Posts Tagged ‘East London fashion’

“Blink” Interns: East London Streetstyle by Claire Walshe, part 1

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Here’s the next blog post care of one of our wonderful interns. We’re delighted to have Claire as one of the “Blink” family. She’s been out in East London shooting streetstyle for us and there are so many fabulous shots, we’ve decided to spread this post over two days- so there’s more to come tomorrow.

So, over to Claire…

For my first post as an official member of the “Blink” team I decided to hit the streets and document what the peeps of East London are wearing during the weekend of the “big freeze”…

I’ve always loved streetstyle and, coming from a design background, it’s a huge source of inspiration for my design briefs just as much, if not more, than the talented, innovative designers who show at London Fashion Week each season. This city is a cultural melting pot of art, fashion and music and it never ceases to disappoint in the style stakes. Here are a few of my favourite shots of pure, effortless East London style battling the below zero degrees temperatures this weekend. *Note the absolute individuality of each person. Love!

I love this side of my role at “Blink”. Documenting fashion and underground trends that emerge on the streets of London through everyday life is definitely one of the perks of being part of the “Blink” team. I hope you enjoy the shots! Claire

If you’d like to see more streestyle, just click here. Enjoy!

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Beauty: Stay Strong

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

We’ve been looking at our streetstyle shots over the past few months and thinking about the details that we tend to home in on- the great bag, the clever shoe choice, all of those amazing accessories that make an outfit. It struck us that there is one very important area that we have failed to spotlight sufficiently. Well, this post is our first effort at addressing that. Yes, it’s all about ‘Beauty’ sweet cheeks. We’re going to try and throw some new inspiration in to the mix and share with you what we have been spotting looking good when we’re out and about.

Our first group of shots is all about the strong lip. Often teamed with a heavily lined eye for a somewhat vintage look, worked with a heavy brow for a more 80’s mood, or just standing out on a clean, pale face for maximum impact.

off of Brick Lane, East London

off of Brick Lane, East London

off of Brick Lane, East London

Bliss Moore, 140 Characters exhibition

We have to share a close up with you on Bliss’ amazing nails too…

Bliss Moore

So, this is the first of many posts on ‘Beauty’, we hope! Enjoy!

Enjoy! Lucy

Streetstyle: Vintage East

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

We sent Hannah, our intrepid intern, to East London to search out some Winter streetstyle for us. She came back with some wonderful shots, so thank you to y’all for stopping to have your photo taken. There was a really clear overarching theme to the majority of the shots, aside from great outerwear to fend off the chill, which was a vintage feel. I know that this isn’t in any way new news, but the looks are gorgeous regardless. From a wholly adopted era specific statement to snatched elements of a moment in time, this is a guaranteed way to look unique and innovative.

If you’d like to see more streestyle shots, just click here. Enjoy!

Enjoy! Lucy

Blink Events: Field Day, The Finale

Friday, August 19th, 2011

So, here’s our final hit of coverage from Field Day. Its the last lot of streetstyle from the event and encompasses some expected looks (denim shorts) but worked in some fresh and innovative ways. We also saw real attention to detail with brilliant accessories just adding that wonderful ‘edge’ that we are always looking for with our streetstyle coverage. There were some surprisingly elegant looks too, which feel really interesting. So, over to the images and enough ponderings from us. What do you think? Be sure to drop us a comment and tell us what you love the most from this weeks imagery.

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

If you’d like to catch up on all of our previous Field Day posts, just click here. For all festival posts, click here. If you’re after streetstyle in general then, this is place for you to click. Enjoy!

Enjoy! Lucy

Blink Events: Field Day, Say it Loud

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Some more from Field Day for you. On from dip dying and those practical boys, we now look at some more eclectic and energetic streetstyle shots from this lovely East London festival. Taking their cue from the Spring Summer ’11 catwalks, but translating this direction in a very personal way we really love these bold pattern filled statements. One pattern is fine, but why not take on two or three? It takes a big personality to pull off clashing patterns so this is not for the faint hearted.

Thanks again to Amy for her great work covering this festival, and thanks to all of you who stopped to get your pictures taken.

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Enjoy! Lucy

Blink Events: Field Day, featuring Practical Boys

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

As Amy mentioned in her summary post earlier, there’s a certain stylish something in a practically dressed boy. Without meaning to offend any of those featured there is a little of the ‘Geography Teacher on a field trip’ in this look, but somehow it also feels really cool and considered too. Just to be clear, we do really like this preppy/ sporty/ well prepared boy look. Great proportions and colour work perfectly to create a very cool look.

