A Little Gem on the King’s Road
When I was at uni, for my sins, I worked on the King’s Road. At that time, (though it was not so long ago), the infamous Chelsea street was home to a sprinkling of stores including, long-standing department store, Peter Jones, of which I have fond memories of buying school uniform with my Mum and arguing about the colours of my sew-in names tags. As well as some great eateries, namely, old school haunt, Chelsea Kitchen where I spent many a Sunday lunch break nursing a hangover with spag bol and the best apple crumble ever. Fast forward three years and the street has changed. It is still the playground of your stereotypical Sloane rangers, yummy mummies and the odd member of the Royal family but now there are plenty of stores and a small selection of great boutiques including Austique.
Last week I attended a fashion show and party held by Austique to celebrate their 6th birthday and raise money for Too Many Women Breast Cancer Charity. They showcased pieces from the upcoming drop of their High Summer and Autumn/Winter ’10 collections. Some of the clothes they showed were fab, including pieces from Nicole Richie’s new clothing line, Winter Kate and stunning numbers from Austique’s own line. The room at exclusive member’s club, Beaufort House, was full of beautiful people, albeit, very similar looking people wearing very similar clothes but beautiful nonetheless.
For these and more, particularly hard to find Australian and American designers, check out their online boutique here or visit their store at 330 King’s Road, London, SW3 5UR.
Oh and a big thanks to Sandra for being my unofficial photographer for the night.