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Flame haired - Brick Lane

Name: Katherine
Occupation: Web designer
Describe your style: Cheap and nasty
Favourite fashion label: Karen Millen
Favourite clothing shop: Markets, second hand shops, internet

Her hair really was this colour, stood out a mile away, so I had to snap her. I had 3 people refuse to be photographed by me at Brick Lane on Sunday, the most I’ve had in 1 day ever, oh well, their loss.

I’m still trying to get my head back into gear, hence I haven’t posted in the last week and a bit. I had a trip to Turkey very recently and I’ve been working the last week and also this week. It feels quite odd to wake up and not be able to do whatever I want! Bleh… More posts to come very soon!

Miss sunsine - Portobello Road
Name: Katie
Occupation: Art student

Gorgeous smile, can’t believe she was camera shy and also in a hurry.

It’s hard to explain what catches my eye when I’m out scouting street fashion, sometimes I let perfectly good outfits walk right past by and other times it only takes me a fraction of a second to decide, leap forward across the crowded footpath towards my poor victim and ask to take their photograph. This was one of the latter.

Pixel trousers - Oxford St

Name: Lukas
Occupation: Model
Describe your style: Colourful, pick out my favourite pieces and the outfit comes altogether.
Favourite fashion label: Helmet Lang, Neil Barrett and Diesel.
Favourite clothing store: None

Sorry about the blurry photo and the lack of detail shots, I’m still getting used to manually focusing and Lukas was in a hurry.

Braided - Piccadilly

A little candid something something. I like the double braided of her hair and the laced up back of her jeans, nice touch!

Style blazer - Soho

Style blazer - Soho

Awesome right?! I know! The blue blazer on the bottom right was apparently worn by Vince in the Mighty Boosh. Extra awesomeness! I would so commission a jacket from them if I had the money. Well hmm, I suppose there are a lot of things I would get if I had the money. It’s all about THE money, isn’t it? Ok, back to the blazers, crystal skull, sparkly shiny fabrics, wow! You know I think I just like all things shiny. You should see me in the presence of a pair of patent shoes, I go toward them like a moth to flame…

Why not pay a visit next time you are around Soho and veer towards the invisible force that is shiny blazers!

Textile King
81 Berwick St
London, W1F 8TW

So I found myself walking around Soho in circles again, my internal compass is none existent, I’m getting better though, as I walked around I vaguely knew in which direction is Oxford Circus, which way is Piccadilly, might not sound like much but let me tell you it’s a huge improvement from a few weeks ago. Soho is just fascinating, I keep getting drawn back into it, well Princi helps, but other than delicious cakes, Soho is a great place.

You know, there are boys and then there are men. The boys, they are fast paced, sometimes loud, always after the latest thing. The men, they are quietly confident, they don’t follow trends, they know what works for them. These men, you spot them from a mile away and today I bring you 2 great examples.

Dressed up - Soho

Dressed up - Soho

Name: Stavros
Occupation: Fashion designer, boutique owner
Describe your style: Fabulous monster
Favourite fashion label: Lanvin, Dior, Balenciaga
Favourite clothing store: Dover St Market

Stavros designs for and runs Digitaria, I walked past the store and was so intrigued by the clothes in the window I had to go in and have a look. The clothes are fantastic! The prices are very reasonable too, which surprised me, given these pieces are so unique, you’ll never run into someone else wearing the same thing. Stavros himself is of course dressed impeccably wearing all Digitaria pieces. They also have a little gallery downstairs, which is where these shots were taken.

Dressed up - Soho

Dressed up - Soho

Name: Fabian
Occupation: Commercial producer
Describe your style: Kind of conservative, retro with a little smile.
Favourite fashion label: Junya Watanabe
Favourite clothing store: None

I saw Fabian’s jacket from across the road and I just had to ask him for a photo, or a few… Fabian mentioned it’s a Watanabe design, when I got home I did a little googling, so it’s from the Fall/Winter 2008 Junya Watanabe for Commes des Garcon collection, it’s his version of the varsity jacket. Clearly it’s a lot more dressed up than a varsity jacket, it remains a blazer, yet so much more sporty without looking casual. Sorry I don’t think you can see clearly from the photos, but the bodice of the jacket is wool, while the sleeves are leather, giving a nice contrast that makes you pause for a moment.

Dress up, dress down, dress well gentlemen.