Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Handwritten by Tanya Sarne
If there's a woman out there who doesn't have an old Ghost dress hanging in her wardrobe can you please tell me exactly what you were wearing in the nineties? There was a time when Ghost was the best thing since Margaret Thatcher's deposition - when Nigella loved a body-skimming dress and colourful cardi. Tanya Sarne is the woman who founded the brand, eventually sold it and moved on to create another fabulous label, Handwritten. And here she is:
Handwritten is like Ghost, but better. Simple, pared-down styles in Sarne's trademark slinky viscose fabric - which as we all know has magic figure-flattering properties. Perfect for grown-up ladies. And the good news is there's a three-day sample sale this weekend.
Unfortunately, I'll miss it. We're off to spend a few days in Cornwall with some friends so I'll probably be sheltering from torrential rain in a bus stop somewhere and comforting myself with a non-stop supply of vegetarian pasties. But anyway, I've had a preview of the autumn collection and it's gorgeous. Beautiful silk blouses, cashmere knits and feminine dresses. So I'm looking forward to the next sale when I'll be investing in something gorgeous and stretchy to cover-up my Cornish Pasty curves.
The Handwritten sample sale is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
(8, 9 and 10 July 2011) from 11am - 7pm at 1-3 Middle Row, London W10 5AT