Unlike like my previous kids' photo shoot which included whipping and tears, the women got it pretty easy with only rain to contend with. They still produced some great poses and faces that didn't make it onto the main product pages of the shop, but are simply too good not to share. At least that's what I think - they may have liked them to stay in the dusty corners of my PC's memory...
In case you're wondering, they're pretending to be pigeons in that middle one. No, I'm not sure how I thought that would look cool either. Thanks to the lovely Bex, Anna and Joe for their patience and smiles.
I love camping trips - especially the unpredictability of a British one. Rain? Probably. Sunburn? Likely. Friendly campsite folk who will be impressed at the originality of your t-shirts? Almost certainly.
And while this was never intentionally a 'clothes for camping' range, it's times like this that Lost Shapes comes into its own. Capsule collections of classy navy and cream with an elegant dress for evenings are hardly the thing when you're rope swinging, rock pooling and drinking cider round a campfire. But comfortable, washable tops with enough fun to feel like holiday and a tendency to be weather-focused really are.
So here's a starter's guide for what you might need if you're off this summer:
This weekend saw the start of a difficult month for our family: the kids have been instructed to expect nothing from their dad during the hour of Le Tour highlights each day; the arrival of a new bike frame today means the other hours are going to be gone too. However, there aren't many things more beautiful than the lines of a bike (ignoring the sweaty lycra on it), so it's also time to celebrate all the Lost Shapes designs that have been inspired by Le Velo.
NO MORE BLOGGING
I stopped writing this blog a while ago - social media just seems a more responsive way to share ideas these days (plus I never got 'round to it!). I'll leave these posts up for now for anyone who wants to get a bit more of a sense of what's behind what I do.