>> 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 says:

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

  2. joey ana says:

    those cookies are adorable!

  3. Marcia B. says:

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

  4. Esther says:

    You look fantastic!!!

  5. 2 things.
    1. Love that you tied your belt up whilst everyone always does it down.
    2. are Ms Radevich’s shoes comfortable?

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

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

  8. KIMZIE says:

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

  9. Joy D. says:

    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. 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 says:

    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. 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 says:

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

  14. Yajaira says:

    Love the white detail on the navy blazer…

  15. 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 says:

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

  17. Jessi Lou says:

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

  18. Emma Winn says:

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

  19. Oh so cute!! love the cookies

  20. pea pod says:

    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 says:

    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. 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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    These clothes are adorable. Must see online shop.

  28. Alviana says:

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

  29. Sian says:

    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.

  30. Dagmar says:

    Lovely, it reminds me of Luella!

  31. Arstcrylique says:

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

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

  33. Terri says:

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

  34. myra says:

    Neat! A Blythe doll! 😀

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

  36. Kaycee says:

    Son of a gun, this is so heflpul!

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