So for about a hundred years (I might have just made that up!) women the western world over have reached for the trusty Little Black Dress when looking to make a statement. Out it comes for dinners, for parties, for nights on the town. Jennifer Aniston has built a Red Carpet Career on hers and Liz Hurley put her name in tabloid lights with THAT Versace number back in the nineties.
But you know, as timeless as this classic is sometimes you just have that burning desire to brighten up your night. Cast your mind back to our #BigPersonality Taisir Gibreel and her amazing range of scarves and dresses in silks, wool and crepe de chine. The prints are all her own, inspired by both her African Roots and the Scottish Landscape she has come to call home. Now living and working in Perth, she has extended her original designs and produced a further stunning collection of prints for her silk dresses. Be warned - these are certain to produce some eye popping effects at your Christmas Party or New Year’s Bash!
Sisi's prints come in beautiful blues, vibrant reds and mustard yellows. Soft greens, velvety purples and dashes of golds and silvers bring her simple, effortless dress design to life.
So go on, be bold; cast aside the boring blacks and roll out an uber stylish flavour of Perthshire in one of these great designs.
Sisi's endless talent might gurantee you a show-stopping look but it would be a shame to leave it there! For all you #PerthLoveFesters looking to buy top to toe, why not swing by Anne at Sandalwood, The Boutique in St John Street or Lori at Eva Lucia for a pair of killer heels or high shine pumps to complete your bright new look?
Si Si is offering £50 off selected prints between now and Christmas when you shop with her online. If you much prefer to try things on while standing on your tiptoes, scraping your hair up into your hands and doing your 'me-at-a-party' face then drop into Pretty Things in Bridge Lane who carry a small selection of dresses and scarves.
Me, I went for the glorious Reds and Yellows of the Scotch Vermillion Abstract pictured above. This was a quick meeting with Sisi which resulted in a gift-to-me-from-me and a great fashion story for the site. That's time well spent in my book. I shall be rocking the Parklands annual bash bright style this Saturday.
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