Starbucks said that there had also been a fall-off in customers in the UK, while sales growth had slowed in Canada.
Lola Abiodun of Peridot and Ruby says:
--"I haven’t always been a fan of interviews, Period! While I understand that it is a way of getting people to know my work, my inspirations and goals, I also know that it’s a way to misinterpret one’s words. I have always wondered what my response would be if I was asked what inspires me. I would love to tell this elaborate story of how travelling, culture and all the good stuff inspire me but I can’t. So when I started working on this collection, I decided to pick at my thoughts and discover my inspirations. To me, this was an avenue to tell my story just as it is. Peridot and Ruby was as a result of having an idea of what the average woman is all about. She could be the lady next door, the mother, daughter, wife, celebrity, career woman. She could be anybody with the underlining factor, a sense of individuality. She is one who likes her style to reflect personality. No matter how glam and elaborate a woman may try to be, there is this idea of simplicity although relative, in each woman, because when I looked around to understand what simplicity means, I realised everyone interpreted it differently.For this collection, I tapped into lives of friends, family, acquaintances that inspired me to put the collection together. These women are representative of all women Peridot and Ruby caters to. In each designs, I worked delicately and consciously with each customer in mind, understanding style in its simplest form without losing the sense of individuality." --
Check out the rest of her collection here.....