Posts Tagged ‘Virginia Woolf Collection’

Today I am longing for London. The reason is the House of Beth fashion launch featuring a collection based on inspiring women in history, one of whom is Virginia Woolf.

I got an invite via email today. And the launch is tomorrow, June 27. Which means I can only be there in my dreams. Luckily, I can view lots of images to inspire my nocturnal flights of fancy.

The event showcases collections based on Woolf, Audrey Hepburn and Sappho and will be held at the House of Beth location in the BBC radio building on Marylebone high street. It includes “free drinks, beautiful cupcakes, scrumptious strawberries and a striking new collection inspired by the Ancient Greek love poet, Sappho.”

Detail of dress bodice in the Virginia Woolf Collection

House of Beth describes itself as “an online ethical fashion marketplace selling pre-loved clothes on behalf of charity shops and ethical brands.” The company also styles charity shop clothes into
collections based on inspiring women, such as Woolf, Hepburn and Sappho. The store’s models are of various ages and sizes, and their photos are not airbrushed.

The company also raises awareness of human trafficking and donates 10 percent of its profits to fight it.

Read more about Woolf and fashion.

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The Virginia Woolf Collection

To mark the 20th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Cynthia Nash has created a collection of specially designed jewelry named in honor of Woolf.

The Virginia Woolf Collection includes tanzanite and garnet Swarovski crystals, with tanzanite representing Woolf’s favorite colored ink and garnet symbolizing friendship, wholeness and success, according to Nash.

The idea for the jewelry collection started with Kristin Czarnecki, organizer of this year’s conference at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky, whose theme is “Woolf and the Natural Word.”  She said Nash asked many questions about Woolf and read To the Lighthouse before designing the necklace, bracelet and earrings in Woolf’s honor.

“Cindy’s Virginia Woolf jewelry is a lovely, lasting memento of Woolf’s significance in our lives and the fellowship we enjoy at each year’s conference,” Czarnecki said.

Orders placed by May 10 receive a 10 percent pre-conference discount. To get the discount, use the code vwoolf at checkout. Conference attendees will also save the customary $8 shipping fee, as they can pick up their orders when they arrive at the conference. Pieces from the collection will also be available for sale at the conference.

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