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I see your hanky…


… and I raise it with, er, another hanky. Technically, I realise ‘raising’ implies going one better, which one could argue I have failed to do. Perhaps I’m just adding to the general hanky theme. The one photographed beautifully above (thanks, P) is another Sally Scott one (thanks, Manabu) that I’ve already crumpled by wearing as a neckerchief. I love the pink and red together. Now if only Third Drawer Down did hankies as well… wait, they do.

:: Arwen ::


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That most useful and most shamefully forgotten object, the handkerchief

Sally Scott handkerchief

The fine art of gift-giving:  to find something that the giftee will love, but would never have bought for themselves. The delightful and talented Manabu (an aforementioned friend of O.W.L.) is an incredibly generous and considerate gift-giver. Last weekend he arrived from Japan with a bagful of gifts, including one for yours truly – the gorgeous embroidered Sally Scott handkerchief pictured above.

Being rather fond of disposable paper products for my nasal hygiene, I would never have dreamt of buying myself a handkerchief, but this beautiful example has forced me  to re-consider other, non-nasal, hanky uses. The Handkerchief Society has a helpful list of occasions where one might have need for such a thing, including (among others): fainting, tying one’s belongings to a stick before running away from home as a child, surrendering, opening a door while working as a private detective, and rendering someone unconscious with ether. Handy!

:: Kate ::

{ Previously on O.W.L. : Sally Scott and Manabu }


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My name is Sally Scott


If you, like me, lust after Mina Perhonen stuff but still think it’s a bit exxy, welcome to Sally Scott. It’s designed by Akira Minagawa, the man behind Mina Perhonen, but is his cheaper label (well, a little cheaper), sort of like Miu Miu is to Prada, or See by Chloe to Chloe – only much more Japanese. For years I was convinced it was an American label doing suspiciously Japanese-style clothes, but the truth finally dawned and I realised Sally Scott is just a made-up name… like Mina Perhonen. Sadly, the label is unavailable in Australia, but there are stores all over Japan if you’re heading that way soon.





:: Arwen ::


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