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Cornelia James – Gloves Fit For A Queen – A Royal History



Hello Friends!

I hope everyone had a good weekend,! Can you tell me, What do Rihanna, The Queen of England and Myself have in common?   If you are puzzled, take a look at the title of this blog post.  What we all have in common is that we all wear Cornelia James’ Gloves. It is that time of year to start thinking about or looking to purchase well made gloves and other accessories to keep our hands and feet warm! When this Royal Glovemaker’s company contacted me about their gloves, I was quite excited! Cornelia James is Britain’s Premier Glove maker.


Cornelia James is the appointed Glovemakers to the Queen. On the Cornelia Jame’s website: ” Cornelia’s work brought her to the attention of Norman Hartnell; she started to work for him and made gloves for many of his grand clients. In 1947 Hartnell made a very special request and Cornelia was invited to make the “going-away” gloves for the then Princess Elizabeth after her marriage to Prince Philip. This was the start of a long and happy association with the Royal Household formalised in 1979 by the grant of a Royal Warrant as glove manufacturer ‘by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen”

In 1979 we were granted a Royal Warrant and have held it ever since. 

“The Royal Warrant is not a prize but rather a recognition of excellence consistently achieved – not least because the Warrant has to be renewed every five years. Warrant holding companies range in size from the very large to the very small – like us – and the Royal Warrant is a mark of British excellence which is recognised all over the World.

The Queen has a style which is beyond fashion. An abiding memory of a Royal visit is the gloved hand waving at the window of the great black car and we are proud to have provided the glove on so many occasions. God Bless Her Majesty!”




When Hannah, from Cornelia James contacted me, I was quite thrilled to learn the history behind the gloves. I told her that I would love to and also mentioned I would wear them with my pink Boden vintage inspired coat. When the package arrived, I was very pleasantly surprised, as there were a luscious chocolate-brown pair of leather gloves and a bright pink leather pair that they had included as well!  The customer service and attention to my email was excellent. img_9982

The bright fuchsia gloves and chocolate-brown are silk lined and must be measured to assure proper fit. My glove size was a 7, which was measured by taking the largest part of my hand ( below the knuckles) and using measuring the inches. I love the two colors as I could also wear the bright pink gloves as a pop of color with all neutral or black in the winter.



Cornelia James are the chosen glovemaker in the world of fashion and make their gloves in East Sussex. The gloves are shipped Worldwide within a week. Fashionistas can be quite happy with their wide selection of cashmere, leather, Merino wool, wedding, and long gloves fit for a special event or Opera night out. Their wedding gloves are made from English, Austrian, and French Lace, as well as Satin and Cotton. So beautiful!



The fit of the gloves are truly unparalleled, as I now understand the phrase, ” Fits Like a Glove” The shape and fit of the glove is perfected by the glovemaker with the glove conforming around the hand.. The silk lining provides warmth and there are many glove styles to choose from. Gloves with buttons, lace-ups, knot-trim, quilted.  “ For dress gloves, only the best leather will do and ours comes from Pittards, the doyen of gloving leather, and some selected tanneries in Italy, where there is a centuries long tradition of tanning” 



Cornelia James also makes other accessories perfect for those chilly fall days and cold winter months. I love the glamorous faux-fur shrugs, also perfect for the holiday event, as well as cashmere, wool and silk scarves.  Not only do I love these for myself, but they would make a wonderful gift for a loved one. A gift that will stand the test of time due to quality.






World renowned fashion publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and W Magazine also regularly feature Cornelia James gloves. Exclusive boutiques and stores carry Cornelia James. You can find their handmade gloves and other accessories on their website

So, sit down, relax, have a cup of tea, and read  about Cornelia James HERE.

Have a great day and I hope to see you tomorrow for TURNING HEADS TUESDAY FASHION LINKUP!

Jess xo

Outfit details: Coat Boden ( last year) love this  and this, sweater dress : Banana Republic( love this)Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff Love, Shoes: Nine West. Cornelia James Madeline Pink leather Gloves C/O Cornelia James. Madeline Chocolate Brown leather gloves, C/O Cornelia James.

These gloves were  gifted to me via Cornelia James. All opinions are that of my own.

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  • Reply
    November 18, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Love your pink gloves.

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    GoFashiondeals (@Gofashiondeals)
    November 16, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    such pretty gloves!! the outfit is amazing! perfect!

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    Suzanne Carillo
    November 15, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I love pink and grey together. The texture on the tights is lovely and of course the pop of the gloves is wonderful.

    Redheads in pink are stunning and you are no exception.

    At first I thought you were hailing a taxi while seated and I thought, “Wow those guys in the South are relaxed!” Then I realized you’re doing the Royal wave. Ha ha!


