England, travel

Nottinghill Retro London Fashion


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Hello Dear Ones! 

I am happy to say that I am so very lucky to be back in one of my most favourite cities. London!

London has so much going on, so many things to see, things to eat, things to discover,  things to buy. Planning on visiting a vintage market today. Definitely will need to hold back from buying EVERYTHING.

Featured here is one of my few attempts at street photography and a few casual photos of Nottinghill. We had asked this lovely lady for directions (typical tourists) and being overly curious and talkative I asked where her bag was from. I mean, look at it (like really, scroll back up and look), don’t you reckon it’s one of the most perfect examples of upcycling old school and super cool fashion?

To my shock,  ladies and gentleman, this darling, super cool, super recyclable cassette bag, was not by a designer, not by some worker, not by a chain store but…..HANDMADE!

I was in proper awe, that someone could possibly be so amazingly talented and gifted to actually make their own bag.

I’m not sure if my attempts at making my own bag would be wearable but this lady seriously showed me anything is possible.

So I’m planning on searching my home for any super cool items which, which some help of some wire, I may be able to fashion together to something equally as cool.

Will be back to posting more content with you dear friends. Since assignments are over (yay! I survived a semester in Leeds!) I’m keeping my eyes on the BigPictureStuff  and would love for you to do the same!

Much Love

val copyValerie Bong   –  Founder & Content Executive
Val is an Arts/Commerce student currently based in Leeds, UK. As a photographer and documenter she loves celebrating the beauty of the world. With her love for capturing special moments she specialises in fashion, wedding, family and event photography.

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  • Susan 24/05/2014 at 12:59 am

    That bag is so cool!

    • Val & Vess 24/05/2014 at 6:57 am

      Yes it is! I can’t believe she actually made it!! We should have a try together Susan?;)

  • Susan 26/05/2014 at 6:44 am

    Yes we shall!

  • Alicia 27/05/2014 at 12:25 am

    Creativity is through the roof!
    May I ask what camera you used to capture her style?

    • Val & Vess 29/05/2014 at 9:25 am

      Of course! A canon 600D with my favourite 50mm F1/4 lens 🙂 and creativity!!! Yay!