Wednesday, 29 February 2012

From Russia with Love

We're huge fans of Ulyana Sergeenko here at Cellardoor (you may recognise her debut collection that we featured in our last issue) so we were pretty excited to see what the Russian designer had come up with next. And we were not disappointed! The collection again mixes that old Hollywood glamour with eastern-european chic that Sergeenko does so well. 

Monday, 27 February 2012

(Fred &) Fran-tastic!

It’s just too easy to go to Starbucks. The drinks range is so large that it’s impossible to NOT like something, there is a choice of snacks to suit your mood, the Wi-Fi is free, and last but not least, they are EVERYWHERE.

But what do you do if you live in an area without a Starbucks?! Yes, such areas do still exist and Stoke Newington is one of them.  Well fret not, ‘No Starbucks’ doesn’t equal ‘no coffee’ in Stoke Newington. Nothing of the sort.  Instead, N16 offers such an abundance of coffee shops, tea rooms and cafes that making a coffee decision usually requires a flip chart and a lie down.

Fred & Fran is one of the abundance. Found on a quiet residential road, a minute away from Stoke Newington Church Street, Fred & Fran is a small, simply decorated and cosy ‘Artisan Coffee House’, serving, as well as Square Mile coffee, a good selection of drinks, homemade sandwiches and cakes.  As well as a wealth of natural daylight, and help-yourself water in retro milk bottles, Fred & Fran boasts the friendliest staff this side of the Thames.

If you’re in the area and craving some caffeine, head to Fred & Fran. The chocolate, mandarin and almond cake is worth the trip to N16 on its own.

Fred & Fran: 55 Kynaston Road, London N16 0EB

Friday, 24 February 2012

Marni x H&M

We're so excited for the launch of the long awaited Marni collection for H&M which drops on the 8th March. The previous designer collaborations with the Swedish clothing brand have always created a massive hype, however we think this one is by far our favourite!

The collection, which includes menswear and accessories, features an abundance of the signature Marni prints as well as cute embellished collars and wooden platforms. We're particularly loving the matching spotted pencil skirt and jacket!

We'll see you in the queue!

Thursday, 23 February 2012


So as you may have noticed, last night we unveiled our mini issue. Although it may be a little smaller than usual in size, that doesn’t mean it’s not still as jam-packed with fantastic features for you to enjoy!

We've got a fantastic interview with fashionista and The City star Louise Rose, a guide to the best hidden spots in London, a peek at what we're listening to on the Cellardoor stereo and not to mention some beautiful editorials from some very talented photographers and stylists. 

 So go and take a peek and let us know what you think

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Meet... Daisy Butter

We were first introduced to Michelle's blog when she wrote a lovely feature for us last year, and we've been hooked ever since. Read on to find out a little more about the girl behind the blog...

Ok, first up who is Daisybutter? Daisybutter started as a revamped, fashion version of a MySpace blog and graphic design site that I ran way back in the day. I can't remember how I chose the name, but avid Harry Potter enthusiasts might have a clue! Daisybutter is a UK based fashion and personal style, full of outfit photos, inspiration and styling tips/ideas thrown in for good measure.  

How long have you been blogging, and what made you want start it in the first place?
I've been blogging on and off since about 2007, but Daisybutter really came into its' own in January 2010. I started it after having read a few of the 'big' blogs religiously, and I even documented my outfits on a fashion forum; starting this blog seemed like a natural progression!  

What inspires your blog posts?
Things that catch my eye, things that I'd potentially read about, outfits that have helped to improve my mood in some way for that day, anything goes really!  

How would you describe your style? 
I would describe my style as mostly classic, sometimes a little eclectic and kitsch/cutesy, with lots of layers and textures.  

What three items can you not live without?
 My phone, a good skin moisturiser and coffee!  

What do you get up to when you're not blogging? 
Usually at Uni, perusing Topshop (in-store and online - whoops!) or cosying up with a good book or film.

  Tell us something no one else knows about you... 
I really like to alphabetise! Bookshelves, magazines, even the bookmarks bar on my laptop. I think I have a problem...  

And lastly, what's your favourite thing about Winter?
 Having an excuse to wear all of my favourite knits and to pass up nights out for hot chocolate evenings

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Mr Kipling

World famous accessories brand Kipling celebrates it's 25th birthday this year. To celebrate and collide with the fashion week circuit it has produced a creative remix project called 'play with bags'. For this extra special project it has recruited 8 of the industry's most respected artist's, one from each of it's best selling countries.

Representing Britain is Rankin, whose exclusive to Kipling print focus' on this graffitti style trademarks and tongue in cheek british humour. The piece's will be moved to Selfridges later this year for exhibition.

Other favourites among the project are French stylist Vincent Gapaillard and Alex Salinas from Kipling's native Antwerp who has created a cracking piece out of Kiplings classic's bag to imitate the brands monkey logo.

By Lois Clark


Li Wei

Sarah Illenberger

Javier Mariscal

Paul Graves

Vincent Gapaillard

Prince Lauder

Monday, 13 February 2012

Sweet Valentine's Treats

What is it about food in the shape of a heart that makes it just look so much more appealing? Who knows but it really does!

Whether you're spending a romantic Valentine's Day with your beloved or are flying solo this year, we hope you find some time to whip up some delicious V Day treats like these.

Prop styling and photography Hannah Irish 
Food styling Alexandra Burleigh

Friday, 10 February 2012

Winter Warmer

Siberian weather eh? It wouldn’t be so bad if it was still Christmas... staying snuggled indoors with as many mince pies as we could cope with, watching slushy films, and knocking back mulled wine... But in February? When it’s already the shortest, darkest, gloomiest month? It’s just cruel. 

 So if you’re in need of some spirit-lifting, cockle-warming, rage-stopping chocolate, why not have some with a kick?  

Cellardoor’s Chilli Hot Chocolate

 Serves 2  Milk (enough for 2... depending on the size of your mug!) 
1 fresh red chilli 50g of dark chocolate (the darker the better!!) 
1 tsp honey   

 • Make 2 small incisions into the chilli and place in to a saucepan of milk, warming slowly on a warm heat.
 • Melt the chocolate in a Bain Marie (or microwave) then add the chocolate and the honey to the milk. 

• Heat for another 5 minutes, until the milk thickens and the chilli has had an impact.

 •Remove chilli and drink from your favourite mug.   

Sofa: essential. Slanket: optional.   

Friday, 3 February 2012

Can't Fight the Moonlight

We love these wallpaper designs from the French decorative painting studio, Bartsch. They use traditional printing techniques from the nineteenth century, to create luxe wallpapers that feel hand painted. We're smitten with the Cotton Cloud print.. ewe need to get our hands on a few rolls!