Come into my Closet

Come into my Closet

Ellesept >> The title isn't as creepy as it sounds.  Actually it's quite a non-sensical one at the moment seeing as my closet is basically MDF and screws in amongst a pile of clothing on the floor.  A few months ago, this wasn't the case and I did actually have a closet that was presentable enough to let the Elle UK magazine team in to rummage through, photograph with the help of props styling and *ahem* nonchalently placed hangers.

Now it's all out in new Elle's September issue and Rebecca Lowthorpe, fashion features director at Elle was able to cobble a three page article despite the fact my wardrobe or life isn't a smidge extensive as some of the people they have featured in the past (Amanda Harlech, Katie Hillier etc).  Without meaning to sound trite, Closet Confidential just happens to be my favourite bit in Elle and I was wary to begin with, thinking that my pad and my wardrobe wouldn't be up to scratch… me thinks Roksanda Ilincic, who was in the same feature a while back intimidated me slightly, with her glossy black surfaces, YSL-esque colours and err beautiful Roksanda herself.  I have pleather sofa, white washed walls and Ikea shelves.

Still, David Yeo the photographer managed to do a great job of bringing out the best of my rented digs and the shoes don't look half bad either despite the fact I keep everything in a battered state of disarray.  Thanks to the Elle team for a) making the shoot a relaxing one and b) bringing over a truly scrumptious meringue pie even though I'm normally a meringue hater…  

(Some clothing credits weren't mentioned but thanks to Modernist, Rupert Sanderson, Emilio de la Morena, Cooperative Designs and I Heart Norwegian Wood for augmenting the piece in their own mysterious ways…)

**EDIT** Well spotted reader… they did get my flat location slightly wrong…. I'm actually based in North London, not East…. as much as that confuzzles people in the office, the majority living in and around Hackney…



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  1. luxirare

    2009-08-05 at 1:37 PM

    wow ….
    this is quite a feature…and well deserved

  2. I don't eat bread.

    2009-08-05 at 1:48 PM

    That’s so amazing! Congratulations, you definately deserve it!
    x x x

  3. kim

    2009-08-05 at 1:51 PM

    Cool! I’m so buying that issue! Good for you!

  4. Kat

    2009-08-05 at 2:02 PM

    Hi Susie! Love the spread about you…interesting read.

  5. Karolina

    2009-08-05 at 2:08 PM

    Congrats!! I love your blog!! And I think you are one of the best fashion blogers!! You deserve to be in Sept Elle issue!!


    2009-08-05 at 2:10 PM

    congrats! this is an awesome article!!

  7. Selly

    2009-08-05 at 2:23 PM

    OMG! Congratulations.. You deserved it… I love your blog so much! Good for you.. Keep doing these great job!

  8. jennine

    2009-08-05 at 2:28 PM

    amazing story!

  9. Lilisfashion

    2009-08-05 at 2:34 PM

    Its a great article! Good for you πŸ™‚

  10. Mili

    2009-08-05 at 2:36 PM

    I ADORE THIS to the max!!
    You look amazing, such great photos.

  11. Kamicha

    2009-08-05 at 2:40 PM

    It was nice to visit in your closet, thank you (and the Elle team)!

  12. Medeea Voinea

    2009-08-05 at 2:45 PM

    Gisaz girl I love your style,your clothes and especially your shoeeeeees xoxoxoxo
    Last year I wanted to create a blog about fashion,something like yours but I didn’t have time cause I had a lot of exams.. uff I home all the girls look at your page and take some of the advice,Congrats
    kisses xoxo

  13. tanya

    2009-08-05 at 2:46 PM

    congrats susie!
    anyone know if elle uk is stocked anywhere in sydney, australia? i really wanna get my hands on this – this is fashion history in the making!
    ps. 3-4 hours sleep a night?! 😐 susie you must be some kind of machine…perhaps of the black sequined robot variety πŸ˜‰

  14. coco

    2009-08-05 at 2:56 PM

    I was very excited to see your closet features, as this is my favourite section of ELLE too.

