Me as a Mod

Never in all the years that I have resided in UK have ever seen so many Union Jacks billowing in the breeze. Never. I think 2012 will be the year of the Union Jack......

My outfit is my personal homage to the Mod subculture of the 60's. I fancy that I would have been mod had I lived back then. In the present, I plod about in my Fred Perry garments, oxblood red Dr Martens and shake my riddim-maker to Jamaican ska and rocksteady on 7" vinyls.

Incidentally, do you like my new hair? I keep having it cut shorter and shorter. It is actually cut close on the sides, longer at the top and the back. I will get back to you with more photos of my "do" soon.

When I first trod on UK soil I had friends who were averse to the Union Jack. "There ain't no black (or yellow) in the Union Jack", was the common exclamation.

Today, I live in London. The most culturally diverse city in the world I am certain. Yesterday I learned that there are around 300 languages spoken here...THREE HUNDRED!! I don't think there are that many countries on this planet. Alas, this year it seems that the rest of the world will be watching London, let them see that there is more to us than the Union Jack.

In other news >> I opened the FUSHIGI SHOP/ふしぎやさん today. Please do stop by and take a look!

Photos taken in Shoreditch by Hiro.
Hair was cut by Hiroko of Muku Hair.


  1. totally how I imagined 60s mod Jamaican ska British-mixedness...Love the hair, especially on your frame

  2. I was sorry to hear about your job... but glad to see the Fushigi shop open and liking your haircut!

  3. I totally agree, there are so many union jacks everywhere! Even all along my road. I think the jubilee has brought everyone closer with the street parties, it's great :)

  4. there has been a lot hasn't there, i've not seen as many before ever in my 26 years in the uk. the flag companies are laughing all the way to the bank! i would have been into all things modern too, very neat and tidy. hair's looking good

  5. You make me deeply homesick in all the best ways. Love the shots, love the outfit, LOVE the do.

  6. LOVE your hair! and I am also a fan of the fushigi shop...

  7. i just love that first shot and don't you look cute in that outfit.

    1. I agree! You look super cute lady. like you with long and short hair.

  8. you look SO cool as a mod and I love all the jubilee celebration pics!! Congrats on opening your shop, will have look!

  9. I have already exclaimed my adoration for your new hairstyle on twitter, but it really is fab on you! :)

    I am proud that we live in such a multicultural country! I only wish that people could be more tolerant of each other even more...

  10. What a wonderful Mod Mother you make. Xxxx


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