We first met Stephanie Barnes as a customer at The Little Deer but our similar company names (Deer Brains/Little Deer) and the fact we both live in Brighton lead us to become dear (excuse the pun) friends.
Stephanie is a PR professional and mother to inspirational blog - Deer Brains which she set up in 2010 along with Sean Hammet (Now at Urban Industry), Tom Stallard (A fantastic photographer) and creative mind - Spasia. The blog grew out of a love for graphic design and was a place for Stephanie to keep her creative pursuits up. She tells us:
We first traded at Netil Market in Hackney over 3 years ago after a recommendation from the lovely Hannah at Wolf & Moon Jewellery. Since our first Saturday trading at the market those 3 years ago, we have seen it grow and change dramatically!
Netil has an excellent vibe every weekend and this could be largely due to the fact it is the only market in the area that you can actually sit down and relax, chat, drink, eat and enjoy your Saturday. There is a large seating area as you come into the market amongst the delicious range of food stalls, there are also a couple of roof terraces which are absolute bliss in the sunshine.
Above: Earl Of East London, run by Paul Firmin and Niko Dafkos
The market is small....tiny to be exact (!) but has a huge range of stalls and shops making it one of the most eclectic markets we've traded at, ever. The weekly pop up stalls (which is where we trade) are surrounded by more permanent containers occupied by:
We Are Arrow (Handcrafted Jewellery)
Terrone & Co (Ancona brewed coffee)
Arma Glass (terrariums and glass wall hangings handmade by our good friend, Sarma)
The Generals Barber Shop and Bar (£4 a pint don't you know!)
Earl of East London (Lifestyle brand owned by two of the loveliest guys!)
The Market Peddler (Bike Shop)
Plato (Micro Brewery)
The worshipful Little Shop Of Spectacles (Opticians)
Victoria Yum (Cakes and sweet treats that we could quite happily eat all day, everyday!)
To name but a few...
Above: Our Little Deer Stall at the Market.
We can be found trading at the market once or twice a month, sipping on a beer, eating a cake from Victoria Yum and generally having a damn fantastic time! Keep up to date with when we are trading at Netil market on our social media platforms: Facebook / Instagram.
All photos by Jade at The Little Deer with the exception of the first photograph which is from the Netil Market Instagram Page.
Good friend of The Little Deer and all round creative babe - Antonia shows us how she would style some items from our website.
Antonia has teamed this striking handmade silk kimono with a casual olive top and some brown shorts (which we feel really give this outfit a 70's vibe). Finishing off the look with the Fjord Pendant Necklace in Mint by Wolf & Moon and the Salmon Pink Leather Bucket Bag by Rosie Drake Knight, just big enough to throw in your purse, phone and any other essentials!
The Octagon shape sunglasses perfectly finish off this chilled '70's festival' inspired look.
After the shoot (which took place in Antonias beautiful little garden in the heart of Brighton) she headed off to the seafront for a lovely evening tipple in the sun. Some days living in Brighton is pretty great!
We recently launched our Spring Lookbook 'South Coast'. As the title suggests (!) the photos were set along the south coast of England. Over a series of three photo shoots, Little Deer owner Jade photographed two models in a number of different locations, bringing together man made and natural landscapes.
The photos feature Jewellery by Jode Pankhurt and Black Bones and clothing from LBL Boutique and our very own Vintage Boutique. All available online now here - South Coast Collection.
Models: Antonia Mckenzie, Jade Golding.
Photography, styling and editing: Jade Golding