Pens finer by far than mine have described the extraordinary sense of loss that so many of us are feeling in the wake of the Queen’s death. In an uncertain world she was one of the fixed points by which many of us, unconsciously, navigated our way through life. To lose that fixed point leaves us suddenly all at sea, without a compass.
Wondering if bridal gloves are the addition you need to finish the wedding look? Even though gloves are not ‘required’ by wedding etiquette as they were until the 1960s, brides may choose to wear gloves as an elegant statement. Few accessories can add such a timeless feel to a wedding look as a pair of bridal gloves. Generally, the choice of glove depends on the style of the sleeve. Once you have said ‘Yes to the Dress,’ the glove shopping begins.
Leather: uniting motorcyclists, punks, musketeers (more on that later) and fashion aficionados since the very dawn of time. The textile equivalent to a sparkling A-list celebrity, not a decade has passed without the emergence of a trademark leather piece – from the 1960’s and its rocker motorcycle jackets, to the ‘70s and its patent platform Mary Janes. And, with those in the know nodding towards a new kid (skin) on the block, this year’s darling of the fashion world is one that’s very close to our heart – a classic pair of long leather gloves.
Introducing: the Cornelia James summer guide to styling the biggest accessory of 2022. Whether you’re looking for elegant gloves for sun protection or a fabulous formal pair for endless balmy evenings, our Swiss and sueded cotton gloves will ensure your dearly begloved stays on hand throughout. So, without further ado, here’s how to bring your very favourite accessory from the depths of winter and out into the sunshine.
Throughout our journey, we've managed to catch the eye of many an A-lister, with a dazzling selection of names such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Zoe Kravitz, Ariana Grande and Joan Collins all appearing in CJ styles. We’ve also been an intrinsic part of some prestigious high fashion editorials across the globe, from the many territories of Vogue (rather fabulously including one September cover), and titles like W, Love, ELLE and i-D magazine. Of course royalty have also had their hand in our finery, with both the Duchess of Cambridge and HRH The Queen appearing in pieces from our collection. Here's some of our favourite moments to date.
Gloves are perfect for daytime formal - dressing up or dressing down - there are so many degrees of formality that can be achieved.
Taking a stroll down the SS22 catwalk via Nina Ricci, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Maisie Wilen, Batsheva and Yohji Yamamoto, you might be wondering – exactly where did this new-found penchant for the evening glove come from? Experiencing a resurgence via the arms of literally everyone (from Alexa Demie, Kim Kardashian and Lizzo to Rihanna and Beyoncé), one thing’s for sure — the evening glove has just as much star power as its dazzling sartorial entourage.
With springtime just around the calendar corner, long-awaited brighter days, ever-lasting evenings and frosty tropical drinks are on the horizon. So, in anticipation for the warmer weather, we thought it was high time to introduce you to our very best gloves for spring.
There’s one thing that we’ve never needed to search for on Google: ‘how to wear long gloves?’ The reason for that is quite simple – we’re already experts in the art of wearing opera gloves. From the etiquette rules to fabric care, we’re clued-up completely. And you can be too, with just a little help from our handy guide.