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Cakey Colours and Kitschy things

Posted on: 22 January 2009

Last weekend I went to London for my friend's birthday. It was such a good weekend which began with a houseparty, an attempted trip to the Roxy in central London but ended up buying pasties in the wee hours of the morning...culminating in a trip to wander down the Brick Lane markets on sunday...Most of my photos involve lots of friends in the pictures so these will have to do!

My friend lives in Chalk Farm and I navigated my way round to her house (after a few attempts at going in the wrong direction) and turned a corner to her street and actually had to stop to take it all in. Her street is so so so pretty! Complete with a street lamp at the bottom of her street which would not look too out of place in Narnia. She lives in the Pink house!
There are lots of streets complete with lots of pastel painted houses. I had to take a photo of a road I spotted, a little further down the road in Camden. To the right is a photo of my friend's choice of Birthday cake. A giant Frency fancy which looks quite fitting next to the photos of the houses painted in all those sweetie colours like the icing. The cake was delicious!
My friend's house recieves Turkish fanmail on occasion for Daniel Radcliffe. It was quite funny reading the letters, but worrying that some 17yr old girls really believe Daniel Radcliffe is just like Harry Potter. I wouldn't be surprised if my friend woke up one day to a bunch of Turkish school girls standing outside waiting for dear old Daniel to appear.
On Sunday we made a quick visit to Brick Lane. I should have taken more photos but I only managed to take a few photos of some cupcakes! Which were so yummy and pretty!
The market was so busy and I spotted so many girls wearing fur jackets. I could see why, as they were sold in abundance in each vintage shop. I suppose in Birmingham, it's probably a bit more unique as fewer girls wear them. We spent a couple hours browising the market stalls and were in and out the little boutiques on the bustling street. As most things are relatively expensive and also very busy, I only made it out with these earrings.
The handpainted Russian doll studs are so sweet and I couldn't help but give into their charm. The other earrings were a vintage find and made from brightly coloured shell pieces. I just realised that this whole post is made up of cakey colours and kitschy things....it's no wonder I can't get those colours from Luella S/S 09 out of my mind.

Also I was tagged by lovely Lottie from The Pelican and Me
1. go to the 4th folder on your computer where you store your images
2. pick the 4th picture in the folder
3. explain the picture

This was taken on my 21st birthday. My housemate bought these sumo suits and we thought it would be quite hilarious to have a go in them and play impossible games like Twister. It was a hilarious night and the sumo suit was wider than I was tall....In this image it's not been blown up completely, but I do love how my little gold flats are peeking out from beneath the sumo suit. I suppose you have got to do all you can to make a sumo look stylish. A few accessories here and there I think haha. That bow makes me look so young...but I must stay away from all things pie-shaped from now on.

37 comments:

  1. HAHA! Last pics! Sweeeeeeeeetieeeee! I adore!

    xoxo: Janet

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  2. firstly - I want to live in a pink house!! secondly - I want those cupcakes, and thirdly - I want to know how you manage to look stylish in sumo suit! brilliant! x

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  3. Great post<3 And the last photo: HAHA!! You look so cute :D Maybe I should try one of those, haha ;P

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  4. so cool trip! Those houses are so cute! It seems you are having a great time, it is so cool!

    a kiss and a hug for you friend :)

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  5. Pastels were definitely the theme of this visit! And holy cats, you're hilarious in that sumo suit, lady.

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  6. Hi there-what a cutie in that sumo suit!! So pleased you had a lovely time in London!

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  7. aha that picture,wuite glad i tagged you,that made me smile:)
    that french fancy looks so delicous!
    x

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  8. oh my gosh, what a pretty cake and those cupcakes are gorgeous!

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  9. Can't stop staring at the cake. Haha you're so cute!

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  10. Eeek! I love the sumo suit.
    Your little trip seems delightful. Those sweets are too pretty to eat. :)

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  11. The last picture is soo funny. I love it. And the cakes look very delicious!

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  12. that cake looks delicious. :)
    xx

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  13. That gianr french fancy looks too good!

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  14. hahaha the sumo suit is great!

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  15. All those cakes look soooo nice!!! And I love the pink house lol.

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  16. I want to lvie in such a house! Hahah you look so cute in that photo :)

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  17. Oh that sumo suit is so cool and you look really cute in it. Wish I had something like that to wear during Halloween!

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  18. London sounded like it was great fun! I love the earrings, and your photos are lovely.

    And I love the sumo suit, hilarious! x]

    -Tina

    P.S. I'm finally back on the "blogosphere" - new updates on my blog!

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  19. the street is so pretty, so is that gorgeous cake!

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  20. A giant french fancy!!!! Yummmmmm.
    The sumo suit is a great look ;) haha

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  21. Is that French Fancy cake from Asda? One of my friend's had one for her 17th - delicious!

    Also - Brick Lane has to be one my fave places in the world

    x

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  22. that costume is funny
    and those treats look too yummy to eat!

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  23. Thanks! I'm glad that my blogger's block didn't last too long. I was just able to post something decent :]

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  24. Pastel painted houses are so prettyful i always wonder what beautiful things must be adorning their insides lol.

    I sniggered reading girls leaving Dan fan mail but to be honest i'd probably do the same haha.

    Wonderful 21st photo too! Oh, the hilarity the night must've been!

    Hopeyou weekend has been going well hun

    E xo

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  25. you looks so cute in your sumosuit!

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  26. mmm that cake looks DELISH! hahahaha and that last pic of you is so cute slash funny! hahahahaah :)

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  27. Oh my god, SUMO SUIT. Where can I get my hands on one of those?

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  28. you always taunt me with amazing food! no fair. glad you had fun in london though, i can't wait to go visit at easter - sister and best friend, double whammy!

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  29. very interesting post.
    i like those little russian doll earings.

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  30. Twister in Sumo Suits?! Best party idea EVER! I bet you kicked ass - right hand on red, I'll show you!

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  31. mmmmm makes me want cakes!

    check out http://vintage-tea.blogspot.com/

    x

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  32. hhaaha the last one!
    so cute :')

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  33. But why does your friend receive Turkish Harry Potter fanmail??! thats crazy!

    Yummmmy looking cakes....

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