Monday, 18 May 2015

Boater

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Asos jacket and skirt
top made by me
River Island shoes
vintage sunglasses
old straw boater
H&M earrings


This is an outfit I really liked but didn't get chance to shoot myself (you can probably tell by the vastly different photography style) - these photos were taken by the lovely lady (oops, didn't get her name) behind the Street Style Carousel out in Spitalfields last weekend. The weather has been beautiful (minus a few notably horrible days) so I have been breaking out the summer straw hats! :)

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Balmain

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original 1940s Balmain dress (not mine sadly)
vintage velvet turban
old velvet gloves
Topshop heels
H&M earrings

I've slowly been repairing this beautiful 1940s Pierre Balmain dress for a friend. Many hours of delicate hand-sewing later, all the rips and tears are fixed so how could I not shoot it? Walking around where I live at 9am in an evening dress and heels towing a tripod was a somewhat weird experience, but worth it for these shots (before a confused security guard told me to go away).

Sunday, 10 May 2015

We Belong to the World

^ Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

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robe from Manchester Chinatown
H&M shirt and dungarees
River Island jacket
Underground creepers
vintage sunglasses
bag from India
embarrassing Christmas-themed socks

This was a pretty basic (for me) scrud life outfit. Scrud life is on the move, packing light, sitting on pavements, hanging out and being chill. Yesterday I stumbled across some very photogenic houses in Notting Hill - now I finally know where everyone takes their Landan blog photos! If I lived there I'd be so annoyed... I literally had to wait my turn to photograph here! Also, I'm still working towards being white but I'm currently really enjoying being blonde/yellow, especially when I find matching surroundings! :)

Monday, 4 May 2015

Canalway Cavalcade

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I's vintage dress
mother's jacket (fluff sewn on by me of course)
vintage sunglasses
Ashley Williams scarf
bag made by E

Ever since I discovered that there's an area of London called Little Venice (I know right, who's ever heard of it??), I've been wanting to visit. May bank holiday weekend was perfect as all the canalboats were decorated and there were kids everywhere and we may have spent a good half an hour eating candy floss and watching a clown perform. :)

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Hotdogs for preztels

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Tinned Bananas bodysuit
silk trousers from a charity shop
Gap denim jacket
River Island straw hat (on a ribbon around my neck)
mother's belt
McQ shoes

So these trousers... they fit perfectly and what a coincidence I found them since I purchased several metres of raw silk not too long ago and was thinking of making some for myself... Ok yeah, the big deal here is that I bleached my hair. I'm finally (about 7 years later!) going white! Hopefully. This multicoloured yellow/orange is but a stop on the way and it was kind of accidental... but I quite like it to be honest. And it's super amusing when my friends don't recognise me on the street. :)

Thursday, 23 April 2015

The Only Place

^Best Coat

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Illustrated People crop top
skirt made by me
YRU shoes
lei from Hawaii
vintage sunglasses
Sekonda watch
earrings from China

Came across these photos from summer that I never posted... Yet another reason to visit California is the architecture. While I'm not a big fan of modernism in architecture (boring glass and straight lines), I love mission-style buildings. I hate everything missions stood for and how they "converted" native people, but damn, did they have some fine arches. These photos were taken in the courtyard of the San Diego de Alcalá Mission. Also, blue eyeliner is my new standard make-up - so simple yet so unexpected. :)

Friday, 17 April 2015

Forget it, Jake

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Sadie Williams x & Other Stories dress
vintage sunglasses and denim jacket
gifted earrings
Topshop boots
father's tshirt

Managed to catch the very last of the golden hour after dinner in Chinatown. I bought this as my Christmas dress but was so ill over Christmas that I didn't manage to take any photos. So here, only a few months late… :)

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Majeur

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Meadham Kirchhoff x Topshop skirt
Matisse tshirt from Amsterdam
Ashley Williams scarf
vintage jacket
Asos tights
New Balance trainers
Pandora bracelet

I wear this skirt rarely because I find it really hard to pair with jackets… But now I have the perfect combination with this vintage jacket! Also this corner of scarf is the perfect size to tie around my neck and I'm not kidding when I say it goes with practically every thing I own. I dare to say it may even be becoming my signature look… must go on a hunt for more tiny silk scarves (slash cut some up…). :)