The Curse of the 55 Bus…and some Liberty Print

The Curse of the 55 Bus…and some Liberty Print

>> I've never felt like such a silly bint as the moment when I arrived at Liberty, huffing and puffing because the crazy bus driver on the 55 decided NOT to stop at Great Titchfield Street, only to the find out that the Liberty floral fash mob was over and done.  Quite literally a mob and flash had been and gone.  I could already see the smatterings of floral-clad guys and gals leaving the vicinity and still I rocked up. 

So alas, these snaps aren't my own but the Liberty team have been quick and brisk in getting them up online.  As you can see, hurrah – it was in fact a sizeable amount of people.  Cue ditzy florals galore…


It was all very democratic as the best dressed trio were determined by the loudness of the public's cheer as they strutted down Carnaby Street in a walk-off.  I can't testify for the amount of public participation but I think justice was done as the two girls are really working mixed florals superbly and I'm also jealous of the guy's washed-out shirt…

I did get to meet and snap the overall winner Natalie Cox who happens to be a Style Bubble reader.  I loved all the little details she had going on; glasses, headscarf, brooch… 

Oh well, nothing to do but to chomp some noodles at Cha Cha Moon and stare at the remnant of the event… the friendship bracelet…

Of course I did dress for the occasion, not to participate in the walk-off thankfully (because I walk like a moose) but purely for participation itself.  Set me a theme for the day and I'll get stuck in.  I do look like I'm wearing a granny's jumble sale but as I'm in the process of clearing things out, random items are coming up to the surface, like chicken scum in a soup.   

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DSC_2003(Vintage rose/cherub print oversized blazer, vintage green-silk t-shirt, Cacharel floral vest, Topshop quilted miniskirt, Sophia Malig leggings, I Heart Norwegian Wood cage skirt, T.U.K. suede creepers with paisley printed fabric laces, Urban Outfitters belt)

**EDIT** Pat Lyttle who works at Getty Images very very kindly sent me some of the ones he took….cue more ditzy florals…


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  1. Maverick

    2009-08-13 at 10:00 PM

    Really love the floral print combos. The shoes are brilliant.

  2. claire stokoe

    2009-08-13 at 10:02 PM

    Superb coverage, love the photos of you 🙂

  3. Kb

    2009-08-13 at 10:03 PM

    I love those leggings! Such a shame you missed it, I hate buses…

  4. verity appleton

    2009-08-13 at 10:05 PM

    I too hate the 55 bus, it never comes when you want it to. Susie you look great, like a massive explosion of florals as if the flowers in Wyevale Garden Centre threw up on you. I love it! 😀

  5. susie_bubble

    2009-08-13 at 10:06 PM

    ^I guess I’ll how to check out this garden centre then considering it vomited all over me!

  6. Alicia

    2009-08-13 at 10:20 PM

    You’re having a clear out???
    And I’m sure you would have won crowd favorite with that outfit. =D

  7. Ali (hello birdy)

    2009-08-13 at 10:28 PM

    Wow wee! Shame you were late Susie but your outfit certainly doesn’t disappoint… I love the granny jumble sale look! Particularly love the mini skirt. Wish I could have been there (though it would have been very odd to see you in IRL).

  8. Lip Gloss and Mane Toss

    2009-08-13 at 10:29 PM

    So insane love the mix of EVERYTHING. You had me at the floral prints.

  9. mimi

    2009-08-13 at 10:31 PM

    oh maan!i liked the other girl’s outfit more, too bad she didn’t win… oh well…

  10. Kit @ The Fashion Assistant

    2009-08-13 at 10:38 PM

    Oh shame you missed it. It was awesome!!!
    I’m in the picture kneeling next to the wash out shirt guy LOL

  11. KD

    2009-08-13 at 10:50 PM

    You are amazing at mixing prints! I especially love the leggings.

  12. Sofie

    2009-08-13 at 10:50 PM

    yay! I’m the girl who came second, sad I didn’t get to meet you, been reading your blog for a while too. You’re looking awesome 🙂

  13. verity appleton

    2009-08-13 at 10:56 PM

    haha I am now imagining an outfit covered in real live flowers from the garden centre. Be a walking flowerpot. Also nom nom nom to noodles.

  14. ellio100

    2009-08-13 at 11:01 PM

    awww man, that sucks that you missed it but at least you caught the end. it was all over and done in a flash, i guess there’s a clue in the name but it surprised me all the same…

  15. Pearl Westwood

    2009-08-13 at 11:18 PM

    I am so not a floral person in anyway so I do like getting to admire it on other people! The girl in the middle with the one-shoulder top however I do like very much, I might be able to cope with that floral. And I like the floral cage skirt on you x

  16. Chicsetera Paris

    2009-08-13 at 11:53 PM

    OMG! How much fun to see everyone decked out in Liberty prints!! Awesome!!
    –daily CHIC news from Paris–

  17. Kat

    2009-08-14 at 12:06 AM

    Love the florals! Can’t get enough of liberty print – trusty Clarks are bringing out Liberty desert boots soon. Want some!
    Much love

  18. selina

    2009-08-14 at 1:16 AM

    love the laces in the creepers, hopefully this will pave the way for more mobs, maybe there should be a style bubble one?

