After all the troubles I had been through to get to Marrakech (see previous post), I was well excited and eager to go out and explore, with a camera in hand. It was now Christmas day and I was staying with my husband and his family in a Riad (a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an internal garden or courtyard) in Bab El Khemis, a very traditional neighbourhood.
Papyrus plant, at the house’s courtyard. It’s the plant the Ancient Egyptians used to make their “paper”.
Planning our outing for the day.
There’s hundreds of decorated doors everywhere.
Texture has always caught my eye and there was loads to look at in Marrakech, marking the passage of time and its effects on our objects.
Come on in. Or maybe not.
In Morocco non-Muslims cannot visit the mosques. Funnily enough, this is a rule that was implemented by the French, when the ruled the country.
What I wore on Christmas day: Coat – H&M (via Ebay), Shoes – Carvela, via TK Maxx, Dress– Mod Dolly (get it here, it’s handmade in London), Headband – H&M
A lot of people decorate their vehicles, which I found extremely interesting.
So these are only a few photos I have taken while out and about. I’ll be posting more as we go along…
Remember a few weeks ago when I went to London to help out with the new Mod Dolly look book? The photos were finally released and I can share them with you. I’m very happy to be part of interesting and fun projects such as this and so grateful to Amy to let me participate.
The photos were taken by Amy He and the models are bloggers Jayne ofJayne’s Kitschen and Emily of Emily Divine. I helped out with the styling and assistance. You can shop the looks on the Mod Dolly website here. In the meantime, enjoy the photos! See all of them on the Facebook page and click like, while you’re at it, yay!
I’m gonna pop some tags Only got twenty dollars in my pocket I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a come-up This is fucking awesome
Macklemore – Thrift Shop
This silly song should be the thrift/charity / op Shopping anthem. You don’t believe me? Check out some more of the lyrics:
They be like, “Oh, that Gucci – that’s hella tight.” I’m like, “Yo – that’s fifty dollars for a T-shirt.” Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition Fifty dollars for a T-shirt – that’s just some ignorant bitch (shit) I call that getting swindled and pimped (shit) I call that getting tricked by a business That shirt’s hella dough And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t.
Poetry, right? haha. Anyway, I wish I could go to good thrift stores / charity shops more often. One of my latest finds is, I think, from the 70’s and cost me £1 from Age UK. They’ve been doing a pound shop recently and they rarely put up anything retro but this one must have escaped the no old clothes policy they seem to have.
Expensive car, cheap clothes.
Deets- Dress – probably 70’s, thrifted at AgeUK, Carnaby Boots – Irregular Choice, via Ebay, Bag – Ahcahcum Muchacha, Coat – Zara (swap with Lili), Cardigan – Zara (sale), Big Ass Beads – Thrifted from British Heart Foundation, Wooden Bangles – thrifted from several charity shops. If you look at the nails you’ll see that I’ve done them in several colours, in the outfit’s colour scheme 😀
Recently I found a vintage shop in Nottingham that I had never been to. I didn’t take that many photos inside, just a couple of snaps with my phone but here is a taster:
I bought a couple of things there – a pair of 50’s spectacles and this cute 60’s ivory and orange dress, with peculiar square buttons in perfect shape, for £12. Not the cheapest thing ever but fairly priced for a vintage shop. Some shops seem to price old dresses like they’re made of gold or something… The fabric feels a bit rough to the touch, I suspect it might have been made for decoration purposes initially but I think it looks great as a dress too. I’m certainly not the first nor will be the last to wear clothes made out of curtains, right Vix?
Details: Dress – Vintage, Coat – Zara (swap with Lili), Bag – Ahcahcum Muchacha , Cardigan – H&M, via Ebay, Tights – Ebay, Shoes – Pull and Bear (sale), Necklace – second hand, from my trip to Sheffield, Sunnies – Moschino, via TK Maxx, Blue Baby Brooch – from the Vintage Market in Brussels.
I’m adding this to Patty’s Visible Monday as it’s that time of the week!
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Hello the Mushroom is a blogger turned urban artist. Check out Instagram at @hellothemushroom for frequent updates on artistic endeavours and adventures!