ANOTHER EPONINE THROWBACK

Where the love story between and Eponine and African cottons began! This is the first ever piece we made using African cotton. It was a shirtwaister ballgown with a collar and belt.

We are always delighted to make pieces from our previous collections. While this fabric is no longer available, we would be delighted to make it again using a different print.

The ultimate alternative to the ballgown! Please email hello@eponinelondon.com for more information.

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NEW COLLECTION OF COTTON DRESSES ONLINE!

We are thrilled to announce that our brand new ready-to-wear collection is available online!

We have sourced another selection of beautiful and eye catching African cottons to remake our Shirtwaister and Round Neck dresses.

Like before, this collection is limited edition with only one, two or maximum three pieces per size, style and fabric!

Click on this link to go to the shop: http://www.eponinelondon.com/shop-by-style/ or email hellp@eponinelondon.com to arrange to come and see them at the studio.

Happy shopping!

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CUSTOMISE YOUR COTTON DRESS

We are always very happy to customise our ready-to-wear African cotton dresses as shown below. 

This dress, originally a Blue Mosaic Round Neck, has had the sleeves made short, and had a tribal trim attached to the bottom.

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 The original Round Reck Blue Mosaic African cotton ready-to-wear dress

The original Round Reck Blue Mosaic African cotton ready-to-wear dress

 Jet wearing her customised African cotton dress

Jet wearing her customised African cotton dress

For more information or to customise your cotton dress, please contact hello@eponinelondon.com

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AN EPONINE ARTIST > SIMON BIRCH

SIMON BIRCH

Anyone who has been to our studio will have seen the fabulous drawings hanging on the walls by the brilliant Simon Birch.

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These drawings are available to buy, so do email hello@eponinelondon.com if you would like any more information.

See more of Simon's work here: http://the14thfactory.com/artists/simon-birch/

 Simon's drawings hanging in the studio

Simon's drawings hanging in the studio

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 Simon standing by one of his installations in his most recent exhibition  The 14th Factory

Simon standing by one of his installations in his most recent exhibition The 14th Factory

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AN EPONINE BRIDE > JOSEPHINE

We are so pleased to share these photos of Josephine, one of our beautiful brides from last year. Her dress was made using silk satin and lace.

At Eponine we work very closely with our brides to make their dream dress. We make a limited number of dresses per year so please contact hello@eponinelondon.com to organise a consultation.

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EPONINE MEETS > KAI

KAI

If you have ever purchased anything from Eponine, you'll know that we attach a little charm to to each piece (as well as a Catholic Miraculous Medal blessed by Jet's priest). These charms are made by Kai, a lovely lady based in Thailand who designs and produces them herself with her family and ladies in her village. We caught up with her, and found out more about what she does.

 A selection of Kai's charms with the Catholic Miraculous Medals blessed by Jet's priests attached

A selection of Kai's charms with the Catholic Miraculous Medals blessed by Jet's priests attached

1. Where do you make the charms?

I currently make everything in my home (I live in a village near Uttaradit which is near Chiang Mai), but I dream about opening a shop! I would love for the shop to also double up as a restaurant as I love to cook.

2. How did you start making the charms?

I started by selling to Thai locals via a Facebook page. They loved it and word spread - I was so surprised!

3. Who makes the charms?

Me! I love making things and feel very blessed that I am based in a place where I can source such beautiful pieces and vintage textiles to make the charms with. Chiang Mai is the best place to source things.

I do have some help though - my Mum does some of the sewing and other ladies from my village make the tassles for the charms. My shop is very important for the local community as it brings an income for my family and the village!

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Kai

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AN EPONINE THROWBACK

How wonderful to come across this photograph of the wool dress with an attached cape from our AW12 collection! 

Modelled by the beautiful Margaret Clunie and photographed by Jesse Jenkins.

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JET FEATURED IN THE TELEGRAPH

Country Style: how the rural set's most stylish wear double denim

We were delighted to see Jet in The Telegraph this weekend! Featured in the article Country Style: How the Rural Set's Most Stylish Wear Double Denim, Jet teams an Eponine denim shirtwaister with a vintage tribe jacket and Gucci loafers.

Thank you to The Telegraph and Lady Alice Manners for featuring Jet and Eponine!

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 Eponine Denim Shirtwaister Dress 

Eponine Denim Shirtwaister Dress 

For any enquiries or to book an appointment, please contact hello@eponinelondon.com

Read the interview here: http://subscriber.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/style/country-style-country-sets-stylish-wear-weekend/jet-shenkman/

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AN EPONINE FAVOURITE > PETERSHAM NURSERIES

If you haven't been to Petersham Nurseries yet, add it to your to-do-list! This place, tucked away in Richmond, is a favourite of mine! I cannot recommend it enough . . . Delicious, cosy and most importantly, colourful! 

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JET FEATURED IN THE TELEGRAPH'S STELLA MAGAZINE

Thank you to Stella magazine and the Telegraph for featuring our very own Jet in last weeks edition!

Catch her interview below, about how Jet thinks one should wear statement prints. 

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 A statement print from our African cotton ready-to-wear collection: Dropped Waist Dress, Brown and Turquoise Flowers

A statement print from our African cotton ready-to-wear collection: Dropped Waist Dress, Brown and Turquoise Flowers

 Another statement print from our African cotton ready-to-wear collection: Summer Dress, Green Chicken

Another statement print from our African cotton ready-to-wear collection: Summer Dress, Green Chicken

Follow the link to see more from our ready-to-wear African cotton collection: http://www.eponinelondon.com/shop-by-style/

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FRANCESCA CUMANI WEARS EPONINE

Were thrilled to see the beautiful Francesca Cumani wearing Eponine as she presented the Grand National last week.

