Daily Grind

Another day, another empty food prop (only because an impromptu photo shoot is all the more reason to finish all of your coffee within the first 5 frames.) Am thinking of doing a few features on coffee places i like here...a benefit of finding your soul sister in Stephanie is the incessant supply of caffeine facilitated through her growing list of cute coffee spots from London to NY. And yes, that means for at least a few shots below i was actually drinking my coffee. Another perk is that she can figure out the trickiest of cameras...see below for the first real post shot on my Fujifilm x-pro 1, which i am still playing with (the compactness of it is a little unsettling for someone used to the bulk of a DSLR). Also...about these pants- best 10 pounds i ever spent would be an exaggeration for i'll stick with it for now until i think of a better compliment.

Tomorrow night i'll be on my way to a weekend trip in Paris...excited for my first european excursion and snaps/video are in order. Holla at me with any recommendations or good places to get lost. 
i'm wearing a: American Apparel cowl neck sweater, vintage trousers, Grafea backpack, Missguided  shoes. Photos by Stephanie Huang.



Awkward Lengths

I constantly find myself wearing things that i have previously condemned- see Birkenstocks (the denunciation stage came after the brand became my mum's preferred choice of footwear for my feet between the ages of 6 and 10, hence subsequent years of Boston Clog phobia *shudders*). Case in point- culottes, which have apparently become the latest pinnacle of fashion (add a slurred 'darrrrrling' for extra effect) alongside over-frayed denim and other trends my grandmother would righteously claim she wore first (and probably better). But then again it isn't too hard to succumb to the comfort, ventilation and quirk that comes with the love-child of bermuda shorts and palazzo pants. In fact, traipsing around the Southbank with old school friends before our second Korean dinner in two days was probably the most fun i'd had in a while after a busy week of not-reading and not-being a proactive law student. But then legally, an omission or failure to act still has consequences in their own right and therefore I've still been doing something??? Excuse me whilst i convince myself so and refrain from punching me in the face if you ever studied law.

Also, i'm planning some exciting tweaks to this space...aesthetically and content-wise. Thinking of doing more lifestyle posts- what would you like to see more of? Film photos? Food photos? Holla at me in the comments and i'll note 'em down. 
I'm wearing: American Apparel Fisherman jumper, Asos culottes, Asos loafers, Kara bag. Photos by Bryant Lee

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Little Miss Sunshine

Our first full London edit...photographed by Bryant and styled by the both of us. No matter how many times i shoot, i'm never as comfortable in front of the camera as i am with friends, even when (albeit, collectively) geographically displaced. For this shoot we wanted to try something different, cool (all meaningless words used to the extent of nullification), or at least capture our little home-spirit in the streets of Hackney. Think kebab shops, brick walls, chilly parking lots and the back doors of Chinese supermarkets, meets an amalgamation of all of our styling habits- coats and givenchy a la Bry, messy hair and textures for me and the occasional toga-parka amazingness thanks to Nathan. There are way more photos than the ones i'm posting here but you will find more of them on Bryants account later on, as well as a special feature-to-be in First Love by our friend Denise. Links will be twitterred and extras will be instagrammed so stay tuned! For outfit details see the credits at the end. 
what i'm wearing: outfit one ( coat, skirt, shoes), outfit two ( top, skirt, boots ), outfit three ( jumper, shirt, similar culottes, boots ), outfit four ( skirt, similar top, cardigan, shoes, bralette ). All photos by Bryant Lee. 




Justified an ice cream (see below for carcass) as taking advantage of 'warmer weather'...punctuation is instrumental. Also have been feeling hatty recently, and for all the right reasons- London is the home of beautiful hat stores and their expensive price tags. Hence lucky me for finding this black baby for 10 pounds, even if it is a few (many) sizes too big. Probably the 700th time you've seen a shoot of me eating ice cream...no regrets. 

wearing: top from Aland, bag from Kara, hat from Portobello rd, watch from Daniel Wellington, jeans from Asos, sandals from Birkenstock. Photos by Stephanie Huang