Here, in her latest addition of Mariya's diary, we find out more about the inspiration behind our design collaboration with British womenswear brand Beautiful Soul London.
I fell in love with Beautiful Soul London's dresses when I first saw them a few years ago and went on to buy almost every piece from their collections. One day when I was creating a moodboard for Aspinal of London's SS17 collection I found myself adding pictures of my favourite Beautiful Soul London signature Hydrangea and Blossom prints. I then started to imagine how they could work on our bags and umbrellas and this is when our creative relationship with Nicola Woods, the founder and designer of the brand grew. Nicola is an amazing up and coming British fashion and textile designer and we are proud to support her work. Nicola's creative studio is based in Notting Hill and she designed the signature prints looking back at childhood memories and also capturing the springtime in Notting Hill to add a twist of English charm. Look closely you will find cute bumblebees and ladybirds nestled on the flower petals and our Aspinal x Beautiful Soul collection has a magical, vintage and oh-so feminine vibe, which sits perfectly with our spring summer collection.
It's very hard for me to choose a favourite bag from the collection because I love them all! If I had to choose it would have to be the Hydrangea Mini Trunk with ladybirds which matches my favourite Beautiful Soul London Hydrangea Chika dress - which I love and wear season-after-season, as its also my husband's favourite too!
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