Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sketchbook Inspiration

I had a lovely Sunday in London, firstly, catching up with Fi from SOS and Reena from Fashion Daydreams and Frankie from Swell Vintage in Spitalfields. We happily ate cakes and sipped freshly squeezed lemondae from Leon's. We also very briefly bumped into Jenny from The Style PA, so it was already, a productive day for meeting fellow bloggers!
Leon's Lemondade
...and also capturing the cute bunny scultpures just outside the markets.
Rabbits in Spitalfields
We headed on over to the Sketchbook pop up shop at Newburgh St. I do love this area for shopping as it's less crowded than Oxford Street and there are an abundance of independent boutiques too.
Sketchbook
Sketchbook is a fashion illustration magazine which features emerging creative talent, edited by Wafa Al Obidat. The pop up shop is like a living, breathing version of the magazine with works by designers and artists on show. With a full schedule of lectures from insiders on fashion, blogging and art, it's a fantastic and inspirational place to be.
Laura Callaghan Illustration
Brightly painted walls among the video installations.
Video Installation
Wall art
Proof we were there...
Fashion Bloggers
Photo courtesty of Sketchbook magazine.
No guesses as to which photo is courtesy of Sketchbook magazine
Original Link Here

At the pop up shop, we met up with Kit from Style Slicker and bumped into a few more bloggers later on in the form of Danielle from Fatal Attraction 2 Fashion and the lovely Miggy from Miggy Likes The Internet.

I loved the canvas where visitors were encouraged to leave a message and take a photo using the disposable camera perched on top. I loved how interactive it all was.
Canvas signing 2
Of course, I had to leave my mark too...
Leaving a mark
Very mini cupcakes!
Minature cupcakes
I loved the wish tree, especially the one for more cupcakes.
Wish Tree
The walls were adorned with detailed illustrations. What a pity that at the end of the week, when the pop up shop comes to a close, these will have to be painted over again!
Office work
The painted room which was used as the music room that day was my favourite.
Music room strawberries
Such an awesome space and where the amazing Sheffield based band, Pocket Satellite played a live set. Go check them out, they are so good!
Music room 2
So pretty. I'd love my room painted like this!
Music Room
Normally Kit is on the other side of the camera...but we huddled into this little space for a quick photo!
Photo Booth2
Pretty printed tees were on sale by Lucia's Boutique.
Lucia's Boutique printed tee.
The Pop up shop is such a great space and to top it all off, Wafa Al Obidat is only 23! To think she has launched a magazine and is the same age as me, is quite unbelievable and such an inspiration. It actually closes at the end of the week, marking an end to the three weeks pop up shop, so it was super lucky, that I booked my train tickets to London in time to catch this.
Cafe Carluccio's pasta
We ended our brief bloggers meet up with yummy dinner at Cafe Carluccios in Covent Garden. Possibly the first time I've eaten anything other than cupcakes with bloggers!

I had a such a great day in London and it was sad to head back home to the midlands. I am very glad that there are more plans in the making for future blogger reunions involving cakes and picnics!
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52 comments

  1. Lovely post Winnie! Hurry up and move down to London and then we can have a regular bloggers feast :D

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  2. Great post, the pictures really tell a thousand words :)

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  3. Awww looks lovely:)!!

    Cathy
    http://thestylestrutter.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  4. Great pics winnie! You girls were so lovely and fun and I hope we can all meet up again sometime. Take care and enjoy your week darling :)

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  5. Looks like you guys had a really good time! And I really like what you're wearing.

    P.S. the purple thing in my hand? perfume! I totally forgot to mention it in my post, but its my favourite perfume Alien - Thierry Muglae

    Julie@ http://yourstalkerslittlesister.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  6. Such a fun day! Come back soon! x

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  7. Me. Jealous. Much. Looks like a fun and creative outing, plus that pasta needs to feature in future meet-ups. In fact, I think we need multiple meet-ups with various different kinds of food, probably during fashion week. Excited already...

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  8. Sounds like the perfect Sunday. I love the creativity behind that popup shop - I wish we had more here in Atlanta. And i wish I could meet as many fellow bloggers as you. Hopefully someday Lar and I will make it back to London and get to hang with you - maybe have more than cupcakes!

