I was given a wee tour of The Shop At Bluebird the other week and was told that this weekend they’re having a bit of a rejig so whatever you do, don’t plan a big trip there as the shop WON’T BE OPEN! Artist-slash-interiors-guru, Carolyn Quartermaine has been enlisted to work her magic which I’m told will include shipping in truck-loads of flea market furniture which will be available to buy. Oh heaven!
On my tour I was reminded how fantastic the buying is here. You can come in for jeans-and-tee basics and they’ll have the best Acnes and Helmut Langs you could wish for. Or if you want to go for upscale day-to-night dressing they have the cream of the New York new guard from Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang to Chris Benz and Zac Posen. I particularly love the mix of costume jewellery, especially the old-new pieces from Lulu Frost and Iosselliani.
But my favourite sight on this visit was the new limited edition offering from Moleskine. Just in time for the gifting season, Moleskine have produced these sexy patent diaries all gussied up in a snazzy package. It’s a million miles from the utilitarian minimalism (and um, utilitarian pricepoint) of the usual Moleskines but hey, they’re festive, right?
The Shop At Bluebird reopens on Monday (but best ring 020 7351 3873 first if you’re planning a special visit).