[Originally posted on November 2008]
Ask any blogger today to list their favorite fashion sites and Style Bubble inevitably comes up on the top of their list. Founded by the intrepid Susie Bubble aka Susanna Lau, Style Bubble not only serves up a daily dose of all the avant-garde fashion news from across the pond, but also provides readers with a delightful look into the kooky musings of this London fashion plate. Often imitated but never duplicated, Susie is a true fashion pioneer.
Could you please explain in few lines your work?
I see things fashion-related that I think to myself “Me likey!” then I blog about it… Style Bubble is a nutshell, is my own little bubble of a world where I bang on about my observations, experiences and opinion on fashion and style.
You are famous as a “blogger”: could you please let us know more about your work and your day-by-day activity?
My day job is at Dazed & Confused where I commission and write content for the site Dazed Digital. Regarding my blog, I spend about an hour on it every day but the research part of it is basically my life… I write about the things I come across on a day to day basis and the things that pop up in my head…
When and why did you decide to create Style Bubble?
I was bored one mundane day in my 9-5 job in digital advertising and decided to geek out online with a blog, a very selfish one at that.
How do you find working in London? Why did you choose to live there in the first place?
I was born here, went to school here, went to university here… ergo I live here…
Are there any places you’d definitely recommend to any girl visiting London?
Bang Bang on both Goodge Street and Berwick Street, it’s the best designer consignment stores ever with the loveliest staff. Dover Street Market – an obvious choice but it is an awe-inspiring place. St. John in Smithfield for proper head-to-tail British food.
What are your favourite stylists out there?
Anything that Camille Bidault Waddington does is amazing.
Who is the most stylish people you have met in London? Why?
A lot of people are stylish in their own ways… hate naming names and I haven’t met some of these people but I’ve seen them out and about… Roisin Murphy, Daphne Guinness, Fred Butler (an accessories designer), Malcolm Pate (a photographer/videographer), Katie Grand and the little lady that is the storekeeper of 162 Holloway Road, my local vintage store…
What are your favourite magazines?
Another, Dazed (doh…), Let Them Eat Cake, Flux, Monocle, 10, ES Magazine that comes with Friday’s Evening Standard paper (a disgusting guilty pleasure), Nylon Japan, Tank…
What are your personal hobbies and interests?
Baking cakes, making crumbles/pies, seeing films at the BFI/ICA, hunting for vintage furniture, trying out new restaurants, hunting for perfect won ton (so far no place beats my mum’s…), editing crappy video for YouTube, looking for Tara McPherson poster artwork, collecting really old Penguin classics.
Where do you see yourself in a few years time?
Hopefully NOT homeless and living in a cardboard box…
Who is the woman you’d like to see featured/interviewed here?
Lykke Li as she’d give a cracking interview, and an obvious one: Camille Bidault Waddington just because I know very little about her.