Taking the Time Out

Taking the Time Out

Susie014 The chronology on this blog will seem confusing to those that are either following fashion weeks intensely or have already seen this Time Out piece which came out last week in the London edition.  It's the blogger's time lag…. or blag….?  Actually that reminds me too much of an odious term that was circulating at London Fashion Week (blogger + ligger = bligger… I'd check up on UrbDict if you're not sure what ligger is…).  So anyway, it's just my tardy posting.  But hey like I said, the season doesn't end on March 11th and in fact it's all only just begun so there is obviously muchy muchy more to come.

This all seems like distant past as it was pre New York but one lovely day, Dan Jones, style editor of Time Out London and photography Elisabeth Blanchet took me out in a cute old Mini and we went shopping for a feature about my favourite stores in London in the mag that came out for LFW last week.  A shorter version of it is online but sadly doesn't include the wonderful profile/article Jones did (an article with no misquoting…yay!).  I initially wanted to include more stores in the list but the actual trip was slimmed down to these…

Merchant Archive – 'nuff said seeing as I've said it all before but this time round, I have some far clearer images of all the beautiful things that this Kensal Rise tucked-away gem has… the peach Edwardian velvet jacket and 1930s black lace gown were awfully hard to leave behind…




…and this Edwardian mantle with these delicate steel threads… I regret letting Sophie make me try it on.  I may be smiling here but actually inside, I was berating myself for having a bereft bank account at that time…my pauperdom is further emphasised by the plasters on my shonky camera.


Hiding sorrow behind a smile here…


Then off to Bang Bang, a regular regular haunt and one that I BANG on about all the time… maybe too much.  I've even taken to going down to the menswear basement on Berwick Street to see what else I can dig out…


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Finally, we stopped by up the road at Machine-A formerly known as Digitaria which I also wrote about long time ago.  It's come a long way though and I'm hoping they become a LFW fixture for showcasing awesome new designers as they had an event celebrating Asger Juel Larsen and Gabriella Marina Gonzalez's new collections on Monday.  I'm loving these Cher de la Cruz x Mauricio Stein glasses


Getting to grips with Gabriella Marina Gonzalez's current collection shoes and THAT Charlie le Mindu mouse headdress…

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I'm having a QVC moment with a Romina Karamanea dress and my ermm….assistant Steve.

(All photographs by Elisabeth Blanchet)


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  1. Miri

    2010-02-27 at 9:18 PM

    I miss shopping in London soooo much – even more when looking at your pictures

  2. Style Revolution

    2010-02-27 at 9:23 PM

    I wish I was in London…Love the Style

  3. amalie

    2010-02-27 at 9:30 PM

    you are too cute! looks like you’re having fun haha 🙂
    great outfit too 🙂


    2010-02-27 at 9:33 PM

    Ah, the pains of sartorial torture…shopping on a budget that is. It is what I feel every time i set foot in Libertys.
    I’ll definitely be checking out Bang Bang,

  5. eli

    2010-02-27 at 9:43 PM

    ah that is so cool! what a great feature

  6. Lady Julianne

    2010-02-27 at 9:46 PM

    Wow, all so stunning. And you have what is possibly the cutest smile ever.

  7. Isabel

    2010-02-27 at 9:59 PM

    These pictures are always marvelous! You are so adorable and stylish. I wish we were friend in real life.

  8. Winnie

    2010-02-27 at 10:09 PM

    Wow why have I never visited these places? I must next time I’m in town! Love that edwardian mantle thing. I also adore the fact you have plasters on your camera. I love how normal you are!

  9. WhyNotJustine.

    2010-02-27 at 10:13 PM

    Oh god that latest dress is amazing !

  10. saime

    2010-02-27 at 10:56 PM

    ur such a beautiful girl:)
    I love ur style and i love to follow ur blog

  11. karina

    2010-02-27 at 11:01 PM

    nice dress ../ all pictures are great

  12. Julia Lola Wang

    2010-02-27 at 11:42 PM

    I love the feather thing you had on your head!

  13. Maggie

    2010-02-27 at 11:53 PM

    I like the peach jacket, but the feather hairclip(?) is my favorite. Very nice.

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    2010-02-28 at 12:05 AM

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  15. S

    2010-02-28 at 12:10 AM

    I saw your Time Out piece a week ago! My boyfriend absolutely LOVES Bang Bang, and is a regular haunt of the Berwick Street basement. He reckons he’s seen you in there a few times I think.

