(image courtesy of katieeary.co.uk)
(image courtesy of boxpark.co.uk)
Boxpark, Shoreditch is the pop-up mall that never popped down. A mixture of big name brands and independent labels are housed in shipping containers that are each a masterclass in small-space design.
Playful Promises is a London designed lingerie brand, which mixes quirky, directional design with all things playful, flirty and even a little bit dirty, who also do a lovely line of swimwear. Below: Exotic Parrot Retro Swimsuit £75
2-4 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6GY
Tel: 0207 033 2899
(image courtesy of moveyourframe.com)
For those people who can’t bear the thought of squeezing into their bikini, or just feel like giving their body a little TLC, Frame offers a “Re-boot Camp“. It combines a week-long programme of Frame Signature, yoga, dance and fitness classes with up to date nutrition science informing meal plans.
Located in East London (Shoreditch) and West London (Queens Park), Frame was created with the belief that fitness shouldn’t be a chore. Everything has an element of fun, the soundtracks are great and the staff are friendly. For more info visit www.moveyourframe.com or pop in to find out for yourself.
29 New Inn Yard
Phone: 020 7033 1855
Frame Queen’s Park
27 Beethoven Street
Phone: 0208 960 4849
Last Thursday 13th June, I had the pleasure of spending the evening at Glassworks‘ pop-up shop on the Kings Road, Chelsea London with Carrie from Confined Space. Founded in 2010, Glassworks has quickly grown into the go-to site for modern women on the go who want to shop the world’s leading contemporary designers alongside cool, indie brands. And of all the cool, indie brands to catch my eye, it was my beloved Emma Cook‘s swimwear that did it for me.
Glassworks Pop Up Shop is open until 11th July.
34 Duke of York Square,
Graduate Fashion Week took place 2nd -5th June 2013, showcasing the best university leavers in the UK. George at Asda is proud to be a sponsor and has developed its G21 summer range alongside a selection of hot design talent. Included in the collection are some great prints on swimwear. Prices start from £4.
Want to frolic in the waves like Cara Delevingne in Zara‘s new video campaign? Check out their swimwear range with prices starting at £15.99.
The sustainable style blog From A Confined Space recently interviewed the designer of Auria London, Diana Auria Harris, on the week her collection of beachwear hit Urban Outfitters. Made from 100% recycled polyamide cloth, the beautiful prints are by illustrator Margaret Bowman. Prices start from £45.
Check the full interview here.