| Photo Diary | Notting Hill Carnival 2014

Burn out stripe top from ASOS. Backpack from Size? Eastpak, Shorts from Warehouse, Trainers Nike Air 90’s
Cap from New Era, T-shirt from Ridley Road Market.

We go to Notting Hill every year for the sound systems, the caribbean food and the good vibes. The air fills with the smells of the jerked everything edged with a touch of ganja. The sounds are intoxicating and the streets shake under the thumping speakers and the riot of rumps-a-shaking. 

We think of the wind rush veterans who settled in London from the Caribbean. We celebrate their rich roots and thank heavens that they brought their musical heritage (and food) to London. Trinidad & Tobago for carnival and Jamaica for the sound system. 

And when carnival ends we want to shout for a pull-up and come again selecta.