If there’s one thing that Shoreditch and the surrounding area is famous for, is its graffiti. Well, graffiti, hipsters and overpriced bars. But even though I’m not a hipster or a big fan of their retro/modern watering holes, I do love the graffiti sprayed onto almost every available space in the area. We’re talking doors, windows, entire walls of a two storey house. You name it, it’s been covered in acrylic or spray paint. And like the people living in this area, it changes constantly.
I studied art in school, and while most might just consider it scrawls by someone who was bored, I see the artistic integrity behind each piece and they’re really beautiful. Case in point is this entire massive wall that appeared about a week before I done this shoot, dedicated to ‘The Power of Girl’. It’s bright and colourful and has a feminist message, so what’s not to love?
The outfit worn here is my go-to piece for hot summer days in London. Living in such a sweaty city in the summer means you have to have your arms uncovered at all times. So this is where this Bershka white lace top comes in so handy. I love the juxtaposition between the femininity of the lace and the sporty edge with the trim and it comes in my favourite colours for the summer, black and white.
I just teamed it with my trusty H&M tube mini skirt, my new Chanel Le Boy, some mirrored sunnies and these fabulous Topshop slip on trainers. It’s the perfect way to do casual cool without trying too hard and still being able to keep cool when it gets too hot.
Lace top: Bershka, current season found here on sale now too!
Black bodice: Intimissimi, old
Skirt: H&M, current season
Trainers: Topshop, current season found here
Bag: Chanel Le Boy in large with antique silver fastenings
Bracelets: Hermès Collier de Chien cuff and H enamel bangle in red
Sunnies: Primark, current season