Every now and then I receive something in the post that reminds me of a bygone era.
This is exactly how we felt when the postman delivered a big round box wrapped in brown paper to us from Angel’s Face, addressed to three year old Chips.
For me, it brought back memories of old fashioned department stores; white gloves; exquisitely baked pastries packaged up in crisp white cardboard cake boxes and tied with big bows of brown string; and Parisian shop windows full of multicoloured macarons stacked neatly one on top of one another.
It was the box that made Chips and I shriek with excitement first. A gorgeous purple striped mini hat box with a ribbon handle, and a picture of angel’s wings in the shape of a love heart on the front. And then we noticed through the clear lid that there was something bright pink inside. Something pink and frilly. And when we took the lid off, it was so bouncy it almost spilled out over the sides of the box.
It was a tutu.
But not just any tutu. An Angel’s Face tutu. In ‘Bright Soda Pink’ apparently. Not the type of tutu you can buy from a supermarket or festival market stall… but the sort you see on little girls scattering flowers down the aisle at weddings, or on the glossy pages of an aspirational parenting magazine you find in a café on Northcote Road, Clapham.
Proper high quality stuff.
The sort you really really really want in an adult’s size so you can add it to your festival fancy dress box.
In fact, I’ve seen an awful lot of tutus in my life (I’ll even admit to owning at least six)… and this is by far the best quality one I’ve ever seen. Everything about it is utterly lovely, and Chips and I fell in love with it as soon as we felt its beautiful fluffiness and gave it a bit of a squish and a squeeze.
But if it looked good in the box… it looked even better out of the box!
This company know how to keep little girls (and their mums) happy. On top of a huge array of tutus in every colour of the rainbow, they also sell frilly dresses made of the same material, as well as cardigans, t-shirts, leggings, glitter shoes, hair accessories… and more. They’re not cheap, with prices starting from £35, but that’s the point… they’re not cheap.
We’re off to Beautiful Days festival in Devon at the end of August, and Chips is chuffed to bits that she has her outfit sorted already.
In fact, with tutus available in baby, kids, adult and even teddybear sizes, I think I might just join her and get one myself. Like mother, like daughter hey?
*Disclaimer: we were sent a gorgeous Angel’s Face tutu for the purpose of this honest review. It’s utterly adorable… although it’s done nothing whatsoever to cure my tutu addiction. Oh well.