GoSee KIEZ : LONDON • GoSee KIEZ : featuring Chrisna de Bruyn's London shopping recommendations on GoSee
London-based stylist Chrisna de Bruyn was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and began her career in fashion on the sunny shores of Cape Town.
Most notably she has been a major contributor and fashion editor to MIRAGE Magazine since its conception.
Being based between London, Berlin and Cape Town enabled her to style many of the beautiful swimwear and fashion shoots in some of the most beautiful locations in the world, and to refine the distinctive 'endless summer' style which Mirage has become famous (and a little notorious) for.
Chrisna freelances in styling, art directing and consulting editorially, as well as for advertising and design houses. She continues to act as Fashion Editor for MIRAGE Magazine.
Her clients include several iconic European publications including Wallpaper, VMAN, Qvest, Polanski, Centerfold, I love fake, Contributing Editor Magazine, where she has become known for her hedonistic, yet playful and youthful styling.
When we asked her what to do after styling, she coolly replied, ‘one day I could see myself photographing nudes as a hobby!’.
Indeed, Chrisna recently started an on-going project photographing nudes in her new London secret garden. She is hoping to publish the project in autumn next year. In the meantime, we recommend you check out her revealing online mood board callmeblonde.
Her commercial clients include MTV-VIVA, American Apparel, Fila, Levi's, Truimph, Sony Music, Heineken, Tuborg beer, MTS mobile, Lingadore Lingerie, Pepsi Russia, ....
She has collaborated with photographers including Henrik Purienne, Laurence Ellis, Thomas Lohr, Daniel Meuller-brunke, Astrid Solomon, Camilla Armbrust, Petra van Raaij, Kalle Custafsson, Sabine Liewald, Misha Taylor, Marguerite Oelofse, Kristin Vicari, Alexa Singer, Christoph Musiol and many more.
GoSee LONDON by Chrisna de Bruyn
Dover Street Market - 17-18 Dover Street, London, W1s4LT
Is 6 levels with a basement full of fashion and home decor. The Market showcases the following designers; Celine, Chanel, Comme des Garcons, YSL, Lanvin, Jill Sander, Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane, Raf Simons, Giles etc. Dover Street Market has launched another market in the Ginza district in Tokyo during March 2012. Here you will have a great shopping experience!
b store - 21 Kingly street, London, W1B5QA
The b store brand aims to offer a modern and accessible concept throughout its shop environment and in its eponymous clothing, shoe and accessory collections. The b store clothing collection represent classic style with a modern edge.
A.P.C STORE - 35 Dover street, London, W1
A.P.C is a french clothing brand and is best known for clean lines, minimal adornments and pale pastel tones. The store was designed by French architect Laurent Deroo. It is 2 floor levels of woman's and mens wear. I like the simplicity of the store.
ACNE - 13 Dover street, London, W1S 4LN
Is one of my Favorite Shops in London. There are 2 stores in London, one in Dover street and in Harrods. ACNE was founded in Stockholm in 1996 by four creatives. Acne witness a space in the market for denim and to create unisex jeans. The store is 4 levels, the top floor is ACNE'S bread and butter, woman's shoes and a complete denim collection, plus a small outside area in among the chimney pots.
More London :
TOPMAN GENERAL STORE - 2nd store with Scandinavian Vibe
DONLON BOOKS - A boutique bookshop
11 BOUNDARY - welcome to East London
SUNSPEL - one of England’s oldest labels in luxury underwear / casual basics
JEANETTES - James Main avant-garde boutique garage on Club Row, East End
1948 - for Nike sneaker freaks a must Go & See
SUPREME - straight from New York
AESOP - home to the brand’s complete line of skin, hair and body care collection
WAH NAILS - East London's first style-centric nail bar, bookstore, gallery and boutique by Sharmadean Reid
GOODHOOD - based in Hoxton, Shoreditch but online worldwide
PRIMITIVE LONDON - a boutique / gallery / event space in a railway arch underneath Haggerston station
MILK - concept boutique
Chrisna DE BRUYN is represented by NINA KLEIN .