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>> Putting together outfits out of a suitcase for about a month (I was doing that even during London Fashion Week) may look and sound like a blippy whimsical joy but the truth is, I'm glad to be back to planet Holloway for a while.  Well, a while meaning a week before I go out to Tokyo but that's long enough to enjoy the simple pleasure of nicking items from the other half such as this Monsieur Lacenaire knitted varsity teddy jacket.  I first heard of this French knitwear label when I saw them at Pitti Uomo in Florence over the summer and have since been tracking the label's rise in the menswear blogs.  Steve also specifically looked at the process and making behind this particular jacket and as a reward got one for himself via Mr Porter where the blue and white version are selling out like hotcakes.

The other homely pleasure is arriving home to find about fifteen Royal Mail "We can't be arsed to deliver things to your address" cards and then making the slightly rubbish trip to the North Road postal depot to scoop all of this stuff up.  One of these parcels included this much delayed laundry and pearl person brooch by Hairy Sock, an accessories label based in Latvia where polymer clay items of whimsy seem to easily pop out of designer Ruta Kiskyte's head of warped dreams.  The laundry brooch isn't on her Etsy site at the moment (although you may choose to have some Polish sausages hanging from your collar instead…) but the nubby pearl person is.  I've been in fear that the pins might fall out and I'd be left with a very droopy laundry line but thus far, they've stayed on the collar quite firmly…    

**EDIT** A reader helpfully pointed out that Hairy Sock is also available on the site Culture Label…   





(Monsieur Lacenaire knitted teddy jacket, Uniqlo shirt, J.W. Anderson jumper – from Bang Bang, ASOS lace skirt, J.W. Anderson shoes – from sample sale, Benah iPad case.  Conclusion?  I don't ever think I can pay full price for J.W. Anderson stuff…)


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  1. art deco engagement rings

    2011-10-11 at 11:19 AM

    Your colors are stunning!

  2. Kirsty

    2011-10-11 at 11:24 AM

    Absolutely love the contrast of the jumper and neon skirt! Amazeballs. x

  3. Monika

    2011-10-11 at 11:26 AM

    Susie, Ruta is Lithuanian, not Latvian..
    I love her work!

  4. susie_bubble

    2011-10-11 at 11:30 AM

    I never said she was Latvian – I said she was based in Latvia… she’s studying in Riga at present no?

  5. Monika

    2011-10-11 at 12:06 PM

    Sorry, my misread!
    She keeps moving around between Riga – Vilnius – Paris, it seems.
    Am so happy to see emerging Lithuanian talent 🙂

  6. Tina

    2011-10-11 at 1:53 PM

    You can buy most of her range here

  7. George Samsonidis

    2011-10-11 at 2:09 PM

    Brilliant outfit Susie!!
    check this blog too guys
    it,s new and interesting iI think.

  8. Lydia

    2011-10-11 at 3:17 PM

    OMG that collar clip!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in love. I am also in love with your shoes.

  9. Robin

    2011-10-11 at 4:12 PM

    Looking great lady! I love your red skirt and that great varsity jacket! These are some beautiful pictures of you!

  10. SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash

    2011-10-11 at 5:03 PM

    Such a cute necklace!

  11. Bella

    2011-10-11 at 6:12 PM

    Awesome skirt! Love that colour!
    Bella xo

  12. MstrdavidPOP

    2011-10-11 at 7:36 PM

    Love STEVES varsity jacket! love the J W Anderson jumper, reminds me alot of missoni

  13. Copper Etiquette

    2011-10-12 at 1:45 AM

    Your outfits are always great!
    Shop Dresses Online at CopperEtiquette

  14. coolshowroom

    2011-10-12 at 6:59 AM

    Hi! This brooch is amazing!! I just love it.
    If you like jewwellery an fashion accessories, take a look at this:

  15. Sean

    2011-10-12 at 4:53 PM

    wonderful find, love Hairy Sock and Culture Label…there goes my productivity…

  16. Ana Cris

    2012-02-01 at 11:37 AM

    I really love this brooch! No words…
    Where can I find something similar?

  17. Olive

    2012-02-06 at 5:59 AM

    I like your collar tips. it’s so cute!

  18. fashionsky

    2012-05-21 at 7:52 AM

    amazing detail on your shirt and dainty necklace!!

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