The List #07
Second-hand finds and little life-enhancers. This week: vintage rag rugs, French linens and that dreaded thing: maternity wear
Rebecca Aix Vintage linens A joyous and large selection of antique and vintage linens, sourced from France, based in London: napkins, tea towels, tablecloths, quilts, pillow cases etc. If you want to browse in person, they regularly sell at decorative fairs - just scroll down to the bottom of their website to see (it looks like their next one is The Decorative Living Fair this weekend!)
Essential Mix Face Oil Dolly is back on the reccs train and this time it’s her favourite face oil. Therapeutic oils, all made in Somerset and really reasonably priced.
By reader request: maternity brands. I loathe maternity wear with the fire of a thousand suns and never quite found my ‘style’. I lived in oversized vintage shirts (I recommend Vinted and Etsy) and Leset stretchy trousers. Two indie brands I want to flag: Paloma a French brand that my friend lent me a dress and trousers from - it’s cleverly ruched and cut for a proper bump, not a diddy 5-month bump, when everything looks adorable - and Six Studio, which does beautiful maternity bras.
My one tip is to ignore the person who says “don’t spend money on maternity clothes because you can’t wear them afterwards'“ and the unhelpful unicorn who trills “I just undid my top button for 9 months!”. When your closet shrinks to 10 pieces to last 6 months, the cost-per-wear is more than anything you ever wore in your layman life, so buy yourself at least one thing you love wearing.
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