Please can we arrange for me to live inside a flower market? There is nothing I love more than being in London on a sunny Sunday. Why? Because I love Columbia Road Flower...Read More →
Please can we arrange for me to live inside a flower market?
There is nothing I love more than being in London on a sunny Sunday. Why? Because I love Columbia Road Flower Market (so much). When I was last in town I spent an unusually warm day lazing about the market. It was so crowded but I loved every minute. I wore a double printed look from Aubin & Wills which I love. It’s super soft and silky. Perfect for feeling easy and breezy but looking a bit put together.
p.s. yes, posing with a potted flower plant was essential (although highly cliche).
I know what you’re thinking (‘I told you so’). Let’s just call this one a draw and pretend like my feeble attempt to stick it to the Instagram gods never actually took place. I’m on it now, okay? Are you happy now? Follow me: @stylecrusader K? Alright. Let’s all get back to our day now.
Love you all. Kissy kiss. xx
p.s. OBSESSED with a buttery brown leather Paul & Joe Sister leather jacket at the moment. #swoon
BENGT Fashion has been on my mind for the last few months. I was introduced to the brand by Sandra, who did some styling and photography work with them for their SS12 collection. They really landed hard on my radar though when I found out about Moxham. My love was officially solidified when they became the first online stockiest for Charlie May (happy face).
When I was in London I had the chance to visit their headquarters which just so happens to be inside the home of Eva Evers, the company’s director. As much as I love the products and adored the cupcake breakfast, what really got my heart racing was nosing around her apartment. Dirty old shoes? Love them. Random kitsch kids toys? Even better. Her flat is functional and adorable and I found the mixture of high and low elements so inspiring. No doubt the design direction of the flat has been heavily influenced by her boyfriend Nick. All I know is that I left on a sugar high and with the idea of making my bathroom super hero themed. I love it when inspiration comes from the most unexpected places.
Hope you enjoy nosing around her flat as much as I did. xx
My favorite pieces available on BENGT at the moment are the Three Floor Sugar High Dress, Louise Amstrup Easy Print Pleat Skirt Dress, Emesha Block Colour Dress, and the Mona Chakora One Piece Swimsuit. I also love the Charlie May White Collar Tie Back Top and anything Moxham.
Keeping it light n’ frothy with some photos I took today in Zurich with my new iPhone (#bootydance). Don’t even get me started on how great it is. My life. has been transformed.. The case I’m getting is going to be the best part. But shhh, I’m keeping it a secret for now.
I’m not normally into doing interviews but when I received an e-mail from Karolina in Poland asking if I’d answer a few short questions I couldn’t resist. I love that we have so much in common and that she clearly gets what my blog is about. Check out the interview below:
A mini-interview with yours truly
- You said starting a blog was kind of distraction for you – was the decision really spontaneous? Can you point out one particular moment when it was set: OK, I’m about to start a blog? I actually remember the exact moment when the idea came to me. I was sitting in the backyard of my sister’s house in St Louis with my family and randomly blurted out, ‘I’m going to start a blog.’ It was sort of a joke and we all laughed about it. It was August 2009, the summer after I finished my undergraduate degree.
- Reading your blog and a short “about” paragraph I can see some similarity between us: I often search for distractions (during a degree in political theory also), I love beautiful things and I love to write. Starting a blog, however, is one of the things that are put in the “maybe later” drawer. Can you convince me in very few words that this idea is really worthy accomplishing? A blog gives you the platform to express yourself in whatever way you want – you don’t need to be held back or restrained by anything. It will change you. The freedom that comes with blogging is what makes it worth accomplishing.
- Has your personal style changed since you are a well known blogger? No. To be honest I’ve never felt like I have a strong sense of personal style. Some people have a very distinct and memorable style. I don’t think I have that. I just wear what I like and it’s always pretty low key. My personal style is always evolving. Working with PR agencies and designers means that now I have access to products I never thought I’d even see in real life. There are temptations that come along with that and I always try to ask my-self before walking out the door… do I really like this? It’s easy to get sucked into the feeling that you should follow the big trends or wear certain things but I try to avoid that.
- Are you really The Style Crusader? What, in style and fashion, are you fighting for? I love this question. The ‘crusade’ has changed and developed. There was a fighting element even in the first post I did which was titled ‘Mission Statement’. As I say in that post from August 2009, I can’t help but scrutinize the world around me. That’s definitely still true today. Now, I think the ‘crusade’ is really just for authenticity and quality. Whether that’s in the way you put together an outfit, a magazine’s content, or the behavior of a major brand.
If you have any other burning questions for me (from what underwear I like to which philosophical doctrine I most adhere to) ask in the comments below. I hate answering the same question more than once, so we can use this as a gathering ground of enquiries. Good plan?
It’s the weekend and I’m itching to get outside.
So let’s just keep this sweet and simple. Last week I got to spend the day with my love Charlie May in East London. We rode Boris Bikes, which I thought would be horrifying, but actually were so much fun. If you’re in London get your booty onto one. You’ll be glad you did. Just ride responsibly, ok? Make sure you look over your shoulder, signal, and all that good safety shizz.
By the way, how freaking awesome is the leather jacket? Charlie let me wear it only after I promised to run my entire house off the generated energy of a group of people cycling. Uhhh… sorry Charlie, I lied, I’m not going to do that.
p.s. watch out, I will run you down and I take no prisoners….
Photos by Charie May