The store, not the oval body laid by a chicken or other fowl.
It's just around the corner from where we live and it's such a beautiful store.
For a long time I walked by it without realizing it was a clothing store; it looked like a mysterious room with a big window with a light gray shade behind it and the word egg stenciled onto the glass.
Then, just a few days ago, on a slightly warmer day than usual for this time of year, it was wide open as I walked by with the baby and, as I had my camera on me, I asked if I could take some pictures.
The space is a converted stable.
It looked ideal, having that long white table to work on, the fabric, forms and other items strewn about.
The very sweet women who work in there didn't seem to mind at all my taking pictures of them while they worked, perhaps they're used to it.
There's another, smaller store across the street but there are no clothes in there. There's always some sort of interesting installation in it though, perhaps it's the "art exhibit" part of the store.
Maybe it's the artisan nature of the workspace that is so attractive to me. I'd certainly know how to cover that whole table with "stuff" in a heartbeat: drawing, painting, and crafts supplies, my computer, camera stuff, and piles of paper and other things which my best friend lovingly calls "the filing system" (Hey, I know where everything is in those piles, true story). It would be the perfect place to do collages of the kind Leslie does on her beautiful blog A Creative Mint.
They've changed the collection in the last few days, no more tartans, no more bowler hats for now.
The colors are gorgeous, very rich or very muted, they cover the spectrum, but I haven't seen anything egregious yet.
I love this store, have I mentioned that? It might be the space I love even more than what's in it, but I must admit all the clothes look interesting and different, and I like the layout of it all.
There's room to see and hear yourself think.
37 Kinnerton Street,
London, SW1X 8ES