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 1/ Stefani Nurding

Skateboarder, blogger, concrete chameleon and all-round cool chick Stefani Nurding is one to follow. I forgot when and how I found her on Instagram but I’m so glad I have. She’s a girl close to my heart – championing an unabashed love for fashion on and off the ramp, a knack for creative DIY and a JFDI attitude.

She’s clashing fashion and skateboarding in an accessible way and that’s pretty cool in my book; a definite hit.

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2 / Sonic Highways

A history lesson, a tour around America’s greatest cities and a whole lot of awesome musical talent. No genre is left unturned or hasn’t inspired Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters to create their latest album of the same name – a product of their amazing 8-part documentary that’s now on Netflix.

The series puts the spotlight on various cities across America, each with its own unique musical breakthrough such as the grunge movement (Seattle) or hip-hop meets rock (New York City). As told by local musicians, producers and the Foo Fighter’s own account of these great infamous cities, it’s a visual and audible treat.

Season 2 has been signed off and in the works, so watch Season 1 now!

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3 / The original IT film

No one is more excited about the film remake of Stephen King’s IT than me. I love the movie. I love its place in the horror genre. I love Pennywise’s catchphrases. I love that the 1990 film is three hours long.

These days the blood-filled horror scenes and Pennywise (that’s the “clown” by the way) looks pretty cut-and-paste circa Evil Dead, but the psychology and edit of the original film, a story that plays out from a child’s point of view to adulthood some 30 years later on still feels new.

The film remake which features Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard (yay!) comes out on my birthday, 8th September so hell-yeaaa, double celebration!

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4 / The 1975

January’s issue of GQ magazine listed The 1975 frontman Matt Healy as one of 2017’s Worst Dressed Men. Wardrobe “malfunctions” aside, I haven’t been this excited and obsessed with a band’s music since I was 19 and nothing my favourite band ever released could possibly be bad.

I love this band right now – their lyrics are pure poetry, their album artwork is an Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr’s dream and frankly their songs are catchy AF!

Hard to choose a favourite, but…“Somebody Else”, “Settle Down” and “Heart Out” get a mention. A must listen.

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5 / This Blog

I once read an article about blogging in general and something that resonated with me was the author saying that when you start writing again in a dormant blog, you don’t need the all-too-often, “Hey sorry, I haven’t blogged in a while” post because no one cares – just start writing again.

I must admit though I’m no longer living in Shoreditch as my blog title suggests, but I decided not to change the name in its revival. Having lived in the epicentre of Shoreditch for 12 years (like, on or metres from Curtain Road), I’m still a girl from Shoreditch at heart and Bow just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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Images source: 1/ theconcretechameleon.com, 2/ billboard.com, 3/ Shortlist magazine, 4/ the1975.com, 5/ blogger’s own.

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I’m off to Japan next month for a two week holiday, so it’s had me watching again one of my favourite films of all time, Lost In Translation.

It’s beautifully shot on location in and around Tokyo and directed by Sofia Coppola. The film is humorously dark in credit to Bill Murray’s flawless one-liners and dazed disposition as faded film star, Bob Harris. While Scarlett Johannson plays Charlotte, an insecure, young wife who is searching for meaning in her life. The two strike up a close relationship brought together by their misplaced perceptions around their own relationships and immediate surroundings.

This being a fashion blog, I wanted to capture the essence of both characters’ sartorial style from the film, even if it was unknowing to them both that they had any. From Bob’s shameless camo print tshirt to Charlotte’s penchant for not wearing trousers, visually there were some underlying themes.

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CHARLOTTE

Charlotte

Clockwise from top: Topshop Lipstick in Macaroon £8, J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt £78, Stella Mesh Brief Was £21/Now £12.60, T by Alexander Wang Classic Racer-Back Tank £63, Urban Decay Naked Palette $27, Urban Ears Plattan Headphones £50, Corgi Cashmere Socks £59

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BOB

Bob

Clockwise from top: Golf Bag cufflinks, Gucci Silk Satin Bow Tie £100, Grenson Dylan Brogues £185, Paul Smith Dressing Gown Was £90/Now £72, Mulberry Double Briefcase Black Calf £1,200, Owen & Fred Whiskey Aftershave Splash $16, Camoflauge Tshirt $15

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For me, Lost In Translation is highly relatable; from themes of worry and doubt over an unclear future, living abroad in a new environment to finding inexplicable chemistry with someone who you wouldn’t of thought shared with you…

To me, finding that one needle in the haystack is what the film delivers so well. Afterall, as the strapline for the movie goes, everyone wants to be found.

Images source: Cinemasquid.com