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Call it free speech, passive aggression or just simply DIY gone awry, the humble button, badge, pin is the latest favoured accessory to adorn. Like tattoos but without the commitment, the enamel pin and its siblings, the brooch and the badge, are the accessible, affordable and playful way to express your individual style and opinions.

Paired with the also-ubiquitous classic sweatshirt or denim jacket, how do you see yourself in this sartorial relationship?

button badge pin_the vocalist

You’re opinionated, judgemental and super knowledgeable. You have a lot on your mind and you’re not afraid of letting everyone know it but hey, you do have a point there, so tell me more…

The Vocalist: Can Pep Rey Oversized Sweatshirt £213, Naps Before Chaps Pin £7.50, Middle Finger Pin $10Not You Pin £7.50, Depressed AF Pin $12Erase You Pin $9, Hollyweird Pin $12Troll Doll Trump Pin $10, Nasty Woman Pin $10

button badge pin_the nostalgist
You’re championing all that happened yesteryear cos frankly the 00s just doesn’t cut it for you like the feel-good 80s or the mostly-melancholy 90s do. You miss cassette tapes, your blazer sleeves are rolled, you geeked out with the re-release of the Nokia 3310 because snake, and that’s OK!

The Nostalgist: Acne Studios Blå Konst Denim Jacket £320Slide Me In Disk Pin $12Date With Zack Pin $7.50Convergence Badge $2.40Golden Girls Blanche Pin $12Trivial Pursuit Pin £6Paper Origami Fortune Teller Pin £6Synth Keyboard Pin £7.50

button badge pin_the culturalist

Wes Anderson is your hero, High Fidelity is your favourite film and you subscribe to Vice Magazine. You’re effortlessly clued in to the latest meme, hashtag and viral so naturally your badge game is on point too.

The Culturalist: Pull&Bear Hooded Sweatshirt £18She’s My Rushmore Pin £8, RipNDip Falling For Nermal Pin $10, Drake Hotline Bling Pin £6.80Fuck Jerry Pin $12RipNDip Wart Pin $10Invader Emoji Pin $12Obey Andre The Giant Badge £7, Stranger Things Dustin Pin £6

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It would of been a weekend in March like any other except High Street heroes, Warehouse decided to put on a spectacularly stylish event in Brick Lane under the guise of a FREE fashion festival!

Fashion Shooters is the latest campaign from Warehouse launched in tandem with their SS14 collection. In my opinion, this is a totally exciting campaign wherein the brand encourages young photographers and novices alike to pick up their cameras and shoot! There’s also a competition to capture the 13th campaign shot for the brand, with mentoring by none other than the super talented Helena Christensen, who has extensive experience both in front of and behind the camera.

ImageAnd on that note, came the festival this past Saturday where bloggers, photographers and fashion enthusiasts were treated to a packed, wall-to-wall space of sponsored fashion, style, photography, food and pampering treatments.

With my weekend-appropriate OOTD all ready, channeling my Ska-loving days with hi-waisted tartan, I set off to the Loading Bay space just off Brick Lane, which lucky for me is a mere 10 minutes walk from my flat.

OOTD Selfie

Since this festival was all about encouraging photography, I became a little snap-happy with my, um, iPhone at the event…

Warehouse Fashion Shooters Festival

Wah Nails were on hand to dress the talons of London’s fashion pack, while I had a great demo of the latest hot tech gadget for iPhones. The 3-in-1 Olloclip lens is now firmly on my wishlist.

Warehouse Fashion Shooters Festival

Warehouse Fashion Shooters Festival

Quick bites were supplied by The Wandering Chef who aptly named their culinary creations after Instagram filters, below are the 1977 prawn cocktail and the Valencia ‪jamón ibérico‬ salad. Speaking of food, well done to Warehouse for keeping guests watered and fed throughout. There was Red Bull, bottles of Evian and endless chocolate passed around.‪‬

Warehouse Fashion Shooters Festival

Also, on display was the latest photography work from students at the University for the Creative Arts.

Warehouse Fashion Shooters Festival

There were queues for pretty much every station but it was all worth it for a free printed Tshirt or for a firsthand glimpse at the new Warehouse collection with Elle Magazine. There was truly something for everyone at the Fashion Shooters festival, seriously a day full of fashion and no fluff!

Warehouse Fashion Shooters Festival Itinerary

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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