July 16, 2014

brick lane

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14.7.2014
Brick Lane welcomes us as Banglatown, with Indian chaps pulling us into empty but suspiciously clean curry joints. The graffiti begins to appear. First slowly and then in a fell swoop. Massive murals adorning entire buildings yell lavender, pink, black and army green.

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Banglatown ends and indiecity opens. Young people dressed in aged denim and clever combinations, sporting full floppy hairstyles and beautiful colours of skin. Organic street food, bakeries and art galleries fill the street that has invented a new way of living.

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We plow through dusty vintage shops where old life is renewed: a new bum fills an ancient pair of jeans and old sweat cocktails with new in worn shoes. After trying on a couple different identities we hop back onto the lane.

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We sit in this fairylight lit nordic café of aged wood, Marimekko pillows and cozy written all over it. Midsummer flowers fill mason jars and decorate heads. Birch trees and conrete floors argue who is more hip.

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outfit details:
top by urban outfitters
shorts by levi's
purse by kate spade

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Here we sit, scrawling away, sipping the coffee we pretend to despise back home. Ben Howard loops on the stereo and I feel I am home.

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4 comments:

  1. I just decided that I HAVE to go there as soon as possible!
    Totally fell in love with the grafitys :-)
    Love from France.

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    1. It was a very vivid scene! Recommend it!
      Xx

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  2. I love love love your blog! Intelligence and appealing language in aesthetically pleasing blogs is so very hard to find. I followed your previous blog but must say this one is far better. Also, big congratulations on securing a study spot in the better country ;) Here's to new beginnings! I hope you will find studying in England academically challenging and rewarding and whatever it is you want to get out of it. As someone who studies there already, I'd say I am pretty sure you will if Warwick is still the plan :) Much love to you!

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  3. AnonymousJuly 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    I love love love your blog! Intelligence and appealing language in aesthetically pleasing blogs is so very hard to find. I followed your previous blog but must say this one is far better. Also, big congratulations on securing a study spot in the better country ;) Here's to new beginnings! I hope you will find studying in England academically challenging and rewarding and whatever it is you want to get out of it. As someone who studies there already, I'd say I am pretty sure you will if Warwick is still the plan :) Much love to you!

    hell yeah..somene hit the spot...just AMEN to that one..
    your really do sooo hungry well..
    great new style/appearance of it all...
    wish you all the best..
    btw..london is really cool...as far as i experienced it...
    all the best from austria
    stefan

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