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 and I can wear this cashmere scarf by the Irish knitwear designer Lainey Keogh. 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?


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. The secret to its long life I am convinced is proper care – try not to wash it, avoid storing in a dark place and shake it out a few times a month to prevent those dreaded pesky clothes moths from setting up home – I’m afraid the honest truth is that it’s a mini war against their huge appetites.


This summer is was a bumper year for clothes moths and I’ve kept a vigilant eye on my precious things to keep my cashmeres moth free. I tried loads of different things, but in the end locking everything away in zip-lock bags is the most sensible option.