Street Style: Julia’s Metallic Jacket In Oxford Circus

Julia Lawton on her way to a job interview in Oxford Circus, not surprisingly for a job in fashion.

[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ulia Lawton, from Vancouver, was on her way to a job interview in Oxford Circus, not surprisingly for a job in fashion. She’s wearing a Topshop metallic blazer, Club Monaco shirt and trousers, Longchamp tote, American Apparel shoes, Topshop sunglasses and Anthropology watch.

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My Fashion: Canadian In The Smoke

Vancouverite model Julia Lawton embraces London Fashion

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ew to London, we asked Canadian model turned teacher Julia Lawton how she adjusted to London style and what it’s like to experience the capital’s fashion with fresh eyes.Julia Lawton's London style

Before the transition in Vancouver (left) and fully embracing London style in ..And Other Stories dress (right)

I moved to London from Vancouver in August last year, I didn’t quite know what to expect when I arrived here but I immediately noticed the fashion stakes were much higher than I was used to. I knew London would be fashionable but I didn’t expect the formalness of the attire and walking around Central London I immediately felt under dressed. Unfortunately Canada doesn’t always have the best reputation when it comes to style, coming from the west coast of Canada yoga pants and hoodies reign supreme, but we are getting better! I knew there would be a huge fashion culture in London but I wasn’t sure what to expect. Lots of designer labels? People wearing their own designs? The answer to both was yes and more! I quickly realized the idea of “fancy” jeans is purely Canadian and people do not generally wear denim to work here. My go­ to outfit of dark jeans, tank top (or “vest” as it’s called here) and a blazer wasn’t going to cut it. I soon fell in love with European brands like …And Other Stories and All Saints, stores I had never heard of before coming to London.

It was traveling to East London for a friends art event that I found the adventurous style I had heard about. Amazing headwear and mis-matched patterns were everywhere. Lots of thrift, vintage and homemade outfits, I was blown away by everyones personal style. Again back to the drawing board for me, looking at my wardrobe in new ways, new combinations. Now I am embarking on my own English tutoring business, I started teaching EFL in China after I stopped modelling and fell in love with it. Back home I got my qualifications and now I’m in London putting it all to good use. Every day in London is a new adventure in fashion as I experience different jobs, festivals and events­­ I love the diversity and freedom the city exudes!

See Julia’s street style in Oxford Circus here.

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Street Style: Samara’s Faux Fur & Vintage In Oxford Circus

Samara Curtis-Quick, an assistant fashion buyer at New Look, in leopard print.

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]orgeous Londoner Samara Curtis-Quick, 30, is an assistant fashion buyer at New Look. She was snapped while out shopping on London’s Oxford Street wearing New Look boots, a H&M bag and leopard print skirt, Topshop jacket, a vintage scarf and faux fur hat, finished nicely with her awesome eyebrows and ombre hair.

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Samara Curtis-Quick fur hat

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Street Style: London Christmas Shoppers for Evening Standard

Hip London boys and girls Christmas shopping in the West End

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Evening Standard wanted to see hip London boys and girls Christmas shopping in the West End, and on a clear and crisp afternoon trawling Oxford Circus, Regent Street, Carnaby Street and St Martins Courtyard, inspiring style was everywhere. Here’s our favorite fashionable folk and what they were shopping for. See The Evening Standard piece here.
Katherine FerdinandKatherine Ferdinand, 28, a milliner, shopping for underwear from Coco De Mer in Seven Dials. She wears her own hat, Eine coat and shirt, Andrew Logan brooch and vintage gloves, bag and brogues.

Reece Laurent-HughesReece Laurent-Hughes, on Regent St, Acne Jeans Wholesale Clerk. He wears Acne jacket and cords, Cos shirt, vintage Crombie coat and Dr Marten boots. He was Xmas shopping for his girlfriend.

Lareese Craig

Lareese Craig Statement NecklaceLareese Craig from Brighton, 22, on Oxford St, works at So Feminine mag. She was shopping for a rose winter coat in Topshop and a statement necklace from Zara which she is wearing. She wears oversized coat from Barnados, boots, top and trousers from Zara and bag from H&M.Alina MilosAlina Milos a student in London was Xmas shopping with her parents in St Martins Courtyard. She wears Max and Co coat, NW3 boots, Victor and Hugo bag and vintage hat.

Elisa CarassaiElisa Carassai on Regent St, a student in London. She wears a tailor made coat, White Pepper dress, Eyedoll jacket, Jeffrey Campbell boots. She was on a shopping spree with her mum and bought tartan trousers, a denim jacket and some dresses in Urban Outfitters.

Thomas DanielsThomas Daniels, on Carnaby St, 21, is a student in Bath. He wears Topman coat, Kooples scarf, Abercrombie jeans, Nike Air trainers and Carharrat hat. He was on his way to dinner and bought a shirt from TM Lewin to wear tonight.

Tillie ChittaTillie Chitta, 20, from Surrey shopping on on Carnaby St. She wears tartan leggings, scarf, faux fur hat and tartan leggings all H&M with a Longchamp bag and Dr Marten boots. She had just bought Office pumps and was looking for Timberland boots.

Amy MccowieAmy Mccowie on Carnaby St,18, works in retail. She wears a Bershka jumper, Topshop dress, New Look shirt, Dr Marten boots, Urban Outfitters hat, Primark bag. She just bought silver studded Dr Marten boots.

Jaimes EmmanuelleJaimes Emmanuellle, on Regent St, 25, a fashion student from London. He wears vintage coat and glasses, Nike Air Max trainers, All Saints bag, Primark hat and gloves which he just bought from Beyond Retro.

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Street Style: Kate’s Zara Trousers On Oxford Street

Kate Kowalska was on a break from work at Dr Hauschka in some beautiful oriental print cropped trousers.

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he very lovely Kate Kowalska was on a break from work at Dr Hauschka in Oxford Circus in some beautiful oriental print cropped trousers from Zara. She also wears a Zara blouse, Zara platform sandals, Zara handbag and was spotted outside (you guessed it), Zara!

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Street Style: Nevean & Morgan In Oxford Circus

Nevean & Morgan were shopping in Oxford Circus when we stopped to admire their casual day wear

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]evean Holmes and Morgan Atouno were shopping in Oxford Circus when we stopped to admire their casual day wear. Nevean, left, an Assistant Manager at Hugo Boss wears a vintage powder blue blazer, Zara t-shirt and skirt, Primark ballet slippers and a Ted Baker handbag and Ray Ban sunglasses. Morgan Atouno, a student wears American Apparel denim shorts, Primark blouse, Converse trainers and Ray Ban sunglasses.

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Nevean and Morgan

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Street Style: Giselle Berghouse’s Hair & Nails

We snapped Giselle’s flame red hair & pastel nails in Oxford Circus.

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was hard not to miss Giselle’s perfectly contrasting flame red hair and green skirt while she was on her break from work at House Of Fraser in Oxford Circus. On closer inspection, as well as being properly lovely to chat to, she also had pastel nails to make you go WOW, see below and more on her Instagram, GizziRainbowBriteSparkles. She wears Topshop top, vintage skirt, Wolford jewelled tights, Mollini boots, Forever New necklace and sunglasses from Portobello Market.

Giselle Berghouse

Giselle Berghouse

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