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Why are eggs and bunnies associated with Easter? March 21, 2016 06:00

Eggs and rabbits have been a symbol and tradition of Easter for centuries. But why eggs and why rabbits? The best way to understand this is to tell you about Easter as a celebration and what happens prior to this day.

Decorative face painting easter eggs

What is Easter?

Easter is a festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Prior to Easter, Christians practice a 40 days lent, a fasting period where they are abstained from any animal produce. Prior to the first day of lent also known as Ash Wednesday, Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day is celebrated. In some places, Shrove Tuesday is also called Mardi Gras, a carnival day of indulgence before the fasting begins. Eggs at home were used up to make pancakes. 

SHROVE TUESDAY - ASH WEDNESDAY - LENT - GOOD FRIDAY - EASTER

Easter Eggs

Eggs symbolise new life and new beginning, said to represent Jesus' resurrection. 

Easter Bunnies

Rabbits give birth to a big litter early spring therefore they represent rebirth, fertility and spring, signifying the resurrection of Jesus around the start of spring. 

Easter at Nonamu Studio

Here at the Nonamu studio, we had lots of fun decorating eggs with faces and dressing them up! You still have time to do the same. Just get some eggs and coloured marker pens then start drawing. 

Painted Easter Egg Face with Nonamu white silk scarf 

 


Win our new silk scarf worth £136 March 16, 2016 06:30 1 Comment

We are giving away our new British made silk scarf to a lucky winner! Tell us what you like about our scarves and share amongst your friends and family. 

Share and win! 

To enter the competition: 
1) Follow Nonamu instagram by clicking here
2) Follow Nonamu Facebook by clicking here
3) Tell us what's special about our scarves
4) Repost competition post in Facebook / Instagram and tag us
    

Good luck! Please view the collection here.

Nonamu peach silk scarf with black coat


Inspirational Women: Emma Watson March 08, 2016 01:00

On celebrating International Women's Day, we would like to share three quotes from the inspirational young woman, Emma Watson. She, the Harry Potter girl has grown up into a smart and talented woman with courage and self-determination. She even managed to gather global attention on the HeForShe campaign as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador through her powerful speech. 

 

"Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It's everyone's responsibility."

 

"Girls should never be afraid to be smart."

 

"I fell like young girls are told they have to be a princess, and be delicate and fragile, and that's bullsh**t. I identify much more with the idea of being a warrior, being a fighter. If I was going to be a princess, I'd be a warrior princess, definitely. I think women are scared of feeling powerful and strong and brave sometimes I think you've got to embrace it."

 


Gifts for your stylish mother this Mother's Day February 28, 2016 13:40

What does most mum expect from their children on Mother's Day? I cannot speak for all mothers in the world but I know a fact that all my mother would want is to spend some quality time with her children. If mum is still with us this very moment, an afternoon tea session would most definitely make a beautiful day out. 

We have listed three afternoon tea in London that in our opinion is the perfect place to bring your mother.

 

Afternoon Tea with mum

Corinthia Hotel

For the mothers who love some luxury in life.

The lobby lounge at Corinthia hotel

Sketch Gallery

For the artistic mothers who love some quirkiness.

Sketch Gallery afternoon tea - cakes

Afternoon tea at Sketch Gallery

The Rose Lounge, Sofitel St. James

For the mothers who love some floral and live harp music.

Afternoon tea at The Rose Lounge, Sofitel St James

The Rose Lounge, Sofitel St James

  

Gifts  for your mum

Gifts will not be expected though it will be a nice gesture to pick out something your mother would love, appreciate and use. So if you, like me, have a mum who loves fashion and like to look her best, a quality silk scarf would most definitely make her a very happy woman this very special day. 

Shop our silk scarves here

Nonamu scarf with yellow gift box


Happy Valentine's Day February 14, 2016 08:00

Every woman appreciates flowers. Yes, some of them will tell you they do not expect flowers this Valentine's Day but deep down, they really hope their other half will present her with a beautiful bouquet anyhow. A little cliche but flowers do make a woman smile. 
  
If you would like to make it special and give it a little 'je ne sais quoi', a rose made out of scarf, tugged amongst the flowers will make her even happier.
  
