An architect couple’s savvy design eye turned this run-down Edwardian redbrick into a spacious family home
An architect couple’s savvy design eye turned this run-down Edwardian redbrick into a spacious family...

Orla Neligan

Apparently it’s soft launch season, but what does it even mean?
Apparently it’s soft launch season, but what does it even mean?

Sarah Gill

6 tips for renovating a period home, from a homeowner who has done it
6 tips for renovating a period home, from a homeowner who has done it

IMAGE Interiors & Living

This cottage with a modern glass link on the Sheep’s Head peninsula is on the market for €195,000
This cottage with a modern glass link on the Sheep’s Head peninsula is on the...

Megan Burns

Research finds kid’s screentime went up 83 minutes a day during covid. Mums everywhere sigh.
Research finds kid’s screentime went up 83 minutes a day during covid. Mums everywhere sigh.

Amanda Cassidy

When it comes to fictionalising the experiences of real life people, where do we draw the moral line?
When it comes to fictionalising the experiences of real life people, where do we draw...

Sarah Gill

Michelle Moroney: ‘The Wim Hof Method made me a more tolerant, resilient person’
Michelle Moroney: ‘The Wim Hof Method made me a more tolerant, resilient person’

IMAGE

This surprisingly modern four-bed family home is on the market for €335,000
This surprisingly modern four-bed family home is on the market for €335,000

Sarah Finnan

This Irish family’s Puglia renovation is a gorgeous combination of old and new
This Irish family’s Puglia renovation is a gorgeous combination of old and new

Megan Burns

The IMAGE Shopping Basket: 50 of the best pieces from the highstreet sales
The IMAGE Shopping Basket: 50 of the best pieces from the highstreet sales

Sarah Finnan

Image / Fashion

Cape Weather


By Jeanne Sutton
07th Oct 2014
Cape Weather

Lady Amanda Harlech for Barbour is our cosy and practical spirit animal…

Lady Amanda Harlech has high fashion caliber. She spent the nineties working with John Galliano and then upped sticks to Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel in 1996 where she has been serving as a consultant and muse ever since. So intertwined with the Kaiser is Harlech, that she is curating a retrospective on his life and work in Bonn’s Bundeskunsthalle museum next year.

And if you weren’t yet convinced that Lady Harlech should be your new life icon, she splits her time between the glamour of Paris and a farmhouse in Shropshire. Marry those two parallel existences and of course the iconic Barbour label would snag her for their luxurious Gold Label collection. She’s the creative consultant behind the brand’s push into the fashion market and is bringing her years of experience and upper class vibe to the collection. We do love a dash of elegant equestrian chic. If you ever asked yourself where the perfect seasonal jacket lurked, look no further.

The Pirouette cape is a modern incarnation of the original wax riding capes the company marketed in the 1920s and our personal lust-have.

Lady Harlech brings a sexy femme edge to all the items with waist-cinching belts and fitted soft merino wool jumpers dotting the collection.

Also, how amazing would this wax blazer look in a Jilly Cooper adaptation reboot?

Follow Jeanne Sutton on Twitter?@jeannedesutun