3/02/2015

27/02/15

A few months ago I tried to explain what 'swagger' meant to my dad and settled with an awkward compromise between 'style' and 'attitude' that does nothing to explain the full weight the word has come to carry (mostly owing to Bieber). If asked about whether I possess this mysterious aura of confidence slash baggy clothed bad-assery I would probably defect all responsibility- I am nowhere cool enough for that kind of vocabulary. But then again, the word can be totally subjective, and to me it can be a lot more about wearing what you want and being comfortable in it. The obvious conclusion one arrives at when trying to figure out my every day outfit thought-process is very simple- lots of black. When Coach asked me to customise their new 'Swagger' bag I decided to continue the tangent and keep it as simple as possible whilst being undeniably classic...hence, the black paint. It has become an every day staple for me, being the obvious choice to tote my school books and laptop around in- this outfit was actually shot post-public law tutorial, so I kid you not. So i guess my scatter-brained conclusion (I've only had one coffee today, guys) is that I do not possess swagger, but this bag (in its classic simplicity) will probably be the closest I get to feeling like I do. 

Wearing: & other stories cardigan, All Saints jumper, Monki pants, Sambag boots, Coach 'Swagger' bag

All photos by Bryant Lee

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Zoe

2/10/2015

7/2/15

Spent the weekend bundled up, tea/ coffee in hand, strolling and eating my way through East London with Melody and Bryant. We spent Saturday and Sunday with copious amounts of brunching, bookstore browsing and treasure hunting in the Brick Lane and Broadway Markets. We went out dancing on Saturday night and slept in on Sunday only to repeat everything again for good measure. Lately I've been into any garment that would ordinarily be found in the closet of a middle-aged (/senior, even) man. I also prefer carrying multiple bags around with me in case I happen to go grocery shopping. Pretty soon I'll start going bald and wearing sweater vests. Been really bad at updating this space but am adding the finishing touches to the new design, which will soon be revealed! Stay tuned.

Wearing: Kara backpack/ Goodhood Canvas tote/ Vintage jeans and belt/ Modekungen jumper/ Bryant's scarf. 

Photos by Bryant/ Melody

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Zoe

1/20/2015

Press Play

Tuesdays are slow and I'm currently very cold, so I made a playlist, which i haven't done in a while. I also dug through my photos to fish out yet another onslaught of neglected outfits that were sitting at the bottom of my iPhoto being sad. I'm really happy with the lovely comments about my latest video...I'll try to make more, so thank you to those of you who messaged me your kind words as I worked really hard on this one and am so glad you liked it. In the meantime I'll sit here and digest my sandwich and dream about future travel destinations. Right now those are Morocco, Greece, Turkey, Peru, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Norway, Iceland, Australia.....the list goes on. Stay warm and happy Tuesday everyone!
Dahlia overalls, Maje blouse



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Zoe

1/16/2015

Fukuoka Video Diary

Incessant unsatisfied midnight editing sessions later, I am finally (provisionally) content with the clips i put together from our Japan trip over the holidays. I tried my best to encompass the ambience perfectly executed by artists like Murakami and Miyazaki...a kind of feeling that Japan alone allows its dwellers and the calmness that draws me to visit again and again (that and the sushi....sushi is important.) It's the kind of place that challenges the cliché idea of travel escapism...busy streets have never afforded me the same sense of calm, and/or smelled so richly of appetite igniting ramen broth. But at the same time i don't remember enjoying a car ride as much as the few hours we took between hot spring retreats, or starting to be (minutely) ok with said retreats' 'wifi in lobby only' policies- sometimes you need only sit in a rock pool of hot water and let your phone run out of battery to not feel tired (being constantly fatigued is a very tiring job). I'll stop now and let the video speak for itself...and maybe take up my friend's suggestion of going to Nandos for lunch, even though i'll be pretending it is sashimi.


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Zoe
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