My Season of Joy celebrations kick into high gear now that Thanksgiving is over and I am so excited to begin with another elegant woman and from the UK.
Meet the beautiful, inspiring Catherine Robinson, who I have followed for years and admired as an entrepreneur.
We share the same optimistic outlook for each day of life, and she is perfect for the Cultivating Elegance series!
As always, I am going to share with you a little interview I did recently with Catherine and allow her to meet you personally.
Black Friday Links can be found below!
Question: Please tell us some of the basics about you…where you live, do you have a family, what is your age, how would you describe this time of life for you
“I live in the beautiful riverside town of Marlow in Buckinghamshire, England. My husband designed our home and we absolutely adore it. Our daughter is moving out of London after 10-years as she has fallen in love with Marlow too!
I have loved every stage of my life and having celebrated my 60th Birthday this year I am enjoying my sixties as much as my forties and fifties; life just gets more precious, we must never forget it’s an absolute privilege to be here.”
Question: Please tell us about your business selling high quality knitwear at Catherine Robinson Cashmere.
“My business began seriously, I would say, in 2014; I had more time I was able to give to the business and it has just grown year on year. It takes a lot of consistent hard work but I enjoy it so much it makes it all so worthwhile and having a studio
at home is wonderful. It is always lovely when our customers ring or email us making an appointment to visit us; coffee and cashmere, what could be nicer?
My target audience are women between the ages of 40 and upwards – and at Christmastime there are a lot of men in the mix!
I love being a brand for the mature woman, there are a lot of us, we are a large demographic, not to be forgotten. Many of our customers have told us they really appreciate seeing a mature model.
I’m hugely proud of our customer service, no enquiry goes unanswered, a rare thing, in the world of the internet and you can also pick up the phone and talk to us too.
We love to get to know our customers and are always happy to advise on personal styling and gift ideas.”
Question: How would you describe your personal style?
“My personal style is simple elegance; I love a pair of black pants and a crisp white shirt, always have. In fact, I don’t think my style has changed much from my late twenties, although I own a lot more cashmere, now!
I do favor trousers, whether they are cropped or a wide pant teamed with a silk shirt or knitwear and accessorized with my favorite bangles and pieces of jewelry. I guess, I’m classic in style, and not forgetting a signature watch too!”
Question: How do you define the word elegance?
“I LOVE Giorgio Armani’s quote regarding elegance and I don’t think I can better that, it sums it up perfectly, for me,
“Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered””
Question: How do you practice elegance in your own life?
” I try to live my life with elegance and grace in kindness and respect to others; kindness, that is the most important thing, nothing else really matters.”
Question: What is your best advice to women over 50 who desire to live a more elegant lifestyle?
” I think just be YOU, be the best version of you, keep things simple, don’t over think things: elegance and grace comes from a calm and peaceful mind.”
I own one of her cashmere ponchos and it has been in my wardrobe a long time and a favorite…perfect for when we finally have cold weather in Texas!
THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
I love it all…each and every part…the shopping, the baking, the decorating, the activity, the rush to the finish line…all of it and I will not allow a pandemic to steal my joy!
It is a wonderful time to bask in the glow of my home and I will be in full decorating mode all weekend. I also love my fall decorations, so Christmas decorating begins the day after Thanksgiving.
My only complaint is that I wish it was longer!
Enjoy your weekend as well…I will be here with Would You Wear It and holiday fun. I so appreciate those who are shopping with my links…it is great motivation for me to keep on keeping on!
LOVE YOU! KEEP SMILING!
I believe everyone is holding Black Friday sales…so these links should take you to the most recent prices available…and there are some great ones out there this year!! More to follow on Cyber Monday!
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By Pamela Lutrell