I’m an international personal stylist, boasting a wide clientele across the US and UK. After almost 9 years in business I’m expanding my offering and launching my first collection of luxury scarves.
My background in textile design and experience as a stylist, combined with the inspiration I found while living and traveling across the world, has created a collection of versatile and unique scarves that fuse traditional with modern, east with west.
I began this journey when I completed a Textile Design degree at Loughborough University (England) in 2002 and went on to work freelance as a textile designer, selling designs to Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg and Kenneth Cole. After a few years, I discovered I had a passion for styling and enabling people to look and feel their best, so made the decision to pursue a rewarding career in personal styling, launching my own personal styling business (www.nikiwhittle.com) in 2008 to great success.
In 2012, my husband and I relocated to India for a few years where we traveled extensively throughout Asia and instantly fell in love with the continent, its images, vibrancy and culture. The intense color and pattern that surrounded me was intoxicating and reignited my passion for textile design. I spent my time collecting a wealth of inspiration and resources; building up a rich portfolio of images, ideas and designs and left India determined to launch my own line of accessories.
In 2014 we relocated again, this time to the USA where I design scarves by hand in my studio, before sending them to India to have them digitally printed and hand finished.