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Laura Doggett on Later With Jools Holland.

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Styled by me.
Dress By Chocheng.
Jewellery By Pyrrha.
Isn’t she marvellous!
First ever TV appearance, aged 20 and rocking her Moonshine!

Moonshine By Laura Doggett, Styled By Me x.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Lovely Laura Doggett.

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Laura Doggett

Laura Doggett

Introducing lovely Laura Doggett, who is as talented, as she is beautiful. I have started working with her, and every time I see her, it is always a pleasure: even days and nights in mouldy locations(!), more to follow soon!

The Victoria And Albert Museum Russian Avant-Garde Theatre Press Preview.

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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Russian Avant Garde Theatre.

Russian Avant Garde Theatre.

photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 5I am very lucky to be on the press list for exhibitions at The Victoria and Albert Museum, my all-time favourite museum.  Last week, I went to the press preview for the Russian Avant-Garde Theatre 1913-1933 exhibition.

I dream of going to Russia, having an inherent love affair with folkloric art, design and Russian literature, topped by a childhood ritual updated each year, of watching Omar Sharif as Dr.  Zhivago, through which I became obsessed with Romanov, then revolutionary design, seen through a David Lean lens.

Frieze 2014 With The Ever-Fabulous Pablo De La Barra.

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Frieze 2014

Frieze 2014

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photo 1 photo 2 photo 3Every year, I am thrilled to attend Frieze with my ever lovely friend Pablo.  I met Pablo in Mexico City, when I was there working with super talented photographer Mauricio Guillen.  Pablo moved to London a year later and came to have possibly my favourite Christmas with Mauricio, Jeremy and our families, was so much fun.   I love catching up with Pablo and learning his inner circle knowledge on the art world, while I people and fashion watch.  I feel like the world of observation is catching up on me, as now I see so many bloggers and fashion reporters there too, watching the trends on the art world attendees, as much as the art in the stands.  Pablo is now working for the Guggenheim: a job, so amazingly important and prolific, that I feel really honoured to be his annual Frieze Fair guest.

Pretty Polly Campaign with Sophie Ellis-Bextor, styled by me.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Sophie Ellis-Bextor for Pretty Polly, styled by me.

The gorgeous new face and legs of Pretty Polly, the lovely Sophie Ellis-Bextor, styled by me.

Glittery and Grey

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Beside Maison Bertaux

Besides my Soho office: Maison Bertaux, Ozgur forced a grin post rendezvous!
Today I am wearing:
Richard Nicholl grey raincoat
Markus Lupfer floral peplum sweatshirt
Vintage Skirt from Camden Market – I had it altered by my tailor: made shorter and taken in, as well as adding side pockets – I do love a pocket!
Boots: Acne
Handbag: Tila March
Socks: Jonathan Aston
This is how I wear vintage – in response to Channel 4’s ‘This Old Thing’ and as someone who has worn vintage since it was secondhand from charity shops: I mix it in with current clothes, sourced from sample sales or lucky styling gifts, generally not the high street (but for high street prices), never vintage shoes and always partial to a spot of day wear glitz and sheen! If you take clothes to a tailor something really average can be lifted into something amazing. I bought a pink dress at Chiswick car boot sale recently, seeing potential, I had it transformed by tailoring costing me £10, into a skirt which nods to Roksanda Ilincic in it’s glamour.

Announcing ‘The Duke’s Emporium': my new mini shop.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The Duke's Emporium.

I have always enjoyed going to Battler’s Green, close to Radlett and Elstree, to escape from London quickly (I can drive it in 20 minutes; it is even quicker by train) and stand somewhere I can look out to pastures, animals and enjoy the peace; but also some great shopping!
From the Farm Shop, to Fired Earth, I always find something to buy; but it is when I hit the beautiful vintage store ‘The Hertfordshire Craft Collective’, that I always find something to treasure. There are mini shops selling well curated pieces: from deco crockery, to industrial furniture; from beautiful ballgowns, to books and bakelite, through to knitting circle accoutrements and kitchenalia, as well as so much more.
Having finally accepted that whatever I buy is not the last thing I shall ever purchase and that I might really enjoy the circle of selling some things to make space for new (to me) treats, I have set up a mini shop, named in honour of my son Dukey: ‘The Duke’s Emporium’. There you can find some of my 1930’s hand embroidered tablecloths, some vintage children’s furniture, clothes, games and books, as well as a Bill Gibb skirt, beautiful crockery, Kate Bush and Elvis Presley treasures and so much more.
I feel that this is the start of ‘The Duke’s Emporium': watch this space – but I have a feeling this is something I shall love, nurture and develop, as a lovely sideline sidekick to my styling career.
At the ‘Hertfordshire Craft Collective’, Suzanne and Jason always meet customers, with a warm smile and helpful kindness: with proper, fantastic one-on-one boutique customer service, so I really do hope you get a chance to go there and enjoy the space and possibly even buy something from ‘The Duke’s Emporium’, before it all sells out!

The Duke’s Emporium

M&S Per Una Campaign, Styled By Me: Some of the Images. Shot in Cape Town.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Photographer: Horst Diekgerdes
Art Director: Toria Sefton
Model: Caroline Ribeiro

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Beautiful in Blue at the Glamour Awards, in a Mishka Vintage sourced dress. Altered into a new classic.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Sophie Ellis-Bextor on the Glamour Awards Red Carpet 2014 in Mishka Vintage - altered beauty dress.

I have long loved this 1960’s blue brocade dress at Mishka, and wondered why no-one else has snapped it up. When I took Sophie there for a shopping fest, post-lunch date last week, I was therefore delighted that she saw it’s beauty too.
She had it shortened, with it’s straps removed by a local tailor, I think it looks heavenly and hope that you like it too…
I wish more people realised that a lovely piece of clothing with potential can be easily altered into something remarkable by a local tailor. My tailor Chris is a legend, often fixing clothes for me, Kentish Town locals and the cast of West End musicals with brilliant skill. But that’s another post in the making!..