  15. Cordelia

    2009-08-05 at 3:10 PM

    such a beautiful and well-represented article as a tribute to you. You are the reason why i feel comfortable wearing something a bit off beat once in awhile! x

  16. Jennifer

    2009-08-05 at 3:12 PM

    Congrats – that’s awesome! I’ll have to pick up a copy of the issue!

  17. Sally

    2009-08-05 at 3:14 PM

    You are simply too modest, Susie. The spread is FANTASTIC, you look gorgeous, and seeing those shoes peek out from every photo is making me quake with jealousy. Congrats, doll!

  18. Pedro Herrero

    2009-08-05 at 3:15 PM

    Hi Susie and everybody in here!
    I’m Pedro a follower of your AWESOME blog.
    I’ve just started my own blog on blogger, so check it out!

  19. Lorena Gonzalez

    2009-08-05 at 3:18 PM

    How exciting for you! Congratulations love your blog!

  20. Ali (hello birdy)

    2009-08-05 at 3:21 PM

    Lovely! You’re becoming such a celeb Susie! Dear lord, do you know how many pairs of shoes you own?

  21. WendyB

    2009-08-05 at 3:30 PM

    Congrats, well-deserved!

  22. moi

    2009-08-05 at 3:41 PM

    IT IS LOVELY. Congratulations!

  23. Pearl Westwood

    2009-08-05 at 3:44 PM

    Just got my Elle – though I am very unimpressed all the mags only had the Giles note book – where are all the Vivienne Westwood ones? Looking forward to reading your pages – its soo may fav section!

  24. missDTM

    2009-08-05 at 3:54 PM

    i really love the skirt you’re wearing in the 1st pic. been thinking about purchasing one for myself!

  25. Kate

    2009-08-05 at 3:55 PM

    so awesome!!

  26. alicepleasance

    2009-08-05 at 4:11 PM

    Oh great, there’s a similar feature in the italian version and I like it a lot. All in all, Elle is my favorite of the italian “classic” magazines. I’ve never read the british one though.

  27. Everybody Says Don't

    2009-08-05 at 4:17 PM

    fantastic piece! Congrats! x

  28. Crystal

    2009-08-05 at 4:19 PM

    Aww Susie! It turned out amazing! I’m so getting my hands on an issue of this. Also I find it very funny that they refer to Tavi as from “rural America.” Teehee.

  29. steph

    2009-08-05 at 4:20 PM

    I can’t wait to go out and get my copy. Thats fab and like you said that is my favourite section too.

  30. Rebecca

    2009-08-05 at 4:25 PM

    i’ve just read it and i wanted to have a good look on your blog, i’m impressed! elle! well done
    i was quite shocked to hear that people call you fat & ugly, it’s pathetic, your really not at all


    2009-08-05 at 5:00 PM

    Congrats! All the pics look great.

  32. Daniella

    2009-08-05 at 5:09 PM

    I saw this and I’m very happy for you πŸ™‚ One thing though, I thought you lived in North London [Holloway]- I live in Tufnell Park πŸ™‚ But in the article it says you live in East London?

  33. It looks great:) congrats!

  34. Barbro

    2009-08-05 at 5:21 PM

    Oh my, you are the luckiest girl ever! I am so totally jealous!

  35. Fannah

    2009-08-05 at 5:29 PM

    Great feature! I’m going to buy that issue as soon as it hits the Dutch stands!
    By the way, has it become tradition or something? I mean, last year and the year before that Lindsay was also on the cover of the Elle September issue.. I don’t mind though πŸ™‚ I know how a lot of people dislike her but I quite like her style, and was a fan for a long time πŸ˜‰

  36. Nicole

    2009-08-05 at 5:29 PM

    Congrats. I have to watch out, where I can get the edition in Germany immediately.

  37. GG

    2009-08-05 at 5:43 PM

    I saw this today! Congrats! Must be amazing to see yourself in a magazine.

