These pics were taken a while ago (yeah, I was still wearing gloves then) but I cannot not use them because:
a) It’s Spring but it’s still kinda cold so I can still get away with showing so many layers
b) I like them and I was happy on that day
c) Mom jeans
You may have noticed that I am posting a lot less and when I do, it’s mostly photos. This is because I have been struggling with health issues (my energy levels haven’t been quite the same) but also because I’ve been making a few changed around here.
You see, when you go through a life-changing situation, you become a cliche. I know I have become one and because of that, have been re-evaluating a lot of things about my life and I have decided that I just wasn’t happy with the way things were going and the cancer was kind of the kick in the butt to actually do something about it. At least, something positive came out of it, no?
I have just realised that the first quarter of the year is gone and because I’ve spent at least one month off work while finishing my treatments, it feels like time has flown by and not much has been accomplished, as sometimes things don’t feel like they have evolved much. That might be only on appearance as I think I have started sowing the seeds of change for the future. I started thinking about what I have been able to accomplish so far this year and realised it wasn’t so bad, after all:
I’m still working through a backlog of nice photos that I haven’t shared here yet. These were taken with my phone (Samsung Edge S6) when I was wandering the streets of Oslo back in September. As someone who appreciates street art, I couldn’t have left these cool photos out. I have no idea who the artists are (except maybe for one of them) so if you have any inkling of who made these, please drop me a comment. Enjoy!
Pez from Barcelona
Recently I headed down to South London and had a great time taking photos of my friend Ross (will share these when they can go public) and exploring an area of town that I’d never visited before. These skate parks are great to be used as backdrops for photo shoots and it was amusing that we weren’t the only ones who had the same idea. Regardless, there was enough room for everyone and even managed to snap a few photos of a couple of random girls, who asked us to take their photo. I obviously had to step in and take one with my camera.
What else is new? Not much, except for the fact that I’ve gone back to work full time and things are slowly going back to normal. I’ve been busy with creative projects as much as possible, focusing on the things that I love doing. I also wrote and illustrated something about social media for bloggers for Talented Talkers and a piece on illustrated Vogue covers for the new online magazine for bloggers Bloggeration (of which I am now art editor, yay!).
Seems like we caught Robbo working on his piece of art!
There will be more exciting things to share but all in due time… For now, just enjoy the street art and I hope you like my new Spring dress (I can’t get over how cute the hearts on the collar are).
Outfit details: Beret – American Apparel; Dress – c/o Joy; Shoes – Repetto; Jacket – Morrissey merchandising.
this was a really nice day out and I loved doing photos at this place. What other spots would you recommend in London for photo shoots that I should try?
PS: A big thank you to Ross for snapping my photos and finding this amazing place!
Recently I went down to the National Portrait Gallery to see one of their current exhibitions: Vogue 100 – a Century of Style. Having attended the event for the launch of the collection of pieces and designers that would be available at the exclusive shop at the museum, it was only natural that I should see the actual exhibition. So I did. This post doesn’t intend to be an exhaustive catalogue of all the photographers and pieces present at the exhibition but rather a very personal view of it. Many important artists will go unmentioned in the next following lines but I stuck to my personal favourites, which I hope you will enjoy.
As the title of the exhibition implies, this has been organised by the NPG in collaboration with British Vogue, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication. Expertly curated by Robin Muir who is a Contributing Editor to British Vogue, taking us on a visual trip down the majority of the 20th and early 21st centuries.