19 February 2013
Nancy is my grandma and Betty is Nancy's twin sister (hence the name of the now Nancy & Betty Studio stationery brand). They were featured in a Pears Soap advert in the Radio Times in 1938. I think they look so very beautiful.
Preparing to be Beautiful Ladies.
You can see that Betty and Nancy are twins, but actually they are more alike that the picture shows. No photograph can show the deep rich lights that shine equally in Betty's and Nancy's hair, nor how closely matched the sapphire blue of their eyes. You might look at Betty and say "Oh yes, I shall know Betty in the future - she has such a fair skin, fine skin." But when next you see Nancy you will realise that no skin could be fairer or finer than hers.
Perhaps, as the years pass thy will change in some ways, so that you will never confuse one from the other. But neither will ever lose her lovely complexion. Their mother is making sure of that. She knows how Pears has kept her own so fresh and youthful that it rivals theirs. It is with Pears, the pure soap, and clean water, that both Betty and Nancy are surely preparing to be beautiful ladies.
PEARS GOLDEN GLORY SIXPENCE A CAKE (UK only)
In a few days time, they will be 80 years old.
30 January 2013
17 January 2013
09 January 2013
We're launching our new 2013 Collection at Top Drawer this weekend (13 - 15 January). There will be cards, wrapping paper, gift tags, sticky tape, writing sets, luxury journals and a large limited edition wall calendar. If you're press or a buyer, please do come along and meet us - we'd love to see you. Otherwise, goods will be added to the website in the coming weeks.
18 December 2012
27 November 2012
20 October 2012
Remember this post about pitching to the Mary Portas at House of Fraser team? Well, the order has been dispatched and will be in their shops very soon. I think a trip to London to see the stationery in all its glory in the shops is worth it? We're also huge fans of Mary Portas, since her early days on BBC 2 with 'Mary, Queen of Shops'.
Also, in other news... a selection of our cards are being stocked in selected Waterstones very soon. There is sure to be a Waterstones near you stocking our cards. This is part of the Waterstones re-branding, remember the upset at the apostrophe being lost?! They've recently been bought by Russian Billionaire Alexander Mamut for £53m. We're excited to see the re-branding moving forward.