The latest in my series of birthday week reviews brings something a little bit topical on the day that England take on Italy in the World Cup. As you can imagine, with a name like Iannarilli I am torn in my support, cheering England all the way, but also hoping Italy get through too, as I have a partial Italian family and just love the Country. I also love the style and design that comes from Italy and so am very happy to introduce Sister & Sister.
Sister & Sister are Simona Guarducci and Rosy Gadda Conti. The idea behind the brand is that ‘dreams do leave a mark…and they can leave it directly on fabric.’ Rosy is a super talented illustrator who creates beautiful and whimsical illustrations and designs, featuring animals, flowers and the stuff of dreams. These designs have been transferred into t-shirts and tops that are fun, unique and striking in their originality. The brand has partnered with small artisans to give the products the stamp of quality and attention to detail. This has led to a collection that is truly eye-catching and unusual.
I opted to review the beautiful poppy print top that was described as ‘blush fields on the cheeks of spring’. (How pretty is that). I have to say this is a truly lovely top. The cotton is quite delicate rather than thick, but stretches well and adds to the general romantic feel of the top. The floral print is vibrant, almost like a watercolour painting, and is further enhanced by the black tiny beads that are central to the flowers. I loved the gently scooped neckline, which is much more flattering than a normal round neck design, and the sleeves are not tight, but fit the arms comfortably.
I chose to style my t-shirt in an ultra feminine way, with a pleated chiffonskirt from Very and pink and turquoise shoes from Kurt Geiger. But this top would also look fabulous with cut-off jeans and a kimono jacket for a summer festival, or with jeans and a blazer for drinks at a bar. It is versatile, and the lovely soft cotton means it is a great option for warm days.
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