Archive for October, 2012

I know you might not believe me, but I have a number of outfits to post. I’ve taken a fair few snaps lately before  heading down to Shoreditch to work each morning. I just need to take them off my phone and post them here. I will. I promise.

In the meantime, J sent me this photo he snapped of me a number of weeks back. We had been out and about one Saturday visiting potential future flats. We stopped in at this little shop just off Brick Lane where I picked up this sweatshirt because I had misjudged the weather and needed a bit of warmth. The tee I had on was just not cutting it. I popped in to the store next to this door and picked up this matching sweatshirt which J now affectionately calls my Cornelius sweatshirt. I’m sure you get the connection.

New Cornelius Sweatshirt … with matching doors and Nike trainers

We loved the door so much, I made J pose for the blog as well. As you can see, he matched my shoelaces on my new Nike trainers (inspired by the Olympic trend) I had picked up in NYC.

J sporting pink on Cheshire Street off Brick Lane

The rest of the day involved one of intense people watching …

Graffiti Bride on Cheshire Street, London

and then enjoying some of the best live music in our neighbourhood Gillett Square for the Vortex’s 25th anniversary. What a wonderful day it was!  Here are a few shots from that afternoon featuring the Square’s more colourful characters.

Dapper Dancer

She started the dancing.


The People Band

Electric Jalaba – Now that’s an outfit!

This band was FABULOUS as was the lead singer’s outfit. They’re called Electric Jalaba and I can’t begin to give you a sense of their music. So, cool and sadly not on spotify.

Anyway, I wouldn’t say this post is entirely a fashion story but at least I can prove I’m not walking around London in my birthday suit.

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Back in the day, the day in which I wish I lived– you know, when ladies wore girdles, crinolines, gloves and hats– a girl did not have pairs of shoes numbering in the (ahem) three digits.
A girl had one pair of everyday shoes and one pair of “smart” shoes. If she needed to switch it up a bit, she added a pair of shoe clips to her smart shoes.

I have been lucky enough to have had a few pairs of clips donated to me by my Gram and I wear them from time to time. Last week, though, I was commissioned to make a pair for my former boss. So I did. And now I am hooked– can’t stop making shoe clips!

I made these ones because I love the pom poms, but then remembered my cute new polka dot shoes– they match perfectly! How cute are these shoes with the pom pom clip?!

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