Whistle launches Spring Summer 2018 collection

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Updated 08 February 2018
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Whistle launches Spring Summer 2018 collection

A wardrobe fit for an adventure comes to Whistles this spring — with travel at the heart of the collection. France is a source of inspiration — both Paris and the wilds of the French coastline — fed into pieces with a certain “je ne sais quoi.” The collection features oversized striped blouses, Seine wide-legged pants and a reworked Breton.
Silhouettes are loose and free-flowing, keeping things cool in both senses of the word. A classic blazer and oversized boilersuit are work-ready in an effortless way, best worn with “don’t-care hair.” Tie-front striped skirts, raffia bags and easy chic parkas provide the kind of off-duty insouciance that speaks of seaside living on the continent. “At Whistles, we say Vive Les Vacances and this season’s slogan tote bag make our feelings known. We dress to frill too — pretty flounces are beguiling over dresses and jumpsuits,” a press release said.
Print is part of the brand’s DNA and this season it is graphic, with the kind of luscious, vivid colors found in African countries. A tulip print is scattered across classic jumpsuits — in a wide-legged shape, cropped or strapless — or on chiffon asymmetric-hemmed dresses, with cut-out detailing on the shoulder. Turquoise is a color of the season — on vintage-looking prints worked into midi-dresses and wrap-around blouses that tie things up just so. A cropped white jacket is the stealth outerwear game changer for spring.
For a new take on a summer palette, the store has sun-bleached colors that signal long languid days. A barley-colored suede jumpsuit provides an easy impact and a wide-sleeved sand-colored denim jacket has an artist-in-the-studio feel. Blush-colored flared jeans feel romantic when paired with a tie-back blouse covered with floral print.


Ford’s tips to stay cool and calm on a road trip

Updated 18 August 2018
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Ford’s tips to stay cool and calm on a road trip

Be it a regular two-day weekend, or an extended staycation a few hours away by car, it is hard to beat the excitement of hitting the open road on your way to invaluable family time.

Of course, any extraordinary journey often requires perfect planning and prior preparations, and at the height of summer, keeping cool under the conditions is often easier said than done. To be as comfortable and as confidently primed as possible for your short-term sojourn, Ford has listed out some tips for a ride in the summer:

Late night departure: While not always possible, postponing your departure until after the sun sets will dramatically reduce the heat inside your cabin. Ford has available lighting technology that can make night-time driving less stressful, like Dynamic LED Headlights and Auto High Beam Control, which detects oncoming vehicles and automatically switches to dipped beams until the vehicle has passed.

Visionary visor: The slide-on rod sun visor can easily keep that blindingly bright sun glare out of your eyes, keeping you invariably more comfortable.

Too cool for school: Ahead of your road trip, be sure to pick up a cool bag or a cool box to store your bottles of water, or perhaps to maintain the level of freshness of some fruit slices. The air conditioning system will keep you from overheating externally.

Life’s a breeze: Before you hit the road, ensure your AC is topped up with the necessary gas to keep the cabin nice and cool. Proper maintenance of your car’s air conditioning has several benefits: It saves money, reduces the amount of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere, and increases the life of your vehicle’s air conditioning system.

Chilling sounds: The 12-speaker B&O Play premium audio system by Harman available in Ford vehicles has been perfected by acoustic engineers for a sound even audiophiles will appreciate. 

Stay the course: SYNC 3, Ford’s next generation of voice-activated technology, with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, has a new, easy-to-use design and features. The easy-to-read color LCD touchscreen displays phone, audio and navigation functions. 

Be prepared: It is a great idea to be prepared for any crisis by putting together an emergency kit. Things to include in the kit are jumper cables, a flashlight, stretch cords, water bag, knife, tire inflator, first-aid kit, PVC tape, plastic gloves, non-perishable food, flares, and a blanket.