The King's Road, has launched many a brilliant career including those of 60's fashion icon Mary Quant and the original punk queen Vivienne Westwood.
|Mary Quant 1963|
|Vivienne Westwood 1977|
|Granny Takes a Trip store circa 1960|
Located in upmarket Chelsea, The King's Road covers just over 3kms from Sloane Square to Waterford Road and has long been recognised as London's mecca for the bohemian and style trailblazers.
Back in the 90's I lived just off The King's Road, in a fabulously stylish flat owned by Minnie Driver's mother Gaynor Churchward (uber style queen) who lived in the flat upstairs. Gaynor was an interior designer and her store Sussex House was on the ground floor and was a treasure trove of fabrics, cushions, curtains and trimmings.
|Minnie Driver (image via abc.net.au)|
It's where I first discovered the mind blowingly gorgeous world of Designers Guild, the visionary Habitat 'shopping as entertainment' concept brought to life by Terence Conran in 1964 and I was even present at the opening of Heal's Chelsea store.
|design revolutionary Sir Terence Conran (image via mydeco)|
|Designer's Guild colour heaven|
|part of Designers Guild shopfront|
|Anthropologie (image via Grey Lemon)|
Want to take a your own little swan down one of my favourite streets? Head here The Kings Road for a virtual 'street sensation' of one of the most wonderful high street shopping experiences in the world.
There is so much brilliance to discover at The King's Road and it will always hold a special place in my heart. If you have never been, it's a must! If you have been, share your stories...