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Pashmina style: accessorise for summer

Pashminas are synonymous with summer style – but how do you accessorise for summer? Embellishment, bright colours, and light materials are all friends of long days and hot nights. Yes, they speak for themselves – but summer accessories, by their very nature, love to be stacked and mixed together. Hats, bangles, necklaces, scarves, earrings and kaftans appear mid-May, and this season they’re better than ever. Try vintage …

Scarves and denim: how to wear with jeans and jackets

It’s time for our summer pashminas – rich ochres, bright purples and our signature Fuschia. But what to pair them with? Scarves and denim – get the look Scarves and denim are a simple mix that drives relaxed, modern looks. Whether it’s coral bootcuts, Frame dungarees or the lightest wash you can bear, paired with yellows, lilacs or dusky pinks, the scarf and jean combo isn’t …

Pashmina style: Edit it. The Sundar winter scarf edit

Winter style is all about indulgence. Whether it’s a ginger-flecked Starbucks or the emerald haze of thousands of lights and trees, we know what to expect this season. And that includes the winter accessories edit. It’s always big, bold and shiny, with cage heels, sparkly clutches and jewel-toned scarves. For Sundar, it’s cosy as well. We’ve edited the best and brightest pieces with which to style …

Pashmina notes – accessorise it

Winter accessories can be tricky. Let’s make them fun. Nobody wants shoes with snappy little heels that slip on soggy pavements, heavy chains the rain and snow love to rust, and huge boots with suede tassels that form fat icicles and freeze your ankles, toes- and new OPI polish. Plum or deep coral for winter, please. I’m focusing on Sundar’s  edit of winter pashminas to bring …

Pashmina notes: Step to it. Heels – what to get, wear and love

This Christmas is an ideal opportunity for skyscraper heels. They are everywhere, from Harrods to Topshop to Yoox. My heels rarely move from my cupboard- I’m mainly in work brogues! But they’re there, burgundy and lilac, studded and simple, the ones with huge stilettos I can’t wear and the ones I won’t without a lifestyle overhaul. Scarves are always an option, but heels hurt. Though, try …

Pashmina notes; place it. Meet your pashmina’s fabrics, hometown and relatives

It’s hard to develop your personal style through accessories – like pashminas – without knowing the history of the pieces you’ve chosen. The history of pashminas is wide ranging, as is the geographical range of their creation – but all comes down to fabrics and techniques developed from traditional handicrafts and a fierce dedication to the proper warmth, colour palette and texture. Your new pashmina has …

Pashmina notes: Season it

It’s a well-worn topic, but I can’t run a Sundar style blog without reminding you what’s going on – and off the catwalk. The key looks are everything 70s, patterned scarves, thick layers, heeled boots and (faux) fur, with a bit of dusky blue to match chilly autumn breezes. The 70s came before the decade that style forgot, so it’s fitting they’re fashion years to really …

From Goat to Garment: How Cashmere is Made

There’s nothing like the feeling of cashmere against your skin. Whether burying your face into a silky pashmina or snuggling down in a sumptuous sweater, the soft caress of cashmere will have you smitten. But despite its luxuriant status, cashmere hails from humble beginnings. We’re going to investigate how cashmere is made. The Cashmere Goat Cashmere wool is made from the hair of the cashmere goat. …

Five fascinating fashion facts

Fashion is fantastic and here we have a few facts that even the wildest of you fashionistas wouldn’t believe! 1. Marylin Monroe’s birthday suit In the famous ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ sang by Marylin Monroe to JFK on his birthday, the legendary actress is wearing a jewel encrusted dress that holds the world record for the most expensive piece of clothing ever sold. It went for …

How to remove stains from cashmere

Oh dear, now you’ve gone and done it… you’ve dropped coffee on your lovely cashmere scarf! Or something equally stain inducing – yikes! But it’s okay, fear not – we’re here to help by giving you top tips on how to get any nasty stains out of your delicate cashmere items. Some of these might surprise you, but trust us – they really work! Of course, …

Cashmere pashminas: A symbol for status and power

Luxurious, elegant, high quality clothes create a strong sense of power, confidence and status – and no accessory portrays this image better than a cashmere pashmina. The beautiful colours, the feel of the finest quality cashmere wool and silk, their fit with any outfit and the way they are always in fashion no matter what the season, all work together to complete your look with a …

Sundar Cashmere to support Nepal Earthquake Appeal

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal last Saturday. The 7.8-magnitude quake centred north west of Kathmandu and has already claimed 5,000 lives, with the death toll expected to rise over the coming days. The United Nations have reported that over eight million people have been affected by the quake, with at least 10,000 injured and many survivors in desperate need of food, water, and medical assistance. Major …

Sundar encounters: A visit to Portobello market

Portobello has always been the stuff of dreams for cashmere and scarf enthusiasts and we at Sundar have got it covered. We use the fabric shops, food markets and scarf stalls as inspiration; cafes, gardens and spice shops to hang out at; and boutiques like Wolf and Badger and Aime that are young enough to know how to clash colours and brands in a modern, fresh …

5 interesting facts about the history of cashmere pashminas

  The history of cashmere pashminas is just as interesting as the scarves are beautiful. Their origin lies in Nepal, where our scarves are made. Their name comes from Persia – the fibre in the scarves is called pashm or pashmina, the Persian word for wool. There is evidence that cashmere has been produced in Kashmir and Nepal for thousands of years – literature found dating …

Easter Pashminas: Wearing cashmere this spring-time

Cashmere is a key item for light spring evenings. Styles range from directional to classic to minimalist and right now black, smoke and pearl are huge favourites. Shades and textures are silky scarlet, rich wool-blend, chic grey or light, fuzzy peach. Scarves are a focus for the layered, bright looks seen at Carven, Chloe and Rag & Bone, and the pashmina style rolls functionality, length and …

Stop press: Sundar Cashmere is now live!

We are officially launched! A year or two have skipped by since we were sampling the delights of Nepal, hiking boots and backpacks in tow. That’s a year or two since the Sundar Cashmere seed was first planted. There are countless reasons we love Nepal.There’s the mind-bogglingly breathtaking scenery of the Himalayas, the hustle and bustle of the cities and a cuisine that’s as rich and …