News for April 2012

Old Truman Brewery

Lately I feel like I’ve been properly plugged in. I’ve been super content. Not ecstatic, but just happy.

I think I’ve got a little groove going with work and I’m just so in love with my job and The Old Truman Brewery. I mean, look at these pics – how could you not love the OTB?

Posted: April 23rd, 2012
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Frieda by Tatty D


Frieda Kahlo by Tatty Devine.

Funnily enough having lived in Bethnal Green for two years I never went up the part of Brick Lane where Tatty Devine have their store. It is a sweet little shop filled with jazzy treats. I really recommend you pop by – 236 Brick Lane, London, E2 7EB (and it’s just been reopened after a face lift – oo!)

Posted: April 21st, 2012
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I’m really struggling to find a new bag.

This is not groundbreaking and not important. I feel vacuous even saying it. But I would quite like to know where I stand in the ‘bag market’.

I am not ‘fashion’ enough for a PS1, not Kings Road enough for an Anya Hindmarch and am repelled by ubiquity so that rules out Mulberry et al. So where to turn? And all without forking out an eye-watering amount (especially as I know that all of my handbags will inevitably be filled with crumbs and pens that have lost their lids, no matter how hard I try to keep things nice).

The above snap was surreptitiously taken in Selfridges when I realised that the Sandro bag sitting on the shelf is the closest thing I’ve seen to the right bag – discreet, roomy, leather.. maybe there’s hope yet?

Posted: April 20th, 2012
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Diner Dinner

Last night was the launch of the Fashion East’s pop-up at START with window displays and a selection of SS12 by James Long and Agi & Sam.

A great time was had by all, especially me – chatting Ludacris with Sam, wanting James Long’s wigs, catching up with Louisa, getting caught in the middle of Pee Wee & Paul’s Paris plans… culminating in dinner at The Diner with MVDHorst, Madeleine and photographic duo Meinke Klein – where we ate a whole lotta meat!

The boys’ collections are in Start and online until 2nd May. 


I’ve been admiring the campaigns and editorials in my stalwart glossies Vogue, ELLE and the like for as long as I can remember. When I was a teenager I used to rip my favourite images from the magazines I would buy with my pocket money and plaster my bedroom walls from floor to ceiling. Nowadays the idea of even folding down a corner of the page distresses me so, thanks to technology, I have found another way of recording my favourite images – Instagram.

I’ve just started taking pics on the app (recently brought to Android and just bought by Facebook) under the headings Ads I love and Editorials I love. Find me on Instagram under katie_jane_rose.

Disclaimer: I also post a hell of a lot of bird’s eye view dinners and cats.

Posted: April 10th, 2012
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My Easter bank holiday weekend has been relatively dull compared to the rest of the UK’s – my Twitter stream was awash with smug families gobbling up roast dinners and taking the kids on trips / hipsters enjoying the excuse to get extra trollied in Hoxton. Having spent the previous working week with a weird strain of flu – and still feeling less than 100% – I was left to loll about the house on my own again this bank hol as both my fiance and my flatmate had to work. I am now rather bored of relaxing/resting up/daytime telly. The above picture depicts my fab Saturday night (what you can’t see is Take Me Out on in the background..). Suffice to say, I cannot wait for a dose of fun, pronto.

Posted: April 9th, 2012
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Michael van Der Ham

I love love love my new Michael van der Ham top.



Posted: April 3rd, 2012
Categories: Designers, Fashion, People
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