Another Day, Another Lau

Another Day, Another Lau


>> I'm slowly initiating Steve into the Lau clan, one Lau femme at a time, easing him into the harem lest he runs away screaming with terror.  In a weird gene strand accident, my father together with his four brothers have all sprogged a bevy of female Lau's (just as an example, I have three younger sisters) that all seem to be curiously drawn to creative fields in a collected defiance against yer' usual engineering, medicine and law careers that yer' usual Chinese parents get a leeeetle bit too excited over.  Perhaps we all sub-consciously looked at my cousin Elizabeth Lau, the eldest of our generation and realised balancing accounts books need not form our career paths. 

Elizabeth has been pleasing gals all over with her dream girl clothes that make people describe you with phrases such as "cute-as-a-button" – a mysterious choice of words seeing as a button all by itself doesn't look particularly cute and it would of course depend on the button in question.  The point is, Elizabeth is doing very well for herself and for a month she's got herself a Ganton Street pop-up store in the runup to Christmas for people to get gift happy.  Elizabeth's clothes happen to be pretty gift advantageous as guesstimation sizing is a doddle and buying a sweater with a smiley girl with a bob is probably infinitely easier than say a corseted bandage dress.






The shop is also framing/selling a few jewellery designers such as Jessica de Lotz's jewellery based on found objects and personal histories…

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… as well as jewellery and these collars by Elizabeth's friend Gemma Lister


I'll be making some of my other fellow femme Laus happy with Elizabeth's wares but first up – some self-satisfaction – the treat you buy for yourself to pat yourself on the back for getting some Christmas shopping done.  Whaaaa?  You mean, that's pointless and counter-productive?  But it's a cashmere soft blazer that correlates perfectly with all the multi-directional Breton-esque striping that I have going on…

Elizabeth Lau's pop-up shop will be at 2 Ganton Street W1F 7QL until Christmas Eve.


(Worn with Monki striped jumper, sheer dress, Makin Jan Ma striped leggings, Topshop belt, Anastasia Radevich furry ankle boots)

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  1. Olivia

    2010-11-28 at 5:48 PM

    I love your shoes!! And the variety of vertical, diagonal, and horizontal line in your outfit looks wonderful!1

  2. joey ana

    2010-11-28 at 6:04 PM

    those cookies are adorable!

  3. Marcia B.

    2010-11-28 at 6:08 PM

    Omg so cute, the cookies are so cute, love the whole look of the store!

  4. Esther

    2010-11-28 at 6:12 PM

    You look fantastic!!!

  5. Brandon Acton-Bond

    2010-11-28 at 6:14 PM

    2 things.
    1. Love that you tied your belt up whilst everyone always does it down.
    2. are Ms Radevich’s shoes comfortable?

  6. The Visual Jerbil

    2010-11-28 at 6:17 PM

    sequined collars, contrasting stripes, oh my! thumbs up, as per usual.

  7. Misanthropic Pulp

    2010-11-28 at 6:22 PM

    Wow love this post.
    That little doll is just so cute.
    With Love


    2010-11-28 at 6:33 PM

    awesome! i love the collars! and your stripe pants and crazy shoes!

  9. Joy D.

    2010-11-28 at 6:40 PM

    I don’t understand the cute as a button concept either but the saying itself is really cute. Your cousin has chops! Her knitwear looks impeccable and approachable. Where can I purchase Anastasia Radevich’s shoes? They only have one online stockist and it is under construction. Hope you are well and settled.

  10. giancinephile

    2010-11-28 at 7:34 PM

    I love that humorous tidbit on how you’re slowly initiating Steve to the Lau clan at the beginning and I just couldn’t stop laughing.
    This has to be one of your funniest posts!

  11. Kb

    2010-11-28 at 8:01 PM

    I need that blazer, it’s so neat and gorgeous. I love how you’ve paired it with numerous stripes, a sort of twisted Breton look. I definitely want to pop down to the shop and admire some of her wares first hand, those collars are soo pretty! Love how your family is quite creative, I guess mine is to some degree as we can all draw a bit, funny that.

