Taking the Time Out

Taking the Time Out

The chronology on this blog will seem confusing to those that are either following fashion weeks intensely or have already seen this Time Out piece which came out last week in the London edition.

It's the blogger's time lag.... or blag....? Actually that reminds me too much of an odious term that was circulating at London Fashion Week













Published - 27 February 2010

Taking the Time Out

The chronology on this blog will seem confusing to those that are either following fashion weeks intensely or have already seen this Time Out piece which came out last week in the London edition.

It's the blogger's time lag.... or blag....? Actually that reminds me too much of an odious term that was circulating at London Fashion Week (blogger + ligger = bligger... I'd check up on UrbDict if you're not sure what ligger is...). So anyway, it's just my tardy posting. But hey like I said, the season doesn't end on March 11th and in fact it's all only just begun so there is obviously muchy muchy more to come.





This all seems like distant past as it was pre New York but one lovely day, Dan Jones, style editor of Time Out London and photography Elisabeth Blanchet took me out in a cute old Mini and we went shopping for a feature about my favourite stores in London in the mag that came out for LFW last week. A shorter version of it is online but sadly doesn't include the wonderful profile/article Jones did (an article with no misquoting...yay!). I initially wanted to include more stores in the list but the actual trip was slimmed down to these...





Merchant Archive - 'nuff said seeing as I've said it all before but this time round, I have some far clearer images of all the beautiful things that this Kensal Rise tucked-away gem has... the peach Edwardian velvet jacket and 1930s black lace gown were awfully hard to leave behind...





...and this Edwardian mantle with these delicate steel threads... I regret letting Sophie make me try it on. I may be smiling here but actually inside, I was berating myself for having a bereft bank account at that time...my pauperdom is further emphasised by the plasters on my shonky camera.





Hiding sorrow behind a smile here...





Then off to Bang Bang, a regular regular haunt and one that I BANG on about all the time... maybe too much. I've even taken to going down to the menswear basement on Berwick Street to see what else I can dig out.





Finally, we stopped by up the road at Machine-A formerly known as Digitaria which I also wrote about long time ago. It's come a long way though and I'm hoping they become a LFW fixture for showcasing awesome new designers as they had an event celebrating Asger Juel Larsen and Gabriella Marina Gonzalez's new collections on Monday. I'm loving these Cher de la Cruz x Mauricio Stein glasses.





Getting to grips with Gabriella Marina Gonzalez's current collection shoes and THAT Charlie le Mindu mouse headdress





I'm having a QVC moment with a Romina Karamanea dress and my ermm....assistant Steve


(All photographs by Elisabeth Blanchet)


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