Cat’s Got the Coloured Cream

Cat’s Got the Coloured Cream

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Candicelake_shot >> One of my favourite vintage hunting grounds in Camden Passage, Fat Faced Cat has come out its previous smaller nook in Pierresmont Arcade and moved to double shop unit space bang on Camden Passage.  The window display is beautifully indicative of why anyone and everyone can get colour blocking happy with secondhand/vintage finds to match the spirit of a lot of the S/S 11 collections and in particular, Gucci's 70s-inspired richly colourful jaunt.  No doubt, other smart cookie vintage stores will follow suit and knock out displays that point out the obvious roots of what's on the catwalk, making it the hunt that much easier for those that aren't willing to put in the vintage elbow grease.  Colour raging outfits for me will probably still be on the agenda (not judged by my stony-expression here in this shot taken just before the Dries show last season by the lovely Candice Lake) and hunting through Fat Faced Cat will beget me some colourful treats indeed.  Though if someone could put together an equally didactic 30s cocktail/lounge pyjama display, I would be even more grateful…

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(Left: From Vogue UK February 2011, Ph: Patrick Demarchelier, St: Kate Phelan.  Right: From Elle UK February 2011, Ph: David Vasiljevic, St: Anne-Marie Curtis)

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  1. BEAUTYCOUNTRY

    2011-01-16 at 11:48 AM

    Love, love, looooove the looks shown in Vouge and Elle UK!!
    I’m a huge fan of green and like how this color is being pop these days 😀

  2. Arstcrylique

    2011-01-16 at 11:53 AM

    I like your outfit. I’m a big big fan of super colored looks, above all when they’re created so weel.

  3. Fashion Agony

    2011-01-16 at 12:07 PM

    Love color splashes this season and OMG, how cute does Chanel Iman look on that picture? 🙂
    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

  4. Clairette

    2011-01-16 at 12:16 PM

    What a beautiful outfit. I´m glad bright colours are back this summer. I don´t want to see any camel, black or grey anymore!
    And I love your necklace!

  5. Anthea

    2011-01-16 at 12:26 PM

    LOVE! Love you colors. You look smashing 🙂

  6. Meg

    2011-01-16 at 12:30 PM

    I loved Fat Faced Cat – I’m hoping to pop in there later today! They have such a well curated section of vintage and all in such amazing condition. It’s such a treat shopping there.

  7. Alba

    2011-01-16 at 12:53 PM

    I must recreate Freja’s outfit!

  8. rouli

    2011-01-16 at 1:10 PM

    u look so good:)

  9. thefashionguitar

    2011-01-16 at 1:54 PM

    Absolutely love this trend although it will be a switch for me, a girl who wears lots of black and grey (sounds depressing while writing it down, but I’m not at all depressed :D). This issue of Vogue is super!
    XO thefashionguitar

  10. Joy D.

    2011-01-16 at 2:48 PM

    Jil Sander all the way! They already did color and did it in a way I love although Gucci repeating oneself is always a smart move on the part of the designer.

  11. Kit

    2011-01-16 at 2:54 PM

    The window display is intense!! I love it…I’d go crazy over bright colours…in love with the trend.

  12. Frankie - Swell Vintage

    2011-01-16 at 3:14 PM

    I love that shop, so glad it’s so close by. You look awesome too, Susie! x

  13. Maria

    2011-01-16 at 3:39 PM

    Really like your outfit and the colours! You look fab!
    /Maria
    http://m-citystyle.blogspot.com/

  14. callahan

    2011-01-16 at 3:57 PM

    I really like the whole colour blocking trend, Ill definatly have to make a visit to that shop, and I think its a great idea for their window display.
    http://peaceandloveand.blogspot.com/

  15. Lindsey

    2011-01-16 at 4:34 PM

    Hooray for colour! After the greys and blacks of fall, it’s time for some neon shades.
    http://plasticfashionbarbie.blogspot.com/

  16. Dressed 4 Success

    2011-01-16 at 4:53 PM

    Love your outfit, GREAT POST!!!
    I don‚Äôt know If you know that I changed the “url” of my blog … now is http://www.dressed4success.blogspot.com >;-D
    …1KiSs!*

  17. Olivia

    2011-01-16 at 5:35 PM

    I love all the colors!!
    fashionanatomie.blogspot.com

  18. margief

    2011-01-16 at 6:08 PM

    i seriously thought that was a fancy pants shop before you said it was vintage. really nice pieces from what i can see. i wish i lived closer to london so i could explore these places without breaking the bank…
    margief
    x
    http://www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

  19. Cyndee

    2011-01-16 at 7:21 PM

    I love the color story!!! Also, the accessories do an amazing job complimenting the bright, yet simple silhouettes of your pieces.
    http://peaceloveheartfly.blogspot.com/

  20. northwest is best

    2011-01-16 at 8:26 PM

    Looks like a delightful shop. The vintage trend seems to have reached saturation point – there’s too many ‘vintage’ shops selling naff polyester dresses from Eastern Europe that nobody wanted to wear in the first place. But good quality vintage is always welcome.

  21. edoardo

    2011-01-16 at 9:01 PM

    Very springly and colored pics, cool!
    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  22. Joanna

    2011-01-16 at 10:11 PM

    I love the bright colours. Very cool idea.
    http://joannafashionnerd.blogspot.com/
    Fashion Nerd

  23. James Skadi

    2011-01-17 at 3:19 PM

    Love this blog, all the designs and photos are so cool. Great colours. keep up the good work

  24. Laura Connell

    2011-01-17 at 3:24 PM

    Your necklace looks edibe: love it! And orange appears again in the Gucci shot. Just got myself an orange suede handbag for day and loving the splash of colour it gives me on these cold winter days.

  25. Taobao English

    2011-01-26 at 1:25 AM

    Fantastic night shot with great colors and reflections. Happy new year!

  26. Candice Lake

    2011-02-04 at 6:54 PM

    Thanks Miss Susie for posting this link! you look gorgeous as always and I can’t wait to shoot more pics this season!
    Candicelake.tumblr.com

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