| 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.