Have you ever wished you could achieve an ounce of the elegance and femininity that Audrey Hepburn had in My Fair Lady when Eliza Doolittle was off to Ascot? Well now you can go a step closer to achieving this and join the many Hollywood stars (Selena Gomez and Jessica Biel - seen recently) who in a bid to save their skin and eyes from the sun's rays whilst at the same time making a true fashion statement have turned to Penelope Parasols as a solution!
The brainchild of British born beauty expert Lynn Taylor ( Lynn has done editorial work for some of the most important fashion publications such as Vogue, Teen Vogue , German Max, Allure & Glamour) and Teresa Connors entrepreneur and also a successful voiceover artist in Hollywood, Penelope Parasols is the fantastcially successful attempt at re-conceiving a classic fashion accessory to complement the look and lifestyle of the contemporary fashion conscious female.
The Parasol has of course been a symbol of elevated status since ancient egyptian times (images of Cleopatra and in some instances the Gods show them being protected from the sun by a parasol) and until the early 1900s a parasol was 'de rigeur' with high society ladies
The allure of the parasol was evident to Taylor as Being British and a bit of a collector she happened to own a couple of
beautiful vintage parasols, which she'd often bring with her to meetings and shoots. Without fail, the stylist or the photographer or sometimes even the subject would inevitably ask to borrow the parasol and make it part of the shot.
However the practical side of the parasol became clear to Taylor as she worked on fashion shoots “I’d see the models would drag out these big, ugly umbrellas to shade themselves from the sun between shots. We’re talking about models — the most stylish, fashion-conscious women around. These women care about how they look, they’re thinking about every color, fabric and line. But they’d make this enormous concession to shade their faces. Who wouldn’t prefer a smart, stylish, lovely little canopy that looks pretty open or closed? Parasols were created for a reason, you know?” Taylor explains.
Well, the Green Pebbles Girls couldn't agree more! As of Spring the parasol will be a must here in Europe too!
For more information about purchasing a Penelope Parasol or renting one of Penelope Parasol's vintage or limited edition parasols for photo shoots and films please contact Lynn & Teresa at Penelope Parasols: firstname.lastname@example.org
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