With one of my best friends Lena who 14 years ago, who went to see Shrek and eat McDonalds with me when it was my birthday then!
I turned 28 over the weekend. It's weird as I can fully remember being younger and thinking what my life would be like at 28; let's just say that I thought I would be more "grown up" then what I currently feel. With that being said, I couldn't be more grateful at all the beautiful things I have seen, fantastic people I have met and accomplishments I have achieved. This weekend of celebrating was the most chilled I have had for a while. I took the day off to treat myself to a ManiPedi (I chose white nails which I already scuffed while rummaging through my handbag later that evening, wahhh!), caught a film with the middle sissy and was treated to an amazing dinner at Chotto Matte which is a Japanese and Peruvian fusion from the man. Plus the film I saw earlier was Chef which is basically food porn so my dinner definitely hit all the cravings I had during those two hours. The day after I decided to have brunch with friends and opt out of a house bbq which I had done the previous years, we hit up Jackson and Rye and ate a lot of eggs.
Outside Chotto Matte with my white nails, my work birthday cake and the sweetest baby Chloe.
Later that Saturday we sauntered over to the other sissy's house as her birthday is two days after mine. We enjoyed some food, rum, World Cup and Metallica rocking out at Glastonbury courtesy of BBC2. Her school friends were there and they brought their kids, who were mingling with all the big adults which made me realize how party dynamics change as you get older. Speaking of little people, I also enjoyed getting to meet my cousin's baby who is only 3 weeks old. Baby Chloe is the most gorgeous little creature I have seen, plus I was quite jealous of her as she slept all day and only woke up to eat. In my 28 years in this dog eat dog world, I wouldn't mind trading with her once in a while. :)
I should maybe start a tag for all the JR content I post on my blog. First it was my first mention of him when I discovered his work and also when I went down to be part of his prolific Inside Out Series when it came to London. This time around I want to share his new video documenting his time with Artist José Parlá in Havana as they work on their project Wrinkles of the City. This video gives a nice insight to the history, people and culture of Havana, Cuba and how their reactions to this Art project really defines the character of the place. Havana is a place with not external advertising, so no huge billboards, bus posters or bus ads so having huge visual pieces erected on the sides local buildings and monuments. There are some really cute people featured in this film, and if any of my friends who are going over to Cuba later this year are watching this, here is a little taster of where you will be going! :)
All content via http://www.jr-art.net/
When Summer descends on London Town we head to the parks. We are blessed with some nice open spaces for such a built up city, and break from the concrete to enjoy some grass and the Queen's finest Swans! My personal fave is Regents Park but recently my sissy and I sauntered our way South East to Greenwich. A little villagesque part of London with a super yum tum food market and lovely views of the river...and green space. Here I am wearing a staple of mine, a Rams American Football Jersey. I copped that in Brighton for £5 just before the trend hit hard style; however I think the Rams aren't that great a team, or am I wrong? The other items I have worn before and posted before, you know, black jeans, chunky cardigan....but my stand out piece this time is my gold men's silk scarf. I bought it years ago in a vintage market they hold (or used to hold) in Hammersmith. I was taking a sewing class years ago and the tutor had a stall and invited me, and when I did go this beauty just caught my eye. I love it so much. As the majority of the outfit was quite slouchy and boyish I slung on some black sling backs...which was funny when the heel started sinking in the field, haha. Oh well.
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Seriously LOVE this guy! What a great example of that a Father should be. Myself and my sisters know we are super blessed to have him in our lives. Hope all you doting Papas had a good one yesterday too. Keep loving hard! :)
I came across this cool Swimwear label called Bantu when one of the people I follow on Instagram tagged them in a post. Obviously I love their print swimmers like this Three Stripes Bando: Reef, and pretty much everything in their collection. However, in addition to their actual products I love their Instagram Feed as it features real people (who are gorgeous anyway) wearing their pieces and images representing their influences. In their about page on their site, they say they are "Afro Punks", I love that cohesion of two previously polar opposite cultures. If you enjoy the mixing of sub cultures and African led fashion you should really follow all of their media platforms.
Here is a taste of what's in store!
Do you guys likeID Magazine? We get the magazine free at work and I flick through it but I do not ingest it religiously like other magazines. However, what I have recently discovered is how wonderful their online home is. The content is diverse and extensive covering all the modern lifestyle fashion and arts sectors; and what I personally love is their video archive of different shorts ranging from interviews, behind the scenes and ID specifically created content like this series: Model Mother Tongue. The video edit is quirky, humorous and stylish featuring different models teaching phrases from their homelands! Obvi I love Liu Wen so I have added her's below to get an insight to some Mandarin mouthfuls. Included in the series is Russian, Danish and even AUSSIE, haha. Their More than a model series is cool too, you should peek!
All content from ID
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