WHITE AND BLUE

I love strolling around my old neighborhood in Shoreditch, East part of central London. It´s full of street art and cozy coffee shops, such as FIKA which is a Swedish phrase and means “”to have coffee”,  and is often accompanied by Swedish pastries or sandwiches. East London is also full of independent fashion brands, second shops, restaurants, and pubs! Shoreditch is highly recommended if you are traveling to London.

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BLUE ON BLUE

I came across the amazing London- based shoe brand called FINSK, found by the Finnish designer Julia Lundsten in 2004. FINSK is known for mixing avant-garde yet modern style inspired by architecture and details found in furnitures. Besides creating stunning shoes, a pair of FINSK are super comfortable. All are Made in Brazil by local craftsmen using traditional shoes making methods and applying highest quality materials as by-products of other industries.

A pair of FINSK shoe is a statement piece, giving your look the little extra it might have been missing.

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THINGS THAT CAN BE FOUND ON SECOND-ON-SHOPS

One of my biggest hobbies is to go around and find different second-hand stores, vintage boutiques or even better, charity shops every time I travel to a place. The top and skirt I´m wearing is from Eriks Hjälp, a charity shop in Malmö and was bought the last time I was back home in Sweden. The bag is from Zara and the shoes is also from Zara but was bought at the charity shop Barnardos in Brixton.  The reason why I so fond of second hand items is that I always find unique and special things, from clothes, furniture to accessories, also its environmental friendly and sustainable to purchase (or reuse) perfectly fine items others no longer need. 90% of clothing that is thrown away is before the end of its life circle, this means that clothes have much longer life cycle and can be worn longer period of time before it actually is unwearable. So if you area bit sceptical to second-hand clothes, try to organise a clothes swapping day with your friends and get a totally new wardrobe and the best thing is that its for free!!

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WELCOME TO THE FREAK SHOW

One thing I absolutely love about living in London, especially East London, is all of the freaky people you randomly see on the streets, like this guy.  Sometimes I have no idea if their outfit is meant to be a mascot (like Ronald McDonald), or they just simply trying to be creative. Even if the reasons remains unknown, it´s highly funny and entertaining. During the weekend, I was strolling around Brick Lane at the sunday market where I bumped into this guy.

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