Lottie Waldon-Day for Evening Standard

Pictured on her way to an audition at a circus centre wearing vintage, fancy dress shop bargains & Kurt Geiger.

Lottie Waldon-Day from Hampstead Heath was on her way to an audition at a circus centre when she was pictured at Aske Gardens just off Old Street. The 22 year old performing artist wears a blazer, T Shirt and 70’s print skirt all vintage from Paris, broderie anglaise pantaloons from a costume shop sale and her beloved Kurt Geiger polka dot shoes. She has lot’s of fun with her style and describes her look as day to day fancy dress. Also featured in Evening Standard’s London Looks.

Lottie Waldon-Day

Featured Look: Ellie Slee by Andy Bumpus

Ellie Slee has huge Sophie Dahl eyes, huge style and is resident DJ for Babylove at London’s Dalston Superstore. Read more below…

Ellie Slee Sheer Dress

Ellie wears vintage dress from Bang Bang on Goodge street

Ellie Slee Fur CoatFur coat from vintage shop in Toronto

Elie Slee Rooftop DalstonFur coat, vintage from Toronto, yellow dress charity shop in Helsinki & Chanel bag

Ellie Slee DalstonVintage fur coat from Toronto

Ellie Slee Vintage Yellow DressCanary yellow dress from charity shop in Helsinki

Ellie Slee Fox Fur Scarf

You got a first in your fashion history degree recently, what are you
doing now?
I DJ at motown night Babylove and I’m working for the Tate galleries until I start my MA.

What have you done today? I came back from a visit to Oxford and listened to En
Vogue ‘Don’t Let Go’ on repeat, I can never tire of that song. Then I had cranial sacral therapy from a friend. The therapist lays hands on the patients head and spine.

What are you doing to stay creative during this time? I’ve been writing and reading in the British Library which is the best place in the world. I’ve never been anywhere that encourages concentration so much.

You DJ at Dalston Superstore, what’s your musical style? It circles around the golden era, and veers off to music from Atlantic, Stax and the Motown record labels, mostly soul with a helping of disco. A guy called Paddy hughes started the night with his friend Tors Beedles. When I heard what they were playing I cornered Paddy and said, ‘How are you doing this without me, I LOVE Motown?’.

You’re based in Dalston & Hackney, how do you feel about the recent troubles in London and your area with rioting? It was almost strange it didn’t hit harder here as the various groups are quite disparate and unconnected. It’s the first story in the news that felt really close to home. I’m from near Newcastle and Geordies just wouldn’t have it! I checked in the morning for updates and travel disruption and one morning found the Turkish community had defended the area. Loads of us took our business to the Turkish restaurants the next weekend to say thanks. It was quite emotional.

Who are your style icons? My new one’s Priscilla Presley, which stems from my obsession with Elvis. I want my wedding entrance song to be ‘I can’t help falling in love with you’; Elvis was singing it about Priscilla. Also Vanessa from Eastenders with her big hair. Tyra banks, I don’t like her clothes but I love her attitude, after she was shot looking unflattering on a beach, she came on her show and said,  ‘To anyone that needs to say something negative to others because they need to feel good about themselves, KISS MY FAT ASS!’. Can’t forget Mia from Pulp Fiction, Alla Nazimova and Nancy Beaton. For general style Sex In The City season two was great, all bright pink disco pants & calf length fur coats. Tacky done right looks good.

Where do you shop? Clothing exchanges like Bang Bang, and charity shops in
London and Durham. Durham has the best charity shops, they smell of fags &
dead people, my best find was some great salmon pink trousers.

You worked for Pringle during your degree, do you think their recent push to modernise can bring them to the next generation? It’s part of our heritage, and the Argyle print is an iconic image for British style, crossing into sub cultures such as football casuals, (a look popular with football hooligans from the 80’s onwards) and then later the chav look. I met Tilda Swinton, who’s representing Pringle, and she said she remembered her mother and grandmother wearing Pringle twin sets. They were sexy but prim at same time. In an early film noir film Lana Turner wore a twin set, but at the same time the Queen was wearing it.

Photography by Andy Bumpus

Street Style: Phillip Lim sequins & Wah Nails in Dalston

Gemma Griffin was looking far too glam to be pushing a trolley when I saw her piled high with snacks and booze in Dalston. She was in fact taking a quick break from a hen party in Wah Nails on Kingsland Road to get goodies for the hens. The knitwear designer from Brighton put the trolley aside and let me snap her looking gorgeous in a Phillip Lim sequined top, full and floaty H&M skirt and New Look wedge sandals.

Phillip Lim Sequin Top

Phillip Lim sequined top, Dalston

Aimee McWilliams wearing Balmain, Broadway Market

Designer Aimee McWilliams at Kennaland Studios in Broadway Market

Whilst visiting Kennaland Studios in Broadway Market, London, we had to admire Aimee’s mix of fabrics and textures. Her beautifully tailored wool jacket is by Balmain, who she designs for, her satin trousers by Aimee McWilliams (her own label) with a DKNY top and Tory Burch boots.
Aimee McWilliams Balmain

Jonny Borrell Oxjamming for Oxfam in Dalston

Shopping for second-hand bargains whilst bopping to bands all in the name of charity? Erm yes please! The fundraising event in Oxfam on Kingsland Road, Dalston launched the Oxjam music gigs being held all over the UK during October. Razorlight frontman Jonny Borrell, (who ironically recorded Don’t Go Back to Dalston in 2004), performed along with Little Comets and Pope Joan .

Emma wears dress + shoes from a charity shop (whole outfit cost £2!)

Sophia wears a vintage jumper, Topshop shorts + Office boots.

Jonny Borrell