Bye Bye Layers

I'm back in London and it's finally that time of the year again where you can actually enjoy being outdoors because you can feel your fingers and don't mutter 'shit' every time you leave your building because its very cold but you're too lazy to go back up and grab your coat. Which also makes it iced coffee season and simultaneously: me, a very happy girl. And despite all that fuss here is a post I should have posted ages ago, wearing clothing that was weather appropriate in January. I'm quite sure it'll only be a matter of days before I begin missing layers and textures, which in the context of summer are only synonymous with lighter haircuts and forgetting to shave your legs. In any case these photos can just serve as a reminder for next fall: that winter can be alright when you have a blue hairy monster of a coat to look grumpy in. 

I'm wearing an Asos Coat (similar), Asos Jeans, & Other Stores cardigan, Missguided boots and a Vintage Shirt. 

Photos by Bryant Lee


Playlist: Week 20/04/15

Apologies for my first deviation from the regularity of Monday playlists...it's been a busy couple of days. Am getting ready to pack my stuff to head back to London to take my exams (makes unintelligible sound, half snore half moan). In honour of final exams I've compiled a playlist of semi-study appropriate songs that will probably distract you if you're working hard but are perfect for study breaks and pretending to work when you're actually on instagram/youtube/facebook/all of the above. Have a lovely rest of the week. 


Tokyo: Film

You can imagine the (first world problems appropriate) struggle of deciding whether to capture something digitally, on film or on video, especially when you're no expert at any of them. This is especially prevalent when you have all three options available to you and you're walking through the streets of Tokyo where everything is enviably photogenic. But there's something about film that has a very distinct 'mating call' when it comes to its moments of capture. I don't know how else to explain it but i hope you can see a different side of Tokyo through the following photos...if not then never mind and i hope you enjoy them anyway. 

Shibuya Crossing from Starbucks where I got kicked out because I didn't want to buy a drink.

Ginza alleyways 

Dressing like I hijacked the clothes of an office worker

Crows in Ginza whilst we were waiting for sushi

Sushi stuffed

Tokyo tower from friends' living room

Spring/night time

Water in our hotel room

Shooting dad with a banana

Dad on our way to dinner with his favourite pocket square

Apres dinner

Since birth

Lollipops meant 'only for kids'

'Play us a song'

Making tea and the pineapple that smelled really nice

The last of sakura

The coldest morning, sakura carcasses in the rain

Ceci n'est pas un homme

Shopping near Harajuku

Flowers and trees near harajuku

Shibuya vending machines

Makgeolli, my favourite from Korea

Lucky Lucy's view and tofu the poodle

All taken by an Olympus Superzoom 105R and Kodak ISO 400 35mm film.


Tokyo: Digitals

The camera / iPhone amalgamated edition of Tokyo snaps...a.k.a. the only possible method of categorising posts so that I don't induce the phenomenon known frequently on this space as jpeg diarrhoea (for lack of a better term). I think any photos or videos can ever fully capture the effervescence and endearing weirdness that surrounds the city, but I did try my best. It's safe to say that after Hong Kong, Tokyo is my favourite city and somewhere I can see myself living- the latter thought might be wholly due to the fact that Japanese people produce some things that make everyday life awfully easy for neighbourhood lazy arses like yours truly. And me holding the city in such high esteem may also be because it's pretty hard to find something in one of its restaurants that I would not be willing to eat for the rest of my life (except fish sperm. Yes I have had it, no I did not enjoy it). Going to let the photos speak for themselves and hope you can see through them even a fraction of what i saw and fell in love with. 

Photos taken on a Fujifilm x-pro 1 and iPhone 5s.

Stay tuned for my film photo diary!