I said yes as I have been following their company for a while now and they have been so lovely to talk to I feel everyone should know they are out there.
When the package arrived I was excited to get it open and take a look at the two scarves I had selected, but when I opened the parcel bag I had to stop myself and find my good camera out, just to show you how gorgeous the packaging was.
The simple white box with the orange Vida Moda logo and the matching orange ribbon is such a simple, yet chic combination.
I chose one scarf from the loopy range and one from the ruffle range; from the loopy Range I chose the Blueberry Loopy Scarf. Each scarf comes with a label showing they are 'Made by Pat - Handcrafted Lovely Stuff', with care instructions on the reverse. The colours are divine; so rich a luxurious. I love blues, and dark blues suit me best, so this is perfect for me.
Now this scarf costs £22 and that for me is a lot for a scarf, but I have to say that after seeing the quality of the workmanship and the stunningly vivid colours, I would definitely buy one for myself or as a gift for family and friends.
The Loopy Scarf it a nice short length about 100cm (expect some variation as it is handmade) which is great if you like less bulk under your coat, or just don't like to have super long scarves. It is a large open knit with a stunning mix of dark blue and purple.
Oh, just look at those beautiful colours.
The second scarf I chose was from the Ruffle range in Mulled Wine. It's a rich pink-red and a plum-purple, which together make a stunning combination. The length of this one is approx. 200cm (expect some variation as it's handmade), but it doesn't feel bulky and I find it comfortable round my neck and tucked into my coat.
It is a much finer knit than The Loopy Scarf and has a more ruffled effect - as the name suggests, and also a fabulous springiness that I find irresistible. It soft, luxurious and chic - just like the loopy, and well worth the £26 price.
Come on, look at the colours, I was hooked instantly!
Just realised how tired I look after a very busy weekend, but both scarves feel utterly divine on my skin, they are warm and soft, and really are well worth getting for a little luxury in this cold weather.
Vida Moda is Run by the wonderful Joanna and Phillip, Joanna decided to open online after so many years of frustration and stress, trying to find clothing she wanted to wear, and finding herself constantly disappointed.
Take a moment to go read their About Us section and the Why Shop Here section to understand more about the company and where they have come from.
I also had the opportunity to ask them a few questions of my own which were as follows:
Are you likely to stock larger than a 24 in the future?
Yes we will, when we find designers that do these sizes well. Also many designers now charge extra for the larger sizes which we don't agree with.
Do you look at any new up and coming UK designers or only from other european countries?
We are open minded about where we buy from, for this Spring and Summer we have 2 new collections from the UK, one from Italy and one from the USA. If there are up and coming designers who'd like to talk to us about designing for larger sizes we'd love to hear from them.
Do you have any plans to open a high street type store?
No, we have no plans to open any shops. We are fully embracing the online environment and while that is not everybody's cup of tea, it is a growing area and it's where we can offer a service to a lot of people that are outside of our catchment area.
They stock some lovely items which I would love to get my hands on. A few of my favourites are below.
Take a look at their fabulous Website and help support them in their venture. They also can be contacted through Twitter and Facebook, and have their own Blog. Go check them out. x