We love Halloween here at START and couldn’t be happier it’s fallen on a Friday this year. We’ve had our hands in bowls of sweets and have been listening to the Monster Mash since 10am.
This year we’ve made an edit of some of our favourite Furrr-eaky pieces in store for a bit of shrieek style inspo. (Sorry!! We can’t help ourselves). So whatever you are doing tonight, whether it be watching the Nightmare Before Christmas at home, or off raving in full costume; HAPPY HALLOWEEN!]]>
After such a successful Christmas window it seemed only logical to ask architect, Katherine Cannon to come back and help us conceptualize our Halloween display for 2014.
Accompanied by her friend Frances Ulph, the pair came up with a truly magical and bewitching creation. Drawing influences from Native American icons they created fantastical animal heads surrounded by a murder of crows (how appropriate).
No trick, this window is a serious treat and we are proud as punch of the girls for coming up with this one. Swing by Rivington Street if you are in the area and take a look for yourself. Don’t forget to tag @startlondon in your pics too!
Boudoir Beauty Parlour have answered our payday prayers with a Ladies Night this Wednesday 29th. There’s no shortage of treats on offer to prepare for Halloween, including a free file and polish and refreshments and nibbles. All treatments will be available to buy with up to 50% off, and can be redeemed up to the end of November. If all that wasn’t enough, with every treatment purchased you will be entered into a prize draw to win an Obagi Skin Kit worth over £100!
The Boudoir Beauty Parlour (1 Turville St, London E2 7HX) will be open from 12pm – 10pm to fulfil all your grooming and pampering needs. See you there!]]>
Sisters Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley aim to offer a modern twist on a back-to-nature way of eating. Aside from the obvious health benefits for today’s over-worked, under-nourished generation, the recipes are delicious and easy to make. A double bonus!
START is excited to be stocking a limited selection of signed copies of The Art of Eating Well Cookbook by HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY, plus a ‘Boil your Bones’ Canvas Tote for carrying the ingredients for all your favourite HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY recipes! But be quick, the books are selling out fast!
Our mens outerwear edit has you covered to combat most weather condition this winter, without compromising on your personal style. Our top picks include the Woolrich Arctic Parkas, CMMN Sweden’s new take on the puffa jacket, the highly technical Arc’Teryx Veilance edit of urban performance outerwear and Stutterheim’s traditional Scandinavian fisherman coats.
Whether your a girly girl or a straight up tomboy, there’s a shade of pink for you. And don’t you know, pink is the sassiest colour (i-D Magazine, 2014). Channel the trend the START way in with pieces by Sophia Webster, Acne, Sophie Hulme, T by Alexander Wang and of course Mr. Start Woman.
See who came to celebrate the launch of our good friend, Ross Hancock’s beautiful new demi-couture collection, Le Ross!
Guests sipped cocktails courtesy of Martin Miller’s Gin, munched on popcorn from Metcalfe’s Skinny and enjoyed tunes from the lovely, Lou Hayter. Goodie bags were handed out to Le Ross purchases that included a Hemsley + Hemsley cookbook, mini Diptyque candle, a Cleo B travel wallet and Metcalfe’s popcorn.
The exclusive collection will be available to buy in store and online from next Thursday, but if there’s anything you’d like to know in the meantime please email email@example.com or call +44 (0) 207 033 3951. See you next week!
Fall in love with Sophie Hulme’s shearling monsters, Harrold, Maple and Ted, this autumn/winter. With their googly-eyes and cheeky faces, these three monsters have wriggled their way into our hearts and set up home. If you can bare to part with one of these critters, they make excellent gifts!
“ Start has always been special to me and Philip and Brix have always supported me. Being a neighbour and having once worked at START, like the name suggests, it seemed like the best place to start! ” – Ross Hancock
Inspired by a childhood spent travelling the globe, Ross Hancock, designer of contemporary demi-couture brand Le Ross, has always been captivated by the romance and rock ‘n’ roll world of fashion. Hancock’s undeniable talent was first revealed to the UK when he appeared as a contestant on Project Catwalk in 2008, and was established once again in 2010 as he became Esquires first ever best dressed man in Britain, highlighting his innate sense of style.
A true craftsman, everything Hancock creates is made entirely by hand, using only the most exquisite couture fabrics with a keen attention to detail, cut and finish. All his garments are cut using only a ruler and a pencil, no pattern blocks.
To welcome Le Ross to START, we will be hosting an event at our womenswear boutique on Thursday 9th October from 5.30pm – 8.30pm. Guests will enjoy delicious cocktails courtesy of Martin Miller’s Gin and music by the talented Louise Hayter. Ross Hancock will be on hand to introduce his collection, available exclusively at START. If that wasn’t enough the first 20 Le Ross purchases will also receive a complimentary goodie bag full of premium treats including a Hemsley + Hemsley cook book, a Diptyque candle, a Cleo B travel wallet and Metcalfe’s popcorn.
The exclusive collection will be available to buy in store and online from next Thursday, but if there’s anything you’d like to know in the meantime please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 207 033 3951. See you next week!]]>
Don’t miss out on the chance to pre order a piece from the Sandy Liang SS15 collection. Standout styles include the Floral Delancey Leather Jacket, the Mingo Shearling Top and the Romy Pleated Skirt, based on the bestselling Felix skirt from AW14.
You can either secure your pre order by placing a 50% deposit online with the code SLPRESS15, or via telephone order on +44 (0)207 033 3951. The rest of the balance will be payable when we receive the SS15 delivery in January/February 2015. To find out about our Pre Ordering Terms & Conditions please click here.