  16. Brigadeiro

    2010-02-28 at 12:13 AM

    That last dress is incredible!!! So many gorgeous pieces! Must be heartbreaking leaving them behind…

  17. Lenka James

    2010-02-28 at 12:15 AM

    Looks like you had a lot of fun..nice shopping day ^^

  18. lucy

    2010-02-28 at 1:53 AM

    Great photos and the mantle is gorgeous
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  19. Back

    2010-02-28 at 2:20 AM

    Love the shoes!!!!

  20. Taj

    2010-02-28 at 2:55 AM

    I love your shoes SO MUCCCHHH!!!!(what are they??)

  21. Erica

    2010-02-28 at 3:26 AM

    love the pants your wearing

  22. WendyB

    2010-02-28 at 3:41 AM

    Love the glasses!

  23. Domino

    2010-02-28 at 3:48 AM

    I loved all the clothes in this post they were tres chic. && the sunglasses in that 3rd to last photo…I think… were so cool I wanted them. Considering I live in CA Im so jelous of people who can shop in london.

  24. ben

    2010-02-28 at 4:35 AM

    mrs. susie bubble, your shoes are absolutly AMAZING, FANTASTIC-I-THINK-I-AM-IN-LOVE-SADLY-I-AM-A-BOY…
    please please share your shoe source.
    to reiterate my feelings toward them, i am in love.

  25. Thomas

    2010-02-28 at 5:11 AM

    I love your blog!!!! Please keep up the good posting because I read them almost everyday!
    As a fashion lover, I would like to share an insider website called GILT that I’ve found. Please check it out for finding fabulous designer/Runway pieces at 70% off retail. Use my personal link to sign up: http://www.gilt.com/invite/mylink69942

  26. FrenzyMind

    2010-02-28 at 8:37 AM

    Wow every item here is incredible and you look so pretty:D
    Love the last dress…

  27. Sister Wolf

    2010-02-28 at 9:58 AM

    You had to leave the peach jacket?!?!? That’s bullshit! (as we say around my house)

  28. nora

    2010-02-28 at 9:59 AM

    you’re so cute! and those shoes are lovely. looks like you are having so much fun there. =))

  29. Rosie

    2010-02-28 at 10:18 AM

    aha, lovely post, particularly the QVC style shot!

  30. Sabine

    2010-02-28 at 11:00 AM

    Being not so knowledgeable about London shopping I love your tips. (Still covet the striped skull sweater – soooo cool!)

  31. Pillole Di Moda

    2010-02-28 at 11:28 AM

    unrelated: those blue shoes with yellow platform…amazing! where are they from?

  32. Pillole Di Moda

    2010-02-28 at 11:29 AM

    oh and PS: you and Steve wearing matching stripes for the shopping trip: adorable!

  33. susie_bubble

    2010-02-28 at 11:43 AM

    The shoes are by Cassetta Playa for Swear…I think they were on the Swear website but they’ve sold out now…

  34. Achilleas

    2010-02-28 at 11:50 AM

    i love your shoes

  35. Clare

    2010-02-28 at 12:00 PM

    Oh, you and Steve are too cute! I love how you are both wearing your own take on your Bretons… It must have been hard to leave behind the peach velvet jacket. It’s really gorgeous… I wish I had access to shops like that nearby. Although to be fair, I probably don’t have the money for them anyway!

  36. minjoo

    2010-02-28 at 2:05 PM

    your shoes is great!

  37. Daisy

    2010-02-28 at 6:38 PM

    How fab !

  38. KD

    2010-02-28 at 11:31 PM

    “How Fab!” pretty much sums it up.

  39. katherine

    2010-03-01 at 12:13 AM

    we all deserved some spare time and i think the we also all deserved have some assitant right? (L)

  40. roxy

    2010-03-01 at 8:54 PM

    that peacock hat is awesome!!!

  41. Mary

    2010-03-01 at 10:29 PM

    hey susie awesome moschino jacket from bang bang! kinda random but it belonged to me(I bought it from Beacon’s Closet in NYC a few years back) and I exchanged it at bang bang for a coat by penelope’s sphere a few weeks ago. such is the cycle of fashion- enjoy!

  42. jessica

    2010-03-02 at 10:26 PM

    i’d love to know who makes you blue and yellow shoes, they are amazing!
    hope you can let me know
    you are beautiful!!!

  43. laura

    2010-03-03 at 12:53 AM

    could you please tell me what shoes (sneakers) you’re wearing in this picture?

  44. Becca

    2010-03-06 at 5:27 AM

    that mantle is amazing!

  45. Case pariuri

    2010-03-11 at 3:40 PM

    Great dressing! Lovely to watch! Btw, what camera are you using, is it something pro?

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