April 9th, 2013
I live in this little corner of London that is so awesome, that I hardly ever leave. Everything that I could possibly want from theater, to great food, to jazz clubs, to large parks, to french class and rhyme time for my little one is within a 5-10 minute walking distance from our flat (and yes, I’ve started to use British words such as flat, lift for elavator, and queue…when in Rome…). And since my little corner is so wonderful, it stands to reason that other corners of London are equally as wonderful.
So, last week we went to Marylebone. It’s this piece of London that is not too far from Oxford Street. It was nice to meander in and out of shops and book stores and observe the locals of Marylebone. And since I only had about two hours in Marylebone, I’ll have to go back soon.
This past weekend, we went to Hackney and I took loads of photos to share with you there.
ps. I had a pair of buckle shoes like in the photo when I was about 12. I’m now so obsessed them; I’m on the hunt for the perfect pair.
March 25th, 2013
Being a street-style blogger for fashion week is not very fun. It sounds fun. But it’s really not. You stand around a lot. In the cold, heat, rain…you name it. And you wait. There’s a lot of waiting. Because in truth, you go to the shows early to wait outside for folks to arrive to said show to do your job. And once you’ve taken photos of folks going in, you then have to, yup, you’ve guessed it, wait for them to come out.
And once they are out there’s the mad rush. What rush you say? Surely, you’ve noticed the same photo of (insert your favorite fashion celebrity here) but taken by different photographers for various fashion magazines and blogs.
And once you’re done taking photos at a show and have ignored the attendees who are fake-checking their phones while all the while posing in the sight-line of several photographers it’s time to figure out how to get to the next show via public transportation.
Take a cab, you say?! Well, most likely if you’re a photographer, you’re freelancing. And if you’re freelancing, you have no budget for such a luxury. Even if you wanted to get in a taxi, that would be a bad idea. Have you ever tried to get around major cities such as New York, London or Paris during rush hour with 30-40 minutes to get across town to a show? Case in point, the photo above of us all walking to Waterloo—at I think it was Waterloo.
When you’re in the ditches doing your job, it’s not fun. But it sure looks glamorous from the other end, doesn’t it. Here are some photos of photographers at London Fashion Week who were spotted by The Guardian who make it look easy. I’m listed among the photographers…..Not my favorite picture of myself. But since I got off the plane from Australia less than 24 hours before and had hours to complete a freelance job before picking up Honey Bunny from the sitter, I’mma be easy on myself for barely having time to put on lipstick that day.
March 19th, 2013
We’re in Rome!! The weather forecast is sunny and mild. Whoo hoo! We were in Paris over the weekend and the weather there was pretty miserable which means that I have not one photo from Paris to share with you. Hopefully, Rome will be good to us (you and me, of course).
This photo was taken in Melbourne. I sat next to Dominique at Cumulus (which serves wonderful food by the way. So wonderful in fact that my sister and I have researched some of the menu offerings and have replicated them to great success. But that’s another story for another day).
Back to Dominique, I kept admiring her whole look so when she left Cumulus, I simply had to run after her. We had a great conversation on Flinders Lane after I took her photo. Seriously, the best thing about being a street style blogger is having great conversations with random strangers.
Dominique’s dress is from Life With Bird. Her necklace is from Salamanca Market in Tasmania and her bag is from Elk, my sister bought the exact same one last time we were in Oz). If you do check out Elk’s website, look at their wooden jewelry section. I have several of their pieces.
March 11th, 2013
London women have great coats. Sadly, when we moved to London, I only came with two of my coats: a Barbour inspired coat and a vintage forest green boucle car coat. I’d like to add a new one (or a trench) to my wardrobe. This lace mustard color trench would be a great start. Burberry has a similar one in Kelly Green that I love.
This photo was taken outside the Burberry London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013 show.