Thursday, 27 June 2013

Discovering East London

I live in East London but I never really ventured out to the artsy and fashionable places like Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market. Kisty of was my partner in crime last Sunday. She's a Singapore based blogger who won a trip to England through her blog. Isn't that awesome! Anyway, I was supposed to show her around London but we ended up discovering East London together. Well it's only been a few months since I moved down here from Birmingham. I usually go to Dalston, quite a trendy place and they say it's the up and coming area. It is also a great place to hunt for vintage bargains. Indeed, East London has a lot in store for the fashionistas. 

We started out at the Old Spitalfields Market. It is a popular food, fashion, crafts, vintage and general market, which was very vibrant on a Sunday. There is so much to see and buy, such enticing goodies everywhere. Unfortunately taking photos of the merchandise was not allowed. Every time I attempt to take a picture, I get a violent look from the salesperson. I find it strange why they don't allow it. However, I still managed a few sneaky shots. 

Finally, my pursuit of new sunnies is over. For over a week now, I have been searching for the perfect summer sunglasses. My Ralph Lauren has served me good, its about time to have variety. That's exactly what I love about my new Festival Specs sunnies. Such a great find at Spitalfields market for only £20. It comes with six pairs of differently coloured interchangeable lenses. Isn't that just awesome!? It's like having six sunnies or you can mix the lenses whichever suits you. Very stylish with the 70s inspired round shape lenses. It also has a cool case, definitely the perfect summer kit. 

After a bit of shopping, we wandered aimlessly to Brick Lane. It may look a bit rough and grungy but you cannot deny the overwhelming spread of creativity and inspiration in the area. There is so much going on. Cool street art, music, food, pubs, vintage shops, and a street market where you can find almost anything. People are also very fashionable, a great venue for street style photography.

What I'm wearing: Mexx shirt, Label Lab t-shirt, Vintage Jacket, Uniqlo jeans, Converse high top shoes, H&M woven hat, Festival Specs sunnies.

What Kisty is wearing: Primark tights and jumper, Cotton On shorts, Topshop leather Jacket, and Converse platform shoes.

The East End is definitely a place worth exploring. It is rich in culture and brimming with inspiration. A neighbourhood where art, music, and fashion unfold. Hop on the next tube to Liverpool St Station, wander around, discover and experience it for yourself.

Check out more East London photos at my facebook page .

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Brighton Weekend!

It's always nice going to the beach with good friends enjoying the sun and the lovely seaside scenery. Brighton is just excellent for that purpose. It is a fun place with so much to offer. An exciting get away spot that I'd love to visit again.

Blue skies over Brighton Pier!

Don't let the blue sky fool you. The weather was almost perfect last Saturday except for the chilly wind that made me regret not bringing a jacket. I was too excited to wear shorts to even bother checking the weather forecast that day. Not only was I cold, but I was also a zombie that day. I didn't get much sleep the night before. Thank God to whoever invented sunglasses! I kept them on all day to hide my tired eyes. Oh well, lesson learned! I still managed to have a great time after all.

Shorts season has finally dawned upon us. I'm always thrilled when the weather is awesome and I can wear shorts. In the Philippines you can wear them all year round, and flip flops too. If only the weather was more reliable here in the UK... 

I'm sporting prints and some colour, definitely a wardrobe staple this summer. The printed shirt is a girl's top. I saw it in the shop and instantly fall in love with the prints. Such a visual delight especially when you're out and having your pictures taken. By the way, I support the idea of a shared wardrobe. Also advocated by designer JW Anderson in most of his collections.

What I'm wearing: Printed shirt from a vintage shop, Marni for H&M shorts, Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse trainers

Accessories: White woven bag from a vintage shop, Casio watch, H&M socks, Ralph Lauren sunnies

You know me, I can't resist a selfie! Did you notice my ear cuff bling? I got it from Claire's.

Anyway, it's almost weekend again. Hmmm.. What adventures lie ahead!? Until my next blog post.
Ta! x

Thursday, 13 June 2013

My Vogue Festival Look

A bit late for this but thought I'd still blog about it. This is what I wore during the Vogue festival at the Southbank Centre in London last April. The weather wasn't at its best so I decided a splash of colour would be perfect to brighten up my day. The Photo below was taken by Joseph of and it got featured on the mens online style guide Fashionbeans. Its always exciting to get noticed and be on a style guide. Being a new fashion blogger and all, it confirms that you are doing the right thing and it inspires you to do better. I've also been lucky that another fashion website took notice of my instagram photos and they asked me to be part of their coffee table book project. We already finished the photoshoot a month ago, but I can't upload it yet until the book is published in July. I will be posting updates soon. Until then, please follow @fashioneclair on twitter and check out Joseph's awesome street style photos on his website.

What I'm wearing: River Island coat, H&M Denim Jacket, Vivienne Westwood shirt, Topman chino, Nike air max 90 Hyperfuse trainers, Primark sunnies

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I managed a selfie with top London blogger Susanna Lau of at the Vogue Fest, she was one of the speakers at the event. Although she mentioned in her blog not to do selfies, here is one anyway. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

My Military Fetish

I was at the monthly Stylist's Rail wardrobe sale at Dalston and look what I found. A camo Jacket which is quite a trend at the moment. Style it up with some badges and maybe a dog tag necklace to match. A casual yet stylish item to have, perfect for this hot/cold British summer weather. And for only £5 it was indeed a great find. I'm looking forward to the next wardrobe sale. If you wanna go bargain hunting, mark your calendars for the first Saturday of every month. The event is held at Birthdays in Dalston. Here is the Facebook page.

Wearing Camouflage jacket with white tee from H&M, chino by Topman, shoes by Converse,  Sunnies by Ralph Lauren, and a printed tote

Posing like a tourist at Piccadilly Circus!

Sunday, 9 June 2013

London Naked Bike Ride 2013

Another fun weekend in London. It's one of them Saturdays where the streets of London are crowded with naked bike riders. I've always wanted to witness this event, finally this year I did and I'm overdressed. hah! I was gonna get naked on a Boris Bike but thats just... Eiw!

Wearing Monochrome Shirt from a vintage shop, White Jeans by River Island, Boots by Versace for H&M,  Man bag from a vintage shop, Sunnies by Ralph Lauren, Necklace by H&M

I hope he was wearing sunscreen.

and some fun bunch

Tuesday, 4 June 2013


"The idea behind the collection was about a modern, sharp, Versus Versace, with a focus on the shared wardrobe, a man in a woman's wardrobe, and a woman in a man's.” - JW Anderson

I couldn't agree more, I support his view on the shared wardrobe. Unisex is so relevant now! Another gender-bending collection from a genius. So current, playful, and fearless!