Roman Erol Street Style

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ShirtTopman

HoodieTopman

Bomber JacketVintage

Ripped Skinny Jeans – Topman (Sold Out)

ShoesVans

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Tartan asymmetrical hem blouseSelf made

TrousersZara

Leather JacketTopman

Nike Air Force 1 High PremiumFootlocker

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CoatZara

ShirtCos

Ripped Skinny Jeans – Topman (Sold Out)

Nike Air Force 1 PremiumFootlocker

I had a very different vision in mind when I asked my friend Roman-Erol to model for a Street Style shoot and although the outcome did differ from what was in my head, I was pleased with the results. Roman’s style is very laid back and has a sort of demure air about it although that may be a by-product of his own persona. The asymmetrical tartan shirt was definitely a favourite although I didn’t know it was his own creation until much later (I’m upset he won’t teach me how to sew.)

We chose to shoot in Brick Lane because, well, it’s Brick Lane. I don’t think there’s ever been a time wherein I’ve wandered through that area and not come across someone who I immediately either feel the need to photograph or fawn over their style. It is definitely one of my favourite places in the whole of London. The same can definitely not be said for the weather that day! It was clear for about two minutes between each outfit change and pouring the next fifteen but apart from the less than desirable climate everything else went off with few hitches. An interesting first experience and I’m definitely going to be doing more of these kind of projects in the future.

All photographs were taken by the lovely and talented Jessica Apap

Website – http://www.jessicaapap.com/

Instagram – http://instagram.com/mcapap

It was such a pleasure to work with her!

If there are any inquiries on how to get involved in a project similar to this or any other kind with either myself or Jessica, email modainlondres@gmail.com

Hope everyone’s having a great week so far 🙂

Bjs **

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Sapatos de Seaside

Lisbon-Portugal

Seaside’s shoes have been a part of my wardrobes entourage for years now and why ever not? The brand thrives on high quality and innovative products that not only look great on your feet but make love to them too. I jest you not!

Seaside’s shoes are some of the MOST comfortable shoes I have ever had the pleasure to own! They are truly amazing, breaking in high heels (Sapatos de Salto) has never been so enjoyable.

Being a Portuguese brand, Seaside has done considerably well on the international scale and have been in business for over 25 years now. In my mind I envision the head design team to be a cozy bunch of avo’s (grandmothers) who note down every idea, detail, stitch and style to pass down to later generations so as to keep on the tradition. Oh, did I forget to mention that these avo’s are incredibly stylish and are always decked out in the edgiest apparel/accessories?

I remember my first Seaside shoe; It was the summer of 2007 in Lisbon and I was twelve and on the verge of a prepubescent breakdown not knowing if the guy I pledged to love even knew of my existence and what not. My mae (mother) decided to take me shopping to get my mood out of the perpetual funk it was in at that stage and after a few huffs I let her lead me out of the house and onto the street. I vividly recall hefty cow figurines being scattered around the streets of Lisbon that year, leftovers of the Cow Parade from the year before. There was even one in front of the Seaside store in Praça de Londres, Lisbon.

The first Seaside shoes I ever bought were these huge pink imitation trainer flatform’s (Flatform’s in 2007, I was ahead of my time I know, I know.) They were my first sort of heeled shoes and for that reason I adored them. I even went home and showed them off to my crush the next day! (He may have laughed okay)

They may have been slightly odd to adorn my twelve year old feet with but I loved them and they went on to be a member of my shoe clique for years. I still had them up to two years ago until I moved to London and left them behind in Kenya (Seaside’s shoes are amazingly durable!)

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Top LeftSapato de Salto 

Top RightBotas de Salto

Bottom LeftSapatos de Cunha

Bottom RightBotins de Salto

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Top Left – Botins de Cunha

Top RightBotins de Salto

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Bottom RightBotins de Salto

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Top Left – Botas

Top Right – Sapatos

Bottom Left – Sapatos

Bottom Right – Sapatos

Regardless of style – formal or sporty, modern or classic, for adults or for kids, male or female – SEASIDE follows the fashion trends and develops collections that meet its customer’s needs and expectations.

Unfortunately Seaside doesn’t have any stores in the UK (Hopefully they will one day- Envy those of you that live within distance of one) but they do deliver to Brazil and certain countries in Europe!

Shipping & Delivery
In the case of Portugal, deliveries are made within 10 working days.
In the case of Madeira and the Azores, the delivery time may vary between 7 to 20 days
The orders are shipped throughout Europe with delivery up to 30 days depending on the destination country. Delivery rates do differ and are as follows:

Delivery Rates    

Portugal
Land: 
3,75€
Islands: 8,75€

Spain
Land:
 7,75€
Brazil: 27,75€

France and Germany: 14,75€

Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, UK, and Switzerland: 19,75€

Czech Republic and Luxembourg: 24,75€

If anyone’s been put off by the delivery rates, they shouldn’t be. Great quality shoes with innovative and edgy designs suitable for all occasions with competitive and affordable pricing? Not to forget how good they are to your feet… Go get your own pair now!

The first blister is always worth it with SEASIDE 🙂

1920’s Lovechild

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(She really got into character, what character that was… we’re not quite sure of yet)

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I had one of my best friends, Amy, model the Goldie dress I got from the American Apparel Secret Sale in Brick Lane.

Bought it for the stellar price of £20, a really good deal as it usually retails for £39 on the Goldie London site! (There are also various other colours to choose from)

It’s a beautiful lace dress, fits very well and has quite a sophisticated look about it. Great for a night out!

The Jennika block cut out heels I saw in a random shop in Almada, Portugal when I was on holiday and fell deep in love with. On further research I found out that they’re a Nigerian brand that only delivers nationwide.

HOWEVER I did find similar shoes that are almost exactly alike!

Ebay 1 delivers to The Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. All for the price of £13 and that includes postage! I wish that was the price I paid for my pair but the shoes are so honestly worth it! Extremely comfortable and easy to walk with. I haven’t tripped whilst wearing them once! (An amazing feat as I’m a complete klutz and occasionally trip over flat surfaces.)

Ebay 2 on the other hand delivers worldwide and are almost identical to my own pair!

 

The reason as to why this look in particular appeals to me so much is because it resonates one of my most ideal and favourable fashion eras; the 1920’s. The long lace dress is seemingly conservative enough had it not been for the slip underneath being of a shorter length. It creates a picturesque image of a woman who is sexy yet in control and comfortable in her own skin. One who is not afraid to express herself or voice her opinion and take action much like the women of the 1920’s although they are no Emily Pankhurst. When I see this outfit put together, in my mind I envision long tapered cigarette holders being held in feminine yet able hands and strands of pearls around elegant long necks (that’s why the pearl headband was used in this photo shoot).

This dress to me embodies the rights of women and their struggle to obtain equality and freedom from the shackles of an incredibly chauvinistic society, all whilst preserving their self importance and integrity.

Yin & Yang

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Woman:

Substitute inner floral print shirtZara

Dress – Urban Outfitters

I also found this dress in River Island which pretty much gives the same effect of layering the two articles of clothing mentioned above 🙂

Alternative ParkaAsos or if you want to magnify on the floral print there’s always Bershka

SocksTopshop

ShoesDr Martens

Man:

Denim shirtUNIQLO

TrousersTopman

JacketAsos

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Loved this couples style!

From their perfectly coiffed hair to their very well clad feet.

Their individual style complemented each others perfectly ☺