London Town: LDN x ART

I’ve been M.I.A for the past four months and I wish I could say I didn’t spend all that time trying to keep together all my mental strings. But I’ve survived assignment and exam season relatively unscathed, so you have a lot of fresh material coming your way over the following months!

I can’t say this post is exactly ‘fresh’. My mind gets nostalgic under pressure and I found myself longing to relive last summer, rather than type another letter for another assignment. So that’s why we’re here now, looking through throwback pictures from last year. Keep scrolling to frolic down memory lane with me, admire the traditional and contemporary masterpieces in Tate Britain and Modern, and gush at some of London’s beauty.

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London Town: Views From the Shard, Arty Tees and A-Lines

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[SHOTS BY EBUN ANDU]
WEARING:
6051 III SHIRT | COURTESY OF NEVA HOSKING
PINK CORDOROY A-LINE SKIRT | PRIMARK
ROSE QUARTZ NECKLACE | STALL IN MALAGA
CLASSIC M754 NEW BALANCE IN GREY/OFF-WHITE | OFFICE

A couple of weeks ago, I was doing tourist in London and gawking at every red phone box and any street with rows of white houses. I’m easily impressed by new things, I know. So I was absolutely mind-blown when Ebun bagged us some cheap tickets for The Shard – the number one tallest building in the UK and fourth in Europe. All we needed was Drake’s Views playing in the background as we gazed at London city’s landscape.

It was a lovely few days of culture, creativity and fun. So I guess it was fitting to wear this tee featuring Neva’s beautiful prints and pair it with this cute A-line skirt.

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Spain Side Sittin’: Malaga’s Street Art

When you think of ‘art’ and ‘Malaga’, Pablo Picasso may spring to mind. For me, it definitely did so during my holiday there, I made sure to visit the Picasso Museum. But on the way to that museum (well, on the way to anywhere, really), there was art all over the street walls.

I noticed that the instances of street art I saw were predominantly political…they really had something to say even if I could barely understand any text that was written. ‘Libertad’ is something that was repeated a lot however, and that much I understood. What wasn’t calling out for freedom or justice, was vibrant and attention-demanding. So have a scroll to see the few pieces I managed to capture (and also the pretty buildings, because I couldn’t help myself)…

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Spain Side Sittin’: Mesh and More Monochrome

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WEARING:

BLACK LONG-SLEEVE MESH MIDI DRESS | MISSGUIDED

BLACK TRIANGLE BRA | ASOS

BLACK HIGH-WAISTED PANTS | ASOS

GOLD CIRCLE SUNGLASSES | FROM A VINTAGE SHOP IN AMSTERDAM

ROSE QUARTZ NECKLACE | FROM A JEWERELLY STALL IN MALAGA

TIGER IRON NECKLACE | EBAY

BLACK FISHNET SOCKS | LAMODA

ADIDAS BLACK AND WHITE ADILETTE SLIDES | OFFICE

On Wednesday 6th July at 8.30 PM, my mom and I had just touched down in Malaga, Spain. Before this, it had literally been over five years since I last had a sun-soaked, culture-filled holiday. So this little getaway was well overdue, because my melanin hasn’t been poppin’ for more than a hot minute. Plus seeing what other countries have to offer is good for inspiration – something I’ve been lacking lately.

I also get to comfortably wear this hot ass dress from Missguided. Oh, how I’ve been waiting to put on this baby. So…sun, sea and mesh AKA everything I adore.

But speaking of sun and mesh….

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