Dirty Digitaria

Dirty Digitaria

I've been meaning to check out Digitaria after Buck Style's writeup but haven't had the chance over the past few weeks.  It's been open for a few months and I've had some good words coming back so on the balmy Saturday I had to go take a peek…

It's the oddest kind of treasure trove to be found in London and adds an interesting label roster that can't be equated elsewhere in London.  It also benefits from a cool location at an old tailor's shop hence why it's got the old fixtures, mirrors and wooden panelling.  Digitaria is an Athens-based label that makes the kind of loose and interesting silouettes that would be welcome in most wardrobes.  The menswear is especially interesting with tightly pleated wide legged trousers and double layered shirts.  I might talk about Digtalia, the label elsewhere as here's it's the shop that's the star.  Other than the Digitaria label, the shop has gathered up a number of labels that I've not heard of… and ones that I'm just getting wind of… Tian Wang who I talked up last week was selling here for a bit. 

There's an impermanence about the labels moving in and out, showing a flexibility that means every week, it could be different.  When I visited, it was stocking Euphemia, Stone of Surrey and paper neckpieces by Millie Cockton.  I can't even give links, that's how new most of the pieces are… next up, I'm excited that Katie Eary and Gemma Slack will be coming into the store…


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Millie Cockton..



Downstairs is a gallery area that will be rotated regularly…

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I loved the mannequins that Lee Benjamin, a close collaborator of Leigh Bowery's has designed for the store…



Loving these pieces by Euphemia… exactly the sort of interesting muted pieces I crave for summer layering…

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I came away with a white satin finger painted top by Stone of Surrey…



…and some rather controversial (or maybe not…) printed thigh high socks by Lee Benjamin's label Sanatorium….yup, it's pretty obvious what's printed on them.  I can't really explain why I bought them other than the fact that I love the sort of rubbery texture of them (though they're not rubber…thank god…) and the way the print is on a very neutral colour.  I wore them today as below and they did get a few eyebrows raised but I'd like to think that we're not five anymore and we don't have to go "Uuuummmm!  I'm telling, I'm telling!" over something that's just a print and nothing more. 

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  1. e

    2009-06-29 at 10:06 PM

    Sadly, I doubt most members of the world really *are* over the age of 5 (mentally, that is) and probably won’t be able to handle those. But some of us can celebrate- penis legs! Congrats to you for having the – dare i say it – balls to pull those off. Never stop! I hope you wear these into your seventies.

  2. Hineahi

    2009-06-29 at 10:14 PM

    What.The.Hell…..penis socks? Seriously? Guess i’ll pull out my knee high socks and do a DIY version with crudely drawn cocks…it’ll be just like being six again! Maybe wearing that stupid vagina prom dress we see being made fun of on the internet will be chic too now? This is no diss on Susie but whoever made those things obviously has only one thing on his mind… though I guess controversy gets good publicity

  3. susie_bubble

    2009-06-29 at 10:16 PM

    I fully know that people are going to slate these to death but I stand by them…just don’t ask me why…

  4. Hineahi

    2009-06-29 at 10:24 PM

    I’ve got no problem with that, the internet was made for free speech and all but those socks make me think of this Banksy stencil http://www.flickr.com/photos/howaboutno/1278823430/

  5. rebekah roy

    2009-06-29 at 10:26 PM

    hilarious! love it!

  6. WendyB

    2009-06-29 at 10:36 PM

    Well, this makes me all hot and bothered!

  7. Brigadeiro

    2009-06-29 at 10:47 PM

    Love your fingerpainted top! And the striped one, even more! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. the Six Six Sick Girls

    2009-06-29 at 10:49 PM

    I love the socks, and I love that you’re brave enough to wear them out on the town.

  9. Laura

    2009-06-29 at 11:12 PM

    bit of cock on your leg!
    hilarious !!!!
    there is something wonderful about them!

  10. KD

    2009-06-29 at 11:15 PM

    I cannot wait to see you rocking those at age 80.

  11. tasha

    2009-06-29 at 11:16 PM

    Penis tights are totally not what I would have expected from you, Susie.
    I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’m torn. That’s probably the point!

  12. Chris

    2009-06-29 at 11:35 PM

    Wow! I’m not personally disturbed by cocks on socks, but dismembered (pardon the pun) cocks on socks might make a few males slightly uncomfortable ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I love how the print is pointed downward… maybe for the sake of modesty? Any shop that stocks these is definately worth the visit!

  13. calamityjem

    2009-06-29 at 11:36 PM

    The socks are hilarious!
    I’d wear them teamed with a 70s dirty punk ensemble `a la Westwood/Tom of Finland stylee!
    Good on you for hitting the streets wearing them; I personally see no reason to why people should get all hung up over a penis print, after all each and every boy, man, daddy have one.
    There are things far more shocking for people to get upset about but sadly seem to be totally oblivious or systematically desensitized to.

