London Fashion Week SS14 Street Style Photos: Part 4

Time for the next instalment of street style photos from London Fashion Week. For those of you not enjoying the fashion week posts, head over to Little Observationist for some other topics! For the rest of you who are as amused as I am over what fantastic characters are in this city, stick around for some more, courtesy of My Soul Insurance and Rosie Brazier:

Outside Marios Schwab show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Topshop Show Space, Regent's University, Regent's Park, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside Marios Schwab Show, Topshop Show Space, Regent’s University, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

Lauren Nichols
Photo: London Fashion Week, Lauren Nichols at Somerset House by Rosie Brazier

Outside Marios Schwab show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Topshop Show Space, Regent's University, Regent's Park, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

Elisha van Rijswijk
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hoto: London Fashion Week, Elisha van Rijswijk at Somerset House by Rosie Brazier

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

Megan
Photo: London Fashion Week, Megan at Somerset House by Rosie Brazier

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

Florrie Clarke
Photo: London Fashion Week, Florrie Clarke at Somerset House by Rosie Brazier

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Somerset House, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

For more, check out LFW Street Style Part 1LFW Street Style Part 2 and LFW Street Style Part 3.

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London Fashion Week SS14 Street Style Photos: Part 3

I’ve decided that this week is pretty much all about street style during fashion week. Photographer My Soul Insurance on Flickr has been a particularly great inspiration (thank you!) and I’ll be working on an interview with him in the coming weeks to find out more about his work and interest in street style.

In the meantime, here are some more street style shots from the last few days.

Outside Marios Schwab show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Topshop Show Space, Regent's University, Regent's Park, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside Marios Schwab show, Topshop Show Space, Regent’s University, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

Outside Temperley London show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, The Savoy, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside Temperley London Show, The Savoy, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week
Photo: London Fashion Week by Adrian Askew

Outside Marios Schwab show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Topshop Show Space, Regent's University, Regent's Park, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside Marios Schwab Show, Topshop Show Space, Regent’s University, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

Outside Temperley London show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, The Savoy, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside Temperley London Show, The Savoy, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week
Photo: London Fashion Week by Adrian Askew

LFW street style
Photo: London Fashion Week street style by Rosie Brazier

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, Somerset House, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

Outside Marios Schwab show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Topshop Show Space, Regent's University, Regent's Park, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside Marios Schwab Show, Topshop Show Space, Regent’s University, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week
Photo: London Fashion Week by angelica_millennium

LFW street style
Photo: London Fashion Week street style by Rosie Brazier

Jewellery by Halo & Co, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, Somerset House, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Jewellery by Halo & Co, Somerset House, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

Outside Marios Schwab show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Topshop Show Space, Regent's University, Regent's Park, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside Marios Schwab Show, Topshop Show Space, Regent’s University, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

Bailey Ajinzea
Photo: Bailey Ajinzea wears dress by Diana Langa by Rosie Brazier

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, Somerset House, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

Zokaya Kamara outside Marios Schwab show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Topshop Show Space, Regent's University, Regent's Park, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Zokaya Kamara outside Marios Schwab Show, Topshop Show Space, Regent’s University, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

Lou Bones
Photo: London Fashion Week, Lou Bones wearing KTZ by Rosie Brazier

Grace outside Temperley London show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, The Savoy, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Grace outside of Temperley London Show, The Savoy, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, Somerset House, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

Outside Marios Schwab show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Topshop Show Space, Regent's University, Regent's Park, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside Marios Schwab Show, Topshop Show Space, Regent’s University, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

Yasmin Le Bon outside Temperley London show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, The Savoy, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Yasmin Le Bon outside of Temperley London Show, The Savoy, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, Somerset House, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

Outside Marios Schwab show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 4, Topshop Show Space, Regent's University, Regent's Park, 16 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside Marios Schwab Show, Topshop Show Space, Regent’s University, Day 4 by My Soul Insurance

Outside Temperley London show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, The Savoy, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside of Temperley London Show, The Savoy, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, Somerset House, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

Outside Temperley London show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, The Savoy, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside of Temperley London Show, The Savoy, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, Somerset House, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

Best looks from this post? Which would you be most likely to wear? And least likely?

For more, check out LFW Street Style Part 1LFW Street Style Part 2 and LFW Street Style Part 4.

London Fashion Week SS14 Street Style Photos: Part 2

Tacking on to yesterday’s entry of brilliant photos from some of the city’s fashion photographers, here’s part two, sharing some of the street style captured during London Fashion Week.

