Wednesday, 27 November 2013
In the last few months I packed up my life at Nan's in South East London and moved to a flat in Hackney. I've been lucky enough to make a group of friends here, who took me on as a sister - translating East London estate speak and showing me all the local secret spots.
My friend Gus made Sunday a tour day. These photos are from Sunday #2 -
1 & 2. Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington
3. Nuns in Clissold Park, Stoke Newington
4. Free records... I went home with "Reggae Disco", "70s Hits" and " Ray Parker Jnr"
6. Notorious B.I.G necklace... I can only dream
Portobello Rd Market is one of my new favourite places in London. It was there that I met Parachute, the incredible 83-year-old Jamaican man that refused to let me take his photo... "The last time me have me photo taken it was for Italian Vogue... You ain't takin' no picturesss gyal".
I could have listened to him for hours, but had to meet my cousin. As I went to leave, he called my name... "Here", he said as he reached into his pocket. He put a thin gold chain into my hand, and closed his hand around mine. "Are you sure?" I asked. "Don't ask that, me just gave it to you, didn't I?!"
1. Jamaica OUTCHEAAA
2. Jerk chicken, rice and peas with my cousin Tazmyne
3. Red Stripe on the overground
4. Junos Place
Last month Topshop partnered with iTunes for a month of concerts at the Roundhouse... As soon as I saw Kendrick Lamar was playing, I asked for tickets. The Weeknd and Schoolboy Q were down to support, but when the Weeknd posted a photo that morning home in LA playing GTA5, I figured he wasn't coming.
Private balcony, screaming every word to Schoolboy Q and Kendrick <3
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