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Finishing Touches: Best of British Accessories


In keeping with the theme of our April issue, we’re celebrating the best of British accessories.

What could be more English than an umbrella? Fulton have been making umbrellas since 1956, originally in a small factory in Whitechapel, London. Holders of a Royal Warrant, their latest range is the Eco Planet collection which includes this Beehive design.


Princes Street is Edinburgh’s main shopping thoroughfare so it seems particularly fitting that OX favourites, luxury leather goods designer, Strathberry. have given its name to this cute purse, used in their current collection.

From £125

Sara O’Neill creates Éadach’s dreamy handmade prints from the Causeway coast. She has taken inspiration from Irish myths and legends for this exquisite silk pocket square: The Children of Lir This fable tells the tale of an ancient King, Lir, whose daughters were turned into swans by his jealous second wife.

£65 or £95 including customisation kit.

Who doesn’t love a good cwtch? The welsh word for cuddle is immortalised in perspex by Cardiff-based jewellery makers,


Let’s not forget our canine companions – Barbour’s iconic waxed jacket (the epitome of British bucolic living) is also available for your best-dressed doggy friend.

From £39.99


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Wed 1 May 2024

Make an artistic statement with your hair accessories.

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Wed 1 May 2024

White symbolises peace and calm. Enhance your wellbeing and embrace light through the medium of this eternal neutral.

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Wed 1 May 2024

Spring sun palette for eyes or cheeks. £26    Coloured mascara, Lash Alert Lift and Curl. £17  This summer’s blue. Hi-Vis

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Wed 1 May 2024

National Smile Month starts on 13 May and it’s ironic, but usually a trip to the dentist isn’t too much to smile about. I guess it depends on the dentist, though. I went down to London’s Wimpole Street to meet Dr Tom Crawford Clarke of Luceo Dental to find out more about teeth whitening.