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 kisty.net 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.
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