Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Barbican

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Vintage 1960s coat: Mod Human Vintage
Lace dress (worn as top): discount shop in London years ago...
Vintage 1960s skirt: Female Hysteria Vintage
Vintage leather belt: found behind wardrobe in new home
Vintage 1950s velvet bow headband: Jess James Jake Vintage
Shoes: Marks and Spencers
Vintage 1970s bag: charity shop (years ago)

Necklace: charity shop

On Saturday Jian Wei and I visited a gallery in Old Street to see a beautiful sculpture/installation of multiple silver balls unwittingly encased in a frozen pond (pictures later on in post) and then went to the surreal Barbican Centre to see another exhibition, drink hot chocolate and watch the disappointing film, A Dangerous Method. The Barbican Centre is a living remnant of Brutalist utopian thought, and the vast space unites residential accommodation, a giant glass house, an Arts centre, three distinctively jagged towers, high-rise concrete walkways and an extensive system of water features; semi frozen in the bitter cold, all within the same vast compound. It is a truly fascinating place to explore and unusually deserted so the perfect place to wander quietly in the heart of the City of London. It also happens to be where I will graduate from in 2013.

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The name of the gallery and even the artist escape me but I will ask Jian Wei and then update the blog as it was such a beautiful piece and few things are beautiful in the depths of an urban winter.

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I hope you had a pleasant Valentine's Day. I was up at 5am to be at work for 7.25am, then had my weekly seminar after which I was met by Jian Wei and he took me for lunch at a lovely Italian restaurant in Covent Garden. Such a lovely treat. And on Saturday we are off to Amsterdam for an impromptu three day city break to beat the winter blues! Will have pictures up as soon as I return.

Pictures by Jian Wei, as always!


11 comments:

  1. these shots are so beautiful. you look stunning; that headband is especially wonderful. xo

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  2. I love the Barbican, it really feels like London to me... And your outfit is perfect for the setting! I have a similar vintage coat and it has been a life-saver on these cold days. You look stunning in yours.

    Cat xxx
    http://www.takecourageblog.com/

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  3. What a gorgeous coat! I love the color and the collar. Also you hair bow is lovely, and so are the photos of the location x

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  4. Lovely photo's and outfit - love your hairband :)

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  5. everything about this is perfect xx

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  6. Oh my goodness gracious! Your outfit is sublime. Perfect. Your eyes are beautiful, as is that bow! Oh man, your outfit is just so beautiful!

    Jessica | Vixenelle

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  7. Ohh, your vintage coat is truly the best ever <3 and I love love love your bow!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  8. Wow, it looks so cool there. I'm utterly in love with this outfit. You put colours, vintage pieces and little details together perfectly.

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  9. I'm a bit late commenting here, but I couldn't help it - you look so lovely! Your vintage velvet hair bow is so beautiful; the green really suits your hair and complexion. I also love that coat, also such a pretty shade of green. I hope you had fun in Amsterdam, since I'm assuming you've returned~

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  10. You look so sweet! I love the look.

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  11. I really adore this outfit! You've put together such a sweet vintage outfit without looking too costumey or too precious. If that makes sense. :)

    xo,
    Rodellee

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