After a couple of days in isolation, I've recovered from post-holiday style syndrome but unfortunately been struck down by a severe dose of empty cupboard condition. The sun's out, I'm stuck indoors waiting for a delivery (one of those 9am - 5pm jobs, with no tracking facility and just an automated voicemail for company) and, apart from a shriveled-up cucumber and a carton of houmous that's way past its sell-by-date, the post-holiday fridge is bare. Nice.
Trying to take my mind off the hunger, I went for a little trip down Atterley Road. Founded by ex-Jigsaw buyer Katie Starmer-Smith, this new website aims to mix high-end-high-street with small independent designers and to 'recreate the experience of your favourite shopping street online.' Good idea. And Atterley Road does a decent job of editing together some quite lovely labels: American Vintage, Levi's Made & Crafted, Petite Bateau, Hobbs, Whistles and Iro. The site looks clean and simple and is easy to navigate. Though I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of the name, it's just not very catchy. According to the Telegraph it's a pun on the French word atelier, but my brain is playing a strange word association game that goes: Atterly, Utterly, Utterly Butterly. Or maybe that's just the empty cupboard condition getting the better of me. I'll be gnawing on my Post-it notes next.