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How to dress like a Londoner: the Bleach Babe

Posted at 9:15 am, August 5, 2012 in Shopping & Style
Bleach Babe

Looking to assimilate with the natives this summer? Here’s our failsafe guide to recreating the city’s satnd-out styles. Today’s look: the Bleach babe

The hallmark of a Dalston girl is her hair – invariably graduating in colour from normal at the roots to a heavily assisted blonde, a defiant shade of pink/green or leopard  print. Her stomping ground (and, in those 18- hole Doc Martens, we do mean stomp) is The Strip – the section of Kingsland Road anchored by dip-dye hair punk salon  Bleach at one end and snooker hall-cum-hipster hangout Efes at the other. Bleach babe wears band T-shirts celebrating groups who were on stage while she was still  listening to Noddy and Big Ears, teamed with an artful mixture of vintage, Topshop and the odd designer splash-out, such as a mini Mulberry or a pair of House of Holland tights…  frequently laddered from house party dance-offs. She’s first past the post with any trend, even if it’s represented in microformat through the medium of nail art courtesy of Wah.

Leather jacket Topshop, £160
Boots Dr Martens, £105
T-shirt Beyond Retro, £10
Tights House of Holland, £9.60

Nail art Wah Nails, £25
Hair colour Bleach, £80

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