We’re bidding adieu to summer and embracing autumn with a new collection so you’ll see lots of changes here at AA. Our first drop has just landed with our own label collection landing a few weeks later.

As the creator, designer and buyer of my brand I’m incredibly privileged in that I can design and buy whatever I so please. As I’ve gotten older I’ve moved further away from overtly quirky and closer to luxury with a boho vibe if that makes any kind of sense. I’ve become obsessed with the wilderness mixed with city cool. So you’ll find me equally happy conjuring up a rustic cabin, or the chicest uptown apartment.

This season in particular, I want cosy – whatever style. Think tables crafted from fallen trees, softly woven textiles from the finest wool with supersized fringing, beautiful concrete pots, glamorous lights, small batch ceramics, oodles of foliages and grasses. Pieces that make you want to curl up inside and stay home. So here’s the sneak peak into our latest collection, the coolest yet if I can say such things, and one of the reasons for making me jump ship to a far bigger store. It means we can showcase it all – yeehaw! I hope you love it as much as I do – think wilderness inspired with a big dose of urban cool thrown in. Nice no!

Oh and I also want to mention the next two weeks are a little bonkers for Gem and I so I may not be the quickest in replying to posts so I’m apologising in advance:

Gem and I are whizzing up to Birmingham to prep and style our stand for the Autumn Fair. Think amazing wintery foliages, native branches, rare breed blooms and the most gorgeous selection of plants we’ve ever had, not to mention the vessels (hand glazed, inky and lush). The Autumn Fair is only open to retailers (I’m afraid) but the complete collection lands in store and into our website in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

From Birmingham Gem and I fly (I say that so casually but I hate flying) on to Paris where we run around Maison Objet at break neck speed as we then have to fly (ugg) back to London to then get a connecting flight (double ugg) to Shanghai!! We’re in Shanghai for quite a little while nailing finishes and working with factories on our new global collection. Scary, exciting, exhausting, and mind blowing – all in two weeks!

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