Modes and More | Shop

Head stylist Taheed Khan caught up with Susie Nelson, founder and owner of Modes and More, a stunning vintage fashion boutique based in Pimlico, London and talks vintage finds and couture!
 What inspired you to open a shop?
 I had been mulling over the idea of opening a shop, whilst at my previous premises at a unit in an antique market. The market was badly flooded in August 2014, and we were out of business for nearly four months. Whilst waiting for the market to dry out and be refurbished, I did a walk about and leaflet drop around Pimlico and Westminster and was tipped off about my current premises.
Describe your personal style                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Relaxed elegance

What makes vintage designer special?                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Its individuality  and the quality of the fabric, print and design

 The best piece you have ever come across                                                                                                           
  1960s pink Hartnell cocktail dress trimmed with ostrich feathersa Thea Porter silk gown and a 1940s champagne bottle handbag
What stylish era gone by would you like to go back to for a day                                                                      
Definitely the 1930s

Three favourite designers you love coming across?                                                                                                                                                                                            Thea porter Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent

Who are your style icons?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vivien Leigh, Bianca Jagger and Jacqueline Onassi

We love the girl boss at HOC – describe your average day                                                                                                                                                                               On an average day I walk my dog on my way into the shop. I’ll have one or more appointments with stylists for editorial or celeb work.  I’ll then update our online shop and our ‘shop’ on First Dibs and Open for Vintage. Dealing with customers, chasing late returns, researching specific requests and rearranging the store are also part of the day-to-day routine.

You’re stranded on a desert island – you’re allowed 3 things – what are they!                                                                                                                                   Coffee machine, radio, hair straighteners

Favourite holiday destination                                                                                                                                                                                                                            France and Thailand

To see the latest iconic pieces available at Modes and More – visit www.modesandmore.com

We featured fabulous pieces from Modes and More in our recent editorial ‘White Kiss’ and the new issue is available to buy at Harrods and Selfridges

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