  12. Penny Dreadful Vintage

    2010-11-28 at 8:31 PM

    Oh yes, the blazer is fab. What a great way to smarten up a snuggly cardi – turn it into a blazer, but without the sharp edges. Lovely.

  13. Niki

    2010-11-28 at 9:00 PM

    your furry ankle boots are AMAZING!!!
    and I want one of those sequined collars, asap.
    A Haute Mess

  14. Yajaira

    2010-11-28 at 9:06 PM

    Love the white detail on the navy blazer…

  15. teawithonesugarplease

    2010-11-28 at 9:13 PM

    Hee hee so will Steve meet all the Lau sisters by Christmas? I’m going to check out this pop up store soon

  16. Ela

    2010-11-28 at 9:17 PM

    what normal person would wear a combination like this?! I don’t like it at all

  17. Jessi Lou

    2010-11-28 at 10:55 PM

    Soooo many cute things. Your outfit being one of them. I would wear it. 🙂

  18. Emma Winn

    2010-11-28 at 11:52 PM

    ur so cute! And how funny is the first paragraph he he I so laughed re:chinese parents

  19. Angga Heinrich

    2010-11-28 at 11:53 PM

    Oh so cute!! love the cookies

  20. pea pod

    2010-11-29 at 1:46 AM

    Your cousin’s designs are absolutely gorgeous <3 I love me some cutesy knits... and mucho <3 to that knitted "painting"
    So all your cousins and siblings have leaned towards the arts? So cool, wish my family was like that. Everyone's going into nursing, thus I am expected to follow suit.

  21. winnie

    2010-11-29 at 1:58 AM

    Oh I had no idea that she was your cousin! What an amazing creative family you have. Mine on the other hand are filled with the typical Chinese career paths like you described…
    The cardigan looks so cosy, PERFECT for the arctic chill!

  22. amanda archambault

    2010-11-29 at 3:04 AM

    that store looks to cute to handle lol
    Love your outfit by the way.
    I’m following you
    do me a favor and follow me back?

  23. vanessa

    2010-11-29 at 3:12 AM

    I really love her stuff. It makes me smile. I love fashion that feels upbeat. My favorite is the red sweater with the white hearts.
    My Heart Blogged

  24. Stylish Stuffs

    2010-11-29 at 4:26 AM

    I Cant imagine ,how u alone managed to give us such a awesome stuffs ….I have become a very great fan of all ur blog .. Like your family a lot,they are quite interesting and innovative …

  25. Brigadeiro

    2010-11-29 at 6:32 AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that blazer! And the outfit too! Oh, and can I please have one of those cookies? Pretty please with sugar on top? Too cute! 😉

  26. Lourdes

    2010-11-29 at 6:51 AM

    This is such a great shop! Love the blue sweater!!
    Love your blog, btw.
    Please stop by my blog if you have a minute. Thanks!

  27. Erika

    2010-11-29 at 7:18 AM

    These clothes are adorable. Must see online shop.

  28. dropdeaddonkey

    2010-11-29 at 9:05 AM
  29. Alviana

    2010-11-29 at 9:20 AM

    I love the blazer! and your straight hair is so gorgeous..

  30. Sian

    2010-11-29 at 11:15 PM

    I’ve seen your sister’s stuff in a Covent Garden boutique called Fifi Wilson. I always gaze longingly at her dresses in the window on the way to work.

  31. Dagmar

    2010-11-30 at 7:45 AM

    Lovely, it reminds me of Luella!

  32. Arstcrylique

    2010-11-30 at 12:52 PM

    That place is wonderful!
    I like your outfit a lot.

  33. Hotesses Paris

    2010-12-01 at 7:19 AM

    A beautiful body. Smart looking. I think you will be a good modal.

  34. Terri

    2010-12-03 at 5:43 AM

    the collars are quite nice!
    And I love the sheer quality of the overdress against the stripes in the pants.

  35. myra

    2010-12-06 at 10:48 AM

    Neat! A Blythe doll! 😀

  36. Venessa Arizaga

    2010-12-13 at 7:38 AM

    Wow, this outfit just blew me away. Insane everything! Colors, texture. transparency! I want your closet! Well done!

  37. Kaycee

    2015-01-12 at 11:05 AM

    Son of a gun, this is so heflpul!

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