London Fashion Week- Part 1

As you can imagine, I have more the 500 images clicked already, and I thought I need to be really quick at uploading these!

London Fashion Week was amazing! It was buzzing with activity and I almost did not realise how much privilege  a Press card holds!

It was a blogger’s heaven, and more than anything a street photographer’s most elated moment! I was a kid in a candy store!

Managed to get quite a few good shots, but one of my favourite and would also like to start the London Fashion Week Posts with none other than the ever popular Susie Bubble.

She looks more adorable in real life than my ridiculous photography skills can do justice to them. If I am not mistaken this is right outside the Kinder Aggugini show at the Somerset house.

Love the organza-fur Jacket, paired with the tartan! (I saw so much tartan this season, it is a defo coming back!!)I am not sure who it is by, so help me if you do!Susie Bubble

Susie Bubble

Susie Bubble

Keep a lookout for the Scottish favourites!

Have fun,

xx

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East London Matchbox Girl

I always get amazed by how quirky London can get!

I am really happy to say I have been to the funniest stores, seen a Piano covered with stickers, witnessed a wall change it’s colour by the hour, thanks to the amazing hub near where I live!

I admit I haven’t seen much, but out of what I have seen, this girl was my latest GASP of amazement!!

She was selling vintage match boxes! Yeah..stuff which you will throw in the trash is going to be gold dust tomorrow!!

She hails from Japan, but when she was clearing out her Grand dad’s trunk, she came across these, and decided to share her joy with the rest of us!

I love how she sat there, with her Collarless Polka dot shirt, her Androgynous Shoes, blazer chucked over so casually, and those killer glasses!

I want to know how many of you are going to try this look, with this simple poll:) (As you can see I am trying my hand around the WordPress features:)

I definitely am thinking of this look! Cant wait to get my hands on a nice Polka shirt! Also, Might just get those vintage gold dust Match boxes!! Alright..I gave in!!

Di xx

"Round Sunglasses"

"Polka Dot shirt and Androgynous Brogues"

"Vintage Match Boxes"

Oversized Shirt and a Fedora Hat

I just found a batch of images which went mysteriously missing from my cards and my backup devices! (Of course saving it in the right folder would have helped!)

Thankfully I found it!!It was almost mid October, a beautiful sunny crisp days, when I clicked this image so the transitional clothing was a key feature. You did not want to dress up too warm lest you swelter in the tube, yet you wanted to layer up well enough to enjoy a good night out! (Well that is how I dress up, and it works fab, NEVER forget the flat shoes on a night out!).

I loved this guy’s relaxed look, he was walking with his mates, so was well chuffed when I asked him to bless my camera, and bless he did!

The Fedora hat and the Long oversized Pyjama stripe Shirt, with the Cool Navy Jacket (Loved the high break point..so fresh!) was just the perfect way to bid adieu to the loving Summer!If you guys are in a warm place, or want to revamp your  “in between season” look, this could be quite inspirational!

It is quite Bohemian meets Chaplin (He did have his trousers rolled up!)

Don’t forget the accessories either:)

Unfortunately I had the wrong lens with me, so could not get the complete look, but I have learnt my lesson and invested in a better lens!

Enjoy amigos!

Love, Di xx

 

Dinky talks with big people Part 1. “CoChineChine London”

I have been planning to do this for quite some time, almost October.

It is a regular feature (I hope I can keep up to my vow of “Dinky Talks with Big People), where I hope to highlight various people in the Fashion and Lifestyle industry by having a quick chat with them about their plans and their ideas of this big wide world!

I met up with Melanie Chan from CoChineChine earlier in the year, an upmarket boutique in Hampstead.

CoChineChine was started by Mel and Eftychia Georgilis (a.k.a Efty) in 2004 and has now established a regular clientele not only around the Hampstead neighbourhood but has a strong online presence through their e-shop and the lovely farfetch.com.

Mel and Efty together visit various fashion shows and buy an eclectic yet chic mix of clothes to stock at their boutique.

Here goes my two cents worth:

1. What is the key rule when picking up clothes for CoChineChine?

MC: We have to pick up things which we like. We never bring back anything we don’t like. After all, if I don’t see myself in it how can I convince someone else to buy it?At CoChineChine, we choose clothes for real people!

2. Why the name CoChineChine?

MC: I hail from the far east, and came to UK when I was very young, so when we were thinking of a name we wanted to incorporate something which represented our roots, but still sounded fun and easy to say…and also it remind us of being back in Paris!

* By now I am saying….”ooohh Mel I love Paris!!!”

3.What are the few things you keep in mind when you style or dress up your clients?

MC: I always like to suggest styles which people are going to love, just by slipping into it. Something which matches their personality. I always like to dress stylishly, without the labels in your face! People should enjoy themselves in their clothes!

4. Now that you are involved with Farfetch, how does it change the equation when you buying?

MC: It does, since we have an exposure to all those people who don’t live in the neighbourhood, which makes us take risks. It lets us be more adventurous and brings a little bit of us out there!

5. I love the decor of your 2 levelled boutique, did you end up designing a lot of it?

Well we were lucky to have partnered with SWASH, who developed this print exclusively for us, and we had to redo our couch to show off that print! I absolutely loved it as soon as I saw it! Efty and I always think of ideas to re-invent the place!

6. What labels/designers should I be looking out for according to you?

I love the Matthew Williamson diffusion line MW, it is more surface and print oriented in simple clean pieces, an easy friday dressing.

Also, I love the knit pieces by Sacai, a japanese label, known for their intelligent quirk!

You can visit their store at:

74 Heath Street
Hampstead
London UK
NW3 1DN

or just click : www.cochinechine.com

Mel (left) and Efty
Mel (left) and Efty in their store CoChineChine
Swash Print Couch!

Carven