Sunday, 24 March 2013

Video of the weekend...24.3.13

Today I'm wearing...24.3.13

Pinafore...All Saints, Shirt...Topshop, Knit...Urban Outfitters, Coat, Topshop, Loafers...Topshop, Hat...Topshop, Necklaces...Forever 21, Ring...Portobello Market, Rucksack...Vintage

Its a shoe thing

Following on from my recent post on Selfridges 'shoe carnival' you may wonder how I managed to miss this spectacle of a window display, my excuse -  this amazing piece of art created using silver saucepans isn't exhibited in the most prominent of windows. Friday afternoon saw me taking a wander through Marlebone and approaching Selfridges from the very back end of Duke Street and we all know that as a shopper you have 9 times out of 10 already been enticed into the store by the side doors and probably never ventured as far as the very end of the department store from the outside...I shall definitely make more of an effort in future, I mean that fabulous outfit you just spotted will still be there in five minutes :) 

 All photographs are my own

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Today I'm wearing...23.3.13

 Skirt...Tosphop, Knit...Topshop, Shirt...H&M, Loafers...Topshop, Necklaces...Forever 21, Ring...Portobello market, Rucksack...Vintage

'& another great store'

Text message:
"Soph, have you heard of '& other stories' its a sister brand of h&m and cos, they've opened on regent street, Ive just read an article on it'

So until this message came through from mum two days after the launch, I had unbelievably not heard about the new high street phenomenon that is '&other stories'. Well ten days after receiving that text and four visits later, the collaboration that is h&m quality but cos design inspired is now one of my favourite places to browse. With a shop fit reminiscent of American apparel / urban outfitters my favourite touch to the decor is the Polaroid style photographs of the garments clipped above the fixture it is merchandised on, pinned up on walls as though in a studio and even attached to the mannequins in the window and any store that houses wonderland to name a few of the prestigious fashion / style magazines at its till point is definitely up there with the best of the high street stores.


All photographs are my own

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Video of the week

This ones down to Greg James and his 'Big Thing' its definitely my 'on repeat all week' song :)

The rivals

London bridge, Saterday afternoon, masses of crowds that can all be heading to just one place...Borough Market.
Victorian railway arches (very Eastenders), Saterday mid morning and a pleasent stroll along Druid Mecca Borough Markets rival. Many of the stalls along here used to be regualrs at their infamous neighbours market however have upped and moved a couple of streets back using the space as the wholesale part of their businesses mon-fri and only opening to the public on a Saterday morning.  Druid Street, Maltby Street, Ropewalk and Stanworth street now form Maltby Street market. 
Beas of Bloomsbury house a large communal table and regularly showcase films as part of 'film night' on the over sized projector, St Johns bakery fill the street with their amazing (and very tempting) aromas coming from the kitchen they have at the back of their warehouse and the quese for Tayshaw cant be missed...from Rhubarb to Kale, a million of types of mushrooms and the juiciest looking raspberrys this is one hell of a grocers.
So next time the weathers nice and you fancy eating fresh pasta in the churchyard or you basically run out of and HAVE to re-stock up on the most amzing chilli jam, talk a walk a few streets back - well worth a visit


All photographs are my own

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Bespoke VS Carnival

Tailors mannequins, toiles and remnants of a day in the studio meets dodgems, whizzing podiums and grab a shoe machine. Oxford Street showcases the shoe carnival whilst Duke Street strips fashion back to the design studio side of the guesses needed as to which infamous department store I am talking about. Two very different concepts, two very different methods of display....minimal VS high tech, nothing about these two installations correlates. Selfridges has yet again pulled two exceptional window artworks out of the bag.
 All photographs are my own