Time for a second edition of “3 Brands I Need In My Life” today! As much as I love writing “Introducing” posts that home in on new talents and might, hopefully, offer them a smidge of exposure, there are so many totally fantastic labels around that I shamelessly covet and well, need in my life, that it seems a shame not to rave about them too. Whether you’ve heard of the brands in question and already own half the current collection, or haven’t but like what you see, the designers featured here are those whose aesthetics I adore and inform my own colourful, print heavy, personal fashion universe. This series is a bit of an experiment so let me know if you like it and I’ll keep it going! First up, Caterina Gatta…
London has always played home to some seriously excellent wining and dining locations but the past few years have seen an absolute explosion in all manner of culinary destinations, from street food pop ups in Hackney car parks to grand Mayfair eateries selling £20 starters to Ceviche emporiums serving the finest Peruvian fusian this side of South America. My beloved West London, however, has rather lagged behind in this respect… Until now that is. One particular area crying out for a new spot to eat, drink and Instagram in was Chelsea. So naturally when it was announced that The Ivy Chelsea Garden would be opening on the King’s Road everyone who doesn’t think Shoreditch is the only place to be was very excited.
What: Claudie Pierlot GIRLS sweatshirt (available here), Club Monaco jacket (similar here & here), J.Crew skirt (similar here & here), Kite sunglasses, Elizabeth & James bag (available here) and Laura Bailey for L.K. Bennett shoes (available here)
Where: Press days, meetings and dinner at Little House Mayfair.