Style Profile of Salpie, Bioinformatician, London

By Luke & Sarah from “Kookie of London”

We met Salpie for the first time when she came over to our flat with her partner Eva on a cold English evening for a dinner of Polish golumpki and mash. She came in from the rain in her suede wingtip boots and crushable, German-made hat and won us over immediately. (Her super sweet personality helped too.) Her penchant for combining urban streetwear styles with vintage pieces and walking the long-haired line of androgyny made her the perfect pick for our very first contribution to Qwear, the Style Profile. We’re always inspired by our friends and their friends and the folks that we see everyday so we wanted to share a few images and a brief glimpse at the things that influence the people who influence us. We hope you enjoy.

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Where did you grow up & where do you live now?
London & London.

How do you think your friends would define your style?

What’s your favourite item in your wardrobe?
Hands down my Kurt Geiger boots.

What’s your biggest style challenge?
Finding vintage men’s shoes that fit me!

Which literary figures do you most admire?
David Sedaris, H. Rider Haggard, totally Wittgenstein, Deborah Luepnitz, and maybe Oliver Sacks.

Who’s your style icon?
Tilda Swinton and I am obsessed with Saskia de Brauw in Saint Laurent’s Men’s SS 2013.

Look 1: Trench & Boots
Black Jeans: BDG from Urban Outfitters [see disclaimer]
White Shirt: Mango
Black trench coat: Vintage from Japan
Scarf: Wool & silk, inherited
Boots: Kurt Geiger
Watch: Fossil
Hat: Someone left it at her flat…

Look 2: Leather Tie
Leather Tie: Vintage from London
Brown Pattern Shirt: Vintage Levi Strauss from Edinburgh
Brown Belt: Vintage from London
Black Trousers: Mango
Black Suede Half Boots: Crown Vintage
Gold Watch: Casio Gold Dual Time AQ-230GA-9D

Look 3: Baseball Cap
Jeans: Uniqlo
Blue Shirt: Cos
Black Sweatshirt: Vintage from Los Angeles
Shoes: Nike Air Max Command
Watch: Swiss Military
Black Cap: Lids

Kookie of London gathers and sells hand- selected, pre-owned & vintage items as well as those they’ve upcycled & crafted at their studio in Shoreditch East London. Visit them at