Do You Need Some Retail Therapy

Are you missing Shopping?
Would a couple of clever, considered additions to your wardrobe be just the mood boost you need – it’s not called Retail Therapy for nothing :).

We are certainly missing seeing you face to face. Online Shopping just doesnt cut it for lots of us, garments are never quite the colour, fabric or shape they look on the model and it often leads to disappointment.
Great News, we can still bring you the Personal Shopping Experience and have designed a Virtual VIP Shop to make sure you get all of the benefits (& more) with none of the drawbacks of online.

You simply book a timeslot with us & we set up the Zoom Session.
We send you our Brochure of beautiful, but wearable French Clothing in sizes 6-24, to browse.
We preselect items on our rail which we know will flatter you in colour, shape & style personality.
During the session, we can talk you through fabrics, show you details & look in your wardrobe to pair up looks, with garments you already have, advise on finishing off with shoes etc
We can then order and post to you any items you wish to try in the comfort of your own home.
Its a complete Shop & Style Experience without you having to leave the house and until the end of March, the session is FREE, PLUS we are offering a half price scarf with every 3 garments purchased.
Get in touch to book your slot and/or to see our Lookbooks.

Online Shopping with a Stylists Twist!!!

We have all had to embrace the Zoom calls for family get togethers and lots of us are all quizzed out !
So we’ve come up with a fab, fun way to spend a night (virtually of course) with your friends from anywhere in the UK – bringing us all together for the new night in!!
You join the Zoom call, grab your drink of choice and sit back and relax whilst we show you looks from Our Fabulous French fashion sizes 6-24.
Who needs the shops to be open, when you can shop in style from the comfort of your own home with this gorgeous collection full of classy but casual chic clothes.

OUR VIRTUAL POP UP BOUTIQUE IS NOW OPEN & THERE ARE SEVERAL OPTIONS – JUST CHOOSE WHICH ONE SUITS YOU & GET IN TOUCH TO BOOK !

You still get all the stylist tips and personalised shopping know how that we always bring you – this is shopping online but better!!!!

1 You invite a group of friends (3-10) and as the hostess you will receive some extra discounts and goodies.
2 Join one of our Open House Pop Ups – the next one is Sunday 10th May at 2pm. Let us know if you would like to join and we can send you the link.
3 Or if you’d rather a 1-1 shop we can arrange that too. Get in touch to book a date and time that suits you.

Style Secrets Masterclass

Do You Feel Stuck in a Style Rut?
Does clothes shopping get you down?Would you like to discover your own personal Style Formula to make the most of Your Bodyshape, no matter your size!

Learn to Dress Your Body Silhouette in this fun, interactive Masterclass. There are no 360 degree mirrors, just top stylist tips on how to make the most of yourself and shop successfully forever.
This class is a Body Confidence Boost to kickstart 2020.

