It’s been awhile since I did an outfit post and this is because I find it hard to do photos of myself these days. Last weekend I went around Hackney and Bethnal Green with a couple of friends and managed to convince (force) my good friend Ross into taking my outfit photos. Thank you Ross, for being so patient! Read on for more details and some funny photos!
Yesterday going to an Instagram meetup with Ryan, Raffe and Michel was part of the plans for the day, after my visit to the salon (more on that during the week). When that fell through, I thought I’d take Michel to Brick Lane and Shoreditch, as he hadn’t been there yet. We walked around for a bit, took a few photos, rummaged through a couple of the vintage shops and ended up getting drunk on cocktails at the Brick Lounge’s happy hour – 2 cocktails for a tenner until 9pm, hello?
Yesterday I spent the day out with a few fellow Blogcadettes – Sarah from Laughing Medusa organised a Blogcademy reunion in East London. It was a small group but we had a lot of fun. We had lunch at The Diner on Curtain Road, close to where they usually do the Blogcademy Workshops and after gorging ourselves on burgers, fries and milkshakes, we went for a wander around Broadway Market. I’m not sure if I’d been there before but it’s always a bit of novelty. Lots of good food, some interesting antiques and vintage clothes on display as well and I fell in love with a Welsh tapestry cape that I had to fight myself hard not to bring home (I have too many clothes and two Welsh tapestry capes as it is). I did very well on not spending money on things I don’t need and I’m now publicly patting myself on the back for it.
I have to say that the East part of London must be one of my favourite areas – there’s so much colour and style to look at, that makes the West area where I live seem boring and uninspiring. I like the fact that just by walking on the street, you are immersed in art – so many murals and other details to fill your eyes with. As street art is so ephemeral, every time you go out there is a surprise. It’s like walking through an ever revolving public art gallery and that’s amazing. Sometimes I find myself wishing my office was in that side of town, so I could live around there. There really isn’t much stopping me from moving to East London, except the prospect of an hour commute on each side of the working day, which I wouldn’t want to do and would make my life even more tired than it already is…
I didn’t take all that many photos yesterday so I thought this would be a good opportunity to share some East London photos I took a while ago that I never got around to sharing on the blog. Have a great Sunday!
Typography is everywhere. On street art, shop signs, made of neon, paint or printed on paper. The possibilities are endless. All photos taken in East London.
Street art, old buildings, markets and people. Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Hoxton. That is all.