Lainey Keogh Cashmere

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Are you a cold or a hot type? I’m one of those strange girls who loves the cold. I love to bundle up and kick my way through autumn leaves, face buried in wool while the sun struggles to warm the crisp air. Well today I’ve gotten my wish – after nothing but wind and rain, the cold snap has arrived. Woo, hoo! It’s a scarf day!

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Yeah okay, so maybe I have a deep fascination with wrapping and winding a huge scarf around my neck because I love cold weather. Isn’t it a default part of being Irish? Has anyone else ever secretly wanted to be a weather girl (only for a day)? Is it just me?

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Bet you’ve all started wondering secretly about what you’ll be wearing come winter? I’m writing this with my face half-buried in my favourite cold weather piece, this cashmere scarf by the Irish knitwear designer Lainey Keogh. It was a gift many Christmases ago and it’s by far the softest and warmest thing in my wardrobe.

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It’s a large scarf come wrap and the folds and fibres tend to grab and hold onto any fragrance I wear which makes it even more inviting and comforting in the cold.

The secret to its long life I am convinced is proper care. It’s in a moment like this that I could pretend to be super cool and casually say that it’s a simple thing to care for cashmere – try not to wash it, avoid storing in a dark place and shake it out a few times a month to prevent those dreaded little pesky clothes moths from setting up home – I’m afraid the honest truth is that it’s a mini war against their huge appetites.

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This summer was a bumper year for clothes moths and this weekend as I put the final touches to my ‘moth-report’ I’ll share the notes and tricks I’ve been gathering all year that have I believe kept my few precious cashmeres moth free. I know I tried loads of different things, so there’s no telling what’s in store… ; )

Twenty Goddess Moments

I love talking with girls backstage. They know so much stuff, always telling me the best things and we could talk for hours and hours but I’m there with a passion to take photographs and so here are twenty moments that have one thing in common. Can you tell what it is?

Barefoot with a silk onesie…

or a whisper thin shirt…

Can be shut or open…

And will toughen up a pretty dress…

From the back…

The front…

The side…

Can be worn alone as armor…

Or worn with finger armour…

Alone like good foundation…

Or kissed with other garments like colour kisses a face…

It can be wrapped in warmth…

Held close like a lover…

Or relied on like a close friend…

Throw it on with a deep red lip…

Or remove all make-up and just…

Grab and dash…

Perfect for just hanging out…

It can quiet easily become like a very best friend. Have you guessed what it is yet???? Do you have one?