June 11th, 2013
October is going to be a pretty amazing month, and has given us two really big events to shout out loud about! Not only will we be raising awareness for the Campaign for Wool activities, but we’ll also be attending the prestigious Scottish Fashion Awards.
Last year Victoria travelled to Glasgow where the event was held, and reported back that she had a wonderful time mingling with Scotland’s finest and talking cashmere, kilts and tartan. This year SFA has re-located to England’s capital, and hosted by sweet Scot Laura Whitmore.
In the same category as us is Alice Palmer, Dhu, ERIBÉ, Rosie Sugden and ESK. We wish all the brands the best of luck and look forward to seeing them all on 9th October.
June 6th, 2013
NAME: Dave Austine
POSITION: Graphic Designer
UNOFFICIAL ROLE: The ‘Fixer’
YEARS AT BRORA: 3 years
LOVES: “Lounge wear, eating out, music, reading and other boy’s stuff” (chuckles).
HATES: “Dirty nails”.
BEST BRORA MOMENT: “Everyday – working in a female-dominated environment, I get to mingle with the ladies and go for drinks with all the girls” (cheesy grin).
The cashmere hoody is a cool bit of luxury that I often carry about with me everywhere. I love hoodies, they were the only things I wore during my uni days; I probably have well over 30! Like Justine, I too love using my cashmere hoody as a favoured travel companion; it’s stylish airport wear for the frequent flyer!
My good friend lives in Dubai, which means I’m airport-bound at least 4 times a year – lucky me! It’s a costly, but worthy expense, and there’s always so much to do! I never get tired of sand dune racing across the desert, like I’m in a high speed within a James Bond movie; it’s a great adrenaline rush!
My friend took this picture from the iconic Burj Khalifa.
The temperature in Dubai can get up to 45 degrees, so many of the shopping malls, hotels and buildings have pretty aggressive air-conditioning day and night. That’s why it’s always good sense to carry a cover-up with you at all times; this is where my cashmere hoody comes in handy – I call mine Herbie.
Travelling with Herbie means I can get that same comfortable and relaxed feeling as I do with the rest of my hoodies, but look a lot more presentable and less like a student.
June 4th, 2013
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May 31st, 2013
In keeping with the chilly scene here on the blog, we thought we’d bring you another adventure; this time of the Norwegian kind. Wave hello to Salli Pelling, taking her Brora cashmere to the Arctic Circle back in February. She’s proof that at below freezing temperatures, Brora cashmere is your best line of defense in arming yourself against the cold!
The cashmere aran knit beanie will be making a triumphant return in a radiantly rich selection of colours for AW13, but in the meantime, if you’re that impatient, we do have our cashmere purl snood of a similar design. Just in case you’re considering an icy adventure of your own somewhere soon!
May 28th, 2013
A Brora photo shoot can transport you pretty much anywhere in order to bring you our vision for the right mood and feel for our cashmere & clothing. For winter 2013 we’re taking you on a Nordic journey to rural Sweden with minus 23 degree weather and a blanket of white fluff for as far as the eye can see!
We had the pleasure of working with Swedish model Valerija, who was an absolute delight to work with. Her being a true Swede meant that the sub-zero temperatures was never a big deal for her; a real trooper! However, our English male model found it a little more challenging, but did what we Brits do best and maintained a ‘stiff upper lip’.
Shot over four days and two locations, appropriately named as the Folk Story, our Swedish winter shoot captures bold patterning, accented with sharp red, frosty blues, a luscious evergreen woollen knit, and muted with shades of black, grey and cream.
Speaking of horses, the star of the shoot was definitely our four-legged model Balder. A horse to be reckoned with, he never complained and was happy to be receiving lots of attention…and carrots!
Everybody wanted a bit of ‘Balder loving’; the models, the crew and Victoria too! Horsing around with Balder was a great distraction from the cold
We hope you enjoyed the quick sneak peak, and that you’re now all just as excited as we are about AW13. There are four stories including this one, so watch this space for more!