Constant and True tea towels.

The Jubilee celebration is kicking off this Bank Holiday weekend, I’m not too bothered with all the fuss, I’d be happily watch the tv coverage in the comfort of my own home drinking a cuppa English breakfast tea, and finish making the wicked dress.


A short long-catch-up visit to my friend Melanie Chan’s independent boutique, Cochinechine, located in the heart of hilly and villagey Hampstead, I visited the boutique once at their in-store event two seasons ago, we immediately became friends after we met up for afternoon tea in Hong Kong last year.

This charming boutique stocks abundance of little known international brands that I must keep a look out for and now they are my firm favourites: L’Agence, Tucker, Sacai Luck, Clu, Iro, CA4LA as well as other known brands such as Anna Sui, Carven, Comme des Garcons, Sophie Hulme, Acne, Swash and the like.

There are nifty collective of mix and match antique furnishings on the ground floor and basement level – there’s a folded up cinema seats, baby cot, baby chair, oriental chest drawers and many more, set beautifully against the white-wash wooden floors and white walls. Cochinechine has become my ideal walk-in wardrobe, I’m serious, at least I have Cleo (Cochinechine’s resident dog) as my personal stylist.

Left: Carven map print shirt dress, Steven Alan francoise shouder bag, CA4LA komorebi triby hat.  Right: Marc by Marc Jacobs glitter covered mouse flats.
Left: Cosabella low rider thong.  Right: Assad Mounser necklace.
Antique folded up cinema seats.
Left: Open Ceremony burning man gladiator sandals.  Right: Cleo, Cochinechine’s resident dog.
Left: Sonia Rykiel leopard print swimsuit.
Sophie Hulme bags. OMG.
cochinechine7Downstairs there’s a mix of Swash, Carven, Clu, Iro, Sacai Luck, L’Agence, Tucker, as well as other known branded names.
Left: Carven linen and patent slingbacks.  Right: Anna Sui floral print drape dress.



Left: Swash orient express print satin and silk dress.  Right: Marc by Marc Jacobs fluro and patent peep toe pumps.
cochinechine11Emmanuel Katsaros limited edition signed clutches.


Cochinechine, 74 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 1DN.
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  1. Those old vintage cinema seats are amazing, the star design really remind me of the seats on the star ferry (sob!). Your friend’s boutique is lovely and it looks like such a pleasure to shop in, the pink necklace is amazing.

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