Natasha Rose at Purified Footwear Exhibition

Natasha Rose pictured on Garden Walk during a Purified Footwear photography exhibition in Space 54, Shoreditch, wearing Vivienne Westwood leather jacket & Hudson boots.

One of the most joyful characters one is likely to meet is Natasha Rose; and styling rock bands and creating outlandish cupcakes are just a couple of the string’s on her bow. Here she is wearing a Vivienne Westwood leather jacket, Zara dress, Topshop necklace and tights and Purified boots. She was pictured on Garden Walk during a Purified Footwear photography exhibition in Space 54, Shoreditch. Natasha is crazy about heritage British designers such as Westwood; and she works for London shoe makers Hudson, whose contemporary designs have heavy classic British influences.

Natasha Rose

 

 

Street Style: Shoreditch Shopping in Boxpark

Declaring itself the first pop-up mall and constructed entirely of shipping containers, Boxpark by Shoreditch High Street station was due a visit.

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]eclaring itself the first pop-up shopping mall and constructed entirely of shipping containers, Boxpark by Shoreditch High Street station was due a visit. With most of the boutique style shops taking up one container, they are of cosy proportions, but big enough to hold fitting rooms and helpful staff. If like me you get dizzy just thinking of entering Lakeside shopping centre, then Boxpark is the place for you. With hipster essentials OnePiece and Levi’s, food pit stops such as Pieminster and pin-up lingerie shop Playful Promises, there’s something for most folk. Preppy boys are well provided for with One True Saxon and Original Penguin amongst others, and there’s plenty of style inspiration to be found from visitors and staff alike.Rumesh Hussain, BoxparkRumesa Hussain from Ilford working at Lacoste. She wears a vintage skirt, tights h&m, River Island shoes, Zara jumper, Lacoste mens T-Shirt with a vintage bow tie.

Luke Ferris Boxpark

Luke Ferris - GolaLuke Ferris in the Gola shop wears head to toe vintage from The Vintage Store on Brick Lane & Doctor Marten shoes.

Siobhan Hogan BoxparkSiobhan Hogan, a clothes designer, wears dress, shirt and jacket, all vintage, scarf from ASOS and creepers from Underground. Her own clothing range Shop Floorwhore can be found on ASOS Marketplace.

Liv Montuori BoxparkLiv montuori works in Gola as well as designing her own range of clothes viewable at liv-montuori.com. She wears jumper from Monkey and vintage glasses.

Virgin Mary Boxpark‘Touch Me Gently I’m A Virgin’ in Playful Promises lingerie shop.

Boxpark Shoreditch

London Fashion Week: Derek Lawlor & Hannah Morgan

Knitwear designer Derek Lawlor & Milliner Hannah Morgan’s London Fashion Week show in Paper Dress Vintage, Shoreditch.

Knitwear designer Derek Lawlor collaborated with milliner Hannah Gordon for a fun London Fashion Week A/W show in nice ‘n’ easy Shoreditch. We watched green and red silhouettes dancing behind an opaque screen from the sides of transformed Paper Dress Vintage shop, as the suspense built with the help of some heavy electro beats, champagne and homemade brownies. The silhouettes came to life and walked the floor, ending up in the shop windows displaying the often risque creations to lucky passers by. The collection ranged from cutaway body suits and laddered loose knit gowns to power shoulder all-in-ones and over sized chunky shawls with Lawlor’s trademark cord worked knit, finished off with Hannah Morgans abstract wooden and metal sculptured head wear. That’s Ascot sorted then.

Hannah Morgan & ModelsHannah Morgan Hat

Derek Lawlor DressDerek Lawlor Body SuitDerek Lawlor Body Suit

Derek Lawlor FeetPaper Dress Vintage

Derek Lawlor Paper Dress Vintage

Vivienne Westwood & A Child Of The Jago in Shoreditch

Riding down Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch I came across Rachel and Karlie who were looking after menswear shop A Child of the Jago. The shop is a feast for the eyes in itself with a gothic feel harking back to Victorian East London, and I’m told they will be branching out into women’s wear in 2013. Rachel Smith (right) wears a vintage leather jacket (only £7!), blouse from Topshop concessions, jodhpurs from a riding shop and cardigan and brogues from Topshop. Karlie Shelley, (left) who’s currently designing her own clothes line, wears a metre of navy blue boucle fabric as a shawl from a market, a Vivienne Westwood t-shirt, a Child Of The Jago apron, socks from a hosiery shop on Neal Street and Vivienne Westwood shoes.

Vivienne Westwood, A Child Of The Jago