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spring style: culottes and a cute blouse

Culottes are light and airy; easy to wear at home, they can also be worn to work in or to go to dinner or on a date. This plain black style with a blush toned blouse and bright yellow accessories is perfect for the warming spring weather, and hints at a warm, sunny summer ahead. The silk scarf is

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keeping calm and carrying on

Life has changed immeasurably since I last posted on this blog. The whole world is in lockdown, and we don’t know when it’s going to end or what to do to help end it. Having spent most of March flapping about like a headless chicken (as has most of the world), I’ve come to the conclusion that all I can do is behave in the classic British way, which is to:

Keep Calm and Carry On

To this end, I am back in my studio, calming my mind by doing the things I have some control over and being creative with

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silk fans for the summer season

Cherry blossom silk fan by Arati Devasher

The Cherry Blossom fan is perfect for the spring, and the Hot Air Balloons design with balloons flying about in a clear sky are ideal for summer.

I’ll be making more of these fans over the next few weeks and will share as soon as they’re ready.

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silk flower pins will add some colour to your collar

New in at AratiDevasher.co.uk, these gorgeous silk flower pins are the perfect way to add a little colour to the lapel of your plain coat.

Red poppy remembrance silk flower pins Arati Devasher LondonAround the month of November,  these Poppy pins are ideal for Remembrance Sunday, honouring those who were lost.

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new year resolutions for 2019 – it’s #selfcare all the way

As all of instagram does at the end of each year, I too checked my ‘best nine of 2018’, which means the top liked posts; the most favoured image was this one:

winter style: 7 ways to wear a scarf with a jumper dress | arati devasher painted silk accessories, london

I’d featured it in the 7 Ways to Wear a Silk Scarf with a Jumper Dress post a while ago, and it’s apparently retained it’s popularity since! I’m so glad it has, because it’s one of my favourites. The frill on the sleeve perfectly frames the scarf cupped in my hands, and the knitted texture contrasts well with the smooth silk.

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packing two small, oddly shaped gifts into one box: gift wrapping tips

We often give multiple small gifts or oddly shaped gifts to our loved ones. It’s much easier to pack little gifts into one package, or to put that weird sized object into an easy-to-pack box. In this post, I’m going to show you how to wrap two little Arati Devasher gifts (lavender sachets and a bracelet) into a neat box and then add some decorations on top.

Watch the short film below to learn how to pack your gift and decorate it with a hand-dyed silk ribbon bow and accessories. It looks so pretty, you don’t even need wrapping paper.

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how to decorate and accessorise your gift: gift wrapping tips

In my last post I showed you the basics of tying the perfect bow. But is that all I do to my gifts? No, of course not. I like to be really extra and decorate them even further. When giving a beautiful gift, no matter what the occasion, it’s always nice for it to be an experience opening a wonderfully wrapped present and then seeing the actual item inside.

Watch the short film below to see how to add some accessories to your hand-dyed silk ribbon bow and make your gift that little bit more special.

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how to tie a perfect bow with silk ribbon: gift wrapping tips

It’s the festive season. Christmas is less than seven sleeps away. And all over this country, people are frantically wrapping gifts for their loved ones. I’m no different in that last minute rush, but I do take the time to make each present look absolutely beautiful. In the video below, I’ll show you how I tie the perfect bow with my own hand-dyed silk ribbon.

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one dress ten ways – how to style a capsule wardrobe – outfit roundup

On the first of April, I took on a challenge and created, photographed and blogged about the first of ten outfits. Over the ten days, with the same shirt-dress being included in each outfit, I accessorised with pieces from my own product line.

Reflecting on how to style one item with a limited choice or capsule wardrobe and unlimited accessories definitely led to more than a few revelations.

There were ten outfits, but I chose to wear multiple necklaces and so there are more than ten of my products that I styled in total.

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silk and charm bracelet: instagram giveaway with Olivia of @clothesmyboyfriendhates

UPDATED ON 19 NOVEMBER 2018:

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


It’s giveaway time! I’m giving away this lovely little silk and charm bracelet in deep magenta to one lucky winner. The competition ends on Monday 19th November at 8pm, so get in there quick! Scroll down to find out how to enter the competition and see the other prizes being offered by some talented makers.