Last night we attended the Susie Bubble event hosted by Portable TV followed by a Q&A with Harpers Bazaar Editor, Edwina McCann. Susie Lau is a very humble and intelligent human being, friendly, warm and stylish. She gave us an insight to what it’s really like being a ”full time fashion blogger” and how far she has come in the past 6 years since the start of her blog. In Susie’s blog she documents her experiences with Fashion by posting an in depth and insight approach to her exploration of personal style, things that she is inspired by & interesting topics. The culture of fashion is a big one with events that she attends, exhibitions, fashion weeks, art gallery openings etc etc. Craft is another, being fascinated with behind the scenes of brands Susie will go deep into the processes of how certain things are made, be it a tweed from the Isle of Paris or the made-to-order Louis Vuitton luggage. This is an important part of keeping the heritage of a brand known, and informing people as to why something might be expensive, rather than the ideology that something is just a brand with a logo splattered everywhere. And of course, talent, Susie loves new and emerging designers, people who are creative and unknown to the world. Funnily enough, after her talk I actually bumped into a girl in the bathroom who I had previously only been in touch with by email, Lisa Twomey. We were both at the event by ourselves so decided to stick together. She is an incredible artist that was featured on Susie’s blog a few days ago @ MBFWA wearing one of her creations (Susie’s picture shown below) and after the mad rush of everyone wanting to quiz Susie on a zillion different things we got to enjoy a few beers with her without the normal OMG OMG I LOVE YOU banter. Lisa made a jacket for Susie (pictured below) and gave it to her last night, it was a hit! Hand stitched and adorned with lace, neon whosey-whatsits, kitschy bejeweled plastic rhinestones, fur, and probably some other weird & wonderful trinkets that I didn’t spot it really was an amazing gift that will be treasured by Susie forever.
A fun fact about Susie? When she was 14 she taught herself HTML and created her own online fanpage for Sailor Moon. Wowee!