Brought to you by ‘alternative’ club, Torture Garden and Alexandra, the brain child of Wasted Chic fashion sales, the originator of this large, 40 vendor pop-up event. It’s a new shopping experience for those fashionistas with unconventional tastes. Each event gathers erotic and alternative clothing designers and accessory companies. This hand-picked selection of underground companies are the purveyors of luxe lingerie, hand crafted millinery, shiny latex, leather body harnesses. Which was all presented against live DJ sets, cocktails and a photo-booth.
McQueens bar offers up three floors of design supremos, couture rubber, custom corsetry, elaborate headwear, exotic jewels and up-market bespoke interior design. This award-winning venue in Shoreditch, feels like you have been transported back to Studio 54 or BIBA back in the 1970s. Very stylish, and with cocktails for just £5, very decadent too.
Not only were 99% of the items for sale, but you could talk to the designers, discuss your requirements and pre-order something special and unique, in time for Christmas, New Year or even Valentine’s. A great opportunity to just meet with them too. It gives unique, alternative traders, artists and artisans a chance to showcase a vast selection of wonderful items.
The pop-up photo studio downstairs was supplied by by Andy of Gothic Image. Quite a few had come dressed to impress and had their portrait shot. www.gothic-image.com/galleries/Featured/index.html
Le Boutique Bazaar took me quite a while to get around due to an abundance of stalls. I met with Amoria from Kin-key Interiors (Kin-key.com), unique as they provide everything you need for erotic home, room or event. Melissa Tofton makes very intricate and complex leather body harnesses and collars (melissatoftonleather.com). everything you’d need to piece together the perfect outfit. Each event draws in the most stylish of shoppers, all looking for a Christmas treat and something special to wear for the festivities.
Le Boutique Bazaar from 12-6pm at McQueen, 55 Tabernacle Street. Entrance is £5, for further details visit www.facebook.com/leboutiquebazaar
For the ultimate shopping experience, with the best of London’s alternative fashion scene
Kiss Me Deadly
Itsy Bitsy Vintage
Lady Lucie Latex
Engineers of Desire
Titmore & Asspley
Nearer the Moon
The Blue Hour
Dollies Little Follies
ROOM 3 ‘THE KINKY BOUDOIR’ (DOWNSTAIRS):
The Model Traitor
Kin-key Interiors Kin-key.com
Also the FITTING ROOMS (& TOILETS )
Photos taken at Le Boutique Bazaar November 30th by MarcusT Photography