The parasol grows up

Victorian-inspired, swarmed with oriental designs or picked up from great-grandmother’s attic, parasols took pride in maintaining a traditional image. These bad boys have made multiple appearances in the past, predominantly with their lace or embroidered buddies.

But now they’ve matured up to be more contemporary and simple, something we didn’t foresee. As the beaming sunshine drags you out in the park, there isn’t a better accessory to befriend this summer. They’re carefree, smart and easy-to-carry without being too overpowering and still making a stylish statement.

Penelope Parasols’ look book illustrate its lightweight characteristics through the dreamy, Polaroid-esque photography. You don’t have to be in floor-length period gowns or geisha-style kimonos to add this to your umbrella collection. They can be best friends with your high-end, designer-logo embossed brollies. Although the brass-finish tip and handle might endorse a contrary image.

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Penelope Parasols look book
Penelope Parasols look book
Penelope Parasols look book
Penelope Parasols look book
Penelope Parasols look book
Penelope Parasols look book

Carry a bright parasol with a white summer dress, and let it do the talking for you. Plus you’ll also save your face from sun’s damaging UV rays.

Told you, it’s an accessory, particularly, for the clever bunch.

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Shitika Anand is a freelance journalist, based in Sydney, who is addicted to coffee, vintage boutiques, bright-glitzy earrings and British stand-up comedy. Her bank account weeps every time she walks out of a shoe shop, but her shoe rack throws a 'welcome home' party for the new member. Her undying love for words is obvious when she narrates her entire life story to a stranger on the train. Which is partly the reason she's resorted to writing. When not blogging, she can be found in a corner of her nearest bookshop, hiding under a monstrous pile of international fashion magazines. You can read more of her work on her personal site, Sweet Dreams in my world.