Tuesday, 31 March 2009

The Weekend of London Lovliness Series - #1

As I said... This weekend, at the boat race, we did a photoshoot.

Although I said the photos would be in limbo, T-B has come through for me, and since there are a few different aspects that I want to show off, I'm going to break down the shoot-posts into three 5-picture parts... # 1 is the photo shoot itself, # 2 is inspiring images of the surrounding area and # 3 is detail shots.

I'm going to do them interspersed with posts about my former life as a costume wench at the ADC theatre in Cambridge, so bear with me this week! Hopefully there'll be plenty for you to enjoy feasting your eyes on, and I'll try to find interesting things to say about it all ;-D

So...

Step 1) Ignore boat race. Hug instead.

Step 2) Go home and dance in the streets

Step 3) Admire motorbikes.

Step 4) Have fun with reflections

Step 5) Strike a pose. In. Vogue. (Well, almost...)

It was a great day, and thanks to all involved in that. Not only was the exhibit in the morning one of the best museum trips I've ever had, but my friends at the boat race were on top form, and taking T-B to my childhood-home bit of London - Chelsea. 

We moved to a more suburban area when I was school age, but due to friends and family, most of my formative memories are here... It's where I am most comfortable. Our flat was above a quite famous pub on the even more famous King's Road - where Vivienne Westwood had her SEX shop...

In a Susie-Bubble-esque shops-googlemaps-venture, on a smaller, much more personal scale, I created my London Life-Map (1 - Chelsea). Hopefully I'll do some more soon, but here's for starters... 
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- when you click to a larger map, you need to go up and to the left slightly if you can't see any of the pins or the KR - for some reason it sometimes decentres... -

Going back in the midst of stressy dissertation time was a breath of fresh air.

Anyway... on the day I was wearing Adidas patent basketball shoes - bought in Paris with my mum on a girlie holiday last year, the Topshop tights, the purple leather skirt from Rokit, blue GAP tee, GAP shell pink cardigan, scarf from charity shop in Rochester, Toy Watch, purple leather flower cuff from ARK, Rodchenko and Popova exhibition brooch (detail forthcoming in #3), Dolce and Gabbana red patent clutch bag, Paul Costelloe coat...

Oh, and my AIDS day ribbon that I refuse to take off. I'm Cambridge's student's union executive Sexual Health and HIV Awareness officer, so wearing it is part of my job description as well as being for a cause I really believe in. It's so so important... Have a look at CAMFED - a campaign to educate girls in rural Africa and help them gain economic independence after leaving school in a bid to end their poverty and the spread of HIV/AIDS. It's a really amazing cause!

Until next time chicas!

Xxxc

20 comments:

Susie Bubble said...

Ah...the part of London that I rarely frequent.... a good little map for that bit of town!

Kay said...

I live in Cambridge!!
Hah love these pictures, it looks like you had fun

cleo said...

love the pics!!!wish to be in london too...
i adore your scarf
xoxo

The Clothes Horse said...

I like your scarf and tights.
P.S. I always pick the most interesting days to do my pic-an-hour posts--otherwise mine would all be classes, computer labs, libraries, and work as well. :)

Sydnie said...

Cute outfits! And lovely blog, by the way!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

we were in london for the new year's day parade, i got to march in it for band... we did touristy things, we went to westminster abbey, tower of london, picadilly, covent garden, windsor castle, the history museum...one day we went to see bath and stonehenge... best time of my life though. i loved every second of it. such an amazing place

Charmaine said...

love the eclectic mix of colours! so creative!

Alyssa said...

i wish... i was hoping this december, when my band goes back for the parade. my sister was supposed to be going, but with the economy and all that icky grown up stuff :) she's not going to now. but hopefully someday, i will go back...

Lily said...

oOooOO the topshop tights! LOVE them!

Grace said...

The fun of photo shoots is never to be denied. Yours look like a great time!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I look forward to visiting with you again!

Mouthwash said...

Wow! I really like your tights! I have a thing for floral tights...I think they are wonderful!

I'm glad you had an awesome museum trip!

April said...

Your style is so eclectic. I like it. :D

DaisyChain said...

I LOVE your outfit. Those tights are fantastic.

Eden said...

its a lovely look you put together! the layering and colours work well--also have shoes that look like that, only they were Diesel. sigh... i wish for colder weather so i can layer up again just like that.

thanks for stopping by my blog! lemme know if youre up for exchanging links?


much love

eden
http://chicinthetropics.blogspot.com

Ruhvana and Flanelli said...

I really like these photos, your outfit is so fresh, it truly suits you!

Flanelli

coco said...

Such a cute post. I totally forgot the boat race happened already. Who won?

Cari said...

amazing pictures! I wish I could visit there.

Twobreadsplease said...

I love your tights! xx

grace said...

haaahaha cass you are fucking hilarious.

Jay Puc said...

i LOVE the tights and the little red purse

lovely!