Elder Street, E1.

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Silky Collar Tee: £18, American Apparel. Chambray dress: £13, H+M.  Maroon cardigan: old school uniform, Ladybird, Woolworths! Belt: 20p, vintage. Leather bag: Marks and Spencer. Two-tone ballet flats: 50p, Russell and Bromley via ebay. Necklace: handmade.

I feel like I should've posted this on Friday 13th (look at the number on the door!), but I've never been one to stick to dates, so Thursday 19th will have to do.

 The further I explore the area I'm interning in, the more I realise just how close everything is. I had no idea that I could walk to the Geffrye Museum on my lunch break, a place where a large amount of my childhood was spent, as we always went in when visiting my uncle in Hoxton. I won tickets to the Aubin Cinema in Shoreditch last Saturday, so went with my mum and brother. It was an odd experience for her, seeing all the places her own mum and dad had lived nigh in poverty now saturated with hipsters and merchant bankers on their day off. The factory her father worked in is now home to open plan creative studios, an art gallery and Pizza East, very different to its original purpose. East London has changed so much since I was a child, so I can hardly imagine how the original tenants of St Leonard's, the first flats in London to have working electricity, would react to the skyscrapers and modernised Spitalfields Market. In a fortnight the Olympics will be in full swing, and  Stratford will be the focus of the world's attention, no doubt heralding another change in the progression of this district. I only hope that the legacy of this prestigious event will be longer-lasting and more beneficial than a glimmering ghost-town photo backdrop.

xxx

ps, I have a few items for sale on ebay, if you'd care to have a look!

31 comments:

  1. LOVE this outfit! The dress is so pretty :o Love the photos x

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    1. I was so unsure when I first bought it, but I'm glad I did now! xx

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  2. I went to Porto, Portugal this year and so many doors had the same hand knocker on them!! i love it!


    chloex

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    1. They're so cool! I'm going to need to get one for my house, know who stocks them? ;) xx

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  3. Such a lovely outfit! I love your hair!!
    xxx

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    1. Thank you, it was behaving for once! xx

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  4. What a pretty dress! Lovely <3

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  5. Such lovely photos! I love exploring local areas, since moving back to Cardiff I've been exploring more and finding new places to eat and shop in. It's exciting :) x

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    1. I really, really want to go to Cardiff, Gem from Fat Frocks always sings its praises. You should write a guide! xx

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  6. You look gorgeous! I get to see a lot of old photographs with working on local history with my job and it is amazing to look back over the history of a place and how much it has changed...

    Maria xxx

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    1. Aww, Maria you doll! It sounds like you have an amazing job, love being a history geek xxx

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  7. I was by this door the other week haha...love Shoreditch :) xx

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    1. Small word, eh? I know! It's the absolute best xx

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  8. This dress is gorgeous, and I love your necklace!
    xo

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    1. Thank you! The necklace was one of my rare moments of genius, aha xx

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  9. Such a lovely outfit! I love your cardi, and the necklace is so delicate and pretty! You look beautiful!

    Pip x

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    1. I've never been to that part of London, I always stay in West Kensginton and avoid mustachioed hipsters. Really need to explore the markets of London and get off the beaten track a little x

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    2. Pip: you'd never think that cardigan was part of my primary school uniform! I'm amazed it still fits me... xx

      Gem: And boy, are there plenty of mustachioed hipsters. Blimey! Kensington's lovely, but it takes so long for me to get there (my mainline train pulls into Liverpool Street). I'm trying to do that during my lunch breaks, but an hour's not normally long enough :( xx

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  10. I love this outfit, your silk collar tee is absolutely amazing. Lovely photographs, I love the background :)

    xxxx

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    1. I wear this tee way too much (and I have it in pink too. Definitely want black and green to add to my collection...). Thanks, I got a few odd looks when taking them xxx

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  11. Ooh I love your dress, it's darling. I only saw a little bit of East London when I was there, but it sounds like an interestnig place worth exploring - maybe next time!

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    1. It really is! I'd recommend it as much as possible. xx

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  12. Love this outfit, such a cute look :)

    Jo. x

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    1. Says YOU! I'm going to blame it on my amazing (ha!) photography ;) xx

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  14. I was just searching online for Elder Street when up popped this webite and some lovely pictures of my window boxes and Jenny's front door that I've always said looked better with the cracking paint no matter what some of the neighbours might say :-)

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