Studio visit: Penelope Chilvers

19th November 2013

Penelope Chilvers












I should have published this post before London Fashion Week, I somehow mislaid my CF cards somewhere at home and then forgot about it until I found them on my desk, peeping out under a huge pile of clutter like terrapins waking up from their long hibernation.  I gave a huge sigh of relief, all pictures were saved and untampered by dust, the desk is still very much cluttered and growing.

I think it was around August when I had the opportunity to visit Penelope Chilvers‘s West London studio, after lusting over their Floral Dandy slippers after spotted them at Liberty back in the summer, annoyingly the style sold out pretty quickly, that really shattered me.  I was fortunate to be given their last pair in pink to keep, in my size, hoorah and a big thank you!  I haven’t had the opportunity to wear it yet, only if the weather doesn’t screw me up big time because they’re made of satin and fine embroidery artwork!  Their best selling Dandy slipper comes in a range of rich velvet embroidered with array of motifs (you can personalised your initials too), traditional hand-made needlepoint, exotic mock croc, Penelope Chilvers also offers bespoke Dandy slippers, as well as other styles – Chelsea boots, non-slip snowboots with shearling lining, weekender bags and many more.  Now I’m obsessing over this pink Viva La Dandy slipper!  Oh, I almost forgot, Penelope Chilvers has opened their first standalone store in Notting Hill, do pay them a visit!

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  • Reply TMF 20th November 2013 at 00:41

    Great photography!

  • Reply Emma Ridings 20th November 2013 at 03:08

    I love those floral slippers, you’re so lucky you were given a pair.
    Great post Kit.

  • Reply Francesca Him 20th November 2013 at 03:10


  • Reply Mushey 20th November 2013 at 03:28

    I lose about 5 sd cards in 6 months, hate leaving them around without putting them in its proper place.

  • Reply Sonic 20th November 2013 at 03:36


  • Reply Sarah Lise 20th November 2013 at 03:38

    Really love that cow print rug.

  • Reply thecitygourmand 20th November 2013 at 05:17

    It’s loafer heaven!

  • Reply the style crusader 20th November 2013 at 11:51

    Omgggg. I L-O-V-E PC. So cool that you got to visit them. I’ve been lusting over their velvet boots for ages. Such beautiful and covetable pieces.

    Gorgeous photos as usual! xx

  • Reply Michelle Lee 20th November 2013 at 14:07

    wow great shoes!

  • Reply Katty 20th November 2013 at 17:57

    Nice shoes :) Love their colors.



  • Reply Lawrence Vintage 20th November 2013 at 20:11

    You have great taste.

  • Reply Supreme 20th November 2013 at 23:12

    Those slippers are to die for.

  • Reply Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies 20th November 2013 at 23:51

    Your blog is always a visual feast. I’ve spent the better part of 15 minutes just poring over every photo in the last 4 posts.

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