  14. Pauline

    2009-06-30 at 12:17 AM

    I loveโ€šรดโ€ข your blog !
    please visit mine !!!
    Hello from France !

  15. eyeliah

    2009-06-30 at 12:26 AM

    you are so bad – it’s awesome!


    2009-06-30 at 12:53 AM

    hahaha those thigh highs are hilarious and good on you for having the balls (ha!) to wear them. awesome outfit too as usual

  17. Sarah

    2009-06-30 at 2:53 AM

    wwwwwwwwwwwwattt??? lol gross… i firstly thought that they were tattoos!!

  18. Sara McC

    2009-06-30 at 2:57 AM

    oh wow : i am venturing to london bientโˆšยฅt – thank you!

  19. **MIRA**

    2009-06-30 at 4:03 AM

    ha! i heart you!!
    lol..i wouldve felt soo dirty if i wore those.lol.i applaud u.i love how innocent u look wearing them.

  20. Orla

    2009-06-30 at 4:36 AM

    Oh my. They are brilliant!
    Where can I gets me some o’those?
    I need penis socks in my life,
    and wardrobe.

  21. Bombshell Kitten

    2009-06-30 at 4:42 AM

    Fab find, as far as the store. The stockings are interesting to say the least.

  22. hardini

    2009-06-30 at 4:59 AM

    woooow, penis tight? geezz lol..

  23. amanda

    2009-06-30 at 4:59 AM

    love those socks..good for you for not giving two sh*ts about the stares. i have a ground zero shirt dress that has pinochhio on it w/ a boner. it’s pretty insane!

  24. bisou-joue

    2009-06-30 at 6:52 AM

    great outfit ! love your tights they look amazing as you wear them !!

  25. Alicia

    2009-06-30 at 7:06 AM

    Susie, if I’ve never told you how much I <3 you, I'm telling you now.

  26. trinsch

    2009-06-30 at 7:11 AM

    lol! the socks are hilarious! not sure i’d like to wear them myself, probably too much of a five year old in me.
    all the labels you show in this is awesome! they should seriously consider to show and sell through http://www.senseofashion.com – they need to make their awesomeness available to the world!
    oh, and the mannequin dolls are the cutest1
    trinsch from http://www.senseofashion.com

  27. jae

    2009-06-30 at 7:13 AM

    LOL! THIS MADE ME LAUGH. I was not expecting that

  28. Aung Thu Ya

    2009-06-30 at 9:54 AM

    make me big smile .Why not
    Love your blog

  29. sarah!

    2009-06-30 at 11:26 AM

    mmhmm. yummy outfit. I love the fingerpainted top as well!!
    And those starers must have thought those were real tattos on your legs, considering that it is quite convincing! with the nude colour it is printed on.

  30. ali

    2009-06-30 at 11:48 AM

    woo, cock socks!! Love them ๐Ÿ˜€
    Hmm I want some badd now…the er, socks that is..
    Were they pricey Susie?
    I think they’re quite pretty actually and I love the way you wore them. You have such lovely sheer pieces, i’m really jealous!

  31. janavi

    2009-06-30 at 3:28 PM

    Makes me think of the Plaster Casters, for some reason. They used to make casts of Rock Star penises.

  32. Isabel

    2009-06-30 at 4:16 PM

    Haha! I don’t think I have the confidence to pull off dick tights, but you certainly look good!

  33. Meg

    2009-06-30 at 4:20 PM

    What’s obscene is how much I love them. There are really far more offensive things than cock leggings.
    If Freud was right about penis envy, this is a more than adequate substitute!

  34. justred

    2009-06-30 at 5:02 PM

    I would love to own those P-socks, do you happen to know if they sell them on-line?

  35. dreamsequins

    2009-06-30 at 6:47 PM

    What an amazing looking shop. I like that fingerpainted shirt and I enjoyed the way you styled those socks under a demure, filmy layer.

  36. Britte

    2009-06-30 at 6:50 PM

    Those socks are AMAZING.
    I need them… how do I buy them???
    keep making people unconfortable with your awesome style, Susie. You are a constant inpiration to me <3

  37. Meream

    2009-06-30 at 7:25 PM

    Hahaha that is funny. I don’t think I’d be brave enough to wear those, though. So mad props to you Susie. ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. miss woo

    2009-06-30 at 8:22 PM

    haha most of the COCK SOCKS! comments made me lol, they really brings out the potty mouth 5 years old in me. Brilliant.

  39. Rach

    2009-07-01 at 5:15 AM

    This is like an R-rated Dr. Seuss. Cocks on socks in box… you fox.

  40. vipgal

    2009-07-01 at 3:33 PM

    LOVING your outfit!

  41. viky

    2009-07-01 at 4:37 PM

    haha these collants!
    love your blog!

  42. The Minx

    2009-07-01 at 6:27 PM

    oh my godd susie I love you for wearing those. So fab, so fearless ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2009-07-22 at 10:31 AM

    Hi! Susie,
    you have a Cool outfit,, I like it. nice combination. keep posting!

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