Susie Lau Of Style Bubble On Her Go-To British Designers And Handbag Essentials

28 November 2012 by

Susie Lau is a blogger, writer and editor who lives in London. Style Bubble is a space where she posts about her personal experiences and showcases the work of up and coming designers - shining the spotlight on young talent. We love her individual style and find ourselves continually impressed by her ability to mix colours, prints and textures in a playful and original way. Read our Q&A to find out more about Susie's inspirations, favourite designers and career highlights...

Grazia Daily: Who is your ultimate style icon and why?

Susie Lau: I'm not very good at naming style icons.  I think the words "icon" and "iconic" are thrown about too easily.  I love free-spirited women from the past like Loulou de la Falaise, Anita Pallenberg and Anna Piaggi but they're not necessarily people I take style inspiration from. 

Grazia Daily: What three items should every girl have in her wardrobe?

Susie Lau: I think everyone should have their own essentials.  These are mine.  A trench coat (it doesn't have to be a classic one though – my favourite one at the moment is a super frayed Junya Watanabe menswear trench), a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo Vara pumps and a grey marl sweatshirt. 

Grazia Daily: What are your handbag essentials?

Susie Lau: Right now, I'm loving the Canon EOS M camera which has solved the fashion blogger dilemma of carrying a bulky DSLR.  I've added some vintage ribbon to the strap so that I can swing it around.  I seem to be wearing it a lot with my Kenzo bucket bag or I hang it around my neck with some vintage chains. 

Grazia Daily: What’s been your biggest fashion faux pas?

Susie Lau: Wearing brightly coloured tights underneath white tights to get a pastel colour.  I realised it made look like I was wearing a very strange interpretative dance costume. 

Grazia Daily: Which shops do you rely on?

Susie Lau: Opening Ceremony, Dover Street Market and Liberty for designer stuff.  Topshop, Whistles and COS for everyday stuff.  Uniqlo for heat tech tops which I buy a lot of. 

Grazia Daily: Who are your go-to British designers? 

Susie Lau: Christopher Kane, J.W. Anderson, Simone Rocha for hardwearing are the ones I wear the most but I love the flamboyance of Louise Gray and Meadham Kirchhoff as well. 

Grazia Daily: What's been the highlight of your career so far? 

Susie Lau: Being asked to be on Woman's Hour on BBC's Radio 4.  The next goal is get on Desert Island Discs. 

Grazia Daily: What's your fashion fantasy?

Susie Lau: If I had bags of money I'd love to be able to set up a fund to contribute to the growth and development of British fashion designers.  Ultimately, I really want to work with young designers because they're the ones I really really believe in. 

Grazia Daily: Who's the nicest person in fashion?

Susie Lau: Suzy Menkes.  I used to be really scared of her at shows but I discovered that she's extremely affable and I have the utmost of respect for her. 

Grazia Daily: What’s been your favourite fashion show ever?

Susie Lau: In terms of shows I've seen in person, I think it has to be Comme des Garcons A/W 12-3.  It was really powerful and I felt like we were all witnessing a seismic shift in fashion.  True enough, that collection has had a big influence on the SS13 shows. 

Grazia Daily: Which Spring/ Summer 2013 trend are you most excited about?

Susie Lau: Elegance gone wrong – see Celine and Miu Miu – I like the imperfections.

Susie Lau is a creative ambassador for the new Canon EOS M, Canon’s first interchangeable lens camera offering simple creative controls. She’s taking part in a series of photography challenges using EOS M and blogging about her experiences at Stylebubble.co.uk. For more info visit Canon.co.uk.


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