Sunday, 26 February 2012

ragamuffin loves...a good hat!

Gosh, what blustery weather we are having! Luckily we keep a good stock of hats all year round! We are particularly loving this wool felt collection by MTM hats.
You can channel your inner flapper with a pretty wool cloche, decorated with big,blousey flowers.
Or go for a roomy boucle beret, perfect if you've got lots of curly hair! We've styled both with a little Shirley Pinder scarf...she's coming to see us in early March so that we can choose some more of her beautiful scarves - we'll post pictures as soon as they arrive!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

ragamuffin loves...fabulous felt!

We came upon the amazing Kate Ramsay, felter extrordinaire, whilst in Dublin recently and instructed her to make us some of her fabulous felt accessories at once! They are here already - adding more than a splash of colour to both of our shops!

All of Kate's pieces are made using natural, undyed silk/ wool fibres and are individually dyed meaning that no two items are ever quite the same.

As well as scarves, Kate also makes these wonderful, giant felt flowers - pin to chunky knits, jackets or bags for drama!

We think they'd also look wild worn in the hair - we made a simple hair wrap and added the flower to the crown...
Now we've gone headpiece crazy! Here are a couple of smaller felt corsages pinned to a hair wrap made from a hank of our colinette yarn!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

ragamuffin romantics!

Well, we're feeling the love today: we couldn't resist showing you our lovely new deliveries of dresses and pretty cotton jersey separates from Out of Xile and sumptuous silk scarves from Diana Irani, working sooo beautifully with Privatsachen's silks and linens. Proper romantic dressing-up clothes for grown-ups; don't save it for special occasions, just throw it on with a pair of chunky leather boots, the luxury fabrics will make you feel gorgeous every day! There's bubble skirts, crinkled silk, ruffles, flower-trimmed knits, ruched cuffs, mother-of-pearl buttons... everything a girl needs!

Friday, 17 February 2012

ragamuffin loves...a bit of sunshine!

At last a sunny day on Skye! It's been gloomy for a few weeks now but yesterday's blue skies were the perfect backdrop to take some snaps of the new additions to our jellycat family! We have the fabulous Orla Ostrich - every bit the glamourpuss with her long eye lashes (real of course!)

The oh-so-sweet Fuddle-wuddle Pup - he is so soft and looks a bit forlorn but he's really quite a happy chap! Also, back by popular demand...

It's Matilda Hen! She comes Mum sized as pictured or baby sized. We are convinced she's always up to something - she has a wicked glint in her eye! We have lots of other jolly Jellycats in stock - they were just feeling a tad camera shy yesterday!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

ragamuffinloves...windy days!

Ahhh... We love today! Doesn't it make you want to go tromping out of town in your wellies and some delicious knitwear, and returning home to an open fire and a hot toddy? Forgotten a Valentine's gift? Eschew the chocolates and roses for something altogether more classy! These gorgeous wool and lyrca scarves go with everything, even red, if you must...

Saturday, 11 February 2012

ragamuffin loves...cheeky monkeys!

We loved this new display in dusty pinks and muted neutrals, perfect for this in-betweeny weather! We couldn't help but laugh at the naughty monkey who's eager for his 15minutes of fame...

Thursday, 9 February 2012

ragamuffin loves...stripes!

With Valentines Day less that a week away, we thought we'd make some helpful suggestions as to how you might surprise your beloved! Here is a cool group of things for the lady who loves stripes (I mean, who doesn't?). From sweet stripey elephants to amazing monochrome armwarmers and cute cropped sweaters...what's not to love!

For the lady who loves all things purple (there are lots of purple fans out there), a lovely selecton of lavender delights! Mix several shades together for maximum impact. Layer up for cool, clever dressing!

Or bring a little sunshine into your love's life with our selection of mellow yellow treats! A super soft jacket over a linen tank accessorised with a silk scarf and sisal basket bag is just the ticket to brighten up a dreary February day!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

ragamuffin loves...Springtime!

Well, we at ragamuffin are so excited about Spring! While the buyers are away choosing the new stock in advance for Autumn/ Winter, we girls in the shop have got nothing but lambs and daffodils and crisp bright mornings in mind! We've had our first tiny drop of deliveries this week, lovely jewel-coloured scarves from Pappu Mama and Italca, and a smattering of Jellycat toys... Soon all this new stock will be piling up around us, providing us with a great new kick of inspiration for outfits and displays, we'll keep you posted! In the meantime, we've been channelling our Spring chickens in lots of lovely wall displays...
Mmm... crocuses and daffodils...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream...come on, roll on the warm weather!!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

ragamuffin loves...old friends!

Once a ragamuffin, always a ragamuffin! Here's Lindsay in her stripey tights and Out of Xile coat that she bought here on a recent visit! Lindsay worked here right at the beginning - first on Skye then helping Lesley to set up and establish the Edinburgh shop. She is now the grand proprietress of Grow Wild a fabulous organic grocery delivery service! Here she was in her ragamuffin heyday modelling our popular Shetland wool jackets...

...striking a very dramatic pose outside the gates of Holyrood palace at some time in the late '80s!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

ragamuffin loves...our new fitting room!!

Do we believe our eyes? Yes we do! Here's a peak at our new fitting room on the shop floor of the Edinburgh shop, easy access and a comfortable fit for even the most animated of dressers! Room to swing a cat, we think so! Come visit us and see it in it's full glory, the shop's looking lovely, ready to recieve lots of new Spring stock, and there's still the tail end of our fabulous sale to be snapped up!