TUESDAY 13th FEBRUARY 6.30 – 8.30pm
£30 PP OR 2 FOR £50.
LIMITED SPACES-BOOK NOW

Winterproof Your Wardrobe

There is a definite nip in the air that means it’s time to dig out your winter woolies and think about tactical layering. The cold weather doesn’t mean you have to look frumpy though- here are our top tips to Cosy Chic & Wise Winter Wardrobe Choices :
Your Winter Coat – This is what will catch people’s eye as the temperature drops – so choose wisely. Of course, many of you may have invested in a black coat thinking it goes with everything or a camel coat thinking it is classy but both these tones can be draining on lots of colour palettes, so if you are investing in a new coat – choose a colour that flatters YOU. Wearing a brighter colour will also lift your mood and that of those around you :).
Winter Winner – If you have a coat in a colour that’s not your most flattering – add a scarf to lift it. Also, “Accessorise to Maximise” – If you are thinking sustainable style and recycling a previous seasons coat, accessorising makes it easy to bring your look up to date and ring the changes. People will remember colour – so adding red gloves and scarf or mustard accessories for example to your neutral coat will give it a fresh look.
Layering – You know we are always fans of this as it’s a great way to wear colour combos, create varying looks from the same key garments (versatility = sustainable style) and is stylish all year round but especially in winter when you are moving from chilly outside to central heating inside as well as for some of us, regulating your own menopause heater!!!! The key to successful winter layering to flatter you is avoid too much bulk and focus on fine layers. Chunky garments can make you look shorter and wider.
Winter Winner -Try layering a fine long sleeved mesh base layer under short sleeve tops or dresses, then adding a cardi and scarf. Stick to up to 3 main colours to ensure your outfit looks pulled together.
Boots – We find many of our customers struggle with footwear as comfort is a necessity or priority and this really can make or break an outfit. There are so many comfortable yet stylish footwear options nowadays from M&S with their Footglove range to Geox that it is worth spending the time investing in a pair of boots that will work for you. Think of the colour – you want your boots to be one of your best neutrals to tie in with all your outfits – so is brown one of your base colours or is it navy or grey or even wine – don’t just go for the failsafe of black if you don’t have black in your wardrobe.
Winter Winner – Ankle boots are a great choice as you can wear them with trousers but also with thick tights they look fabulous with a dress too- to elongate your legs choose the same colour tights as boots/shoes.
Invest in Your Key Pieces – Look after these items and they will look after you – making you look and feel great for years to come 🙂 Jeans, coat, boots, knitwear – when you think of your cost per wear and also of the environmental impact, it really makes sense on every level to invest in these pieces and buy beautiful quality that feels good to wear and makes you feel good when you wear them.

New Season Edit

We always love the excitement of a new season and all the possible new outifits it brings. Just by adding a few new pieces – be it scarves, introducing a new colour to your capsule, a new coat or pair of boots, your whole wardrobe can be refreshed and your look regenerated. As you know, we firmly believe every woman can look and feel fabulous, regardless of age or size. Look YOUR best by learning what suits YOU and keep your look updated with a nod to the current trends. You can easily update existing wardrobe favourites by changing what you team them with to keep your look current. To help you choose wisely – here is our pick of this season’s top trends and how YOU can embrace them right now ………

FLOATY FLORALS -The Catwalk and High Street (and of course Captain Tortue) are full of floral prints. From blouses to floaty frocks – with frill sleeve and collar detail – the feminine look is in. These often have a darker background for Autumn but look fab right now teamed with white trousers. This feminine style can be made to look more tailored by adding sharp trousers or a jacket or look more natural by adding a cardi or layering up with a knit.

TWEED WITH A TWIST – Tweed in all it’s forms is a massive trend this season. We see it in trousers, dresses, skirts and scarves. This classic style has been brought bang up to date by the addition of fringing, detailing and colour as well as edgy cuts – think slim fitting trousers and asymmetric skirts.

LOVE LAYERING – We are big fans of this trend as it is brilliant for changing your look by mixing your capsule wardrobe colours. This season its all about layering different fabrics and lengths – a cosy knit over a floaty dress, a floral blouse teamed with a chunky jumper. Perfect for the Scottish climate!

BLOCKS OF BRILLIANT COLOUR – We were delighted to see so much colour on the catwalk – especially the return of some fab tones we haven’t seen for a while – Vibrant Violet and Plums – these can be added to neutrals or mixed with shades of ochre, scarlet or teal!

KNITTY GRITTY – It’s time to get your needles out or if (like us) you are not that handy, then we can help :). Knitwear is a huge trend this season – from cardis to jumpers to coatigans, these are essential wardrobe staples to layer, add colour and bring your look bang up to date.

Shop Our Collection – Sizes 6-24

Like us, we know from your feedback that so many of you now love Captain Tortue!

“The clothes are so comfortable”. “The quality is fantastic”
“I wear Captain Tortue all the time”. “The tops I bought from you wash up brilliantly”
“I love how one seaon mixes with the next”
“I always get compliments when I wear Captain Tortue”

As a company, they take sustainability very seriously. They use local producers where possible and sustainable fabrics, such as lyocell which requires less energy and water than cotton to manafacture and is also biodegradable.
We also have an ethical policy

If you want to see the Collection and find out what all the excitement is about –
Get in touch for a Successful, Sustainable Shop.
You can either book a 1-1 Personal Session or gather a few friends and enjoy the hostess discounts.