Monday, April 5, 2010

My Favs: Brix Smith-Start

Brix Smith-Start is nothing short of a hurricane of energy who has done (and is doing) the coolest things you can imagine.  I met Brix a little over a year ago on a whirlwind weekend trip to London.  My fellow traveler had met her on vacation a few months prior, and I was thrilled to finally meet the person he went gaga over.  So, a bit on Brix: She was a guitarist in 80's band The Fall and is now a fashion personality powerhouse and bellwether of up-and-coming trends with her three shops in the Shoreditch section of London: Start for women, Start for men, and Mr. Start bespoke.  Not to fret my fellow Americans!  Start's website ships globally ( all you have to do is convert those pounds to dollars.  And, if you want to climb into the mind of Brix, check out her Start Television YouTube channel for the latest on her fashion picks, an insider's eye on buying trips and fashion week, and most importantly....the crazy fun that ensues.  I hope you all enjoy the first  Schitty-Chic My Favs from across the pond!

Beauty Products
Lipstick - Laura Mercier
Shampoo - John Frieda
Moisturizer - Dr. Sebagh
Hair Product - John Frieda Serum
Perfume - My bespoke concoction with petula and grapefruit
Toothpaste - Colgate Whitening
Nail Polish Color - Nude for fingers, fuchsia for toes
Where do you get your hair cut? - John Frieda London: cut by Gary Glossman, colour by Susan Baldwin

Jeans - Prps
Underware - Hanro
Sneakers - Victoria
Watch - Cartier
T-Shirt - Rick Owens
Day Dress - Maison Martin Margiela
Day Bag - Mulberry Alexa in tan
Evening Bag - Pauric Sweeney
Favorite Accessory - My diamond ring
Favorite Designer - Maison Martin Margiela

Where do you live - Shoreditch, East London
Favorite Art - Claes Oldenburg
Sheets - Handmade
Coffee Maker - Cafetiere (French press)
Stationary - Smythson
Flowers - Passion flower
Gadget - iPhone
Neighborhood Restaurant - Bistrotheque
Drink - Vodka
Dessert - Iced frozen berries with white chocolate sauce from The Ivy

Discovery - I have a photographic memory for colour
Who inspires you? - People who do random acts of kindness
Necessary Extravagance - Flying business class
Favorite Charity - Guide dogs for the blind
Movie - A Clockwork Orange
Vintage Store - The Marais district in Paris
Favorite Hotel - Kasbah Tamadot
Colors - Blue, fuchsia, and black

Images courtesy of Brix Smith-Start,,, and

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