An insightful night last night at the 100 Club in Oxford Street. 6TS is a Northern Soul night that’s been going for 27 years (http://www.6ts.info/). I’ve never been before but it was a brilliant experience. Excellent music, plenty of characters and proper uninhibited dancing. These guys like to use their floorspace! What was lovely was seeing a complete mish-mash of style from rotund rockabilly guys to Kangol-hatted soul boys to little Japanese girls in 40s highwaist pants, tucked-in shirts and ponytails. Sometimes it’s nice to get out of your comfort zone and experience something totally different.
Just back from a west London jaunt. First stop, The Vintage Home Store (105 Churchfield Rd, W3). I love this shop – filled to the rafters with old wooden chairs, rustic quilts and vintage cookery books. And it’s off the beaten track too, so my little secret (until now). Then on to Ledbury Road where I spotted some dainty little charm necklaces in Aime and Paul & Joe. I couldn’t resist this sweet little bracelet in P & J by Lyie Van Rycke (http://www.lyievanrycke.fr). Not sure how it works though. It’s quite fragile so not ideal to get it wet but, once you’ve tied it on how the hell are you supposed to get it off? I hesitated for oh, two minutes before deciding to get it anyway.
My latest obsession – giant display perfume bottles. I want one for my flat! These are all from a German website – www.facticeworld.com. They are about 12″ tall but really I’m after double the size. The midlle ones is Liz Taylor’s Diamonds & Emeralds, it costs $1250…
Good to see Eley Kishimoto back on track. Since they closed the shop in Snowfields, they’ve found new backers and major plans are afoot to extend the brand. Whatever, just keep those fabulous star prints coming.