  19. Girl in purple tight

    2009-08-14 at 1:54 AM

    I loved ur braclets
    where did u get it from?

  20. Sunny Mimi C.

    2009-08-14 at 2:30 AM

    I love the contrasting patterns in your outfit. It’s so crazy, it works. <3

  21. junepaski

    2009-08-14 at 3:42 AM

    love ur shoes!! and ur dress clothes is pretty awesome!

  22. Jules

    2009-08-14 at 4:41 AM

    Awesome! Love the look of Natalie..=D Love her head scarf..Hope to see more of this. And you outfit, cool! =D
    Writers Den
    Brown Mestizo

  23. Peaches and Cream

    2009-08-14 at 5:23 AM

    I know the 55 bus all too well! Why are there always plenty going into town but never any to come home? Where do they all go? Obv not Great Titchfield St!
    Love the outfits 🙂

  24. Cathy

    2009-08-14 at 6:00 AM


  25. Sinta

    2009-08-14 at 9:43 AM

    You look great! And florals on a guy, he hit it spot on. I never thought it would work, but now I want that washed out shirt for my guy.

  26. Rianna Bethany

    2009-08-14 at 12:30 PM

    love the winners outfit, floral mania!!!
    Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxx

  27. Karoline

    2009-08-14 at 12:59 PM

    Flower people:) This photos makes me so happy, reminds me of hippies:)

  28. Tili

    2009-08-14 at 1:16 PM

    Your outfits awesome! Never seen so many florals in one, but they’re gorgeous. you layer really well.

  29. i feel you

    2009-08-14 at 2:02 PM

    Love the outfit!
    Do you want to party with the top models?
    I FEEL YOU knows where its at:

  30. miss sophie

    2009-08-14 at 4:23 PM

    this is such a whimsical and lovely post – you had me chuckling at the chicken scum part. and the house of liberty is quite an impressive manse! definitely visiting when i’m in london…

  31. Michelle Meston

    2009-08-14 at 4:24 PM

    Love the florals, and absolutely love all the outfits

  32. Eli

    2009-08-14 at 4:40 PM

    I want to say how cool events like this only seem to happen in london or nyc. why does stuff like this not occur anywher else!? People dont get together in a non rowdy way anymore. This looks so much fun.

  33. Isabel

    2009-08-14 at 6:12 PM

    This looks like so much fun! What a well dressed crowd.

  34. All Women Stalker

    2009-08-14 at 8:59 PM

    Aww I’d have loved to go to that event. Darn it, why do I live in this country???
    Love your outfit.

  35. The Stylish Wanderer

    2009-08-15 at 12:05 AM

    Oh wow. This seems like so much fun. Too bad you missed it.
    But dressing up is half the fun of it anyway, right? With that mentioned, Im going bonkers over what youre wearing here. Layering patterns mastery at its best.
    That cage skirt is incredible. Ive wanted one for a long time.. I dont know how Ill ever get a hold of one tough, since Im unwilling to spend money on it really…. hmmm. Troublesome.
    Are you going to NYC fashion week? I am! Jesus Id love to meet you there.

  36. missDTM

    2009-08-15 at 12:06 AM

    i love all of the florals! so funny too b/c i totally wasn’t into florals at first. lol…

  37. Joanne

    2009-08-15 at 3:02 AM

    I love liberty prints! They’re so cute and pretty! Such wonderful, fun photos and outfits! Love your shoes with those awesome laces! 🙂

  38. Make Do Style

    2009-08-15 at 9:10 AM

    Ah great effort! I nearly spilt my coffee upon those words ‘clearing a few things out’ – you!
    I’ve been loving the floral banners so it’s nice to see it captured.

  39. The Style PA

    2009-08-15 at 10:46 AM

    I’m quite upset I haven’t thought of the pun ‘Prints Charming’ before. Pure genius and the florals are pretty too.

  40. Invasionista

    2009-08-15 at 8:45 PM

    Love all the cute clashing outfits! I would never wear various floral prints together like that, but for Prints Charming Day, everyone looked fantastic and so on-cue!!

  41. Kattyyyclotheshorse

    2009-08-16 at 8:49 PM

    Susie I think its fair to say, with no word of a sycophantic lie, that your outfit kicks the winners’ floral ass!!!
    Long Live the Bubble!!!:)

  42. Imogen Eight

    2009-08-19 at 1:53 PM

    I stumbled upon the liberty catwalk on my lunchbreak, shame i didn’t hang around! I wouldnt have fitted in anyway, I was pulling my Balmainiac look that day.
    Although I was at the Grayson perry preview the night before. You look superfantastic Susie x

  43. Digital Photography

    2009-09-21 at 3:10 PM

    What an amazing print selection to wear and shoot. Looks like the you had a wonderful time.

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