Anyone who loves scouring blogs will know Susie Lau; the seriously respected blogger behind the one and only Style Bubble! Lauded all over the world for her eclectic style, off-kilter observations on fashion, and interest in emerging talent, it’s a daily read for industry insiders and clothes-obsessed girls alike. Always spotted sporting an eccentric and highly individual mash-up of high street and designer finds, we were truly excited about asking Susie to take over our curated Edited space from 2nd-14th September. Get set to be inspired by Susie's fearless attitude to dressing! It really was fun to watch her pull her looks bursting with colour and riotous prints together! As we're sure you'll sense from reading our catch-up with her, she may be even more enthusiastic about clothes then we are!
While Susie was in our Personal Shopping suite pulling together her looks, we couldn’t resist asking her what was on her bookshelf, as well as on her playlist!
What’s On Susie’s Bookshelf…
Jenny Diski – The Sixties
Zola – The Ladie's Delight
Yohji Yamamoto – My Dear Bomb
Alice S. Lovell – The Mitford Girls
Alicia Drake – The Beautiful Fall
Julie Kavanagh – Rudolf Nureyev
Cheap and Chic
Henri Cartier Bresson
Susie’s Favourite Magazines…
What’s On Susie’s Playlist…
SONG – PLAYLIST
HANGING ON – ACTIVE CHILD
SLOW MOTION – PANDA BEAR
BEFORE SUMMER – DEATH IN PARIS
FAR NEARER – JAMIE XX
TOUCH – HOLY OTHER
09 THE KNOWING – THE WEEKEND
CHINATOWN – WILD NOTHING
MOUTHFUL OF DIAMONDS – PHANTOGRAM
READY FOR THE WORLD – HOW TO DRESS WELL
UNDERTOW (JAVELIN REMIX) – WARPAINT
THE LOOK (GHOSTPOET REMIX) – METRONOMY
FOREVER DOLPHIN LOVE (EROL ALKAN REWORK) – CONNAN MOCKASIN
WAVES (CHILLY GONZALES PIANO REMAKE) – EROL ALKAN & BOYS NOIZE
UNGIRTHED – PURITY RING
DREAM ANALYSIS – JESSE RUINS
A LACK OF COLOUR – DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME – MODEST MOUSE
JACKSONVILLE – SUFJAN STEVENS
BRAND NEW COLONY – THE POSTAL SERVICE
SLOW BURN TREASON – HOLLY MIRANDA
MIDNIGHT CITY – M83
And ofcourse, we had to catch up on what inspires Susie's style! From looking at her eclectic Edited picks, it's no surprise she's incredibly interesting to talk to…
Catch Up With Susie:
I started blogging… To escape from a mundane job.
I love blogging because… I get to write about the things I love and it never feels like 'work'.
I became a full time blogger… Because I just wanted to keep feeding my blog…
For a piece to be chosen as part of my EDIT, it has to be…Something that I know I'll get at least ten wears out of…
My style signature is…Eclectic!
The AW11 show that blew me away was… Meadham Kirchhoff – a flurry of girls that look at once doomed and innocent storming in and out of a show… AWESOME!
The one piece I saw on the AW11 catwalks that I have to have is… Christopher Kane's gel-filled dresses.
This autumn, I’ll be wearing… A mix of paisleys, wintry florals and brocade/tapestry type fabrics.
My favourite AW11 Topshop collection is… A clash between Bavaria and Prim n' Polished
If you’re going to buy a few key pieces for autumn, invest in… A big oversized, hooded parka, a sequin embellished dress and any chunky intarsia knits.
If you peeked inside my wardrobe you’d see… A mess of colour and print with odd shapes jutting out everywhere
Right now, I have my eye on…A woollen cap and peplum skirt from Miu Miu and a custom-print Dries Van Noten dress where you can pick five prints from his archive to make up the dress.
If I could go back to any era, I’d love to live in… in Shanghai as a nightclub singer or 1760s in Paris as an aristocrat.
My earliest fashion memory is… Being severely attached to a black velvet dress with a white peter pan collar and a pair of black patent t-bar shoes.
The first fashion show I ever went to was… An accidental stumble into Boudicca's Fashion in Motion event in 2002. It was pretty magical.
My all time favourite designers are… Azzedine Alaia, Gianni Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Cristobal Balenciaga, Madame Gres… the greats basically.
My favourite magazines and blogs are… The Gentlewoman, The New Yorker, Dazed & Confused, Fire and Knives and Self Service. I have over 400 blogs on my RSS reader but my top reads are Tavi's blog, A Shaded View on Fashion, Business of Fashion, Fashionista, Refinery29, Luxirare, The Coveted, Park and Cube, Disneyrollergirl… there are so many more though!
My day-to-day life consists of…Sitting at my iMac most of the time processing images, writing and going out into town for meetings and events. If I'm travelling though, anything goes. This month, I have LA, Stockholm, New York and Portugal on the cards.
I am motivated by… Learning as much as possible.
The highlight of my career so far has to be… Meeting people through blogging and travelling, who I can safely say will be my friends for life.
The best feeling in the world is… Feeling like nothing is weighing down on you.
Something not many people know about me is that… I eat five times a day (and a fair amount for each meal…). It's a must for me otherwise I feel quite ill.
Excited? You can shop Susie’s Edit both online, in our London flagship at 286 Regent Street, and Manchester Arndale store.