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Enjoy! Lucy

Blink Events: Field Day

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Better late than never, we have our Field Day coverage. This was the fifth anniversary of one of the most successful day festivals, set in East London’s Victoria Park, now attracting around 20,000 attendees.  We sent Amy, one of our interns, along to cover it and here’s her summary of the event and the start of three days worth of brilliant style shots…

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Field Day was really fun, lots of good summery vibes. The queue was huge and didn’t move quickly but it was worth the wait as once inside the location was spacious and the mood was up-beat. Most music genres were presented in the line up, with a focus on up and coming DJ’s and musicians such as James Blake and Erol Alkan. The sounds were a mixture of drum and bass and electro with the occasional indie band such as Jamie XX (who was unfortunately hard to hear due to be being drowned out by over excited crowds!).  Other festival fun included tradition English style sports day activities such as sack racing and a tug of war.

Festival goers proved London’s individual fashion sense with no one sticking to any specific style rules and keeping things edgy with favourites such as cut off denims and a kaleidoscope of retro inspiration. Here’s a summary of the hottest looks that I noticed:

First up is Practical outerwear. With rain forecasted, practical outerwear- particularly for men, seemed like a suitable yet stylish solution for the unpredictable British weather. Lots of classic anoraks and military style canvas rucksacks with attention to detail, chunky pockets and prominent zips. Usually updated with a pair of tailored chinos and smart shoes.

Next is Mixed Prints. Following the diverse range of prints seen on catwalks this summer, festival girls had taken to contrasting and clashing. I saw stripes teamed with washed out florals, graphic tees with camouflage , tapestry with leopard print, 80’s rave with ditsy polka dots.  Both girls and boys were making brave statements with not just colour but texture and pattern too. The more mish mash, the better!

Dip Dye looked really interesting. This was definite trend not only with clothing but hair too.  Girls were accessorizing with hair which had dip dyed ends and I also spied a fair few bold rainbow dip dyed pieces, both of which put a playful spin on 90’s grunge.This is the focus of our first set of shots…

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Field Day, 2011

Enjoy! Lucy

Streetstyle: ‘In Fashion’ Focus, part 3

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

And here’s the final part of our East London streetstyle bonanza for this week. Some diverse looks and some diverse takes on the question “What does ‘in fashion’ mean to you?”. Feel free to share with us your thoughts on what ‘in fashion’ means to you too. Looking forward to hearing from you…

Brooke, Brick Lane "I go to charity shops in search of unique pieces of clothing. Of course I'm influnced by what's new but to be honest I think my clothes reflect who I am and what my mood is."

Verity, Broadway Market "I've just finished work. I don't take being 'in fashion' that seriously. I always wear black and then I have some fun on top of that."

Sophie (right) and Sam (left), Columbia Road Sophie: "I don't like to follow trends and fast changing fashion. I'm not a Topshop girl. I think the important thing about clothes is that they should reflect the person wearing them." Sam: "I think I feel the same way. Mix and match!"

For more of our inspirational streetstyle coverage, just click here. Enjoy!

Enjoy! Lucy

Streetstyle: ‘In Fashion’ Focus, part 2

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s a couple of more East London lookers for you. Pulling these posts together has really made me wonder what ‘In Fashion’ means to me too. I think it might be more important to be comfortable in your own skin, rocking your own style and expressing your personality, but there is certainly a lot of comfort in looking ‘the part’, keeping up with the prevailing trends and ensuring you don’t stand too far out from the crowd. I suppose that the trick is pulling that off while keeping a lot of your own personality in there too…

Bartek, Brick Lane (thisblogisreserved.com) "I don't care about fashion. I just mix vintage with new. I try not to take myself too seriously. It works- today 4 people asked me if they could take my picture."

Dulia and Benjamin, Brick Lane Dulia: "We don't really think about fashion as such. I think we're trying to have fun with what we wear. Of course we're influenced by trends, but only to a certain extent." Benjamin: "It's funny because I think that subconsciously we always kind of match. Look at your socks and my trousers!"

For more “Blink” streetsyle, just click here. Enjoy!

Enjoy! Lucy

Streetstyle: ‘In Fashion’ Focus, part 1

Monday, May 9th, 2011

So, the Centre for Sustainable Fashion‘s blog theme for this month is ‘In Fashion’. We decided to head out into the streets and see what this means to you, to help us create our guest blog post for them. Asta shot some great looks in East London, and captured some great soundbites too. It was really interesting to hear everyone’s take on the question “What does ‘In Fashion’ means to you?”.

We love the posts so much that we decided to double dip and share them with you on our blog too, and here’s the first installment. Enjoy!

Steph, Columbia Road "I try to stay quite classic. I mostly stick with black and white. But then again, I'm probably always combining this with bits of color so that it's not too boring."

Emily, Shoreditch High Street "I work in the fashion industry, for Next Model management, and I enjoy the fast nature of fashion. I guess I always try and stick with it, even though its difficult. I enjoy going to London Fashion Week and see how what's on the catwalks arrives in the high street shops."

If you’d like to see more of our streetstyle coverage, just click here!

Enjoy! Lucy