CHIC FINDS…….Fashion News from London-town!
LONDON fashion, sites and nightlife were so fantastic that if I didn’t look so Italian, I could possibly become a BRIT? (probably not?!)……….
Let me share with you some HIGHLIGHTS of what I saw…….(I have so much info, but don’t want to put your blackberries on overload, so we’ll take it in phases)
First, WHERE to shop……
OXFORD CIRCLE…….the busiest spot in town; main reason: TOP SHOP, Kate Moss’s influences have mad this THE HOT SPOT…….I must say, there was so much creativity in one place! I was delirious with excitement here. URBAN OUTFITTERS, H&M and ZARA.……makes this the spot for the young and the young at heart/spirit to be.
HIGH STREET/LUXURY SHOPPING…….Oxford St.(Selfridges.….my favorite big store, going thru it’s 100th anniversary and much special product…..look for YELLOW!) Bond St. for all the best of the big designers; a must! Miu Miu did a display of amazing RED Shoes and I tried them all! Mount St. in Mayfair. Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Sloane St. in Knightsbridge. Also, King’s Road and Kensington High Street in Kensington.
ANTIQUE & OUTDOOR MARKETS……PORTOBELLO ROAD open air markets on Saturday mornings(thank you, Bill Stubbs!)was delightful and endless; also CAMDEN MARKET on week-ends and WESTBOURNE GROVE in Nottinghill had the most amazing foodstore/restaurant, DAYLESFORD ORGANIC.…exquisite! Cannot forget COVET GARDEN where Eliza Doolittle worked every bloody morning….it’s the old flower markets, full of shops and wonderful opera singers strolling around.
UNIQUE/ALTERNATIVE SHOPPING……Carnaby Street still lives on. Specialty shops such as OCTUPUS that takes everyday items and gives them a whimsical, fun treatment(bought lots here!), MUJI (thanks, Tina), a Japanese concept store with many great items at great prices.
NEXT POSTING……..TRENDS, coming next week!