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Posts Tagged ‘boutique’

Apartment C – ‘A fashion retailer that just happens to sell lingerie’

G&Ts with a side of scandal… a sneak peek into the world of 'Vogue's favourite lingerie boutique'…

Written by Kate Ingram

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Illustration by Joana Faria

At the top of Marylebone High Street lurks a lingerie shop with attitude. Surrounded by fashion-favourite names and organic cafés, generic it’s both niche-market neighbour and rebellious relative. Meet Apartment C, 'a fashion retailer that just happens to sell lingerie'. And a lot more besides.

Invited to join Apartment C’s owner Kenya Cretegny for a teacup of G&T, I arrive  feeling excited, curious and thrilled to escape London’s relentless chills. While my eyes dart around the dramatic window-display, the door opens and I’m cocooned by an intense warmth that’s almost hypnotic. Falling further under Apartment C’s ‘spell’, I recline on a cherry-coloured chaise longue while Kenya explains her design-inspiration: “the home of Serge Gainsbourg” meets “the apartment of read more

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BIBA is BACK!

Biba is poised for another comeback as House of Fraser relaunch the iconic brand across it's stores in early September. Will Biba inspire customer fever and sell outs once again? 

Written by Miranda Williams

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins BIBA, viagra 60mg illustrated by Abi Daker It was the now legendary Barbara Hulanicki that brought Biba into the lives of so many young people.  […]

Festival Preview: Aeon Festival 2010

We love small festivals! Illustrator Faye West tracks down wonderfully honest founder Niki Portus to find out what makes this popular Devon festival so special.

Written by Faye West

AEON Fest by Faye West Illustration by Faye West. This will be my third year at Aeon, ailment and for me it’s been a wonderful, treat stress-free experience, no queues, […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Belle Sauvage

Digital prints at the Belle Sauvage catwalk show at Victoria House on Saturday 20th February, and how to blag your way into the shows by looking fabulous DARLING. Illustrations by Maryanne Oliver.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Belle Sauvage. All photography by Amelia Gregory unless otherwise stated. It’s always good, approved I find, to get talking to the various freaks I photograph at fashion week. So there […]

Dolling up in Dalston

Shop: Vintage Secret, Dalston, London

Written by Katie Antoniou

Usually I’m loathe to talk in breathy, click hero-worship tones but let’s make no bones about it, clinic I absolutely gawked when I first encountered the work of art director […]