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Very nice Fearne!

Posted by Young Ladies About Town
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on Thursday, 27 June 2013
Yesterday we attended the launch of Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton's first ever homeware range. And this morning it's available to buy. Hoorah!

Fearne already has 10 fashion collections under her belt with Very - but this is the new mum's first foray into interiors.

And we're happy to say her 28 piece collection looks almost as good as she did at the London launch.

Fearne Cotton's new homeware range for Very

Fearne Cotton HOME reflects the DJ's eclectic style - with everything from vintage Parisian-esque lamps to oriental print bedsheets, to wooden four poster beds. And even her cat Rudi gets a look in.

"I'm extremely excited to be creating a range for the home with," said Fearne. "I have designed a collection that incorporates my own style by mixing prints with vintage designs - I have even introduced my cat Rudi with a print on one of the pieces! I wanted to create interior pieces that are versatile enough to work well in any space and, most importantly, I would love to have in my own home."

Farne Cotton's new homeware range for Very

Also in attendance were Fearne's chap Jesse Wood and their little boy Rex. And Gok Wan!

The collection is available to buy from now. Prices range from £18 - £899.

Words by Katy Pearson

A question of taste

Posted by Tania Kindersley
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on Wednesday, 09 May 2012

I should give you fair warning: I am going to talk about china patterns. Really, if all you can think of is the French election and what is happening in Greece, I advise you to look away now.

A new thing I have discovered is that when I am having a complicated or unsettled day, I soothe myself by shopping for vintage china on Ebay. I have developed an urgent passion for delightful old plates. I like the crazing on them, the faint wearing of the pattern; new plates suddenly look flamboyant and vulgar. The searching is not just random browsing, but quite discrete and acutely focussed. I like, I discover, things from about 1870 to 1940. I do not want pointless articles such as trios (a tea cup with saucer and side plate), which are very popular. I want proper utilitarian soup bowls, pudding plates and dining plates. I may stretch as far as a platter or a tureen if I am in whimsical mood.

None of this is of any intrinsic interest. Middle-aged woman has Ebay habit, big whoop. But I am always riveted by those activities which make you reconsider small, taken for granted things. The china habit has been making me think about the mysteries of taste. Everyone agrees that taste is subjective, and probably comes from cultural influences. I could not tell you how exactly it is formed, or when, or why it may suddenly change, or which part of the brain it is connected with, or why it dies so hard. I find it fascinating that it may be at its most dogmatic around the most minute and completely trivial matters. (I hear the voice of my younger revolutionary self: how can you ponder china patterns when the world is so oppressed?)

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