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Retro Edit

Stella’s American Dream

Fri 1 Jul


London fashion blogger, Stella’s Wardrobe mixes stars, stripes and checks – just in time for the 4 July

With bleach blonde hair, bright blue eyes and a razor sharp fridge, Stella Kattermann is instantly recognisable. This 24-year-old baby doll blogger, aka Stella’s Wardrobe, burst onto the London fashion circuit with a modish pixie crop back in 2007, and she hasn’t looked back since (although she has grown her hair out).  

Her clash-happy style is all about mixing things up, and partly down to an amazing mix of genetics: she’s one quarter Finnish, German, Czech and Russian.

Fresh from a trip to New York, Stella trawls Camden Market for kooky pieces; marrying British retro with a touch of Americana.

Funky Town

I picked this American Apparel body top up in New York and I’ve been looking for a pair of vintage jeans to go with it for while – you can’t go wrong with Levi 501s, they tend to fit my petite frame better. I’m also really into sports tracksuit tops at the moment and Funky Town, which has the most incredible selection of vintage and retro, has great old school ones.  

The Future of Fashion

There’s no better way to finish an outfit than with a pair of sunglasses. I’ve got a massive collection but these retro resin ones from new bespoke sunglasses designer, T. D. Kent (who is part of a new pop-up called The Future of Fashion) are like nothing I’ve seen before. Made with tiny strips of real silver leaf, each individually dropped into the resin by hand in a studio in Cambridge. I’d match these with all-white and a statement red lip.


When I first started my blog, Twiggy was one of my biggest influences – she’s why I cut my hair short and flicked my eyes with thick black eyeliner – so I’ve always been a fan of the mod look. I’d mix up this red and white gingham short sleeve shirt with a traditional Harrington jacket from Modfather to make it feel more contemporary, then finish with a white pair of Superga flatform trainers. I’m obsessed with them at the minute.

Atrium Kitchen

If you’ve ever looked at my Instagram, you’ll know that Aperol Spritz is my all-time favourite drink… and hats off to the guys at Atrium Kitchen, theirs are really good. I used to live in Camden and it’s great to find a bar, as opposed to a pub, to sip a cocktail in. Atrium’s really relaxed – I’d definitely recommend it for after work drinks or a shopping pit stop.