Stylist Stuff by Rebekah Roy
The daily musings of a fashion stylist in London.
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Knitwear at Spitalfields Market

It's a rainy grey day in London -  but that doesn't stop me from going out to Spitalfields market. I only live around the corner from the market but I never get bored of going there. Today it seems full of tourists and Christmas jumpers. I don't know where the British tradition of wearing a silly sweater at Christmas came from but there is something quite charming about it, plus it's good to be a bit silly and not take everything too seriously. During the next few weeks there will be lots...

Styling for Paul Costelloe SS15

I like working with Paul Costelloe as it really is a family business and somehow that makes a difference: it's not surprising that one expects something happy and beautiful at a Paul Costelloe show.  The fashion show was held at the prestigious Simpson on the Strand, 2 minutes away from Somerset House. The music was happy and playful and included Perry Como's Catch a Falling Star, truly setting the tone of the show. This season Paul returned to the catwalk with inspirations from the...

Tea, Cake & Antiques at the Town House

I love some of the streets around Spitalfields as they haven't changed much since the Huguenots lived there. If you have a chance and want to see a historical house visit The Town House on 5 Fournier Street. It's a wonderful place to  see some antiques and downstairs there is a traditional kitchen where you can have a slice cake and a delicious cup of...

Jay Briggs presents ‘Melusina’ at Fashion Scout

Jay Briggs is not shy to talk about the realities of what it is to be a new designers and he's not a afraid of a lot of hard work. He's in it for the long haul and even while creating this collection he was working full time in retail. This was Jay's first presentation since graduating from Salford University in 2013. Jay read Anna Wintour's interview on i-D about new designers doing a presentation and knew that this was the right approach for him. It was more intimate and allowed him a...

Nike’s The Girl Effect – The Power of Girl

Sometimes you read something and it just resonates within you. I was walking down Great Eastern Street and the bright colours caught my eye. I had to cross the street and just gaze at this mural - so simple and powerful. The artist Lakwena recently returned from completing one of her signature style colourful murals in Vienna, and spent several days working on this commission for The Girl Effect. The Girl Effect is a charity created by The Nike Foundation and the goal is to empower "the...

London Collections: Men – Designer Edward Crutchley

  After spending some time in Jakarta I've become more obsessed with textiles, so I was delighted to see Edward Crutchley's new menswear collection at Fashion East's Menswear Installations at London Collections: Men. You're immediately drawn to the hand dyed Indonesian ikats fabrics and the kyo yuzen  printing (it's screen printed onto cloth, not to be mistaken for a digital print). It's these techniques that make the collection very sports lux and with shapes are so easy to wear...

Simple Escapes

Sometimes you need sunshine and a beach to escape, and some days all you need is a good magazine,  cake and a...

Artist Sue Kreitzman at Cult Mountain

Love Sue Kreitzman's exhibition at 'Extravanganza of Sculpture and Creativity' 141 Bethnal Green Road E2...

East London Graffiti

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Graffiti in East London

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Yellow!

Yellow is all over the high street today. You can see it in the shop windows of French Connection and the moment that you walk into  Zara it's a sea of yellow. I'm going to wear yellow - it's been so grey I feel need an injection of vitamin C and somehow a yellow dress might just be the thing that I need. I love black but recently I've been wearing a wonderful pink coat from MING and now I feel so desperate for colour. Lots of yellow in COS and shift dresses are easy to wear in any...

Sunday Morning

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to enjoy a leisurely  breakfast and read...

The City meets Shoreditch

Careful when you cross the line between Shoreditch and the City!...

Lost Hat

It's so sad to see a cute lost hat....

London Collection: Mens Mr Hare AW14

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V&A – Lolita fashion and the Influence of Britain

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Christmas Day Bike Ride

I used to love cycling but I'm a bit afraid with all the traffic in London. Of course  on Christmas day there is almost no traffic in London so it's the perfect day for a Christmas bike ride! The Gerkin St Paul's...

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 at the V&A

This spring the V&A is celebrating the Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 to 2014. It  will be the first major show to examine Italy's rich and influential contribution to the fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present period. I'm quite excited about this exhibition and it's hard to believe that it's the first exhibition of its kind. Sonnet Stanfill is the curator of the exhibition and she has worked with the V&A since 1999. On display will be over 100 different...

Georgia Hardinge for River Island

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Lulu Guinness Press Day SS14: ARM CANDY

Lulu Guinness is one of my favourite brands and Lulu Guinness herself is cute as a button - it was delightful to meet her at her press day. The Covent Garden shop was transformed into an old school confectionery sweet shop a with colourful hard-boiled candy, stripped paper bags and balloons. Humbugs were one of the favoured sweets, inspiring perspex clasps and Guinness' iconic black and white stripes reworked in many different forms, from small pouches to everyday carrier bags. The new...