Yes London was basking in blue skies today yet instead of sunning myself in Hyde Park i have to admit i spent most of my day indoors..shopping..and witnessing some amazing purchases (by others!) What i am about to account for you might be a little controversial for this interior based blog however i have to relay this as i personally think it's quite funny/unbelievable...

It all started in Harrod's where i was actually trying to find a toilet! i happened to pass through the Missoni section and did notice some amazing frocks which were priced a little on the high side but was persuaded by the very attentive saleswoman to try them on... unfortunately they looked great  but i regretfully told the shop assistant i would think about it given the hefty price tag...fast forward a few hours on and i happen to pass the flag ship Missoni store and thought i would just pop in for a quick look (yeh right); at the time the shop was empty and the shop assistant again convinced me to try on some more dresses (yes i am a push over) - by the counter i noticed Missoni MINI - yes Missoni dresses for children!! price tag 385 pounds EACH (around $550) i almost choked and humorously asked the shop assistant whether anyone actually bought these given the ridiculous price tag - he said yes they sell really well!! i was like yeh sure..after trying on the dresses and still trying to justify the purchase i step out to the counter and see a Burkah clad lady asking for 3 Missoni Children's dresses - a size 2, 3 and 5!!! I almost passed out....London is full to the brim of this kind of consumption; i have seen numerous Ferrari's with Kuwait number plates hooning around London and curiously asked local friends - what is with the Kuwait plates?!

Friend's Answer: Ramadan Rush..

Me: please explain!!??

Friend: Just prior to Ramadan they fly their car/s over to London (normally on their private jets!) so that their car is available for use on their shopping spree's; then fly them back once done; apparently they also fit in a service for their car at a famous Ferrari servicing centre gaining them a prized stamp in their servicing book...

Me: Seriously??!!

I am still Missoni dress less whilst some very lucky Arabian children are sporting their new knitted!! dresses - i just hope for two things 1. That they hand these precious dresses down through their family to get some ROI going (hopefully the knit hasn't frayed given they are dry clean only!) and 2. That they don't have to wear their Burka's over them!;)

Some inspiring images..slightly more interiors based;)

 

This was the Missoni dress...looks A LOT better in real life..

 

Super cute house in Knightsbridge

 

Blue and white..gets me again

 

"The Study of White" this was in a gallery on New Bond St - love it! was not going to ask the price!!

 

Amazing Louis Vuitton window display

 

Palmy we are missing you - this is a casino around the corner from our hotel!

 

Liberty of London kid's clothing section..sigh..sorry girls way too exxy!

 

If it wasn't ceramic (breakable) i might have bought it!

 

Yes London was basking in blue skies today yet instead of sunning myself in Hyde Park i have to admit i spent most of my day indoors..shopping..and witnessing some amazing purchases (by others!) What i am about to account for you might be a little controversial for this interior based blog however i have to relay this as i personally think it's quite funny/unbelievable...

It all started in Harrod's where i was actually trying to find a toilet! i happened to pass through the Missoni section and did notice some amazing frocks which were priced a little on the high side but was persuaded by the very attentive saleswoman to try them on... unfortunately they looked great  but i regretfully told the shop assistant i would think about it given the hefty price tag...fast forward a few hours on and i happen to pass the flag ship Missoni store and thought i would just pop in for a quick look (yeh right); at the time the shop was empty and the shop assistant again convinced me to try on some more dresses (yes i am a push over) - by the counter i noticed Missoni MINI - yes Missoni dresses for children!! price tag 385 pounds EACH (around $550) i almost choked and humorously asked the shop assistant whether anyone actually bought these given the ridiculous price tag - he said yes they sell really well!! i was like yeh sure..after trying on the dresses and still trying to justify the purchase i step out to the counter and see a Burkah clad lady asking for 3 Missoni Children's dresses - a size 2, 3 and 5!!! I almost passed out....London is full to the brim of this kind of consumption; i have seen numerous Ferrari's with Kuwait number plates hooning around London and curiously asked local friends - what is with the Kuwait plates?!

Friend's Answer: Ramadan Rush..

Me: please explain!!??

Friend: Just prior to Ramadan they fly their car/s over to London (normally on their private jets!) so that their car is available for use on their shopping spree's; then fly them back once done; apparently they also fit in a service for their car at a famous Ferrari servicing centre gaining them a prized stamp in their servicing book...

Me: Seriously??!!

I am still Missoni dress less whilst some very lucky Arabian children are sporting their new knitted!! dresses - i just hope for two things 1. That they hand these precious dresses down through their family to get some ROI going (hopefully the knit hasn't frayed given they are dry clean only!) and 2. That they don't have to wear their Burka's over them!;)

Some inspiring images..slightly more interiors based;)

 

This was the Missoni dress...looks A LOT better in real life..

 

Super cute house in Knightsbridge

 

Blue and white..gets me again

 

"The Study of White" this was in a gallery on New Bond St - love it! was not going to ask the price!!

 

Amazing Louis Vuitton window display

 

Palmy we are missing you - this is a casino around the corner from our hotel!

 

Liberty of London kid's clothing section..sigh..sorry girls way too exxy!

 

If it wasn't ceramic (breakable) i might have bought it!