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 1, Somerset House, 13 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 1 by My Soul Insurance

Stripes
Photo: London Fashion Week by Anthony White

Outside Temperley London show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, The Savoy, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside Temperley London Show, The Savoy, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week S/S 2014
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House by Anna Negrini

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 1, Somerset House, 13 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 1 by My Soul Insurance

Fashion Week SS14
Photo: London Fashion Week by Matous Sedlak

London Fashion Week 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week by Matt Gage

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 1, Somerset House, 13 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 1 by My Soul Insurance

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Photo: London Fashion Week by deepgreenspace

Outside Temperley London show, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 3, The Savoy, 15 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Outside Temperley London Show, The Savoy, Day 3 by My Soul Insurance

Fashion Week, Sept 2013, London 19
Photo: London Fashion Week by horstg1

London Fashion Week 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week by Matt Gage

London Fashion Week S/S 2014
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House by Anna Negrini

London Fashion Week S/S 2014
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House by Anna Negrini

London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 1, Somerset House, 13 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Day 1 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week by Matt Gage

London Fashion Week 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week by Matt Gage

London Fashion Week 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week by Matt Gage

Stella Kattermann, London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014 - Day 1, Somerset House, 13 September 2013
Photo: London Fashion Week, Stella Kattermann, Somerset House, Day 1 by My Soul Insurance

London Fashion Week S/S 2014
Photo: London Fashion Week, Somerset House by Anna Negrini

Are you wearing anything fun to celebration fashion week? Share your photos in the Flickr pool!

For more, check out LFW Street Style Part 1LFW Street Style Part 3 and LFW Street Style Part 4.

London’s Best Independent Shops

I wrote this originally for TownFish, but I wanted to share a slightly modified version with you featuring some of my favourite independent shops in London. Though it may seem like every other shop in London is a Zara, Tesco or Starbucks, there are still many eccentric, vibrant independent shops thriving among the high street mega-brands. This is not an extensive list, just a taste. Quite frankly, I’m not very inspired by the high street shops at the moment so tell me your own favourites in the comments and lead me out of my London shopping rut!

Aria

Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, London N1 1PN

An Islington lifestyle and design shop housed in the spacious Barnsbury Hall where you’ll find furniture, headphones, recipe books, jewellery and everything in between. Brands include Paul Smith, Cowshed, Jonathan Adler, Vivienne Westwood and many others. Many of the staff are designers themselves and love to talk about their products.

Photo from Aria’s website

Artwords Bookshop

20-22 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ

Wouldn’t you agree that despite the wonders of technology, there’s something to be said about flipping the pages of a real book or magazine? East London’s Artwords has a great selection of art books and those hard-to-find independent fashion magazines galore that cater to the creative local community.

Photo from Shop Ikon

Daunt

83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW

Hands down my favourite bookshop in London, this independent gem is housed in an old Edwardian building with oak columns and skylights with two floors of books arranged by country or area in which they are set. They not only have travel guides but plenty of fiction, non fiction and those wonderful, beautiful, photography-filled coffee table style books (which, I keep trying to remind myself) are a bad obsession to have when you know you won’t be living in the same house forever…)

Photo from Urban75

Drink, Shop & Do

9 Caledonian Road,  London N1 9DX

Tucked away in an old Victorian bathhouse in King’s Cross, this is a hidden gem where you can indulge in an afternoon of tea and crumpets while playing board games and shopping from the collections of local designers. They play host to a variety of quirky activity nights where you can create Lego robots, get a pin-up girl makeover or learn the official dance to MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This”.

Photo from MyCityVenue

Fernandez & Wells

43 Lexington Street,  London W1F 9AL

Those who stumble upon Soho’s coffee heaven that is Fernandez & Wells speak of it fondly and nearly always return. Rustic wooden floors, a relaxed vibe, giant picture windows for people watching and, of course, fresh and delicious food makes the original shop a favourite central London lunchtime haunt. There are now five branches in London including a brand new addition recently opened in South Kensington.

Photo from You Should Go Here

Jessie Chorley & Buddog

58 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG

Originally a stall in Broadway Market, Jessie & Buddug was transformed into a beautiful, creative shop on Columbia Road in 2008. The two friends / artists from Snowdonia dig back to their Welsh roots to create beautiful handmade pieces like greeting cards, decoupage picture frames and photo albums, engraved jewellery and embellished vintage clothing. There is enormous attention to details and the girls are wonderfully inviting.