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      Jess Jannenga
      November 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Haha! You made me laugh about the South! haha! That would be a bit too relaxed right! Thank you Suzanne, so glad you enjoyed the look , I really love the gloves. Have a great week! xx

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    [email protected]
    November 15, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Such lovely gloves! Both pairs are just beautiful! And I love the story behind the company! How nice that you’ll have little treasures to keep you warm and stylish for years to come!

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 15, 2016 at 8:51 am

      Thank you Andrea. I was quite excited when I learned of the history of the gloves. Glad you enjoyed it. The company had such fabulous service as well, and the pink gloves were a surprise. xx

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    November 15, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Ohhhh how lovely!!! I would adore some nice gloves like this!! Love that ROYALTY wears them too :-))) I have tiny hands with long fingers, so it would be nice to get a specific size too.

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 15, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Julie, that is what is great! I have small hands and long fingers too.. I call them “guitar hands” as that is what I used to play so it helped. You measure your hand so they fit perfectly. Thank you for stopping, I do love these. xx

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    November 15, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Love the outfit! You look Amazing! You forgot to mention the amazing tights you are wearing! I love them! What brand are they?
    The Hosiery Spot

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      November 15, 2016 at 5:45 am

      Hi Jonathan
      I bought them several years ago, I believe they are HUE. Thanks very much, it was a fun shoot.
      Jess x

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    Amy Christensen
    November 14, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Jess, you look simply stunning. I love the pink! Your tights are so cute and I love your cowl neck sweater dress. These pictures are so sweet! The gloves look amazing. Thanks for posting. – Amy

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      November 15, 2016 at 5:43 am

      Thank you Amy! I was going for a romantic look and it was fun that the roses matched the gloves perfectly. I love patterned tights, and thought these were just right. Thanks so much!xx jess

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    Sheela Goh
    November 14, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    How beautifully put together is this outfit, Jess. From those divine baroque-esque tights to the wispy feathers on your shoes (and their regal heels), to the pretty pink gloves, dainty earrings, and coat. Simply divine.

    On the blog today, I’m tackling something literally “borrowed from the boys”, i.e., an item of clothing I took from my husband’s wardrobe. Come on over and see how I (and four other women of all ages) styled pieces we, ahem, borrowed from the men in our lives.


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      Jess Jannenga
      November 14, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Shelia, thank you so much. I love patterned tights. These heels are what I call “blog heels” .. or “sitting shoes” as I can’t walk in them, but they are pretty, right/ So glad you enjoyed the post. I love gorgeous leather gloves so it was fun for me. Ill pop over to see you tomorrow for sure! xx

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    November 14, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    These gloves are so elegant and beautiful! love the pink one!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 14, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Hi Tamara! Thanks very much. The pink gloves are lovely too, and they were a surprise! Thanks very much for dropping by! x

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    November 14, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Fabulous! I adore the pink the most with that gorgeous pink coat, it is something I can see The Dutchess Kate in! Love the fur trimmed shoes, too!
    hope all is well!
    xx, Elle

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 14, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Hi Elle, Thanks so much! This coat really was a fab find on last year’s Boden site. So glad you like it, and the gloves make me feel special! Ill drop by soon. Thanks for stopping by my friend! xx

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    November 14, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    How super are these gloves, specially the pink beauties! These colours together are awesome. Nice to link up with you. Jacqui

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 14, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      Hi Jacqui, thank you! I love both pairs, and found the history of Cornelia James quite interesting! thanks for popping by! xx

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    November 14, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I love these pictures! I think the gray and pink are so very nice together and the two tones pink work perfectly! Very stylish, also love the way the tights mix to the shoes , as if they are one.

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 14, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Thank you Nancy! I love grey and pink and I have another color combo I want to share next week with pink. So glad you like the look, the gloves are amazing! xx

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    November 14, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Jess!!! The gloves are fabulous!! I can’t believe how much I love the bright pink ones—they are perfect with that coat!
    I love the royal wave too—it cracked me up!!
    ps..those shoes are calling my name!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 14, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Hi Jodie! Thanks, I was pleasantly surprised with the pink gloves as they read my email, where I stated I was wearing a pink coat. I love both colors. Ha, glad i made you laugh! xx

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    Emma Peach
    November 14, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Good quality leather gloves are a joy to wear. They are so stylish and really add finesse to an outfit. Lovely colours, and you’ve styled them to perfection with your elegant outfit.

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      November 14, 2016 at 11:22 am

      Hi Emma, They are so soft and amazing! Glad you love the outfit, i am wearing my favorite coat! xx

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