| Photo Diary | Blooming Sundays

It is rare to come across such efflorescent cherry blossoms on a roadside in inner city London yet this is precisly where we bumped into this band of trees. Against a backdrop of a railway bridge and disused arches, they seem to challenge urbanity with a gentle floral salute to Spring.

Hackney is a place of harshness is many ways. Harsh realities, harsh textures and contrasts are all everyday here. But Spring softens the edges a little and things begin to take on a slight glow.

Outfit of the day is blue like the moon in that old song (only the moon is never blue). The bag, I made myself using Marimekko cloth in a pattern called Jurmo which is inspired by a remote island and village in the Archipelago sea. 

The closeup blossom shots are all taken with my iPhone 5c using the Hipstamatic app with the Ray Mark II lens and the Irom 2000 film, just in case you wanted to know.

Details: Trousers from Oasis, plimsoles from H&M, top from ASOS, jacket from POP Boutique, belt from Warehouse, necklace is a family heirloom and the bag is from Stranger London.


  1. Words cannot express how much I adored devouring this post. You look as though you were truly enjoying the sunlight and the blossoms. Dreamy. Very dreamy <3

    1. Thank you Sera, I am pleased as punch that you stopped by to take a look. I got lost in the blooms, totally forgot that Hiro was snapping away.

  2. The photos are beautiful! I miss cherry blossoms-- we don't get them in tropical Singapore! But when I was home last, Dogwoods were abloom, another one of my favorite spring posies. Love your top and the bag you made is adorable!

  3. This is beautiful...I love to find beauty like this in places that are a little harsh and unlikely to discover such things in. Well, you are a beauty...stunning lady!! xx

  4. That's such a lovely outfit Yasumi, I would have assumed the top and bottoms were a matching set too. A match made in purple heaven. We don't see loads of you on here so it's nice once in a while. It must feel really satisfying to make your own bags.

    Buckets & Spades

  5. Japanese beauty! <3


  6. so beautiful. those cherry blossoms are so fluffy. i love how you put them in your hair. wish i had done so as well :)

  7. Cherry blossoms in Hackney - what a wonderful, unexpected surprise!

  8. love love! you look lovely in this outfit & the cherry blossoms in london is just heavenly

    Katrina Sophia Blog

  9. You are as lovely as the sakura! All of the pictures are beautiful!


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