Photo from Bird In The House

Jimmie Martin

77 Kensington Church St, London W8 4BG

Described as “furniture combining the decadent and quirky with the nostalgic and urban”, this Kensington Church Street shop is full of one-off chairs with sausage dogs, graffiti covered wardrobes and other items for the home designed in bold colours and pop-culture imagery. With a celeb following, designers Jimmie Karlsson and Martin Nihlmar have created pieces for Kelly Osbourne, Pete Townshend, Kylie Minogue and Madonna among others.

Photo from Creative Mapping

Le Grenier

146 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6DG

That’s French for “attic”, a great description of this treasure trove of vintage goodies. For the last four years, husband and wife team Jean-Louis and Yuko have scoured markets and antique fairs in the UK and France for pieces of furniture, kitchenware, jewellery and other knick-knacks they are proud to sell. They even have a lease service if you’re after a prop for a special event.

Photo from Twenty Something London

Liberty

Regent Street, London W1B 5AH

Who doesn’t know of London’s famous Liberty? I’ve included it mainly becuase they stock French clothing brand Sessùn which I love. Also the old tudor building is stunning and, having been around since 1875, a piece of British heritage and an emporium housing some of the world’s most luxurious brands.

Photo from Liberty’s website

Lumiere

88 Chatsworth Road, London E5 0LS

A magical place of oddities with under floor lighting, fake flickering candles and a disco ball, stop by for delicious smoothies, original cocktails (one, for example, made with water from bags of mozzarella cheese) and French film nights. Be sure to venture downstairs and make sure you pop into the memorable loo.

Photo from Scout London

Radio Days

87 Lower Marsh Street, London SE1 7AB

Step into Radio Days and walk through multiple eras of vintage clothing, accessories like glittering broaches, bullet bras, stacks of old magazines and home decor from the 1920s to the 1980s amid a nostalgic soundtrack that takes you back in time. Staff are knowledgeable and welcoming.

Photo by LLO

Scootercaffe

132 Lower Marsh Street, London SE1 7AE

A tiny unassuming gem hidden behind Southbank on Lower Marsh Street, walk inside and you’re hit with the aroma of ground coffee beans. They could also possibly have the best hot chocolate in London. But the real charm is in the mismatched décor with its vintage sign and odds and ends as well as the resident cat who is normally curled up on a chair but is quite happy to receive attention. Head to the basement to settle in with free wi-fi and old school jazz.

Photo from Fluid London

Stumper & Fielding

107 Portobello Road, London W11 2QB

Think country chic tweeds, classic union jacks, riding coats, tea towels embellished with bicycles, brogues and wellies. Quality style for the gentleman is this tiny shop’s main focus but there’s plenty for the ladies as well. Stop by to visit on Portobello Road. They don’t have a website yet.

Photo from Stumper & Fielding Facebook page

The Bridge Coffee Shop

5 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA

While the coffee and cakes are great, it’s the sensory overload here that’s the real draw. This Dickensian-style coffee shop is nestled under the bridge on Shoreditch High Street and contains a fascinating array of décor from Tiffany lamps to vintage fluorescent signs to old photographs and gilt mirrors. Upstairs, on creaky wooden floorboard sit quirky fuchsia pink chairs where you can sit and chat with friends for hours.

the bridge cafe shoreditchPhoto by LLO

The Make Lounge

3-4 Waterloo Gardens, Barnsbury Street, London N1 1TY

Not only is this a shop which stocks all sorts of lovely craft supplies, the Make Lounge also holds regular workshops where you can learn to make homemade jam, a bespoke lampshade or even a pair of knickers. With wine and biscuits at hand, socializing while learning a new craft is highly encouraged!

Photo from The Make Lounge

Unpackaged

97 Richmond Road, London E8 3NJ

This one does what it says on the tin in that it sells unpackaged food to avoid so much unnecessary waste being sent to the landfills. It started back in 2006, but in 2012 relocated to a larger space in Hackney. On your first shop, your containers will be weighed and given an official unpackaged sticker. There is also a café, but remember to bring your own cup!

Photo from Singaporean in London

Also worth a quick mention, though there are many more, pop in to The Last Tuesday Society for the underworld of taxidermy, Tatty Devine to pick up a colourful and witty Perspex necklace or The Merchant for second hand high end designer clothes.

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