Sunday, 11 November 2012
Columbia Road Flower Market
Orla Kiely silk blouse // Orla Kiely wool pinafore dress // H&M coat // Topshop shoes // Thrifted satchel
Today Jian Wei and I both had the day off together and the forecast was good so we set off for Columbia Road Flower Market in Shoreditch. I had never been before but had heard so many wonderful things about it that I couldn't wait to finally visit. The weather indeed turned out to be glorious and so the market was heaving. The Cockney market traders were making a killing as all of London had turned out it seemed to stock up on cabbage flowers, rose hips and lilies in the sunshine. We treated ourselves to a £3 bunch of red tulips.
I wore two items from my recent uniform acquisitions: the heavy wool dress and silk blouse by Orla Kiely. It is such a pleasure to wear such beautiful clothes for work and even better to be able to take them for a spin on the weekends! I feel like I couldn't have designed a better collection if I were a designer myself: every single item is adorably sixties' inspired and so beautifully made. I am excited already for the SS13 collection, of which you can view the video by Maximilla Lukacs here.
After we had purchased our tulips we wandered around Arnold Circus exploring all the pretty little shops and posh greengrocers. It's such a quiet area, it felt more like Amsterdam than East London.
Jian Wei wore an American Apparel coat, COS jumper, thrifted Oxford shirt and H&M jeans.