It was such a lovely white bright space full of gorgeous visual delights, I couldn’t help but check out some of the other brands and snap some pics. I had great fun chatting to some of the business owners and finding out about their products.
First up, a few snaps of the Village England stall and their debut collection – the deep red and bright green are so perfect for autumn. I fell in love with this brand just recently when I spied them on Disneyrollergirl’s blog and then wrote about them here on the blog, I’ve also just styled up the gorgeous raspberry red Cranleigh for my new monthly fashion column with new blogzine Selfish Mother, launching this week, so keep your eyes peeled!
Next, I spied these fabulous wooden sunglasses by Finlay & Co who, coincidentally, I featured on the blog earlier this year. I had a great time nattering away with one of the founders and trying on these gorgeous round frames in walnut below. I’m totally sold on wooden sunglasses, they have an incredibly cool look about them and the soft grain of the wood just cries out to be touched. They also feel incredibly light and yet quite unbreakable. I don’t know if there’s any truth to that, but they were certainly nice to handle.
Right next to the wooden sunglasses were the eye-catching homewares of A Rum Fellow. The bright Peruvian handwoven cushions and quilts bathed in the light streaming in from the entrance were a feast for the eyes. “Uncommon Goods For Your Home” is the tagline and while this display was Peruvian focused, the website offers up a variety of pieces sourced from all over as well as vintage kitchenware, framed butterflies and recycled glasses. Get 10% off your first order with code jollygood.
I could have spent all day loitering around the beautiful Eco-Antique Teacup Candles display. So dainty and pretty and all the crockery (up to 200 years old) sourced from vintage fairs and antique markets. The candles are 100% pure soy wax fragranced with organic essential oils, and once the candle has burned you have a lovely teacup and saucer for your collection. Buy online here.
The last stall that caught my eye was this one with bright silk scarves by Choulachou. London based, the label works with a range of illustrators to create the fun fantasy inspired prints for collections with names like Little Red Riding Hood and Her Secret Garden. There’s a 10% discount if you sign up for the newsletter.
These labels will be showing in Pop Up Britain Piccadilly until Monday, but according to the website there is another two weeks to go, so do pop in to see what’s in store! The address is 211/214 Piccadilly, St Jame’s, London, W1, just seconds from Piccadilly tube. Pop Up Britain also provides all sorts of support and competitions for start-up British designers so if this is you, check out popupbritain.com.