  38. Lucy

    2009-08-05 at 5:50 PM

    Congrats! Will read the whole thing as soon as I get out of school. :b you’ve got a lot of shoes there! O_O

  39. Lyralie

    2009-08-05 at 5:57 PM

    Congrats πŸ™‚ Jeez, Susie, only 3-4 hrs of sleep per day. Wish I could do that…

  40. In Colour We Amble

    2009-08-05 at 6:06 PM

    couldn’t believe it when i flicked to also my favourite section of elle and saw you!!! congratulations miss bubble πŸ™‚

  41. Dana

    2009-08-05 at 6:09 PM

    Wow this is incredible! you’re an amazing inspiration to me and I hope your success only flourishes further…
    Just started my own blog…

  42. Aja

    2009-08-05 at 6:24 PM

    This shoot is phenomenal. You look great! Your Mum will be proud πŸ˜‰

  43. japke

    2009-08-05 at 6:25 PM

    it was time for you to be featured in Elle and I’m so happy for you! You deserved it!

  44. pixel

    2009-08-05 at 6:43 PM

    congratulation!!!your blog is gorgeous=D

  45. Nathalie Doucet

    2009-08-05 at 7:03 PM

    Bravo Susie… It is REALLY great and highly deserved… xoxo

  46. future_classic

    2009-08-05 at 7:07 PM

    I’d love to get a closer look at what’s on your bookshelf too!

  47. Clau!

    2009-08-05 at 7:09 PM

    That is great πŸ˜‰

  48. lisa

    2009-08-05 at 7:13 PM

    Congratulations on the feature! The article turned out great.

  49. Annice

    2009-08-05 at 7:20 PM

    Was really impressed when I saw it.
    Closet Confidential is my favourite bit of Elle

  50. Alicia

    2009-08-05 at 7:43 PM

    Great feature, Susie!!!

  51. AngieMontreal

    2009-08-05 at 7:54 PM

    Gorgeous spread! I’m going to have a look for it here in Mtl! They did a great job, except for the missed clothing credits as you mentioned, but in general that’s my experience with mags, bloggers are generally just much more courteous! πŸ˜‰

  52. All Women Stalker

    2009-08-05 at 7:56 PM

    How amazing, Susie! Congratulations. Love the photos.

  53. Luisa Aguiar

    2009-08-05 at 7:58 PM

    Amazing! You deserve, yours is the best blog ever!
    I don’t remember how i found your blog, but it’s the top favorite on my computer.
    I’m from Brazil, designer, you might like my stuff.. check out on
    it’s all about prints!

  54. CAST

    2009-08-05 at 9:38 PM

    congratulations! this is amazing, you should be extremely proud.
    keep on climbing my dear!

  55. Isabel

    2009-08-05 at 9:42 PM

    Yay!! I can’t think of anyone who deserves this more than you do. Honestly, I’d rather read about you than Amanda Harlech any day. No joke.

  56. Ashley

    2009-08-05 at 9:47 PM

    This is so cool, congrats!

  57. carriethedog

    2009-08-05 at 10:09 PM

    next: “une fille un style ” in Vogue Paris . Pliiiiiz !!
    LOVE you

  58. SOS!

    2009-08-05 at 10:39 PM

    great article Susie. Congrats, and well done!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  59. myvogue

    2009-08-05 at 11:30 PM

    Congrats on this huge success and wish you many more!!!

  60. Raji

    2009-08-05 at 11:33 PM

    Thats soo cool
    Amazing featuree
    You really have deserved it πŸ™‚

  61. MANFOX

    2009-08-05 at 11:47 PM

    LOVED the article, congratulations! Very interesting read, and that first picture is fantastic

  62. betsy and iya

    2009-08-06 at 12:29 AM

    This is absolutely wonderful. I find your blog incredibly down-to-earth, while remaining inimitably interesting and above the fold. Your profile pic says it all. Congratulations, Susie!

  63. eyeliah

    2009-08-06 at 12:47 AM

    So cool, great spread. You are a superstar!

