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.
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.