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Me for Sophie Baboolal (London, September 2013)

Me for Sophie Baboolal (London, September 2013)

2 weeks ago I visited my family and friends in London and Paris for a week. It was also a great occasion to introduce my boyfriend to them (and buy everything that doesn’t exist or cost way too much in Iceland).

The weather was not great so we spent most of our time indoors enjoying cosy places, great food and plenty of exhibitions. We had such an amazing time!

Part I

Last summer, right before I moved back to Paris, I have been approched by Sophia Baboolal in Broadway Market, London. She was working on a video and photo school project on people with androgynous look living in East London.

Here is the result, I love it!

My last few weeks in London were very relaxed. I even had time to finally visit the infamous Barbican Conservatory. I am telling you; I daydreamed about this place for ages… The main thing that kept me from visiting it was the very restricted opening hours (only open some sundays of the month to the public) which - of course - never matched my plans.

I am so glad I finally managed to go as this place is just so magical and quiet! I highly recommend you to visit either solo or with your lover/friends.

http://www.barbican.org.uk/visitor-information/conservatory

During London Fashion Week 2013, my neighbors hosted a show presenting the new collection of a freshly Central St Martin’s Fahion Design graduate from Norway (sorry I forgot her name…).

My friend/flatmate Coco and I were kindly invited to discover her creations. While I was closely admiring one or two pieces, Coco wandered around, taking pictures of guests and the designer herself (see last picture). 

Bricklane or the joy of living in a multicultural neighborhood.

Bricklane or the joy of living in a multicultural neighborhood.

Walter Hugo’s work is amazing. For his new serie, Iconostatus, the British photograph snapped local street kids using a room camera and a 19th century brass lens.
I love the mix of black and white photography, hand coloured tintypes, gold and the patterns on the background.

Last october, my dear friend Cecile and her boyfriend Nabil were in town and as always, we had a great time.

I moved out from Paris, my hometown, since a little more than a year now.
London is my new home and I am absolutely glad to be here.

Also, unlike other countries I have lived before (China and Canada), family and friends from all over the world can easily come visit me and share a bit of my London life. Priceless!

Banglatown

Banglatown

Let’s stay home all day

Let’s stay home all day

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