Working smart casual menswear in Reiss & Corbeau in Angel, Islington.
Cooper Kooistra, 19, is originally from Holland but lives in Angel, London. We caught him in his effortless smart casual attire on his lunch break from Reiss where his super fitted blazer, shirt and jeans are all from, finished off with his shoes from Dutch brand Corbeau. He’s pictured here in the vintage shopping haven that is Camden Passage. Picture featured in Evening Standard’s London Looks.
Browsing the Tate Modern art gallery I was struck by this 1930’s secretary, posing for German Documentary photographer August Sander, oozing nonchalance with her slouchy stance, cigarette in hand. Ok this cool as a cucumber muse is in Cologne rather than the streets of London, but her portrait is in London. Two things to note, firstly, what luxuriousness to wear that black satin applique dress to the office, and secondly, she was rocking the androgynous look way before Twiggy, Erin O’Connor and recent male-model-on-a-womens-wear-catwalk sensation Andrej Pejic. No visible bust, beautiful boyish features and a Richie Hawtin hair style cropped one side with an asymmetric fringe, all polish her androgynous look nicely.
Secretary at West German Radio, Cologne, 1931:
There’s no need for bold colours to be eye catching; the petite and very modest Geraldine stood out amongst the busy shoppers and boozers in the Old Truman Brewery in shades of beige, with a chunky knit cardigan from Gap, bag, scarf, shoes and tapered chino trousers all from Zara, highlighted by a hair piece from Spitalfields Market.
Staff at Joy clothing store in Bankside London wear vintage, high street & Joy’s Autumn/Winter range.
The staff in Joy clothing store in Bankside, London Bridge, hard at work wearing a mixture of vintage, high street and items from Joy’s Autumn/Winter range.
Tina is wearing dress from Topshop, waistcoat and boots from Camden Market and necklace from Joy.
Stephanie is wearing dress from Joy, belt from Camden market and brogues from Primark.
Lilou is wearing military jacket by French designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac, dress from Topshop and vintage boots.