Throwback Thursday 

 TERANGA, 21 Lower Gate Lane, Norwich 

This past week has been full of beautiful memories, things that have happened in the past but sit so well in your mind that you kind of want to go back there. I’ve even been listening to Destiny’s Child, Otis Redding and I’m back again on the Curtis Mayfield bandwagon. I think this shows how throwback my throwbacks are going.

This idea of finding past gems whether through old clothes, old music or friends from way back to recreate previous memories has led me to this post.
Although I haven’t been out on the streets as usual I had to share something that is so special and reminds me of great times growing up in Africa. I hope you appreciate it. This beauty of a shop in Norwich sells woven accessories, baskets, mats as well as handmade African instruments like Djembe drums. The artisanship is unbelievable, and I highly recommend a visit.

     Plus I couldn’t resist, I bought this bag.

U. x

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Inked

  

  
Tattoos. Love them or hate them, they are everywhere. Whether over the top or less so, they have become part of an individual’s fashion story. And I love it. That kinda explains my obsession with Brandon Boyd.

Also, tattoos are such a great conversation starter don’t you think? Take notes people, on your next date, ask if he or she has a tattoo and watch them start to disrobe. Alright, let’s not get too carried away here.
  
So, this young gentleman was so kind to show me his ink and a lot of interesting conversations happened afterwards. And he had great style too, the desert boots are a great indication of this.

So if you are thinking about tattoos or desert boots, here’s some inspiration.

U.x

Something Blue, Something Borrowed 

  Jacket, Barbour; Boots, Dr Martens

When I stopped this fresh faced young lady I could not help but ask where the coat was from. The coat was a talking point and it was refreshing to find out that it was an old Barbour belonging to her mother. 

 

Yet not only the coat catches the attention but the hints of blue from the sweater and shirt as well as the scarf brings a nice touch to the outfit. Plus the Dr Martens add a grungy edge to a rather smart look.

Effortless from head to toe.

U.x

1. Shh! Don’t tell ’em. Travel chic

 

Shh! Don’t tell ’em we snapped this. But, travelling is the best time to people watch and check out how people dress for a journey home or to a party. This gentleman just looked great in maroon or is it burgundy? Well whatever it is he works it well. And that weekend bag is so sartorial. I wonder what he has in it.  

Wherever you are going this weekend, have a good one!

U.x

Everything On Fleek!

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Top, Monsoon

Ok I cheated a bit because she is indoors, but I know you’ll forgive me because her top is noteworthy. Also, I cheated again because the term ‘Fleek’ has only been used for all things eyebrows related. But who cares about rules anyway. We make our own as we go along, right?

But in all honesty, we all love it when we go shopping and a lovely assistant is there to help. Plus she’s allowed an opinion because she’s dressed so well and you can trust that she knows what she’s doing if she wears a top as a dress and she mixes black with brown. Rules are meant to be broken, and this young lady breaks them well.

U.x

 

Why So shy?

  Shoes, River Island 

They say that “a week is a long time in politics”, well I think a month is a long time on the blogosphere. A month. So unbelievable and we’re still here. This would not be the case if it wasn’t for all the many views from various corners of the earth. So let me say a resounding thank you for all your support, for viewing; reading; browsing and skimming each post. Without you, there would be no blog (oh dear, I’m starting to sound like an actress faking surprise that she won an award!).

But in all honesty, the support has been humbling. I hope to bring you more exciting stuff from the streets.

In the meantime though, I thought I’d share the 10 things I’ve learned so far from street style blogging. Hold tightly to your chairs, this might be a rough ride:

1. There are some cool, awesome and genuinely nice people out there and I’m looking forward to meeting more of you.

2. Equally there are unbelievably rude folks who act like I’ve just tried to rob them in broad daylight (I still have nothing but love for you though. Time is a healer).

3. Nerves are a major part of the job and I’m not sure how to overcome it. Any ideas?

4. When in doubt listen to Kendrick Lamar. He works wonders to soothe nerves.

5. When in further doubt, call family. They also work wonders to soothe the nerves.

6. Contrary to popular belief the ladies are not as camera shy as men. This has completely changed my preconceived idea that ladies would be more reluctant to be phtographed. (See picture above, the gentleman would not allow me to take a full photo until he had ‘beautified himself’). Come on guys you look just as fabulous. No need to be shy.

7. Photos look better when the sun is shinning. Which might actually convince me to move permanently to hotter climes.

8. There are so many mega stylish folks out there. But they hang out in packs which makes an approach pretty difficult. So, hang around in twos or threes, it’ll make life easier for us all, don’t you think? Then we can share even more fabulous photos and inspiration, of course.

9. Smile, smile, smile. Always! It helps.

10. Thank you to all the wonderful people I’ve photographed on the street. The future people to be photographed and last but not least YOU, the ever faithful reader.

Peace and love.

U.x