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  9. looks like you had such a blast! what a perfect way to end the week... beautiful pictures! i hope one day to meet other fellow fashion bloggers! each and everyone one is so inspiring!

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  10. Looks like you had a great time. I am off to Spitalfields next week - I can't wait.

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  11. looks like you had such fun! you are such an impeccably dressed bunch :)

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  12. It looks and sounds like you had such fun! The photos are lovely !!

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  13. Looks like so much fun! Great pictures <3

    starsandshoes.blogspot.com

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  14. I know the Sketchbook shop is wicked isn't it? I was there on Friday and was amazed by what I saw, talk about super cool. Hard to believe Wafa is only 23, so great to see young creatives doing their stuff.

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  15. I love what you're wearing especially the mint green cardigan.

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  16. gorgeous blog Winnie. I see you are in London too.

    x

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  17. fun pics!!!! :) love your skirt!

    xoxo

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  18. Wow looks like such a cool shop, I would have loved to go! x

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  19. Ahhh it looks amazing, definitley inspirational. I'll have to try & make a visit :)

    LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM

    xx

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  20. sounds like an awesome day :) i love all those pretty pictures and rooms and art and ahh!

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  21. What a fun day... I love Sketchbook magazine and I've been dreaming of being sketched by their fabulous artists one day. xoxo

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  22. oh, wow, great stuff. And you guys look like you are having so much fun. Love the food, too.

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  23. That sounds like total fun, what you ate looks yummy. And the person who started up that magazine sounds like big inspiration!

    From Dolly
    XXX
    http://dollydaydreamsdomicile.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh I love, love, love Sketchbook! Blogger meet ups sound fun :)

    Just launched a giveaway on my blog to win Laura Mackness for Weekday and Benefit goodies, if you're interested!

    tweet tweet tweet

    x

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  25. Amazing pictures, love the art!

    P.S. I tagged you for an award!

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  26. Fun pics, darling!
    I love it when bloggers meet up IRL!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  27. aw fun fun fun!!!! i seriously want to do a blogger meetup in Seoul!

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  28. Wow! It looks like a perfect place to be in. Sketchbook must be a really nice magazine. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Lovely pictures and it looks like you had an amazing time. I love your lace top and I like the colour combination.

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  30. so lovely!!
    The cupcakes looks so yummy!
    xoxo Jade

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  31. You look really cute! And the art looks amazing!

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  32. :O I WENT TO THE SKETCHBOOK SHOP! But on Monday, so I missed you :(
    I didn't go downstair much so I guess I missed out on a lot! It looks so much cooler down there!

    http://toruu-tania.blogspot.com/

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  33. Really sorry tospam your blog, but I was wondering if you could explain thhe pop-up nature of this shop? I mean, I understand it changes each week, but other than that I'm clueless.
    Thanks for the comment :)

    http://toruu-tania.blogspot.com/

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  34. cute rabbit statues!
    I love your skirt <3

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  35. Nice post! Made me happy!:)

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  36. Sounds like it was fun! I wish I could have visited the pop up store too.
    I cannot believe you're 23, you look so much younger!XD

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  37. Wow! Winnie, this place looks absolutely magical. And I adore the Wish Tree. We used to have something similar when I was in elementary school - I loved it back then, as well!

    So glad you had a good time, my love!! :)

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  38. Owh I love that photo of you and kit! If I wasn't in Korea then I would've met you again...pity!

    btw that combo of pistacchio and pink is sooo nice, makes me feel like icecream...

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  39. I loved reading this post! So inspiring and so much fun!

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  40. Yup inspiring,
    Adorable girls :)
    and outfits, of course.

    xoxo

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  41. what an awesome place to be.

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  42. Wow, so much fun. Love the pasta pic too. This was a fantastic post.

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  43. So, happy that you posted about this. Very cool stuff.

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  44. AWESOME post! loved alll the photos
    you look stunning too
    loving the blog - great posts
    stop by some time!
    xx

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  45. Looks like so much fun! I love meeting up with fellow bloggers x

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  46. Looks like you had a great fun time. I quite like your dress.

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  47. I love your skirt- it is such a pretty colour and the drapery is gorgeous! :)

    Maria xxx

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  48. Thanks girrrl, I'm checking out your blog too!

    http://daswhatshesaid.blogspot.com/

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