In celebration of their 40th birthday (can you believe the label, which feels like such an English icon, is so young?) Mulberry have released the most spectacular coffee table book. Largely shot by Venetia Dearden (who followed the Mulberry team around for the past two years), it is a beautiful, candid peek behind the scenes of the wonderful Mulberry world.
After the book opens with the history of Mulberry, it goes on a visual journey through Mulberry’s runway shows, the factory in Somerset (the last luxury accessories factory in the UK), scenes from the brand’s legendary parties (the golden ticket of Fashion Week), to glimpses of Emma Hill and the design team at work.
Emma Hill very kindly sent me my own personal copy, and I sat down and read the entire thing the other night (two hours of uninterrupted downtime to read being a luxury to me in itself). Between the carousel horses and oversized roses and parties and buttery soft bags within its pages, when I closed the back cover I had that same lovely feeling I used to get after reading Enid Blyton’s Enchanted Forest (and escaping into a magical land far away) as a child. A grown up fairytale book indeed!
If you know your Alexa from your Batswater, then this book is just wanting to land on your coffee table (not literally – it weighs about 5kg…)
I’d love to know what your favourite books were as children? And what us your favourite grown-up coffee table book to escape into the world of?
Love, Miss B xx
P.S. I was lucky enough to sit down with Creative Director, Emma Hill, for a cup of tea and a chat at the book’s launch. To see my interview with her, visit my post over at LibertyLondonGirl