If there’s anyone to inherit Anna Dello Russo’s – Vogue Japan’s editor-at-large – crown of undisputed queen of over-the-top street style, it has to be Susanna Lau. The London-based blogger behind fashion website Style Bubble is one of the most photographed and most recognisable fashion individuals at every fashion week, just like Dello Russo. And like the editor, Lau also has a penchant for bold hues and patterns that she mixes and matches to surprisingly great effect.
From left: Susanna Lau aka Style Bubble toting the coveted Chanel Spring Summer 2014 backpack; doing what bloggers do best outside the venue of the Kenzo Autumn Winter 2014 show. Credit: Showbit
Fondly known as Susie Bubble, the blogger has a way of throwing on psychedelic pieces so easily that whenever we see a street style picture of her, we are convinced that an acid-green jacket is indeed wearable. Lau believes in the saying “more and more” and takes every opportunity to dress up. She’s an unabashed maximalist – a breath of fresh air amongst Phoebe Philo minimalists.
So gear up because we are going to try to put method to the madness that is Susie Bubble’s style.
Colour and prints
From left: Susanna Lau at the Prabal Gurung Spring Summer 2014 show; at Rodarte’s Autumn Winter 2014 show; and after the Peter Som Spring Summer 2014 show. Credit: Showbit
Needless to say, colour is a huge part of Lau’s winning fashion. She doesn’t shy from crystal embellished Christopher Kane coats and is a great advocate of mixing prints. Florals and ginghams? Bring it on!
From left: Daydream Nation Pop tee, US$130; Karen Walker Daisy Chain skirt , US$310; Raoul Aria Bell Sleeve dress , US$560; Daydream Nation Saddle Shift dress, US$410; Karen Walker Peace dress , US$235
Go all out and pair a poppy-themed T-shirt with a girlie floral full skirt. If you are hesitant, take baby steps with dresses in both bold colours and interesting prints – there’s no compromising on either in Lau’s world.
Stand out accessory
Headphones are Susie Bubble’s choice accessory. Credit: Showbit
Despite being a maximalist, Lau’s necks and wrists are normally surprisingly bare. Instead of arm parties, the blogger chooses to accessorise with one practical piece – headphones. That’s something we all can get on board with. She likes her headphones so much that she even wore a faux headphone Chanel necklace from the Spring Summer 2014 collection during the Autumn Winter 2014 fashion week season.
Clockwise from top: Chanel silver metal necklace with oversize pearls; Sony wireless MDR-ZX750BN headphones, $249, at all Sony stores and authorised outlets; Jabra Ink Treasure Revo Wireless headphones will be available at Audi Fashion Festival 2014 Styling The City Global Fashion Café at ION Orchard Atrium from April 16 to May 18, 2014
While the Chanel necklace is on top of our wishlist, we assure you that these Sony and Jabra headphones are equally Susie Bubble chic.