenic than ever!

Being based at such a beautiful place means we always have the perfect backdrop for our photoshoots and as I’ve mentioned before the majority of the shoots are actually based here at the Mill! Whether we’re down with antiques in the basement, snapping away in the production room or sailing down our 200m stretch of the river sour we always have so much fun!

Our luxurious dusky pink pants are also bang on trend this season! With dusky pink being the defining colour of Spring 2016 there has never been a better time to treat yourself to a pair of our gorgeous Pink Pantaloons! 

So, if you ever have a spare afternoon, why not come and get lost amongst kitchens, gifts, antiques and some seriously silky pants over at Cotes Mill. We are open Monday- Friday 8:30 – 5:00 and Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 we’d love you to come and say hello! 

If you have any questions about visiting the Mill, our dusky pink pants or anything else please don't hesitate to contact us at enquiries@pinkpantaloon.com - we'd love to hear from you!