14 Nov Cornelia James – Gloves Fit For A Queen – A Royal History
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.
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!
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.