= THE BASICS STORE OPENING =

We opened ‘The Basics Store’ on the 15th June and invited all our friends + family to our Launch Party on the 19th June.

With amazing ‘healthy’ White Russians made with almond milk by The Pressery and a barman from Bermondsey Arts Club to mix it all up, the cocktails were flowing and the sun was shining on our brand new store. The Hardihood supplied us with their they-taste-as-good-as-they-look raw cakes – you really must try them – and we spilled onto the road.

Here are a few snippets of the evening – thank you to all that made it down to support us! x

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= THE BASICS STORE =

 Marina London is curating a concept store at 30a Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DP from 15th June – 15th July.

You will find out full SS15 in store alongside some wonderful London based brands, including:

Blake LDN – knitwwear.
Danielle Foster – leather bags and accessories.
Jessie Harris – minimal jewellery
Clarice Price Thomas – architectural jewellery
Avery Perfume Gallery – featuring six different niche perfume brands: Roads, Agonist, S-Perfume, Santa Euralia, Diane Pernet and Avery.
Dear Frances – Made in Italy contemporary shoe brand.

OPENING TIMES

Monday to Friday – 10am-7pm
Saturday – 11am-7pm
Sunday – 11am-5pm

Come + say hello x

 

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47. INTRODUCING † ANNA KERR †

Anna is 30. She is head of marketing and PR at GUY & MAX, a fine jewellery brand known for its innovative approach to designing and creating sculptural fine jewellery. Brothers Guy and Max make all their jewels out of their boutique come workshop in Shepherd Market, Mayfair.

Anna is wearing our violet BEANIE top with faux leather trousers from Zara. Shoes – Office. Trench coat – Massimo Dutti. Bag – 3.1 Phillip Lim. Gold & diamond letter pendant – own design. Rose gold cocktail ring – GUY & MAX. Rose gold, diamond and amethyst ‘Phoenix’ earrings – GUY & MAX.

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SHE RECOMMENDS :

>> V & A MUSEUM – Favourite Museum of all time. Her favourite room is the jewellery room, which contains the most beautifully curated collection of jewels ranging from ancient Greece, to current pieces by Solange Azagury-Partridge.
>> JODHPUR, INDIA – The food and culture are unparalleled. A special place for her is Jodhpur in Rajasthan, also known as ‘The City in the Sky’,  because of all the blue buildings, which are painted the same cornflower blue as the sky.
>> PULQUERIA, NEW YORK – She used to live in New York and misses the great Mexican food at this place in Chinatown.
>> THE GORGEOUS DAILY – A blog for daily inspiration and how she came across FKA Twigs some three years ago.
>> THE JUGGED HARE, Moorgate – A new London pub she was recently introduced to. It’s difficult to know where to look, there is so much amazing taxidermy.  It’s right next to the Barbican, so perfect for pre-drinks.

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46. INTRODUCING † CHI-WAN SAN & NATALI STAJCIC †

Chi & Natali are both 29. They are the co-founders of THE PRESSERY – a raw & organic almond milk brand in East London.
Their almond milk comes in four delicious flavours > ORIGINAL, CACAO, BERRY and TUMERIC (my favourite). It’s super-natural goodness with no preservatives, additives or artificial sweetners. They are stocked in Daylesford & Selfridges too, so watch out for this great product next time you shop and are looking for a healthy alternative.

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>> Chi is wearing our navy RUMI dress with a grey jersey top from & Other Stories. Boots – ACNE. Bag – Vintage Celine. Rings are a selection of – vintage, Phoebe Coleman, 69B on Broadway Market and Charlie & Lee in Vancouver.

SHE RECOMMENDS :

>> ROCHELLE CANTEEN – is her ultimate go-to for any good reason.
>> CONTENT BEAUTY – for all her natural cosmetic needs.
>> SAN FRUTTUOSO DI CAMOGLI – a place in Italy that can only be reached by boat or foot. Go to Da Giorgio Ristorante overlooking the sea for pasta and a glass, or two, of crisp white wine.

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>> Natali is wearing our SILK MAC in navy with grey cashmere from & Other Stories. Jeans – J Brand. Trainers – Gourmet. Short necklace and ring – 69B. Long chain and pendant – vintage.

SHE RECOMMENDS :

>> LIVE THE PROCESS – for inspiring reads.
>> TRIP SPACE – ashtanga class with Francisca Rivas to ‘keep centred’.
>> ROSS BARR – for acupuncture for when life gets a bit overwhelming.

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45. INTRODUCING † RENA SALA †

Rena is 31. She is a public relations and brand consultant for London based fashion brands at > RENA SALA PR.

She is wearing our RUMI dress in navy. Jacket – Chloe. White turtleneck – COS. Bag – George Angelopoulos. Pumps – & Other Stories. Cuff – Marni. Coloumn bracelet – Completed Works. Twisted silver bracelet – from her nan. Bar ring – Jessie Harris. Two rings, stacked – bought on holidays.

SHE RECOMMENDS:

>> GUY BOURDIN - He is one of her favorite fashion photographers, so she is very excited to see this exhibition at Somerset House from November 27th.
>> BALENCIAGA MUSEUM GETARIA, SPAIN - Just a short bus ride away from San Sebastian along the coast is this quaint port town and the largest permanent Balenciaga exhibition. The museum is attached to the house where Cristobal grew up in his hometown.
>> THE BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS FILM CLUB or BYT (‘bite’) – launched by her friend Bridget Arsenault, it features the work of up-and-coming actors and filmmakers. It takes place in London’s Mayfair hotel and the highlight is the (full screen) Skype interview with featured talent following the film.
>> CORDUROY - A New York based magazine by the super talented photographer Peter Ash Lee, who captures a portrait like no other.
>> COMPLETEDWORKS - Fine jewellery brand launched by brother & sister, Mark and Anna Jewsbury last year. They are also currently designing her (soon to be) engagement ring. The countdown is officially on!

We shot her at Somerset House.

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