My good friend Barbara Muir, an artist and teacher, surprised me at the end of a market day by bringing me a huge bag of scarves that belonged to her mother. Isabel died last year and I know how stressful it is to 'get rid' of things.
Included was this very interesting old silk cravat from Vera...seems to be from 1947 - early 50s judging by the label.
Also 8 ( yes, eight!!) Liberty scarves, some groovy ones from the 1970s
and this one, again 70s, that I have never seen before.
Barbara also gave me Isabel's chic 1950s Persian Lamb jacket. I hung it on the side of the van as I was just packing up.....to our surprise it sold within minutes. I thought Barbara was going to cry seeing her mums embroidered initials walking out on a lovely, very happy young woman, I know I was near tears.
I never met Isabel but she obviously was a very snappy dresser and a woman after my own heart.