13 December 2009


An interview with Kelis for Popbytes.

Popbytes.com interviews Kelis! from Popbytes on Vimeo.

6 December 2009

24 November 2009

When Le Coil came to London

Jamala from Le Coil was recently in London spotting some London Coils and we were happy to see some familiar faces.............

The lovely creative Gabrielle from the Nu Black and designer of G*ology Tees

and the lovely singer songwriter Madame Pepper

23 November 2009

I Love My Hair

and we love these by Fly Girl Andrea

Get them here

Noisettes Every Now And Then

Love, Love this video from the Noisettes and can we get a round of applause to see a beautiful black couple in a Uk music video.

7 November 2009

Constructive Buying

On Monday we spent the day buying stock for Constructive Lives

Jet Set Masala at the EK pop up shop

S/S 2010

We got distracted and peep these beauties
Christopher Kane Shoes

Dominic Jones Jewellery

5 November 2009

Ladurée London

Soon to rival our cupcake addiction is the delicate Ladurée Macaroons. BnnGirls popped into their Burlington Arcade shop and was easily transported to a Parisian tea salon with their French staff and ostentatious decor. Our favorite flavors were Pistachio and Praline can't wait to try them all.

31 October 2009

A Clean Cut

We were horrified when we saw this chopped in half fox as we waited for the train at Dalston Kingsland Station.


28 October 2009

CALYPSO The Mighty Sparrow Tee

Loving these Mens T Shirt of the The Mighty Sparrow from A child of the jago 10 Great Eastern Street, London .

26 October 2009

The Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair

The Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair hit London yesterday and we were there bright and early to get those bargains. The best value for money was £15 a kilo where you could get shirts, dresses and skirts which were then weighed.

Here is some of our favorite finds

These ring combs were the best, this was all we used when we were younger and still do now!

These are a bit rusty but I think we were mostly seduced by the packaging

Love these small brooches which were a £1 each

24 October 2009

b.vikki vintage

We got a very lovely email from b.vikki vintage who immediately caught our eye with her take on vintage fashion from a black perspective.

The b.vikki vintage blog features:

Vintage advertising campaigns and fashion editorials from Black/African-American publications in the 1950s & 1960s!

Vintage video clips and found photographs featuring people of color!
Product descriptions and pictures of vintage pieces for sale at the b.vikki vintage etsy.com shop!

About b.vikki vintage
Rebecca Victoria O'Neal is a 22-year-old, African-American young woman from Chicago with gigantic curly hair, and an affinity for books, knitting, and antique malls. Her love for vintage silhouettes, Mad Men, traditional pop music and standards, and Doris Day movies led her to create b.vikki vintage - in the hopes of sharing her love for decades past.

Vintage Greyhound ads

Coco Cola

Avon Calling

Loving these styes from her shop
Pastel color-block shirt dress/day dress with full skirt

Ketchup and mustard house dress / play dress $12.00

15 October 2009


This is a picture of a beautiful sunset in Ladbroke Grove taken on Monday

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Simply Eartha

Hamburg, 1950 via facebook friend André S. Belcher-El

Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks

14 October 2009

♥ Paris ♥

We spent a lovely day in Paris yesterday with family thanks to the £59 return and engrossed ourselves in being a typical tourist and doing all the sights. We took the Eurostar from the brand new St Pancras Station, and arrived in Paris in no time at all.

Pockets won't strech to LV then head to Tati

The Eiffel Tower in all its glory

little break big difference