If you're in London before Christmas I'd urge you to get down to Carnaby Street to visit the Elizabeth Lau pop up shop. It's a gem of a place, with iced cookies sitting on a table by the entrance and goldfish swimming in bowls attached to the walls. The atmosphere is quintessentially English, with tea flowing and well thought through quirky elements bridging the gap between the shop itself and the collection. Lau's knits are fined tuned with antique buttons and stitched hearts, all crafted from the softest knits. In her Autumn/Winter collection there is a velvet tiered one shoulder dress that is to die for and a Madeline-esque black and grey coat that would be the perfect addition to any outfit. One of my favourite parts of visiting the shop was watching Elizabeth in action. She would politely and discretely guide customers through the collection and help them make decisions about what to purchase. A true testament to her designs and personality, each person that came through the door left with a new item tucked under their arm. The shop is a little masterpiece. If you're able to, be sure to pop in and say hello to Elizabeth. I promise you wont regret it.
Location: Elizabeth Lau Christmas Pop up Boutique, 2 Ganton Street (just off Carnaby St.), London, W1F 7QL. Open until Christmas Eve. View the Autumn/Winter collection here.