It's mid march, snowing, cloudy, freezing cold......and we're about to go down to Perranuthnoe beach to shoot our Spring/Summer catalogue. Chloe, our lovely St Ives shop assistant has 'volunteered' to be the face of Poppy Treffry this year and the poor thing is dressed in summer jeans and blouse trying to look happy about the fact she's got to get out of a nice warm car to stand in the cold while Matt Jessop, our photographer tries to make her look like she's in a balmy summer's day! Thankfully the sun did come out in between the hale storms and we managed to keep Chloe warm with pocket hand warmers and thick coats while we decided the next shot. [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="|"] But karma is a great thing and soon it was Poppy's turn to get cold....we needed a shot for the inside front cover and we thought it would be nice to have Poppy strolling through the warm, summer sea. So off came the socks and winter boots and warm wooly cardi and off she went. [gallery size="medium" columns="2" ids="|"] As we took our last outdoor shot, the heavens opened and we all ran back to our cars and made our way to Poppy's new home - just up the road. After coffee and biscuits to defrost ourselves, we got stuck into setting up for the indoor shots. We made ourselves at home by moving Poppy's furniture around, taking cupboards off the walls, moving pictures and generally making a mess! [gallery size="medium" ids="|"] Catching the light was difficult with the weather being so unpredictable but Mat had his box of tricks with him and the finished images looked great. We had some extra help with Poppy's nipper - in exchange for her being able to wear her roller skates afterwards... Our new Spring/Summer catalogue will be released on 25th April so if you haven't done so already, sign up for your copy here.