Spent the weekend bundled up, tea/ coffee in hand, strolling and eating my way through East London with Melody and Bryant. We spent Saturday and Sunday with copious amounts of brunching, bookstore browsing and treasure hunting in the Brick Lane and Broadway Markets. We went out dancing on Saturday night and slept in on Sunday only to repeat everything again for good measure. Lately I've been into any garment that would ordinarily be found in the closet of a middle-aged (/senior, even) man. I also prefer carrying multiple bags around with me in case I happen to go grocery shopping. Pretty soon I'll start going bald and wearing sweater vests. Been really bad at updating this space but am adding the finishing touches to the new design, which will soon be revealed! Stay tuned.

Wearing: Kara backpack/ Goodhood Canvas tote/ Vintage jeans and belt/ Modekungen jumper/ Bryant's scarf. 

Photos by Bryant/ Melody



Press Play

Tuesdays are slow and I'm currently very cold, so I made a playlist, which i haven't done in a while. I also dug through my photos to fish out yet another onslaught of neglected outfits that were sitting at the bottom of my iPhoto being sad. I'm really happy with the lovely comments about my latest video...I'll try to make more, so thank you to those of you who messaged me your kind words as I worked really hard on this one and am so glad you liked it. In the meantime I'll sit here and digest my sandwich and dream about future travel destinations. Right now those are Morocco, Greece, Turkey, Peru, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Norway, Iceland, Australia.....the list goes on. Stay warm and happy Tuesday everyone!
Dahlia overalls, Maje blouse



Fukuoka Video Diary

Incessant unsatisfied midnight editing sessions later, I am finally (provisionally) content with the clips i put together from our Japan trip over the holidays. I tried my best to encompass the ambience perfectly executed by artists like Murakami and Miyazaki...a kind of feeling that Japan alone allows its dwellers and the calmness that draws me to visit again and again (that and the sushi....sushi is important.) It's the kind of place that challenges the cliché idea of travel escapism...busy streets have never afforded me the same sense of calm, and/or smelled so richly of appetite igniting ramen broth. But at the same time i don't remember enjoying a car ride as much as the few hours we took between hot spring retreats, or starting to be (minutely) ok with said retreats' 'wifi in lobby only' policies- sometimes you need only sit in a rock pool of hot water and let your phone run out of battery to not feel tired (being constantly fatigued is a very tiring job). I'll stop now and let the video speak for itself...and maybe take up my friend's suggestion of going to Nandos for lunch, even though i'll be pretending it is sashimi.



Japan Film Photos

I fell in love with Fukuoka....with the clusters of telephone lines haphazardly spider-webbing from block to block, with the barricades of vending machines on every corner, with the passionate endearing spirit of our sushi chefs, with the way sunlight hits the face of the walls and the bicycles propped against it. Every time i visit Japan, i leave with a body craving more ramen and a mind that is a little more at peace, because that seems to be what the place does to you despite a presumed claustrophobia that one might feel in Tokyo. I only managed to buy film on one of the last few days of our trip so (to my despair) I was not able to capture the beauty of our road trip to Yufuin on analog....yet I'm also slightly thankful for my predictable forgetfulness when packing, as my favourite moments were those spent in the car, iced coffee in one hand and headphones on, only taking a cheeky video every once in a while when i couldn't resist. Can't wait to show you the video, but in the mean time here are some shots of our last few days in Fukuoka city, hope you like them.