IN DA HOUSE: CHARLOTTE ARTHURAugust 30, 2013
In Da House is back – nosing through the keyhole at some unique and original Urban homes.
Last year we
broke into explored the vintage den of Head of U.S Decorative Home, Christine Doobinin, a pretty chic crib owned by VM manager Kate Blower, and the East London Dutch barge boat of Social Media man Simon Smith.
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For the glorious return we bring you the home of Visual Merchandise Manager Charlotte Arthur from UO Spitalfields. VHS hoarding and vintage clothes galore…
UO: Hi Charlotte. What’s the best thing about living in your house?
CA: The best thing about my house is all the girls I live with – otherwise it’s just like any other home! It’s unbelievable how much stuff we have managed to cram into it – the storage just keeps on giving.
UO: You room is like walking into a vintage store. Who or what has influenced your style?
CA: My Mum and Dad have probably been the biggest influence – my Dad has given me half the clothes that I own. I think my biggest problem is that I love anything and everything – probably why my wardrobe is so vast!
UO: What are your 5 favourite pieces in your wardrobe?
CA: My five fave clothes…
Purple Maxidress (from Dad)
Gaultier Bomber (my Mum’s)
Mexican dress (Urban)
Dog shirt (from Dad)
Blue sequin top (from Dad)
UO: So…nice organ…where did you acquire that?
CA: My organ is from ebay and it’s the best £5 I’ve ever spent! I also have a piano, a Casio keyboard, a Melodica and a miniature accordion – but I need to fix the hand straps for that.
UO: Elvis fan?
CA: MASSIVE Elvis fan, though nothing compared to my Mum. We’re still yet to make it to Graceland.
UO: That’s a lot of VHS…what do you watch the most?
CA: My favourite VHS would have to be Strictly Ballroom or the Golden Girls recorded off of TV years back. We were very kindly bought a brand new VHS player recently, so we can watch them all again.
UO: Which Golden Girl would you be?
CA: I would love to think I was Blanche but I reckon realistically I’m more of a Dorothy. I don’t know… that’s too hard!
UO: We love this question. Your house is on fire! (don’t worry its not) You can only grab five things to take with you…what do you take???
CA: House on fire I would save:
Great Grandma’s perfume
Strictly Ballroom vinyl
Pic of my Mum and Dad
I forgot the other thing! Oops!
UO: What’s the story behind this teeny tiny doll with the beehive?
CA: My mum bought her back from Barcelona, such a cutie
UO: Can we talk about your first pair of trainers?
CA: My first trainers! Lucky me, I would love to be able to squeeze my toes in them still!
UO: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
CA: If I could live anywhere it would have to be London! BORING but true. As long as I could be somewhere sunny with a beach for half of the year.
UO: What’s your favourite dance move?
CA: My favourite dance move? Everything flaying about at once – or I do enjoy just wriggling about.