[sample] Mixed media artist, Meredith Wing, is best known for her work with fresh flowers so this tie-in is perfect for Heathcote & Ivory who make flowers central to their collections. These pretties are heading our way for spring (so not available yet) and they’re the perfect mood brighteners.
It’s quite a large collection so I won’t go through everything, but it’s been so nicely thought through for the gifting market with tins to keep long after the body wash and hand cream has gone.
I think you describe Wing’s illustrations as modern day Flower Fairies if anyone remembers those illustrations by Cicely Mary Barker, first published in 1923.
The fragrance across the range is a fruity floral – white flowers and cassis – light and pretty. I think everyone knows that textures from this brand are always pleasant and effective – it’s just an extra bonus that they’re so lovely to look at, too. I was talking with someone yesterday about how we’ve forgotten the joy of beauty products – maybe got a bit too serious about everything and sometimes it can just be about the sheer joy of using a thing for the absolute pleasure of it and no wider remit than that.
You can find Meredith at @moomooi on Instagram if you want to see more of her work and this range for Heathcote & Ivory will be on the shelves from early spring – you won’t miss them!
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Jane what a lovely memory Flower Fairies are! Haven’t thought of them in years, thank you so much for mentioning them. Also couldn’t agree more that we do get very serious about beauty sometimes and it is a great thing to remember the sheer pleasure of it. Zoe
I absolutely agree that in this post-Ordinary world we sometimes forget that products are meant to be lovely to use, as well as effective. I admire Nadine Baggott hugely but she was banging on against fragranced body products and I thought “Hey, that’s 90% of why I use them.”
My stash has got unmanageable though, so I’ve resolved not to buy anything new in 2020 by which point I should have dented the mountain – I’m relying on you to enjoy these things vicariously!
Then I shall!