Explore St Christopher's Place | London's most buzzing shopping & dining destination

Before I started Hawkins & Shepherd and subsequently writing/blogging full-time, I used to work for a commodities trading house on Portman Street, which is at the Marble Arch end of Oxford Street. It was a buzzing place of businesses, shoppers, tourists and during the Christmas month of December it can get totally hectic. It's why us 'locals' who knew the area extremely well would walk down the less busy Wigmore Street, which is like taking a country road rather than the M25 at 8am on a weekday, and settle down at St Christopher's Place.

St Christopher's Place is an exceptional shopping, dining, drinking and lifestyle destination in the heart of the London's shopping district, just off Oxford Street near Bond Street tube station. Just look out for the unmissable purple clock along Oxford Street and you'll see the narrow entrance that widens out into the main St Christopher's Place square. 

One of the main draws to St Christopher's Place is the shopping which feels like a cobbled shopping street in a little village but with some major players in woman's & men's fashion. So if you are after brands such as Diverso, Jigsaw, Elliott Rhodes, Kurt Geiger, L'occitane, Malini, Rituals, T Burrows and Whistles in a more premium location then this is your place.

You can certainly get immersed in the buzzing complex which is St Christopher's Place because it has everything. In between shopping, head over to Ruffians barbers for a beard trim, men's grooming treatment or haircut. Or how about a caffeine fix at one of the many coffee shops in the area. If it is dining or drinking you are after then lunchtime and in the evenings St Christopher's Place comes alive, it's busy and exciting with plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from.

We all had such an amazing experience during the St Christopher's Place 2017 campaign video, working with friends in such a fun envirnoment was absolutely great. You can watch the full length viedo below.

Find out more on St Christopher's Place HERE.

Video & Photography by Muse Productions

Stradivarius Launches Menswear Collection Worldwide & In-store on Oxford Street, London

As of the 1st February 2017, Stradivarius launched their menswear collection worldwide and lucky for us Londoners in-store on Oxford Street. Stradivarius are no newbies in the fashion industry as they have been around since 1994 creating fashionable on-trend clothing. Stradivarius are constantly hunting down the latest trends and after browsing their collection online and in-store I can vouch that they have absolutely nailed it.

Last week, a day after they launched, I went into their store on Oxford street which is situated a two minute walk from Oxford Circus tube station. During this visit, I tried on some of their exceptional clothing and managed to put together a couple of outfits to show you for some men’s style inspiration.

For my first outfit I wanted to style the bomber jacket which has been an on-trend piece of clothing for a few seasons now, it’s an all-season jacket, which makes it a perfect wardrobe staple when transitioning from winter to spring and into summer. I’ve styled this black tech bomber jacket simply sticking to a monochrome theme with touches of khaki - a classic casual palette.

On colder days, you could layer the bomber jacket with a t-shirt and some knitwear, however on days where you are rushing around London I’ve opted for a simple tee and bomber jacket combination. The outfit is head-to-toe Stradivarius and of course I had to style this outfit with a pair of slim cut black jeans and trainers. The trainers are very much merging comfortable sports style with casual fashion details. Overall I love this outfit, a perfect look for day-to-night for your weekends away from the office.



My second outfit is touching on the smart-casual, diverse aspect of London life, an outfit that you can head into the office, go for a coffee meeting then out in the evening for dinner and drinks. Once again dressing head-to-toe in Stradivarius I’ve styled this outfit around a navy blazer. Because my first outfit was very dark, I wanted to show a contrast of colours in this second one. So I’ve combined the navy blazer with a crisp white shirt and grey turn-up trousers. To add a little bit of personality to the outfit, I’m wearing a super soft grey scarf and camel, desert coloured boots. Alternatively this outfit would work very will with a pair of white trainers, black or brown shoes.

As always, I love to see how you would style Stradivarius menswear as you are the inspiration to much of what I style myself, so it would be great if you could check out the Stradivarius collection and share your style with me and the brand alike. You can follow the Stradivarius social channels here:

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Photography by Charlie Sawyer