Regarding Perrenial Red and Pallor

I get requests to show more of me on my blog and then I go over board! Forgive my self indulgence, it was a sunny weekend in London and it is a rarity for us to have such good light. Naturally this became an occasion to dress up for!

Please do join me in my stroll around some of my favoured places in the East End.

Red, Blue and White
Shoes from Office. Tights from Tabio. Peg Legs from Agnes B. Crop Tee from Oasis. Earrings from RI. Brooch from flea market in Cape Town and jacket from some shop in Italy (Hiro brought it back for me).

Pin head! Curls pinned in place. Have you tried the Shiseido "Ma Cherie" mousse wax? It kept my hair in pace all day and with a nice sheen to boot.

A thoughtful gaze. Little things amuse my little mind, like funny shaped cracks for instance.

We found some abandoned mattresses. A perfect place to rest for a quick pose...as you do!

Last week there was an abandoned sofa here. I suspect that it may have been part of an al fresco crack den. It is now gone and so here I am wondering who took it!

Along the way to Columbia Road a post box caught my attention. "It's red!" I exclaimed with certain delight......I match it perfectly.

No talking! Let's pause for a while and think. I would be happier with this Jacket if I could change the buttons. I shall!! I shall change the buttons!

Columbia Road, London
Place where the flower market is held every Sunday. Place where you can find a plethora of things to look at. Look out for the Chorley & Buddug shop. It is a sight to behold. This Paris bourdoir.

Flowers and foliage everywhere! Wheeling and dealing and bargain making. Oh and Ryan Town in the background. You must pay this little shop a visit if ever you are in the area!

Time to stop for tea! No outing is complete without a cuppa tea!

I found the most wonderful cafe!! I cannot wait to take my sister here at the weekend. From outside it looks like the tiniest tea stop around....but it ain't!

Lemon layer cake. Light, not too sweet and positively delicious.

Must you stick the camera in my face when I am trying to talk to you Hiro? x I suppose that now would be a good time to talk about makeup?
MAC Russian Red lippy, Kate Super Sharp Liner, UD Sin eyeshadow.

Ah my industrious photographer for the day, stops for a nice cup of Earl G!

A reminder! Yes we still have to find some new shoes. I love Hiro's grandad inspired look. I am also on a look out for a hat pin for him......His Trilby is begging for a shiny fing! Incase you are wondering the pair of brogues he is sporting above were bought in Russell & Bromley 2 years ago.

Back in da endz!! E8 x
I have eyed this graffiti from the top deck of my bus and have been meaning to go and have a butchers before the new development is plonked on the plot. Such a fab photo! Street art is here one minute gone the next, I feel the need to capture it while I can.

I was overjoyed and got that WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW wonder feeling again when I came around the corner to see so much more than the lonely figure.
This is not what Tourism for London will have you see! It is a reality, listed buildings coming apart before our eyes. To me however, this is beautiful. It was once someones home.

Behind the wall where everyone walks.... lies a fridge!

Oh dear! Me again.

I am thinking - I wish I could buy that building.

Friends!! Why do they look so scared?

Home again.
Now to look at my purchases from Ryan Town.

The tape is a sticky fing of wonder and perfect to strengthen my tights and leggings box that is currently busting at it's seams.
Do check out Rob Ryans website below...HE IS BRILLIANT! I shall add the links on this post to my Preferred Purveyors Page for your reference.

I do hope you have enjoyed my post as much as I enjoyed my Sunday.


  1. too much abt this post i like. there is a lovely color combi throughout the first few pics of white, black and red. gorgeous

    i want to go there for tea too!!

  2. Top of the morning to ya fashionista! :D

    Much love from Seattle!

  3. I love love love your outfit! And Russian Red looks fantastic! I'm glad you bought it :) Are the post office boxes different colours? Here they are all red (though not nearly as lovely shapes... they all look the same, too).

    The tea shop looks GORGEOUS. The background of that, and your shots of the graffiti are equally striking.

    Also, I love that tape. I have yet to find a store in Calgary that sells Deco-tape, but I will someday!

  4. love your post !! OUTfit/Makeup & HAIR especially!! and im exremely jealous of your boo's shoessss =]

  5. What a brilliant post! I envy how you can photograph so variedly and evoke so many different personae and eras!

  6. Hey girl two great posts from this weekend.
    You are such a tease and havent told us where that cool coffee shop is - do tell.
    Also loving the pin curls. Thanks for the tip about the moose wax. Xx


  8. I like your life style posts very much - the more the merrier please!!
    Love your hair style and red lippy in these photo shoots. How cute are those red earrings!! You do look like Kristin Scott Thomas in 'Gosford Park', from that era. The film might be overly plotted, but Kristin Scott is gorgeous, so are you!!

  9. Looks like a great day!! I love the style that you both have!! I remember my grandpa owning a pair of shoes like Hiro's..fab!!!

    Your retro look is perfect for you!!

  10. I love love russian red on you! You look fab! <3
    I also adore how you did your hair ^^

  11. the silent one...8 March 2010 at 21:54

    love all the pictures of you! so lovely as usual dear :)
    wishing you a happy week!!

  12. ♥ you and hiro in these photos - especially you in that 2nd pic! i'm rather surprised you just got russian red - if anyone were to own that classic red lipstick, it would be you :)

    it finally hit me as to why those stick figures looked so familiar...they remind me of the cyanide & happiness web comic! http://www.explosm.net/comics/1978/

  13. I love how you both share such a unique sense of style! Your curls remind me of a doll's, especially when paired with those red shoes :)

  14. Ohh I wanna have tea time with you!! :)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this vintage retro look on you! The curls in the pinned hair are absolutely adorable! And no one does sexy red lips like you!!

    Thank you for always sharing the London life with us! Whether it be through some dope street art, or shopping locales, or just random pics! I love it!

  15. so adorable I die! :D

    Love the look, love the red lips and earrings!

  16. uhmmmm why are your new posts just the bestest ever?! i am lovin' the fact that you and hiro are takin me around town!! MORE MORE PLEASE!

    ps. at least u have guts to be in pictures, i don't wanna be in any of mine right now (i dont know why, lol)!!!


  17. love your londontown pics! I have never been to those places before.. hopefully check them out one day when im back in UK ^^ what a combo - the blazer, hair and red lips - hot!

  18. I LOVE THIS POST. You are so damn cool! Please do more of these!

  19. You are so beautiful, I loved this post It made me uber excited for Summer, exams aside I canny wait to take a stroll around hidden London and see what the capital has tucked away.


  20. Oh. My. Goodness. Your hairstyle is amazing. I don't think I could ever do my hair like that!

    And the red lips with your outfit? Swoon. :)

  21. mmm i need to figure out how to best use storage too T__T i feel like i am running out of space! gah! it's so hard to find good dressers.

    your skin looks perfect!! porcelain.

  22. O EM FACKING GEE!!!....

    see this is why you get 21 commenters...because we get to see this elusive bean pole in action!!!...omgawd i love your outfit...its brilliant...your like a walking ship or shall i say haute sailor...i must say you look rather haute creepy though...the curls do it for me...and the BLODDY WHITE SOCKS!!! and the red shoes....AHHHHHHHHHH i love it all...it makes you look well very london ish...with pale flour face...ughh your face is like a cake i just want to stick a spork in and eat it with my cup of earl grey in a Styrofoam cup!!!

    btw hiro looks rather posh himself!!!

  23. a most wonderful look on you! i also adore the photos :)


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