Wednesday, September 27, 2006

verdant underground

who says london underground is drab? his electrifying splash of green made us follow him from picadilly line to jubilee line at green park underground.

sighted: 25 september 2006, victoria line transfer to jubilee line, green park underground, early PM.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

on the concrete

thanks to fashion is spinach's 22nd september post with a link to PingMag's article on the photojournalists who document japan's street fashion scene. we highly recommend it.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

the morning after girls

sighted: buffalo bar, islington, london, wednesday 20 september 2006, late eve.

ok so this isn't a "street" shot but we couldn't get over how well the "all black" look was working on sacha, the lead singer of aussie/london band "the morning after girls." his boots were tight, pointed, beatles-esque, and his thin but tone frame pulled the whole look of wonderfully. most london rockers look too scruffy or appear to be trying to hard, this was a very natural look for him. maybe there's more style in melbourne, oz than we'd realised.

when i'm old, i wanna look like this

sighted: south kensington, london, wednesday 20th september, 5:50 p.m. this suit was positively resplendant.

that new silk dress

sighted: house party, camden road, london, nw1, saturday 16th september.
100% silk dress purchased from traid shop, holloway road, london. we adore the 80's graphics and color scheme, they both complement her asian skin and figure well. fantastic non?

supreme stripes

sighted: old street, late night, wednesday 13th september. of course the jacket is japanese, and it looked like it was silk too. absolutely marvelous, the umbrella is a bonus. what an accessory!

kick bar stylin'

sighted: kick bar, shoreditch high street, EC1, tuesday 19th september, 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

film night

jose (right) and juan (drummer of london-based band "selfish cunt" run a wee evening in the basement of kick bar, shoreditch, called "film night." they take it very seriously indeed and always look great. jose had a minor accident on his bike the other week, hence the sling.

jose brings a bit of laid-back catalonia with him to london, always pulling off those shorts so well, and his ked-like deck shoes are endearing.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

an odd shot we know, but what a cute couple. his sweater is amazing (Cosby sweater anyone?). her bag was fantastic. if the bus hadn't been ready and waiting this would have been a better shot. our apologies.

fashion school star

meet judy, student at london school of fashion. we were both in a hurry and this had to be snapped into the glare so unfortunately her feet and shoes are missing. they were fab but not as incredible as her dress, which she made, using vintage fabric found in a thrift store somewhere. go judy. we look forward to your future innovations.

sighted: oxford circus, london, wednesday 13th september 3:45 p.m.

mr. bow tie

we really loved the bow tie here. no he's not a chippendale, nor is he trying to be, but we love the absurd contradictions of the supposedly tidy posh bow tie, with an open shirt, revealing nothing more than a few whisps of hair and a white undershirt. the hair is a bonus.

sighted: late august, hackney, E8, london.

Friday, September 08, 2006

introducing bishi

we discovered bishi whilst hanging out in the back lanes of hackney milling around an art gallery. she whisked past us and everyone went 'oooh,' and so we opted to give her the royal 'snap' treatment and here she is. the jacket is one of our favorite things, and the earrings are fun too. you can keep up with bishi's fabulous activities on her myspace.

photo taken 1 september 2006, late-ish in the p.m., hackney e8, london.

Monday, September 04, 2006

welcome to a whirlwind of fashion, fun, and...

welcome to our wonderful world of London fashion sightings. Savvy London aims to capture the fun, the fascinating, the capricious, the elegant, the beautiful, and the quirky aspects of London's fashionable inhabitants. we hope to bring you regular updates of this fine fashion capital, coming from a variety of sources but mainly with an emphasis on "street" fashion, i.e. those among us and not in the shop windows, on the high street, or walking out of urban outfitters. we strive to seek out the originals among us.


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spitalfields, london, summer 2006.

our first post might not be a local, but she was living it up in Spitalfields when this was taken, so we consider her part of the tribe.