Monday 8 October 2012


A highlight of my off-schedule London Fashion Week events was attending the Whistles SS13 press day in the fabulous surroundings of the Savoy hotel (in a private suite, no less). Whilst it’s a joy to see the aspirational, theatrical and downright bonkers paraded on the catwalks during LFW, it also proved a real treat to preview clothes that I can actually buy, own and make my own for SS13.

Upon arriving in the Savoy suite, I did find it a little tricky to compose myself when confronted with rack upon rack of covetable SS13 collections and (this is where I really struggled to contain myself) Jane Shepherdson herself, aka Whistles' CEO and all-round high street guru (also responsible for rebranding Topshop and turning it into the fashion mecca it is today, no less). So here are the snaps I took in what can only be described as an 'over-excited fashion girl trance', and the key trends I absolutely love that Whistles are showcasing for SS13.

Check out the fabulous view of the Thames from the Savoy suite!

Whistles have continued to develop their accessories line for SS13 with clean structured shapes remaining the key theme. Love the bold citrus hue of these totes.
A signature style of the whistles brand is a good print, and for SS13 we have geo and leopard prints across chic seperates.
I really loved this silver-sequin encrusted pencil skirt. A bit sparkle mixes this up for spring/summer.
Mark my words leather dungarees are about to be a huge trend! Whistles' interpretation are super-sleek & butter-soft- trust me you can wear these babies!
I loved loved loved the clean & simple accessories line. This minimal & chic chain strap number was really doing it for me. Plus I'm so happy to see subtle pops of neon are still a key trend for SS13!
 My stand-out pieces were the broderie anglaise separates (tailored cropped pants and shell-top with peplum detail) flecked with multicolours and pops of highlighter pink. This is seriously beautiful fabric, even better when viewed in person.
Peplums are still a key shape next season at Whistles- although this top has a subtler shape than last season's pronounced styles.
Sorry for the rubbish picture- but I'm trying to focus on the lovely floral colour-pop skirt here. I loved the modern length (just above the knee) and the bold colours! Would look fab toughed up with a leather jacket.
......even the coin purses were covetable!

I'd like to say a big thank you to the Whistles PR and Marketing team for inviting and the making me feel so welcome at the press day! Fabulous and friendly ladies.


  1. WHAT, J.SHEP WAS THERE??!! OMG she's my hero. Did she whisper any words of fashion business advice to you? I DO love those dungarees, look much more chic than my ragamuffin pair.

    Also I've just noticed I'm in your sidebar. Thank you very much lovely lady!

    1. Haha J.Shep could catch on! I'm glad you share my excitement I was trying so so hard not to fangirl! She seemed lovely when she greeted me & I heard her talking some buyers through the collection which was really cool.She said the key piece for Whistles is ultimately the dress that Kate Middleton wore!

      Your leather dungarees are lovely- you're so ahead of the trend. & Of course Fashion Dotty is in my sidebar, I love to read your blog XX

  2. lovely stuff! particularly like those patterned silky crop pants & the pink coin purse at the end :)

    katie x

  3. Wow must of been lovely previewing this collection! I love Whistles and I love the look of this collection, chic as always! :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox