Broadcaster, journalist and multimedia consultant Danielle Radojcin is now hosting podcasts and live events at 5 Carlos Place, the multi-venture shop from MATCHESFASHION.COM which launched this week. Below, Danielle tells about her favourite London haunts.
Which part of London do you live in?
I live in Acton. It’s leafy, there are good parks and I’m near the river. I like the small independent shops and restaurants in the area – the secondhand shops on Churchfield Road, the Middle Eastern grocers and the Chapati Club, which is an excellent Indian. I’ll stroll through Acton Park down to Chiswick, browse the charity shops (Fara and Fara Kids on Turnham Green Terrace are the best) and check out the antiques shop on Devonshire Road. I go to Foubert’s pretty much every weekend with my kids for ice cream – it’s the real deal.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given and by whom?
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. As told to me by my dear late mother, and, I’m reliably told by my son, Ninjago’s Sensei Wu.
What are your career highlights so far?
I’m proud of the programme I’m working on with MATCHESFASHION.COM for 5 Carlos Place, which includes The Collector’s House podcast on Apple Podcasts, livestreamed debates and exhibitions. I also love teaching the MA Fashion journalism students at Central Saint Martins – I think I learn more from them than the other way around. When I worked at Vogue as editorial assistant, I got to help out on a photoshoot with Snowdon. That was pretty epic.
How did your job at Carlos Place come about?
I was working with MATCHESFASHION.COM on the launch of their in-app interactive newsfeed, and because of my history working on podcasts, from My Big Idea to Violet Sessions, it seemed like a good fit.
What are your favourite fashion items in your wardrobe?
My vintage suede Valentino blazer in forest green, which I picked up at Reign on Berwick Street; my black and white patent Celine boots circa Phoebe Philo and the charm bracelet my boyfriend bought for me at Gray’s Antiques which has the first letter from each of my children’s names on it.
Which website(s) do you look at most often?
The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Cut.
Do you have a secret spot in London that most people don’t know about?
Sion & Moore, a new gallery project focusing on photography founded by stylist Kim Sion and Lucy Moore, the director of Claire de Rouen. Follow them to find out where they’ll pop up next.
Events in September at 5 Carlos Place include a book launch with Mario Sorrenti, a Scarlet & Violet flower arranging class and a talk by Skye Gyngell. Tickets for talks and events in October at 5 Carlos Place are released on Monday 10th September.