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Saturday, 5 January 2013

The Glamour of Gloves

There is something so elegant about gloves.

No, I don't mean the woolly, wintery, Christmas kind! (Although there's a very special place in my heart for those too!) I mean proper ladies dress gloves.

Think Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany's or Sabrina... Fabulous.

It's actually my birthday today and I'm in Lisbon with my family (I'm half Portuguese) and my father took me to one of Lisbon's most treasured little boutiques - The Glove Shop.

This shop is delightful. It has been around since 1925 and is just a tiny little doorway in the middle of one of Lisbon's most crowded streets.

The owner, fully kitted out in a suit, just takes one swift glance at your hands and knows exactly what size you are. The selection of gloves this shop carries is stunning. Gloves in gorgeous buttery leather in every colour combination you can think of.

To try the gloves on, you place your elbow on a little cushion while he works the gloves onto your hands. They are soooooo soft and feel so luxurious! I ended up coming out with two pairs! A butterscotchy-caramel coloured suede pair with navy blue leather accents and a classic white leather pair with little buttons on the cuffs.

Here are the caramel coloured gloves. I think the contrast of the suede with 
the smooth blue leather is lovely, and so unusual!

And the beautiful white ones:

The leather immediately starts shaping itself to the shape of your hands when wearing them. I think the suede pair will be quite versatile. But I'll have to be careful with the white - not only to keep them clean but I'll also have to wear them with something quite feminine and girly, in order to avoid looking like a magician!

I think I'll aim for this type of thing:

Time to dig out the high waisted pencil skirts methinks!

J x


  1. Beautiful post! I love the gloves are very elegant!!!
    Have a wonderful Weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  2. Looovely blog , hun :) I like your posts .
    I just followed you ;) I will be very happy if you follow me back via bloglovin and gfc?

    fashion blog

  3. Oh wow, this is a great post.. and Lisbon is beautiful.
    I'm following you with GFC. I would love if you could follow me back <3
    Kisses :*

  4. I love little stores like that, they're my absolute favorite! So cute that he knows what size you are by looking at your hands. Such pretty gloves!

    xo Sam
    DIY Huntress

  5. Such a interesting post! The gloves really look beautiful and elegant- love them! Great blog x x x x

  6. Happy birthday to you Jo!!!
    What a lovely treat for your birthday.... I like both pairs equally - I'm sure you will match them both perfectly with your wardrobe :)
    K xx

  7. Nice post, your blog is lovely!

  8. Love gloves! CJ

  9. Elegant and fancy Gloves are sign of grace specially on gowns or evening dresses :)
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Let me know,

    Aree With Umbrella

  10. Happy Birthday Jo, gorgeous gloves that boutique is adorable, so classy!!! Xx

  11. Love love love those gloves!

    Happy Birthday xx

  12. Happy Birthday lovely! I love the gloves, they're so classy and wonderful! I hope you've had a great start to the new year <3

    Jennie xo |

  13. Love it! Classy and elegant!

    xx Karolina

  14. I loove your gloves!You have an amazing blog!

    I am following, if you want follow me back at

  15. WOW!Just WOW,honey!;-)

  16. Hi dear,

    Lovely post & very nice blog
    would like to follow eachother? Let me know on my blog and I will follow you straight back

    Love, Carmen

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  18. nice share friend, visit back

  19. Gloves is a fabulous gift idea for a birthday!It's also very chic!


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