From fans of an idea to the arrival of our first real fans just as the scorching sun sent temperatures soaring upwards and the autumn photo shoot of our first five designs, this year has been a fabulous rollercoaster

What began as an idea to breathe new life into an old faithful of an accessory, with meaningful words nestled amidst fashionable prints and colours, is now an energizing reality.

Our fans frequented the royal carriages at Bressingham Steam Museum in Suffolk, which we were allowed exclusive access to with our chief mascot and erstwhile model, Adriana, and our photographer Gregg Brown.

Words which give wings to women, fabulously fashionable colours and prints, a bit of wood and some sturdy cloth and the good old fashioned hand held fan emerges from relative obscurity to become the Queen of cool.

And, as if that was not enough, this week, just as we were putting the finishing touches to our website, we get our first London stockist – the gorgeous Felt – www.felt-london.com