This past week we've witnessed the end of an era- the Iron lady in Margaret Thatcher’s death.
Many hated her, whilst others loved her. She was determined, confident and strong, yet sophisticated and elegant. From grocers daughter to the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, she was truly inspirational.
While reading an article in FT Weekend Magazine, I came across a quote by Simon Schama that described her perfectly, "She was Boudicca with a handbag, helmet-haired Gloriana, Britannia with a cruise missile".
'Maggie' with President Reagan at the White House
One of the things we remember Margaret for was her classic style, and it seems as though we're not the only ones. Samantha Cameron paid tribute to Margaret with her outfit at her funeral on Wednesday, she wore a pussy bow blouse, a style that Thatcher made her own during her residency at Number 10.
Margaret in the Yull Cheltenham shoe?
Looking at pictures of Margaret over the years, I spotted one that immediately caught my eye. It was of Margaret with President Reagan at the White House in 1987. She wore a bold print dress, pearls, and shoes that look like the Yull Cheltenham. Perhaps we should dedicate a shoe to Margaret? The Maggie?
Here at Yull we are hoping to do our first international trade show next year- hence why we keep visiting lots of shows.
The Box on Rue Camdon
The staff's hats at Premiere Classe- we had to share
Our favourite jewellery stand at Premiere Classe
Jessica and Alisa from Mulberry at Premiere Classe.
After looking around all the shows we still had a bit of time to do visit some tourist hot spots. We headed into the MontMartre area in Paris- highly recommended if you ever make a trip to Paris.
Very French ChicA really great lunchSarah outside Premiere-classe looking very English
Yesterday was the last day of the Who's Next Paris show www.whosnext.com so we decided to make a trip to Paris to take a look.
What started as a Yull work trip in search of international trade shows to take part in, actually turned into a fun day out. I thought we would share a few of our photos and some hot spots to visit. That and the fact that I have become an instagram fan!
The beautiful Jessica Kirk having just arrived at Gare du NordThis very cute car was parked outside of Colette- a must see in Paris http://www.colette.fr/
The stairs up to the Mulberry showroom- we were lucky enough to go inside and look at A/W 13!
A macaroon from Laduree on Rue Royale was a necessity!
A trip to France would not be a trip to France without some french bread and wine.
The Yull bag hits Paris, along with some successful map reading on my part...
I would love to share some more news and photos but we are sworn to secrecy about the A/W 13 styles we saw! Coming soon though.....