Am I really dedicating a whole post to the Whistles A/W14 presentation? Yes I am, because it was the most incredible show I've ever been to. On Monday I went along to the Whistles presentation, at first to do backstage coverage but I was late and it was very cramped. In the end I stayed for the presentation and oh my, it was beautiful. First of all I fell in love with the models and then with the clothes. Before realising I was stood near some of the best fashion editors in London. It was a wonderful experience.
It's a collection focused on evening wear, with soft textures, oversized shapes and fluid lines. There is a very muted colour scheme running throughout, something I really like. The lilac is a key colour of the evening wear look, whether it's in the simple tunic which falls below the waist, or a strapless top which comes with cuffs of fabric around the upper arms.
My favourite pieces include the racer back black dress, which flows to a full skirt at the bottom in a beautiful black satin material. As always, the jewellery this season is beautiful, including fine link chains and silver brackets with pear drop pendants. You may look at this collection and think, I would never wear any of this, but do remember that this is not the full collection. There will be plenty more in store and these will only just be amongst the rest. Following on from this winter, I can see that next winter checks will be a winner amongst the girls still. I have my eye on that checked scarf.
As always, the hair and make up is kept very simple. L'Oreal used nothing on the girls eyes and kept the skin very clear and dewy. Brows were brushed upwards and kept bushy, a favourite of everyones. The hair was a centre parting with it tucked behind the ears, sleek but with a little thickening product through the ends. A favourite look of many designers this season.
That's me done with LFW for this season. It ended on a high as after this show, Suzie & I headed to Covent Garden and demolished a pizza between us.