Thank you all for the sweet comments you've left for me on my birthday. They've certainly put a huge smile on my face. The one thing that never fails to amaze me is the tight knit community we have within the blogosphere. I'm lucky to have met some of you. It's wonderful to have the kind camaraderie that we have going on here despite the fact that most of us are scattered all corners of the world. We're still in Nice on our sun fueled and eating fest vacation. I don't want to bombard you all with a million images of food, gelato, the beach and well, more food so here's something I've been dying to share since earlier this week.
On my way to my favorite King's Road shopping trail last weekend, I did a short detour to Harvey Nicks. I managed to have a quick look at the new Autumn/Winter collection but the one brand that really appealed to me this time would have to be Whistles. Ever since I've been Isabelized (I borrowed the word from Myizzi), I haven't cheated on her once. Err.....with the exception of my one and only Rick Owens and Chanel jackets but that's understandable though.
One sales assistant at Whistles told me that their Chief Executive, Jane Shepherdson drew her main inspiration from Celine. The new collection is incredibly well priced and the silhouette and colors are decidedly French. Call me crazy but I'm elated about the longer sleeves especially for those of us who are conscious about our bat wings. My upper arms are definitely my problem area and it's near impossible to find sleeves that aren't short or long and hit just above the elbow. As for her dresses, the fabric drapes just so to hide the bulge while maintaining a nice curve for those of us who don't have a pancake flat tummy.
My main complaint with most designers and even mid priced brands these days is that they're charging more for less. More £££ but inferior quality. I'm still enamored with all things French particularly brands like Claudie Pierlot, Maje, Sandro, Comptoir des Cotonniers, The Kooples to name a few. I am not, however, in love with their pricing so I've taken to hunting around for similar styles but at a price range that I feel more comfortable with. Anyway, enough of my yabbering but check out their collection if you get a chance.