Stylist’s Kelly Tison of Lily Flower Vintage and Lauren Gallagher of Amber Skye’s Wardrobe are bringing their unique vintage clothing treasures to up and coming shopping hub, Tooting Market. From statement dresses to upcycled denim, the friendly duo have a fantastic collection of sparkling,
bohemian and timeless gems to brighten up your wardrobe.
After nearly a decade selling their great value, sought after garms in East London hotspots including Brick Lane and Netil Market, the local South West London ladies are delighted to launch a shop in London’s new favorite hang out, recently dubbed ‘Tooting is Rooting’, by The Evening Standard.
Kelly & Lauren invite you to join them to celebrate the launch of their shop with a party and pop up market at:
The Gorringe Park pub, 29 London Rd, Tooting, SW17 9HW Friday 10th October from 19.00 till late
The free event brings you a pandora’s box of clothes, accessories, art and furnishings from around the Globe, featuring sellers Gypsy East, Genski Art and Mini Ink London. Shout Hair offers you a vintage hair and make up bar, Serendipity Tea Rooms will serve cakes and you’ll find Gorringes finest drinks and food on the menu.
There will also be a raffle with prizes including a credit note for the duo’s new shop
and a voucher for Shout Hair. Proceeds to the South London Work Play Scrap Store & The One Love Project
Lily Flower Vintage…
A bohemian traveling boutique bought to you by Kelly Tison to flower your wardrobe. The pop up shop also sells unique vintage and upcycled pieces online on ASOS, Etsy, eBay and Depop. Shop here.
Amber Skye’s Wardrobe…
Step into Lauren Gallagher’s wardrobe full of classic vintage pieces and accessories for all occasions.
Translating London looks throughout the ages with a twist of the cosmos. See more.
See the colourful & quirky parade of LFW SS15 attendees.
[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ondon Fashion Week was blessed with sunshine and with it came a gorgeous parade of SS15 show attendees. Here’s our favorite colourful and quirkily dressed peeps at Somerset House. Look out for some exclusive LFW pics on JC Decaux digital billboards in train stations and shopping malls across the UK. See more London Fashion Week street style.
At men’s fashion week the sharpest dressers are found off the catwalk. See more!
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t men’s fashion week the sharpest dressers in town are to be found off the catwalk, so we headed to London Collections: Men to seek out seamless sartorial style for Evening Standard.
Martell Campbell, a stylist and blogger wears Paul Smith outfit and shoes, Baileys hat and D’Lyle Treasure socks.
Andrew Allan, personal shopping brand manager for Topman wears all Topman apart from a Spencer Hart jacket.
Johnson Gold is editor of Pause magazine, he wears vintage jacket, Down The Rabbit Hole shirt, H&M trousers, MenLook shoes, Armani bag and ASOS hat.
American Vintage do sustainable fashion with their Supina Cotton basics range.
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 2005 the basics were reinvented. Mickael Azoulay was determined to renew the lost interest in vests and t-shirts, organising a team of designers together and creating modern versions of basics using new materials and skillful blends of natural fibres in a stunning range of colours.. and with that American Vintage was born. So what is the secret to these super soft and beautiful clothes? American Vintage uses Supima cotton. Supima cotton accounts for only about three percent of the annual cotton production in the United States – with its fineness and longer staple lengths making it a premium cotton fibre. It has superior strength compared to a product made of upland cotton or Pima blended cotton but remains incredibly soft. Also Supima is a non-profit organization (The Board of Directors being composed of Pima cotton growers). What’s more is that one of Supima’s important aims is sustainability. This means that not only is the cotton organic but both a short-term and long-term view is addressed: considering environmental protection and conservation as well as social responsibility. Of course, cotton can generally be viewed as sustainable as it has been grown and used to clothe us for over 7000 years. However, in addition, cotton is a biodegradable fibre and don’t forget – cotton sequesters carbon. If you don’t know what sequester means (don’t worry, neither did I!) basically an annual cotton crop has the same beneficial impact as removing 7.25 millions passenger vehicles from the roads… not bad! Therefore not only are American Vintage basics ridiculously soft, of the best quality and look amazing – you can wear your 100% cotton American Vintage vests, t-shirts and cardigans with pride, knowing that you not only look great but are also supporting an ethical company with a fashion conscience.
Vests, t-shirts and cardigans range from £30 – £60. Visit the American Vintage website: www.am-vintage.com
We spotted some spectacular specs wearers on the streets of London.
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s an easy task to spot spectacular specs wearers on the streets of London, from vintage frames in the East End to smart tortoiseshell rims in the City. Here’s a few we snapped for Evening Standard.
Francesca Paz is a hair stylist pictured in Stoke Newington. She wears Urban Outfitters playsuit, Topshop leggings, H&M cardigan, vintage bag and Specsavers glasses.
Ross Johnstone, 31, a hair stylist at Kontact in Stoke Newington. He wears Urban Outfitters trousers, Topman t-shirt, Vans shoes and AJ Morgan glasses.
Danielle Maguire, a hair stylist is pictured outside her workplace Kennaland hair studio in London Fields. She wears Cos trousers, Topshop t-shirt, Urban Outfitters necklace and shoes and vintage glasses.
Abigail Lees, 26, from and pictured in Dalston, is a shop manager. She wears Next coat and D&G glasses.
Mohammad Ashraf, a sound designer pictured in Broadway Market, Hackney, wears Uniqlo top, Topman jeans, Converse trainers and Ray Ban glasses.
Alka Mattoo, a clothes designer, pictured in Spitalfields, Liverpool St. She wears her own design Orvana dress, Topshop jeans, Urt sandals and Chanel glasses.
A collection of headphones designed specifically for women inspired by model Chloe Norgaard.
[dropcap]S[/dropcap]kullcandy have launched a collection of headphones and earbuds designed specifically for women, with reimagined acoustics, engineering, and industrial design inspired by Skullcandy’s own team of Athletic Ambassadors, including talented pro-snowboarder Kimmy Fasani and pro-surfer Leila Hurst, plus one of our favorite model’s Chloe Nørgaard. So you thought that men had selective hearing? Nope, they just hear differently to women, and the collection’s audio drivers are custom tuned to support the “anatomical, acoustical, and behavioral differences” in how males and females experience sound. Skullcandy engineers have worked tirelessly to perfect headband fit as well as earbud size and shape and considerations for all three products (Knockout, Bombshell, and Dime) in the development process included acoustics, comfort and aesthetic design. Floral prints, rose gold finishes, and subtle stud embellishments add a bold feminine edge to the predominantly unisex category of accessory. We’ve had a test drive of the Skullcandy Dime in ear headphones and as well as providing great sound quality and comfort, the earbuds stayed in place after a good two minutes of moshing (purely for review purposes). The line will launch internationally on Skullcandy from June 1 for £29.99 - £79.99.