13.4.10

Tales From The Red Telephone Box


Have you seen my dear Fashionistable's blog yet? Well rush over there in a moment for she has an eye for style and is well worth watching for a daily dose of "ooooh la la".

Last week Fashionistable posted a shot that included a red London Phone Box and though I loved the photo, I admitted that I was a smidgen dismayed because I had the very same idea (great minds). Anyway, I did make a promise to post my Phone Box pix and here there are with you in mind my Dear Fashionistable
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I love the City of London on the weekends. It's oh so quiet.
To my overseas readers: please do not confuse the City of London with the West End, for that is always buzzing with a zillion people! What we Londoners refer to as the "City" is actually the financial district of London and but a small part of our metropolis. Those who like their history lessons should note that the City is the historic epicentre from which the rest of today's London branched out from.

I am so glad that in a world of mobile communication that we still have these around for emergencies as well as picture opportunities.








Yep, like I said....dead as a dodo!
My shirt dress was bought for £3.00 in Oxfam. My Ouma would have been proud of me.

So no harm in jumping off the walls of the Bank of London!

I take my fujifilm instax everywhere these days.

I say take your blogging outside into the sunshine.........go on! Who cares if people stop and stare! It's only because they want to join in too.

Love

Old Cow.

26 comments:

  1. I will have a photo in a red telephone box one day. And it's only natural for you to be jumpin' off bank walls!!!! I think we have to make a tag sign for ourselves shortly...

    Instaxxxxxxxxx! wasssssup homie?! u about to meetchor sista in a lil bit!!!!!

    I love it when people stare.

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  2. Somehow the last pic of you reminds me of Amelie taking pictures with her camera in the movie :) Can't wait to see what you took!

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  3. Love the retro look! Great with the red phone boxes!

    You are right! The City (and Canary Wharf, for that matter) are dead on weekends!

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  4. Hey OC, Thank you so much for your lovely comments and the dedication, WOW. I have a great big smile on my face. I love your story and the way you have carried through the red theme with your cardy. The phone boxes lend a filmic quality to the shoot. Your shirt dress is brilliant and at £3 that is what I call a win, win situation. Xxxxxx

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  5. wow, you are so gorgeous again in your polka dot dress and your perfect skin. The theme you picked for today's post is quintessentially London (from a tourist view?) with the red telephone and the quirky fashionista (you).
    They removed most public telephones in my country! Blimey, not that they were pretty as UK telephones (just some poopy neonish green colour) but they were/are handy for those days when I forget my mobile or the battery is empty...

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  6. i love your retro outfit/hair in this post :) and what a great bargain on the dress!

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  7. ohhh, cute! did you have to rip down a bunch of pornographic advertisements for phone sex operators? I saw those covering every red phone booth when I visited London. >.<

    I'm gonna have to try the polka dot dress + red cardi combo since it looks so darling on you!

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  8. I love your dress!! I love all of your dresses!! hehe!!

    You should have done something crazy in the red box...not sure what, but crazy...

    If I have crazy people in my next blog entry, it's YOUR fault because YOU told me to take my blogging outside....are you ready for the crazies of Northern NJ..?? lol

    You look beautiful as always!

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  9. You're so cool! Its weird how Bank is soooo dead on the weekend...its like a ghost Town I tell ya! Im going to start snapping the sunshine too! Expect pics in Holborn since thats where my uni library is and Im living there nowadays :l.

    P.S. you are SOOOO pretty...your nails match the phone box :) x

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  10. I collect telephone box and Lodon Bus money boxes, and now I would like to search for little fabric dolls dressed up just like you in these retro-futuristic photo shots..

    A new assistant for 'Doctor Who' has just been spotted...

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  11. Yasumi you never fail to bring a smile to my face! Love these pics! Such a classic London theme! And your lovely curls in your hair are so gorgeous!

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  12. i love shirt dress!! and #the hair! very orientalish(if there's such a word hehe) ~

    love telephone box like these!

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  13. @ L: Thank you my sis in instax mayhem.

    @ Superduper: Ta love! I love me a bargain!

    @ Blu: Moi?? Amelie-ish? What a compliment. I feel like stealing a garden gnome now.

