And in typical English tradition, let’s start with the weather. It is cold, too cold for Spring and far too cold for an Easter bank holiday. So let’s brighten up this Tuesday with Sophie Anderson’s original and ethical SS13 collection and look ahead to our upcoming cruises.

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Sophie Anderson has had a colourful upbringing herself. She was born in Kuwait to English parents who raised her in Oman. Her family traveled often during her upbringing, exposing her to colours, materials and traditional skills that, teamed with her move to Colombia, have inspired her eponymous collection. These pieces have definitely brightened the mood at the Cruise International offices as we choose our favourite pieces from the collection.

Sophie works with South American tribes in Colombia to create this range of truly unique and ethical accessories, which have now been spotted by the fashion elite and are now stocked in stores such as Matches and Browns. Each piece takes 10 weeks to create.

This new collection stays true to her signature use of bold print and colour and includes oversized shoppers, woven clutches and beach bags. Neon splashes stay true to 2013 trends.

The Spring/Summer collection is suited for any traveler from the adventurous beach lover, urban day-tripper or cruising globetrotter.

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