My mum has the willpower of an ox but her one and only vice is Italian ice cream- she’s even been known to defiantly enjoy a scoop of the good stuff in Borough Market as snow fell around her. When on holiday in Italy it was imperative that we had two ice creams a day- this was mainly in an attempt to expand our Italian vocabulary because after all we were never going to ask for the same flavour twice…! The mission of the holiday was always to try as many flavours as possible, working our way through the array of delectable gelato on display, perfectly formed into rippling mounds that in allegiance resembled an artist’s palette. Whether its sunny Italy or snowy London, ice cream pastel hues are equally as tempting and the same can be said for the latest sartorial offerings in WSd HQ. The weather may be unpredictable but you can count on What Sarah did for guaranteed glory of the Knickerbocker variety…
One of the most renowned Italian gelato flavours, Stracciatella is a delectable combination of vanilla ice cream with delicate chocolate shards…simple yet oh so faithful. Much like Stracciatella, Scotch & Soda’s Trumpet Sleeve Top offers a modern update on a classic thanks to the combination of monochrome Breton with a contemporary cut. Archetypal stripes keep things customary whilst the silhouette created by the three quarter length ruffled trumpet sleeves make a fun and dramatic statement that will add an instant dash of cool to your look. Balance the billow with the Naomi jean by Mos Mosh- a dreamy tapered skinny in a 7/8th ankle grazer cut that will be your ‘go to’, day or night.
If you regularly frequent the WSd blog then you’ll know all about premium leather bag brand, haogi. The first collection to land in store was an instant hit, with the hand crafted ‘one of a kind’ beauties, otherwise known as the Erin, the Lola and the Cece, all promptly finding homes with love struck angels. Well, in another triumph of hand craftsmanship, haogi has delivered a SS18 collection of dreams. The Coco is the epitome of quality simplicity with its roll top shape crafted from unadulterated leather fused together with intricate hand sewn stitching. Chocolate ice cream is an all time favourite and the rich shade of the Coco conjures the same desires as a scoop of Italian bacio- the name of which translates as, “kiss” and describes the tempting gelato combination of chocolate and hazelnut. An indulgent embrace of this kind is guaranteed with the Coco as you simply won’t be able to put it down whether you choose to “hold the rolled down opening like a stylish lunch bag or slung under the arm for the ‘hands on’ lifestyle kind of woman”.
Things get a whole lot fruitier when it comes to Scotch & Soda’s SS18 sweater game. Fresh from the brand’s Amsterdam Blue denim collection, (which is so named in recognition of the striking colour that was used to paint Dutch porcelain in the Golden Century), the Signature Artwork Sweater in sherbet yellow takes us straight from the streets of Amsterdam to the lemon groves of Amalfi. Crafted from premium brushed cotton, this buttery soft beauty is as pleasing as a poolside helping of limoncello sorbet.
Offering a serving of pure refreshment, the Desert Stories version of the brand’s iconic sweat is in a tempting peachy shade. With ethereally styled text, this crew neck must have is statement making at its most feminine. The burnout fabric will have you longing for the hot summer days that turn into late nights and call for a cosy layer to ensure the stories keep flowing, whether they may be in the desert or the back garden…
Ranking as one of the most effortless outerwear options, the bomber jacket can definitely count itself worthy of a top spot in every gal’s capsule wardrobe. In the richest of pistachio green, Scotch & Soda’s version of the cult classic offers an updated rework thanks to ruffle details at the collar and cuffs. Finished with a slight sheen, this mid weight jacket is the ultimate dependable piece for that awkward thing we call a British summer….