Christina Strutt of Cabbage & Rose, near Richmond
PUBLISHED: 19:16 10 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:40 20 February 2013
Owner, founder and brand director of the Cabbages & Roses label, which is sold mainly through Jigsaw stores, Christina Strutt works out of their head offices in Kew, near Richmond. Here, she shares a few of her top style tips with us...
Originally published in Surrey Life magazine July 2010
Owner, founder and brand director of the Cabbages & Roses label, which is sold mainly through Jigsaw stores, Christina Strutt works out of their head offices in Kew, near Richmond. Here, she shares a few of her
top style tips with us...
What would you say are the key trends for this season?
For us, it is our stripes and our bright colours in the prints and our cashmeres.
Which do you think will be your best-selling item this month?
The Delilah tunic dress, from which a percentage of the proceeds go to charity, has been the best-seller since it arrived in early March.
Is there a particular celebritys style you admire and why?
Helena Bonham Carter because she doesnt take fashion too seriously and always looks delicious in our clothes!
Whats your best buy right now?
Definitely our beautiful coloured cashmere cardigans.
Is there anything you would recommend for the guys?
A Cabbages & Roses gift voucher for your wife or girlfriend!
If someone was going to buy one key item for this season, what should it be?
The striped Tilly top (a casual A-line cotton top that would be perfect teamed with a pair of jeans) or our striped pleat and tie skirt (which is made of thick cotton that comes to just below the knee).
Is there anyone in Surrey whose style you particularly admire?
Linda Cardona, our fashion production manager, who lives in West Clandon.
In the competitive fashion industry, what do you think are the ingredients for success?
Individuality, freedom of spirit and freedom of expression.
Whats the best thing about working at the Jigsaw headquarters in Kew?
Within a few steps, you can shop at Jigsaw, Kew, and Cabbages & Roses!
- For more information about Cabbages & Roses, see www.cabbagesandroses.com