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This dress is from our New Designs collection, and is made using a red and white dogtooth tweed. 

For more information or to book an appointment to come and see us, please contact hello@eponinelondon

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NEW PIECES TO BE ADDED TO OUR ONLINE SHOP!

We are delighted to announce that a brand new batch of ready-to-wear dresses are currently in production and will be added to our online shop in due course!

This collection is made using newly sourced African cottons and, as before, we are only making a limited number of pieces per print.

So keep a beady eye out on our online shop: http://www.eponinelondon.com/shop-2018/?category=All or email hello@eponinelondon.com to make an appointment to come and see us here at the studio.

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ON THE EPONINE TO DO LIST > MAYFIELD LAVENDER FARM

MAYFIELD LAVENDER FARM

How have I only just heard about this AMAZING looking place only 15 minutes outside central London?! If Eponine were a farm, I think it could be something like this!

As soon as the sun comes out, I know where I'll be heading . . .

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JET'S INSTALLATIONS

For as long as I can remember, I have loved creating installations in living spaces. Kitchens, dining rooms, siting rooms - you name it. Just any excuse to add a little jazz to a room - my children's birthdays, Christmas, Easter, even when the Dutch reached the world cup final in South Africa :-) 

 Easter 2016 (though it stayed up for most the year!)

Easter 2016 (though it stayed up for most the year!)

Over the years I have accumulated a fabulous collection of weird and wonderful decorations that I've come across all in all sorts of places.

My love for installations grew so big that I had wires and a power socket installed in the ceiling over our kitchen table so I could add fairy lights and suspend things from it! 

Thought I'd share a few photos of past installations . . .

 Christmas in Wiltshire 

Christmas in Wiltshire 

 Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

 My children made one for me for my birthday :-) 

My children made one for me for my birthday :-) 

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EPONINE IN THE TIMES

We are thrilled to be featured in Anna Murphy's article, "Let's Party! The New Wedding Style Rules" in The Times this morning. 

If you'd like to wear Eponine to your next wedding, please contact hello@eponinelondon.com to book an appointment, or follow the link to our online shop for our ready-to-wear collection: http://www.eponinelondon.com/shop-by-style/

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THE EPONINE ONLINE SHOP IS OPEN!

We are delighted to announce that our Eponine online shop has opened! This limited edition collection has 4 different styles of dress: Shirtwaister, Summer Dress, Round Neck and Dropped Waist.  

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The dresses are made using African cotton. We can also add a Tribal trim for an additional fee. Please contact hello@eponinelondon.com if you would like to do so!

Click here: http://www.eponinelondon.com/shop-by-style/

Happy shopping!

 Shirtwaister

Shirtwaister

 Round Neck with an added Thai batik trim

Round Neck with an added Thai batik trim

 Summer Dress

Summer Dress

 Dropped Waist

Dropped Waist

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EPONINE MEETS > MARGARET CLUNIE

We caught up with our wonderful model Margaret Clunie, one of the longest-standing members of the Eponine team, following our SS18 shoot . . .

 Margaret with Creative Director and Founder Jet, designer Petar and photographer Ellie during our SS18 shoot

Margaret with Creative Director and Founder Jet, designer Petar and photographer Ellie during our SS18 shoot

1. You’ve been the Eponine model for 7 years, Margaret! Is there a collection or piece that you like the most?

I can't believe it's been 7 years!  Every collection has been an explosion of colour and fun and it has been so brilliant to come back and model for you.  I do remember a black, full length gown with a scooped, low back quite early on that was so beautiful. But obviously the piece I love the most has to be my beautiful wedding dress you made for me in December 2016 - I'm just sad it's currently wrapped up in a box!  The fabric you used had a gorgeous gold thread running through it giving it a subtle sparkle that was perfect for a Christmas wedding, it was so special, thank you!

 Margaret wearing her Eponine wedding dress in 2016

Margaret wearing her Eponine wedding dress in 2016

2. How did you get into modelling?

I was scouted on the Metropolitan Line at Baker Street when I was 14, I'd just been to a Miss Sixty sample sale (!) after school with my sister and thought it was the greatest day of my life!

 Margaret in her first ever Eponine shoot - AW11

Margaret in her first ever Eponine shoot - AW11

3. You’re an actress as well as a model. Does your acting help you with modelling?

It certainly helps in terms of not feeling too shy jumping around infront of a camera and pulling very silly faces...!  

4. We have loved watching you in ITV’s Victoria. What’s it like wearing those period costumes? 

As much as the costumes were beautiful, the corsets underneath were a complete pain and an absolute nightmare to deal with - you can't eat, breathe properly, or sit down very comfortably.  Saying that, my character, Harriet, had a killer wardrobe and as she was a pretty serious aristocrat, I got to wear some major tiaras too, and that's always fun...!

 Margaret playing Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland in ITV's  Victoria

Margaret playing Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland in ITV's Victoria

5. A lot of Eponine designs are inspired by the 50s and 60s. We know you're a vintage fan, where would you recommend somebody go and find vintage pieces in London?

If you've got plenty of time on your hands, the charity shops around Notting Hill are always a pretty good bet, but you have to really rummage through the rails, otherwise Beyond Retro is the place to go, or try a car boot sale, I like the one in Battersea on a Sunday.  I recently found some great pieces in the old town in Margate, but my best find - a denim boiler suit - came from the vintage Reformation store in LA, which was amazing, and had an in-store dog - always a bonus.

 Margaret with Frankie in our SS18 shoot

Margaret with Frankie in our SS18 shoot

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