Wee Find: Karen Walker X Liberty Sunglasses
In a rare meeting of Antipodean style with an iconic London brand, Liberty’s classic floral prints enrobe three Karen Walker sunglasses designs: Pink Liberty Print Number One; Multicolour Liberty Print Super Duper Strength; and Blue Liberty Print Harvest.
Even better? It’s just in time for the Chelsea Flower Show, so if you happen to be in London right now, you can cast your discerning floral-framed peepers over the gardens, while accessorised appropriately in theme.
I miss boarding the Tube at the end of the day, laden with armfuls of flowers (the spoils of the 4pm sell-off); I miss the Chelsea Pensioners in their shiny brass-buttoned uniforms; I miss seeing the Aussie gardens ablaze with medals (always chuffed); and I miss running into Alan Titchmarsh and showing him my diascias (‘My, they’re big!’).
My tip? If you’re going on the last day of the Show, try to reserve your favourite flowers in the Great Pavilion early in the day, so all you need to do is waltz by and pick them up when the Chelsea Pensioner rings the bell at 4pm. (Good luck getting them home on the Tube: mind where you stick your diascias.)