|Holly, photographed by John at Lordship Park|
John has been working at Strut and Stroll, the two vintage and designer clothes boutiques on Church Street. It's the perfect job for him. Hoana and Tom who own the shops have asked him to take photos for their website and blog, so the other day Holly went down to their new place, Strut on Broadway, at Broadway Market to model all the gorgeous frocks while John took the shots.
On Saturday morning Brian and I dropped him off at the shop at 10.30 ( it's 11 on Sundays! see what I mean about the perfect job?) and had a stroll along the market towards London Fields. We'd never been to Broadway Market before: John said it was 'well hipster', whatever that means but blimey! It was rammed with the coolest twenty somethings, brunching at the caffs before hitting the shops. Down at London Fields the designer dogs were out and Enzo and Capri had a right go at an Italian Greyhound and a pair of Boston Terriers. A small, disused park-keeper's house had been taken over by a party of what looked like Calvin Klein models on their day off, drinking beer in the overgrown garden and dancing on the roof to the coolest, jazzy music. We had a wander round and marvelled at number 25 London Fields; a house we seriously considered buying in 1986. It was an elegant but shabby place back then with a piano factory in the garden. The piano factory didn't put us off but the looming 1930s tenement building next door did. I hardly recognise it now. No. 25 is as pretty as a doll's house and in the dappled shade from the trees, with flowering window boxes and great views across the park the council block must be one of the best addresses in town.
Back at Strut, excited Japanese fashionistas are cooing over the designer dresses and the cool Hoxton crowd, pay-checks fresh in their bank accounts, are getting kitted out for the night's clubbing. This coming Saturday - 3rd September is Super Saturday at Strut Broadway - with free bubbly, helpful assistants and lots of divine clothes and accessories to try on there couldn't be a nicer way shop.
|The perfect combination of exquisite clothes and accessories in a minimal, industrial interior|
Strut on Broadway.
|Carefully chosen rails of designer and vintage clothing at Strut Broadway|