Despite my best intentions to regularly post an outfit inspiration for walking your cocker spaniel in style, it took me two months to get back to the idea. The mood wasn’t quite right to think of shopping and dressing up.
However, May is here, the situation is slowly improving and I also have a few valid reasons to return to one of my favourite hobbies of playing with clothes:
a) I have a marvellous mood board that was inspired by cocker spaniels and my book
b) beautiful things can make us temporarily happy
c) a woman got to look good and feel comfortable when walking a dog
I created this mood board a few months ago when pitching an idea to an editor of a fashion magazine, trying to connect an English cocker and one of the Spring 2020 trends. I thought that the “Royal connection” reference was very fitting considering that charming English cockers are often considered the aristocrats (hence the Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) of the canine world and have also been chosen by several royals including Prince William and Kate, Princess Margaretha of Sweden and fashion designer Carolina Herrera who married Reinaldo Herrera Guevara, the 5th Marquis of Torre.
If you think this chain of references is long, wait until my next post in early summer…
And for now, the outfit. A collection of beautiful classics that will carry us through the cool mornings into mellow afternoons. It’s elegant, timeless and extremely comfortable. Hope you and your little aristocrat will love it.
Image credit: Karen Arnold from Pixabay, Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge with her cocker spaniel Lupo (C) Zak Hussein/WENN.com, Carolina Herrera with her cocker spaniel Red (C) Carolina Herrera, Princess Margareta of Sweden with her cocker spaniel Sandons Jasmine at a dog show, Stockholm, 11 October 1960, by United Press International (C) alamy.com