Folding fans are the latest trend to emerge from a hot summer in New York.

I absolutely can’t wait for summer to wield my own fancy fan in hand.

Not only is it practical in keeping cool but it reminds me of eras gone by when women would never dream of leaving the house without a fan and parasol on a warm summers day.

It’s a great way to seem coquettish and get in touch with old school glamour and elegance.

Feathers, lace and colourful prints are all fabulous ways to embrace the craze.