  64. Isabel

    2009-08-06 at 1:03 AM

    Cool! Congratulations on the piece, it looks amazing

  65. chelsea

    2009-08-06 at 1:08 AM

    aww congratulations susie!!! such an amazing opportunity and you deserve it! πŸ™‚

  66. Shay

    2009-08-06 at 3:23 AM

    Awesome spread and great achievement, Susie! But you know, the slant of the article just makes me think about how behind fashion mags are in terms of delivering news anymore. To me and other regular readers of your blog, or to anyone who follows fashion online this is all old news, re-packaged with new, glossy (wonderful) photos…

  67. Rosa

    2009-08-06 at 4:00 AM

    I have admit, I have somewhat strayed from the holy trinity of fashion blogs (Susie, K.o.s, jack and jill) but this artical reminded me of what I love about ur blog! Thanks Suse, you really do rock! xxx

  68. Crystal

    2009-08-06 at 4:18 AM

    Oh yay!!
    I loved reading this and congrats! Despite whatever glamour you think your apartment is lacking all the fantastic pieces of clothing and shoes make up for it. Love

  69. Olga

    2009-08-06 at 4:29 AM

    congrats ! great article !

  70. KD

    2009-08-06 at 4:30 AM

    I have got to go buy a copy of that magazine!

  71. pema

    2009-08-06 at 4:48 AM

    i really hope i can buy this issue here in canada!

  72. Annie Spandex

    2009-08-06 at 4:53 AM

    This is terrific! Congratulations!

  73. Pamcasso

    2009-08-06 at 5:23 AM

    Congratulations! I agree that you are the first lady of fashion blogging, no doubt.

  74. Brigadeiro

    2009-08-06 at 9:17 AM

    Ooh! Congratulations on such a brilliant feature! Can’t wait to get my hands on this issue, although it may take a while for it reach here in non-air freight prices. Loved reading it, and the pics turned out beautifully! πŸ™‚

  75. Mens designer clothing

    2009-08-06 at 9:20 AM

    fantastic visuals

  76. muse

    2009-08-06 at 10:14 AM

    Susie, i thought the feature was great and to tell you the honest truth every time i see a closet confidential with someone that has a never ending bank account, i tell myself; ‘of course they have fabulous things, i would have a crapload of fabulous things if i had that money too!’. it’s refreshing to see a REAL feature. Bravo!

  77. the fashion assistant

    2009-08-06 at 11:27 AM

    Oh wow!! I haven’t bought a copy yet despite the issue being sold out around my local area in N.London ARGH.
    Love the purple dress!!
    K x

  78. Olya Baileys

    2009-08-06 at 1:16 PM

    wow, wonderful article. congratulations!

  79. Stella Mayfair

    2009-08-06 at 1:45 PM

    Susie, that’s just fabulous, congrats!
    The cage dress really rocks the shelve, even though Angie didn’t receive the credit she deserves.

  80. Sinta

    2009-08-06 at 1:56 PM

    That’s how I found your site ^_^ Wicked.

  81. Male-Mode

    2009-08-06 at 2:26 PM

    Love the couch shot! When it comes to furniture pleather can seem somewhat more homey than austere (and bloody cold) leather.

  82. diane

    2009-08-06 at 4:51 PM

    Haha, you use shoes for book ends, I do that too.
    Great article, congratulations!

  83. selina

    2009-08-06 at 6:35 PM

    wow!!! can’t wait to see this in print! one of my favourite features too

  84. Tamara

    2009-08-06 at 9:07 PM

    I am so happy for you! As an avid reader of your blog and elle, its lovely to see you ‘in print’ especially as you come across so sweetly.

  85. Winnie

    2009-08-07 at 12:36 AM

    Loved this. Seriously, your blog will become inundated with lots of fresh new readers!

  86. tikki

    2009-08-07 at 2:45 AM

    Congrats Susie..that’s fabulous!!!

  87. and they included the gucci party dress picture!!! that is definitely an iconic look!!! congrats!!

  88. Nicole

    2009-08-07 at 9:36 AM

    congrats Susie!! you totally deserved this!
    I really enjoyed the article, I am going to buy the magazine so I have a hard copy!
    Thank you also for supporting the guys and girls who are selling their designs on Etsy! I love that you talked about that in the interview!

