Style Bubble's div'ette dishes her rules of fashion. By Christene Barberich
There are few things we love more here at Refinery29 than giving props to true style mavericks—the ones who do their own thing, and do it so well. And there's no question that Susanna Lau (a.k.a. Susie Bubble), the 24-year-old arbiter behind one of our favorite fashion blogs, Style Bubble, falls squarely into this category. Born and based in London, Lau spends her days as a digital media planner at an ad agency. But the rest of her time is spent blogging, styling, and, most notably, dressing Way Up and reporting on every last little satin mini and headband to the world at large. "When I was five, I set my sights on a pair of black patent T-bar shoes and paired them with things that didn't really match," Lau says. "That probably set me on a path of constantly trying different things."
It's this everyday pursuit of the most gorgeously unruly pairings (ie: The Clash works) that has gotten her blog of musings bookmarked a thousand times over. "Living in London gives me a sense of freedom and an ability to not really care about what other people think…most of the time!" she says. "I've always just gone with whimsy and impulses. If I suddenly think to myself 'Bright pink hat,' I just really need to wear a bright pink hat." Naturally, we asked Lau to dish on all the stuff that makes her sense of style stand out. "[The way I dress] isn't just about wanting to be unique, but also not wanting to stand still and settle down…but that might change with time."
How would you describe your style?
Eclectic, hopefully without a genre to define it.
Tell us your essentials, meaning, the items you find yourself always buying, wearing, collecting, replacing time and time again?
1. Gray V-neck cardigans in all different shades, different fabrics, and cuts.
2. Headbands that range from the simple to the ornate.
3. Vintage slip dresses/skirts that I repeatedly buy just to collect all the different colors…the odder the color, the better.
4. Any sort of interesting hosiery; these days, they come in such a vast variety, I think my mission is to amass them all.
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