Thursday 28 June 2012

POPLIN London at Lali

Another reason to love London's Golborne Road- the brand new Lali boutique! Owner, Nelli Turner has the sort of effortless, Scandi cool girl style that so many of us crave and her refreshingly original boutique is filled with beautifully designed fashion and accessories, including a selection from POPLIN, with a smattering of stationery and vintage homewares.   

The secret to Nelli's appealing selection seems to be that, like Claire at Fivestory, she unashamedly chooses things that appeal to her personal style sensibility, mixing vintage with hard-to-find labels. 
The result is a selection of pieces that can slot seamlessly into your wardrobe, and seem like they've been forever indispensable. 

So when next in Portobello Market, vintage trawling, keep walking up Portobello Road until you reach Pizza East and take a right. Lali is just a few doors down on the right hand side of Golborne Road. 

Or skip Portobello altogether and explore much quirkier, more unspoilt, Golborne. There are charming independent cafes- Golborne Deli and Lowry and Baker are both excellent, an array of incredible antique and junk shops, Ally Capellino's lovely store, an unbeatable Portugese bakery...  And POPLIN is based right here too, opposite Stella McCartney's studio.  

A perfect pocket of London. 

101 Golborne Road
Tel: +44 208 964 1177

Monday 25 June 2012

We Can Do It!

We love this Land Girl-chic poster, starring Rosie Fortescue (of British reality TV show Made in Chelsea and author of style blog At Fashion Forte) which promotes blood donation. Everyone should do it, at least once! 

Rosie has also just blogged about POPLIN this week. Take a look

Wednesday 20 June 2012

A Nostalgic Type

These little romantic books have the nostalgic charm of English country house keepsakes, but were actually sitting next to my generous Bombay guest bed during my recent trip. It wasn't the inspiration I was expecting to bring back from India, but their atmosphere and sheer prettiness lifted my monsoon mood- a perfect match with my POPLIN pjs! 

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Simple Pleasures

In Bombay now working on POPLIN's SS13 collection. The monsoon clouds are heavy in the sky, the nights feel long and hot and the labyrinth streets are desperate for rain.

Long days sourcing beautiful cottons and silks for next season, developing fresh prints and creating new summer shapes are followed by suppers with friends, lots of doodling and notebook scribbling and endless games of iPad Scrabble!

A crisp cotton POPLIN nightshirt is the perfect uniform for this unwinding from the day. A simple pleasure. Find yours here. 

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Daydream Distractions

Off to India tomorrow to work on the SS13 POPLIN collection. Packing my suitcase now with exquisite vintage pieces for inspiration, swatches of reference fabrics to help track down the softest cottons in India's incredible fabric markets, and to develop the prints that I have been dreaming about for months. 

Getting distracted by images of Jackie O looking serene despite the searing Indian heat.