When I talked about doing the ‘avoiding Topshop’ thing a while ago, of course I didn’t mean this to apply to the many concession labels that are sold in the basement of the flagship Oxford Circus branch seeing as they probably make the pieces themselves or pay them more than 40p a day.  Mark Stevens-Ellis loves buttons, he loves vintage ones, he puts them anywhere he pleases in the shape of 60’s rounded collars, 80’s shoulderpads and droopy bows.  He gathers his buttons from button factories, flea markets and charity shops and makes them decorative as opposed to functional.  The buttons, being not your everyday kind, makes each piece individual and (my favourite phrase that I drop so often)….’made with love’. 

Ellis has created a ellisborough special collection for Topshop and it hit the Oxford Circus yesterday I believe.  Seeing as I could never garner a collection of buttons as vast or varied as Mark, I shall succumb to the delectable combo that is some buttons and a simple t-shirt, making the resulting t-shirt of course…not so simple.

Comments (9)

  1. shadowplay says:

    omg, these are so endearing. I especially love the buttons arranged in a collar on the black and grey t-shirts. The button bouquet t-shirt is really cool too.
    A perfect DIY project. I’ve got tons of buttons. 🙂

  2. eunice says:

    this reminds me a lot of the louis vuitton s/s 07 collection… whimsical and of course colorful buttons. yum.

  3. Funny Face says:

    I saw your site once last year and loved your style. Now, I happend to find your site again and wow, your look has been developing a lot. You have an impressing style. Reminds me a lot of Balenciagas multicultural collection for this fall/winter.

  4. Wow, those are wonderful! Particularly the top two. I think they’ve actually started putting concessions into other stores as well, or maybe they’re just different “brands” to those listed on the website.

  5. Anonymous says:

    i must point out ellisborough t-shirts were first available ever in the world at The Lazy Ones in brick lane. he is a genius!
    go ellis!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    btw, topshop is very generous with their concessions and they only take a 34% of the retail price.
    go topshop!

  7. Anonymous says:

    we love your blog
    go style bubble!

  8. susie_bubble says:

    Wow! A lot of love there…thanks by the way – go ellis indeed!

  9. us.. says:

    these tee’s are the future…no lie..

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