I got a new Fish eye Lomography Camera for my birthday, and was a little slow bringing it out with me, taking pics but I did over the weekend! I went to Portobello Market for the first time in years, and I also have some silly pics of my friends and I so ENJOY!!!
Super cute shoes right? I'm gonna get me a pair!
Brought to you by Brooklyn based, married fine artists Carla and Aaron Osborn, these shoes are not only cute, funky and individual BUT...yep, they are ethically made too...
Model, Actress, Good Will embassador and Mother Liya Kebede launched a childrens wear line LemLem, last year. With it's success growing this year sees it crossing over to include a women's line too.
LemLem is a brand of clothing that originates from Liya's homeland, Ethiopia. After a visit home she became aware of the decline of the hand weaving industry that was so traditionally popular in the past, in a want of more Western based industry. Not wanting to see this happen Liya created LemLem as a means to increase the demand for local cotton and traditionally weaved products, creating a market for them to be sold abroad in the west. What sarted with pretty dresses and shirts for children has extended to dresses, scarves and ties for women too.
Sold in select boutiques and found on Net-a-Porter and Liberties London the line has proven popular with both the fashion and ethical conscious. Employment opportunities are being created in the small village in Ethiopia that the manufacturing is based. This is such a beautiful way in my opinion to promote the viability and opportunities to base industry in Africa, concentrating in timeless quality and design.
Click on the link below to see the shoot of the new season's lookbook with a quick interview with the stunning Liya!
The last weekend of June was pretty brilliant. Friday the 25th saw some excitable Londoners decending their way down to the town of Winchester ready for the Wedding of our lovely friends Simon and Ren. The whole event was amazing, the first out of our group of friends to get hitched, a nice percentage of our group all being their, dressed up and enjoying the amazing sunshine they were blessed with that day.
We stayed in this amazing Victorian family run hotel, they had beautiful animals and a talking parrot in the kitchen. The rooms were gorgeous, and they had such a lovely lawn. After the Wedding which was on the Saturday we took in the sites of the town, visited the Cathedral and stood on author Jane Austins tomb, hehe. Then the rest of that Sunday was headed back to Putney as it was...MY BIRTHDAY!!!! My Gorgeous boyfriend organised a little picnic party for me, and then we also watched the final England game...which we won't discuss further. The evening then decended into madness, and sweaty kareoke renditions of the current top 40.
Definitely one of those times to keep in the memory bank and know how blessed I am to have the friends and family I do!
Go check it out at: www.flickr.com/thebamboodistrict
So my lame previous post apologised for my lack of updating. The work machine has taken my time away from my blogging duties and these passed few weeks have been filled to the brim with socialbility!
Here is a Summary of what I've been loving, enjoying and wanting:
Paul Anka's ROCK SWING. Yes, you read and speculated correctly. Mr Big Band himself has crooned his way through Rock's classics from past to present, sampling the likes of Radiohead and Nirvana! Maybe it is just me but it WAS NOT HIDEOUS! Thanking my lovely friend Benny for introducing me to this musical phenomenon, it has been on repeat a few times at my office already and proved to be the perfect background for my recent BBQ.
Call me a geek, or more aptly a jock but I along with a fair amount of the world have screamed, shed tears, rejoiced and laughed at the 2010 WORLD CUP! The beginning resulted in me indoors most evenings even though the sun was shining, and when games were in the day I had my browser constantly refreshed to keep up with the scores. This wasn't even just for England games BUT I got soooo in to it I was cheering and booing along to random games like Paraguay and Nigeria! Few highlights...or just moments to mention; the final Ghana game, England being crap and the comic stylings of Argentina Coach Maradonna trying to manage on the Sidelines. With four teams left as I write this I think I'm for Germany to win! Controversial but...
Update- The world cup in NOW OVER! Germany gots the boot! And Spain our the new winners, Viva Espana!!!
Thank the good lord for some Sunshine these past few weeks. I was really considering the real possibility of running away to a place of certain sunshine but London has pulled through! Many a BBQ and picnic, too much pear cider and Pimms and everyone just being so cute and happy, wearing their cute little outfits. It was my birthday at the end of June and it was the hottest day in London so far! Below is a snap of a mini picnic scenario before we continued the party inside.
Sometimes I find myself with a quiet moment at the office and just scroll through the millions and millions of images that are available on Flickr. This is definately a time and generation where Photography has become more mainstream, pushing excellence, creativity and originality to new levels. Give a kid a decent a camera and you pretty much get a good shot, but the more and more I look at some really amazing images I find it is more than that. It is about the spirit of the moment they capture and there is real beauty in it. It has inspired me in some styling ideas, though I would love to be able to take more photos and learn about photography more myself.
The style I like is that pretty, woodland vibe. Sort of like Lula Magazine. Some Flickr profiles to check out are:
www.flickr.com/nirrimi (amazing 17 year old Ozzy girl)
and here is a link to my lovely friend Jere's Flickr! The picnic picture, the blog banner and jenga pic are from him:
So these are a few things that have been filling my space and time. Things I am looking forward to in the near future:
-West Coast Road trip. LA-LV-SanFran, aaaaggghhh, can't wait!
-New material arriving from the Philippines, to make more pretty dresses
-Seeing my lovely parents
I will be sure to keep everyone updated and stop being a slack monkey.
Mama Bamboo says Peace out! x
Mama to Maya.
Daughter of Filipinos.
Wife of a Mexican'ish.
Urban heart + Island soul.
Right brained. Left brained.
Likes to see & likes to do.
THIS BLOG WILL SHOW ALL OF THE ABOVE IN SOME SHAPE AND FORM