  89. Nela

    2009-08-07 at 11:52 AM

    Hi Susie…your style is realy nice, when i found your blog so i show here every day.Sorry for my englih…I live in Czech Republic..English isnΒ¬Β₯t my mother tongue πŸ™‚

  90. sarah

    2009-08-07 at 3:03 PM

    this is amazing. i was so surprised to see the article about you when i opened my elle copy. congrats, love your blog x

  91. M

    2009-08-07 at 5:25 PM

    I’m going to make sure I buy a copy as soon as it shows up at my local bookstore!
    You will always be my very favorite blogger, since you tracked down and mailed a pair of TopShop platform booties to me all the way here in Kansas, back in the days of “Little Miss UPS”. I love reading your blog, and your fame is well-deserved!
    Keep writing, Susie!

  92. Tamia

    2009-08-07 at 9:32 PM

    Congrats Susie, it looks like a great (and pretty darn long) article! Let me pop down to my local mag hag HQ to see if it’s here in the Midwest US yet…

  93. fe dubal

    2009-08-07 at 10:09 PM

    congratulations susie! we want you back in brazil with all your wonderful closet!

  94. Audrey

    2009-08-08 at 6:48 AM

    Amazingg.. gives me goosebumps.

  95. rollergirl

    2009-08-08 at 9:34 AM

    Really enjoyed it. Elle is so good at the moment…

  96. jillian

    2009-08-09 at 5:15 AM

    cute feature, ms. bubble. congrats.

  97. Sil

    2009-08-09 at 12:45 PM

    Wow, congrats

  98. SRR

    2009-08-09 at 5:40 PM

    Wonderful article, well-deserved recognition. Congrats!

  99. whispering mice

    2009-08-09 at 8:01 PM

    I was planning to give Elle a miss this month because Lilo makes me feel icky. Definitely gonna buy it!

  100. Tuffer

    2009-08-09 at 8:26 PM

    I’ve wanted to do a photoshoot with you since I first read your blog. but now that you got Elle pedigree… I’ve got no chance πŸ™‚

  101. Rach

    2009-08-10 at 3:52 AM

    Ah, that’s so exciting, well done! Also, the purple skirt in the lead shot is TO DIE FOR.

  102. Lulu

    2009-08-10 at 2:56 PM

    I’m very late. But congrats Susie!!!

  103. Chic Looks

    2009-08-11 at 3:27 PM

    this is fantastic, you look amazing, is that a modernist skirt, OMG it looks gorgeous on you

  104. Chrissi

    2009-08-12 at 11:44 AM

    I saw the dress in Elle, who was the designer you collaborated with?

  105. Anna

    2009-08-12 at 2:04 PM

    I just read the Elle Sept issue and had to look you up πŸ˜‰ brilliant idea, style, clothes and all… congratulations and keep at it πŸ™‚

  106. Sequin Cat

    2009-08-15 at 10:09 AM


  107. Sneddonia

    2009-08-15 at 2:14 PM

    What a great article! Closet Confidential is my favourite part of Elle too, well done on being featured πŸ™‚ I love the purple skirt you wore in the main picture and would love to know where you got it. Also, yay that you mentioned Etsy! I’ve got a couple of shops on there myself, it’s a great site. Your blog is awesome, so glad this article introduced me to it πŸ˜€

  108. little lulu

    2009-08-16 at 6:59 PM

    how did you end up in elle mag! please tell us the story =)

  109. susie_bubble

    2009-08-16 at 10:23 PM

    ^No story really! They asked, I said yes… ba-da-bing-ba-da-boom…!

  110. Louise

    2009-08-19 at 7:35 PM

    Great article.
    I absolutely adore the skirt you’re wearing in the first picture! Could you please tell me the name of the Etsy seller?

  111. susie_bubble

    2009-09-01 at 8:42 AM

    ^That skirt is not by an Etsy seller…it’s by Modernist… a British design duo in London….

  112. Mayumi

    2009-10-19 at 9:38 PM

    i loved this article in elle and have only just come across your blog, which i love btw!
    πŸ˜€ you’re clothing and shoe collection is amaaaaaazing.

  113. Amelia Rose

    2010-08-29 at 8:55 AM

    I got this issue:) lol love ya closet and keep posting πŸ™‚
    -summerbaby x

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