Dr Martens in Portobello Road market.
We were promised snow in London this morning, but so far only drizzle & obscenely low temperatures. This hasn’t stopped student Hira Hassing demonstrating how to look good AND stay dry. Hira, pictured on Portobello Road in Notting Hill, wears a leather jacket from Hong Kong, Topshop dress, puddle-proof Dr Marten boots and a bag from Amsterdam, finished off with a clear umbrella from Portobello market.
Debbie Jones is just the kind of lady you’d wish for when deciding on some new under garments. Her powder pink hair complements her soft and sugary voice when I encounter her in the Pandora’s box that is Tallulah, a lingerie boutique in Angel, Islington. She juggles time advising customers on their frilly undies with work at a vintage furniture emporium in South London. She’s wearing a vintage floral wrap dress and bangles, Marks & Spencers heels & seamed stockings from Tallulah.
It’s been a while since we’ve posted any street style, not because London wasn’t brimming with style inspiration over the festive period; all those vibrant reds, metallic golds and tartan prints didn’t go amiss. Our main excuse is that a rather talented creative duo are reworking Nicely Turned Out to make it rather special…
I spotted Leanne Elliot way back in September speeding through Angel on her Pashley in a flash of green satin. Frantically peddling after her to ask for a photo, she promptly apologised, ‘Yes I know you can see my bottom’. Relieved to find out my purpose wasn’t to be the tenth fellow road-user to inform her of this, she happily stood for a snap in black opaque back seamed tights, the green dress, shoes from Selfridges, and a Prada bag with vintage fur tail attached. An Art Consultant based in Dalston, she’s also part of art collective Rart.