1st June 2012


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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  • Reply Shini 1st June 2012 at 22:01

    Man I LOVE the Sophie Hulme bags, and what a cozy chic cool (wow, three of the corniest adjectives I could think of pulling out) setting, especially loving that wooden chair that the Carven slingbacks are standing on….

    • Reply Kit Lee 1st June 2012 at 22:09

      @Shini Welcome back to London earth. That chair is a Victorian baby/toddler chair, beautiful huh?

  • Reply Tessa 1st June 2012 at 22:20

    Those photos are beautiful. Love the Sophie Hulme bags!

  • Reply Elisabeth 1st June 2012 at 22:34

    That dog is so cute and oh yes Sophie Hulme bags 0.o

  • Reply Olga 1st June 2012 at 23:27

    What a sweet boutique.

  • Reply KPT 1st June 2012 at 23:30

    That dog is adorable in leather, was she posing for you? She’s a beauty.
    I love all the selections in the shop, lots of prints and unknown designers, I hope to visit the shop when I’m in London one day.

  • Reply Stella 2nd June 2012 at 00:18

    A thong in a perfume size box, nice, a potential gift or for emergencies.

  • Reply momoko 2nd June 2012 at 02:00

    Nice photos.

  • Reply Miss Fash 2nd June 2012 at 02:01

    I’m eyeing on those glitter mouse flat pumps and the puppy.

  • Reply Theresa Cox 2nd June 2012 at 02:03

    How nice of you to visit your new found friend’s boutique, I can see why how you two hit it off, the shop really suits your blog.

  • Reply Alexandra Zvi 2nd June 2012 at 03:06

    Dreaming of soaking it all in – sitting on the cute sofa, drinking tea from a china cup and nibbling cup-cake on a warm Summer’s day. Oh hang on a moment – I can’t, I’m in Melbourne and its the start of of Winter Brrr!. Loving your Blog Kitt:)

  • Reply Sarah Lise 2nd June 2012 at 12:44

    Love Sophie Hulmes.

  • Reply Duck 2nd June 2012 at 13:12

    Such a cute mix of brands!

    You’re welcome to come celebrate the Jubilee with me and my cardboard Queen if you can get on a train in time…

  • Reply Dona 2nd June 2012 at 15:20

    Love the Union Jack x Queen print tea towels.

  • Reply Kat 2nd June 2012 at 15:22

    Sophie Hulme bags!!!

  • Reply xiang 香香 2nd June 2012 at 16:17

    What a beautiful shop, I love everything in it the antique furnitures, the clothes, acceossorizes and the dog too.

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  • Reply Michelle Lee 2nd June 2012 at 17:04

    love that glitter flats :)

  • Reply winnie 3rd June 2012 at 11:51

    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.

  • Reply Anne Meyer 5th June 2012 at 09:43

    LOve the colors! SO sweet and yummy in the eyes! :)

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