Today I present one of my more interesting posts and this time it's about yesterday's trip to Shoreditch in London!
Shoreditch is one of the up-and-coming fashion places in London. It's known for it's niche clothing shops, vintage stores and galleries. This was probably the second time I've been in the area before and I am seriously questioning why I haven't been there more often before, it's amazing!
WARNING, PICTURE HEAVY weewooweewoo
Our journey starts in Haggerston; East London.
Originally, the trip was planned to go to shop and gallery, Primitive in London as none of us have been before but on arriving it was actually closed which was a bit irritating but luckily we were close to Shoreditch which we hear was awesome so off we went!
Marie with her jaffa cake breakfast and her newly dyed purple hair.
My company for the day (minus 1 she wandered off to top up her Oyster card) 3 of my Halal DREAMz girls, Marie, Dodo and Randa
While we were waiting to get a bus, we were all trying to do a yanki squat a.k.a the asian squat for whatever reason and this builder got a pic excited and wanted to take a photo with us.
So we wonder down a road called Redchurch street because there was a Japanese fashion exhibition going on down there and we were delighted to see such tasteful graffiti and sticker art everywhere
|Blue pedobear and me gusta|
A wild Finlay appears. We attempted to make the me gusta face.. attempted...
Le galley aka The Outside World gallery
I've never been to one of those tiny artsy galleries before so it was a new experience for me.
The exhibition belonged to Pat Lyttle who wrote/photographed this book about Japanese street style. Some of these photos dated back to 2007, hence the manba gals (rip manba D,:)
Some sweet lolita girls
|Pat had also photographed Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, I wish I got a picture of that|
Some of the sweets at the side. Lots of packets of pocky and glittery lollipops. Yummm.
|We attempt to be serious and look like in photos but sometimes, this sort of thing just happens|
After leaving the gallery, Finlay and I managed to get trend spotted by a Japanese show called Zip!
|Bless lil Fin, they made her speak Japanese|
I've never heard of them before but they asked me questions about where my clothes were from and what I do. I had to walk down the street pretending that I'd just been nabbed by the presenter. The camera got so close up in my face, god I swear my makeup was smeared all over my face and my eyelashes were falling off. I appologise if my hideous appearance breaks anyone's eyes if they happen to catch my on that Zip thing.
|These were all over Shoreditch, I want to find out who the artist is!|
|I think this was one of my favourites, it was done on the front of an abandoned shop front|
|More meme graffiti, I LOVED these two.|
Isn't this the coolest shop from ever?
|Thank you for informing|
We spent a few minutes trying to look for a cool wall to take pictures in front of, you know, because we're bloggers and that's what they do.
I'm pretty sure I just said here "Smile guys" and this happens.
This was one of out walls of choice, isn't it cool?
Randa being all cute.
|Random cute shop front|
We soon got hungry so we went to a place called Seoul Bakery near Tottenham Court Road. It's a bit of a hidden gem but as you can see here, it's really popular with k-pop fans. The walls are covered in writing and sticky notes, mainly taking about people's favourite Korean idols.
|SHINee and Siwon from Super Junior have even come here and their signatures are on the wall :D|
The food was super yummy and it's really cheap too. I had bulgogi. Food of the godsss.
|So spicy but really yummy.|
So there we have it, my Shoreditch adventure. I will definitely go back there in the near future. It has such a lovely vibe to it and there are so many amazing clothing shops there that need to be explored.
I was pleasantly surprised at how many shops there stock Japanese designers or are inspired by Japanese street style so to all my J-style loving friends, please go on a wander around Shoreditch, you won't be disappointed!!
Today I should be off to Hever Castle with my family so maybe I shall have some more pictures up in the next few days! Byeee