Bubble cam-ing isn’t going too well but I’ve devised a new way to bring you guys some streetstyle. Every week, I’ll traipse to a shop, boutique and drag some poor unknowing soul to have their pic taken and ask them a few questions about their style. This should also be a good way of building up a compendium of cool stores in London. Should be simple for me, given that i’m in and out of shops all the time and always admiring some cool person working there.
First stop, one of the most established boutiques in London – The Dispensary. I have fond memories of The Dispensary since technically, it was my first London ’boutique’ experience and where I’ve bought quite a few lovely items. It also has a branch in Notting Hill but since I have a distaste for the West side, I tend to stick to the Soho branch. I just love the variety of labels they stock and the way they mix and change it all the time. Bi La Li is one of their staples and at the moment, they have some very pretty pieces by Mine and Dispensary’s own line of clothing.
The Dispensary – Soho Branch 9 Newburgh Street, London W1F 7RL Tel: 0207 287 8145, Notting Hill Branch 25 Pembridge Road, London W11 3HG Tel: 0207 221 9290
Charlene, 36, has been working at the Dispensary for 4 years
Wearing a Maria Bonita dress, leggings, Converse
Personal Style: "I wear quite a lot of vintage, quite a lot of boyish clothes. I tend to wear a lot of big boy’s baggy trousers and shirts."
Favourite Designers: "At the moment, I love Maria Bonita. I love old style Levi’s jeans, with the references to men’s workwear jeans, with the pleats. I love Bi La Li. I love Mine as well. She’s got a really nice a/w collection."
On vintage in the Dispensary "I like the fact we stock vintage now. I personally like the 30’s and 40’s styling."
Style Icons: "Helena Christensen. I always think she looks wonderful. What’s that other girl? Milla Jovovich. I always think she looks absolutely stunning"