If I were superstitious, I would proclaim the arrival of spring – but have my fingers crossed behind my back. Earlier this week the cherry blossom bloomed; candy-pink pom-poms juxtaposed with azure April skies cannot fail to lift the spirits. (Today though, it’s raining. Maybe I should cross my fingers after all). Longer days bring more opportunities for after-work activities. In my case DIY.
Ian and I moved house last month into a period property with enough projects to last a decade. In equal measures, it is daunting and exciting. As I write, I’m surrounded by paint, wallpaper samples and interior design magazines. I cannot wait to style, to dress the house. But as my husband reminds me more frequently than he’d like, we need to get the structure right first, the bones of the building, the “chassis.” It must be strong and infallible. It must last a lifetime. Our lifetime. Our children’s lifetimes and their children’s lifetimes. The foundations onto which anything is built, are so important.
STEPPER: The Perfect Fit
STEPPER is built on a foundation of professionalism and family values. Traditional yet forward-thinking, the company is committed to providing eyewear which meets the ophthalmic needs and style wants of the wearer. The recent brand refocus introduced and new logo and a new strapline: The Perfect Fit. I love the new logo and names of the collections- they are contemporary, aspirational and inclusive. Logos and branding are akin to curtains and cushions. They complement the structure of the house without changing the foundations. In this case, the House of STEPPER has never looked so good.
Pretty in Pink
The newest STEPPER Origin models are a breath of fresh air. SI-30188 in the prettiest of pink has a touch of glitter for subtle sparkle. It’s supremely feminine and easy on the eye. (And of course, just as easy on the nose and ears due to The Perfect Fit). The classic style will flatter every face shape and the translucence will cast flattering highlights, so optically minimising under-eye shadows.
The Gold Standard
SI-50254 has a touch of pink on the sides which complements the warm gold front. The soft angles at the temple add contemporary style detail. The silhouette is very much of the moment and yet, I can’t see it ever dating. This frame would be as appropriate to wear with a casual outfit of jeans and a white tee as it would with a cocktail dress. SI-50254 is a piece of eyewear that transcends age, season and occasion.
I know one shouldn’t have favourites…but from the new collection, SI-50268 is mine. It was the beautiful, flattering green colour that caught my eye, closely followed by the soft square shape. I’m always drawn to larger styles and this one manages to be simultaneously simple and fabulous. What’s more, it also comes in three more colours: red, yellow and blue. A true feast for the eyes. I feel a collection coming on.