Silk scarf rose with a bouquet of pink hydrangeas


    Say no to chocolate, Yes to scarf this Valentine's Day February 05, 2016 06:30

    What do you expect to give and receive this Valentine's Day? 

    Chocolate perhaps? It is such a norm giving chocolates to your loved ones, it lacks excitement. Not having to guess what's in that box is just boring! 

    Say no to chocolates, Yes to scarves this Valentine's Day 

    I'm sure you can be more creative than that. Take a scarf for example. It could be a perfect gift. How perfect? It's all down to the delivery and presentation. 

    We'll be posting a few tips and ideas to inspire your creativity soon. See you in a few days!! 

    In the meantime, checkout our Instagram for the latest inspiration and news @nonamulondon and sign up to our mailing list to get the latest updates here.


    Christmas Gift Guide: Style December 06, 2015 08:30

    Year after year, buying gifts for your loved ones becomes a little trickier. For those of you looking to buy some beautiful and quality gifts for women who loves fashion and keeping their wardrobe up to date with classic pieces, we have compiled some of our favourites to give you some ideas and inspire. These might not be the exact pieces your sister, mum, best friend, wife, girl friend or any other ladies important in your life, but they may spark inspiration.

    We suggest you focus on what you think they might like and scout around. Though our advise is to buy them early, have them wrapped up nicely and put them aside to reduce the stress level. Planning a party or a big get together in itself is stressful enough so planning ahead will definitely be a plus.

    Enjoy the festive season!!

     


    We've now joined Haute Elan December 04, 2015 18:30

    Haute Elan logo

    Great news!! Nonamu silk scarves are now available at Haute Elan, the premier destination for luxury modest fashion. Our scarves are showcased amongst luxury brands like Halcyon Days, Mark Giusti and more.

    In the first month of us launching Nonamu as a new label, we have now joined two luxury e-commerce site and is working our hardest to grow our network of stockists to make shopping for you as enjoyable as it could be. Stay tuned. We have more news lining up your way!

    Have a lovely day!


    Give Silk Scarf this Christmas November 29, 2015 08:30

    Scarves will make an elegant gift this Christmas and any time of the year. Brighten up this holiday season with some vibrant colours. I'm sure your loved ones will jump for joy unwrapping their gift.

    SHOP HERE

     


    Black Friday 30% off November 25, 2015 07:00

    Black Friday

    It's Black Friday again soon so we are having a Black Friday sale to keep the festive shopping season alive! Instead of having it for just one day, we are awarding our customers with special 30% off for two full days. Offer starts on Thursday. Shop here.

    HAPPY SHOPPING!


    We are now stocked at Wolf & Badger! November 10, 2015 07:00

    We are over the moon to be working with Wolf & Badger! Having been named 'Britain’s best boutique' by Vogue, 'Top 10 shops in London' by Timeout, and 'British luxury brands of tomorrow' by Walpole, you are sure to discover interesting items from fashion, accessories, jewellery and homeware. 

    If you like Discovering New Designers, Wolf & Badger is the essential destination! It has been carefully curated with over 400 of the very best designers from around the world. They have stores in Mayfair, Notting Hill and online, which provides FREE delivery with orders over £100 and FREE returns worldwide! By shopping at Wolf & Badger, you are supporting emerging new talents and independent designers. 

              Vogue logo     

    Come support us and shop Nonamu silk scarves at Wolf & Badger, here


    Custom labels have arrived! September 11, 2015 14:00

     

    Our custom labels have arrived! Now our production team can carry on with production and hand roll the scarf edges and stitch on these beautiful woven labels.

    These turn out looking better than expected! Glad we chose this colour instead of the black or lighter grey which we sampled. 

    Next up, soft silky square scarves in the studio! 


    Welcome July 16, 2015 10:00

    Hello! Welcome to NONAMU official blog. This will be where we share updates, thoughts, inspirations, tips and everything else worth sharing with you.

    We are currently hard at work making sure we have our first collection out to you soon. Do check up on this blog frequently for more progress. While we do our magic, we would love that you sign up to be part of the NONAMU family. We promise you will be the first to know of any latest updates and progress, directly from us.

    Have a good day! See you on our next post.

    To contact us, please email at info@nonamu.com