Saturday, 15 November 2014

Lost kitten in London

One sunny weekend in September my boyfriend's brother came to London for a visit, so I devised a plan to show him the best bits. Some of these were old haunts and some were new to me but all in all it was a great day. I spent about two hours getting ready in the morning, not because it takes me that long to get ready but because my boyfriend and his brother didn't get out of bed until the early afternoon after a night of heavy brotherly drinking. I digress, the point is, I put on waaay too much eyeliner and mascara, as well as a couple of super cute temporary tattoos from Hello Harriet and Fickle. The outfit on the other hand is one I wear almost all the time, I have about four tops I regularly layer under this dress when it gets cooler.

In this post I thought I'd share a couple of the places we visited, which are also some of my favourite places in London. I hope you're inspired to visit them!

wearing
dress, top and bracelet // second hand    necklace // Made    UP 24 // Jawbone    temporary tattoos // Hello Harriet and c/o Fickle

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Sticky Wings
First stop to cure a couple of hangovers: buffalo wings from Sticky Wings. This is a restaurant I often stop at after People Tree events, it's only a block away and delicious, I can't resist. Make sure to try the ranch dress, it's incredible. 
Gelupo
This was the first time I visited Gelupo but I have been back several times since, my favourite ice cream cafe in London. The ice cream flavours change from day to day and there are several ways to enjoy the ice cream. My favourite is a scoop of ice cream served floating in hot chocolate, yum! Also a great place if you prefer sorbet over ice cream, there's a healthy spread of both.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Fix.Up.Look.Sharp

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the launch of Fix Up Look Sharp in London. Fix Up Look Sharp (named after Dizzee Rascal's song) is a brand of upcycled clothing made from donations to Clic Sargent and the proceeds from selling the clothes then goes back to Clic Sargent. This follows in the trend of charities creating in-house brands based on upcycled clothing, such as TRAIDremade. It's a great way to use donations that cannot be sold because of defects. The collection is small so far but I'm hoping to see some great things, check out the collection of Christmas jumpers (the cat one is my favourite). Some of my other favourites are this pair of dungarees and this cropped sweatshirt that I'm wearing in some of these photos.

wearing
top and skirt // People Tree    boots // Vagabond (eBay)

Friday, 17 October 2014

Butterflies in space

Look at my hair: it's blonde! I did it right this time, plenty of bleach in the right places and a nice dose of toner! Actually my hair is pink now but I've had a backlog of posts and didn't like the idea of my hair colour switching up between them. I could do a post detailing my hair dye process if anyone is interested. These photos were taken in front of a beautiful mural just off Brick Lane. I'm a sucker for all things space (I do want to be a space princess after all). It also matched the colours of my outfit, and I'm also a sucker for colour coordination.

These last couple of posts have been People Tree heavy. I would say it's just a coincidence but I left France early to attend a Fairtrade Foundation press day at which People Tree were present, after which I was invited to the Street Style shoot and the next weekend there was a sample sale! I'm a sucker for sample sales so naturally I was there. Got myself a dress and a skirt, a modest haul by previous standards.

There's another sample sale this weekend, tonight and then again on Sunday. For those interested, click here to find out more.

wearing
dress // People Tree    cardigan // Zara (old)    bag // vintage (my mum's)    shoes // Swedish Hasbeens