YOGA: WHEN TWO BECOME ONE





As my yoga practice deepens so does my meditation practice...the two have become one...as I have said so many times I am an innate worrier and both yoga but especially meditation helps calm my turbulent mind...it quietens my mind.  The essence of yoga is body, mind and spirit. The method of meditation I use is passage meditation  I have followed the teachings of Indian Spiritual Teacher Eknath Easwaran for a number of years now...with passage meditation you train your attention, drawing together the scattered threads of what you think, feel, say and do.  My gorgeous daughter took this photo of me in Croatia last year and it is a favourite of mine...I didn't know she had taken it and that makes me smile.

Eknath Easwaran says: "Keep meditating, and your passages will become lifelines, taking you to the source of wisdom deep within and then guiding you through the challenges of daily life...this is the secret of meditation: we become what we meditate on."




I can't recommend the teachings of this wonderful, highly respected man enough...
Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999 http://www.easwaran.org/ I hope you will enjoy his books as 
much as I do.


FRIDAY FABULOUSNESS




Don't you just love it when plans start to come together...plans that have been years in the making, of course, long hours, hard work, the inevitable emotional roller coaster...but you can finally see that little glimmer of where you want to be...just waiting for you. Never give up, maybe tweak things here and there but believe in yourself and remember to enjoy yourself along the way...hard work is always rewarded...just sometimes it takes a little longer than we had hoped... or maybe it waits until we're ready...until we're honest with ourselves...until we love what we do and then we see our perspective on life change.

It's Friday...my favourite day of the week...let's have a little fabulousness for the weekend...


Valentino

Ralph Lauren

Haider Ackerman

Marc Jacobs

Giambattista Valli




HAPPY WEEKEND













NEW PRODUCT: BUTTONED CASHMERE PONCHOS



My new collection of Buttoned Cashmere Ponchos have just arrived...in Pearl Grey, Vintage Rose, Cornflower Blue and Soft Barley...this new buttoned poncho in the softest cashmere is as versatile as it is elegant. Wear as a poncho, simply draped across your shoulders with the buttons on either side of the shoulder...as a cardigan buttoned at the front or with the buttons at the back...a shrug, just fold the cashmere in half and button the buttons on each side and pop your arms through...or you can wear it simply as a scarf or snood...the choice is yours! 









LOVE WHAT YOU'RE DOING




The first working week of the new year has finished...goals are set, orders are placed, new designs on the way and a feeling of excitement as 2015 begins...I do feel very lucky to love my work...as much as I adore all the festivities I do enjoy getting back to the 'day job'...boring, it maybe, but, I do love a routine!

A little style inspiration for the weekend...



Marni



Daks



Anaise



Tod's



Carolina Herrera



Armani Prive




Happy Weekend








YOGA: MOVING INTO STILLNESS






I received many books for Christmas...always a favourite gift for me.  One of the books I received entitled Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann conveys the deep inner stillness that can be found in yoga...the joy of being.  I know I have written often of the importance of yoga for me and this book says so much of how I feel about the benefits of a daily yoga practice...it really can change your life in very profound ways.  I wanted to share this with you from the book; I wish I had written it myself...

"When your evaluation of self changes, when you feel differently about yourself,
everything about you changes: your thoughts, feelings, emotions - every aspect of
your behaviour.  The way you interpret and respond to the events in your life will 
also change.  You will perceive the specific circumstances of your daily life
differently because you have a new awareness.  You'll have less fear, fewer worries,
more enthusiasm for life, and you will spontaneously become more effective
in all you choose to do."




"The way you interpret and respond to what happened in your past will also change.
You'll look back and say, 'Oh, so that's what was really going on!'
And now, because you are seeing the situation differently, with a clearer
and more mature understanding, you will find yourself able and willing to
release old hurts, attitudes and response patterns that were founded on your
earlier limited understanding and that are now no longer appropriate."




"It feels good to let go of the past and be new in the now."


I think this is the best sentiment and way of being as we begin another year...it is the best gift of all.





HAPPY NEW YEAR






WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR
WITH MY LOVE
X

CHRISTMAS WISHES




Illustration: Julia Richey


It's here...the most wonderful time of the year...wishing you all a very happy christmas...thank you all for your lovely comments, purchases and for simply being you...sending you my christmas wishes...




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