    @ Jamilla: Coz we cant wait to forget that we have been there all week, working overtime with no extra pay :(

    @ fashionistable: Thanks for popping round my dear! I wonder if I shall ever be lucky enough to bump into you one of these fine days?

    @ birkie: I have a whopper of a popper on my cheek...look closely lol. I agree lets get some chains and save the phone boxes!

    @ Mayari: Thank you! I saw it and thought MINE!

    @ Jen: Sadly not! Seems that they take down all the porn in the city. Either that or the city chaps grab them all!! What a thought.

    @ Tammy: GET OUT THERE!!! DO IT!! I cannot wait!! Ah plenty of time for crazy frolics....you wait and see x

    @IMO: Get your lomo on missy! I look forward to your pics.

    @ Speckled Hen: I can always trust you to say something waaaay off the farm! Hahaha Love ya x

    @ Wuzzy: Thank you. I just had to do it, I couldnt help myself.

    @ evie: Thank you!! I love making up words...lets start our own dictionaries. Why not!

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  14. I love the red lipstick and the retro hair! You are such a fantastic story teller!

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  15. I do love the city! You are so right, there is so much history behind it, especially with literature :) looking very vintage and pretty :)

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  16. Ohhhh~~ Red phoneboxes! I like those, although I swear all the ones I've seen are either murky or plastered with adverts inside for callgirls...

    I think the glass and metal/plastic BT phoneboxes are a crime to the eyes.

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  17. I think there's only a few telephone 'booths' left in Calgary but they aren't really booths which is sad as there's no filter for the noise of the streets/people if you are trying to make a phonecall! I'm glad to see such an icon still exists in London, though :)

    Your outfit is gorgeous and very pinup-esque to me... at least with your red lips and your blue polka-dot dress! Very nostalgic :)

    I'm on the search for a new camera but I will probably get another point and shoot I can stick in my purse and whip out no matter where I am without the bulk!

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  18. I love that outfit and the photos!

    Anyways, check out my blog too if you want :)

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  19. @ K: I love stories!!

    @ Nic: I agree!

    @ Jian: Honestly...i was quite disappointed. Not a single topless postcard.

    @ Justine: Remember our chat about polka dots in childhood??

    @ Kittynail: On my way!!

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  20. those boxes are so 'London' in my eyes! lv it! i wana pose in one!! x

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  21. i love that your lipstick matches the phone booth :D

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  22. YAY to F.Instax, Polaroids and city snap shots :)

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  23. I love that outfit and the photos!

    Anyways, check out my blog too if you want :)

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  24. @ L: Thank you my sis in instax mayhem.

    @ Superduper: Ta love! I love me a bargain!

    @ Blu: Moi?? Amelie-ish? What a compliment. I feel like stealing a garden gnome now.

    @ Jamilla: Coz we cant wait to forget that we have been there all week, working overtime with no extra pay :(

    @ fashionistable: Thanks for popping round my dear! I wonder if I shall ever be lucky enough to bump into you one of these fine days?

    @ birkie: I have a whopper of a popper on my cheek...look closely lol. I agree lets get some chains and save the phone boxes!

    @ Mayari: Thank you! I saw it and thought MINE!

    @ Jen: Sadly not! Seems that they take down all the porn in the city. Either that or the city chaps grab them all!! What a thought.

    @ Tammy: GET OUT THERE!!! DO IT!! I cannot wait!! Ah plenty of time for crazy frolics....you wait and see x

    @IMO: Get your lomo on missy! I look forward to your pics.

    @ Speckled Hen: I can always trust you to say something waaaay off the farm! Hahaha Love ya x

    @ Wuzzy: Thank you. I just had to do it, I couldnt help myself.

    @ evie: Thank you!! I love making up words...lets start our own dictionaries. Why not!

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  25. wow, you are so gorgeous again in your polka dot dress and your perfect skin. The theme you picked for today's post is quintessentially London (from a tourist view?) with the red telephone and the quirky fashionista (you).
    They removed most public telephones in my country! Blimey, not that they were pretty as UK telephones (just some poopy neonish green colour) but they were/are handy for those days when I forget my mobile or the battery is empty...

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