Thirdworlder in London

September 8, 2011

My blog will excuse me for the temp abandonment, but I was busy being a pretend…Londoner! I do mean the actual London, not a remote village in Honduras (there’s a Miami and a Paris de Lean, but not a London).

London eye

The trip was, as you would expect, sponsored, and the purpose was a couple of summer courses on pattern cutting and fabric awareness. So dreamy!

Central Saint Martins London

I made the typical newbie traveler mistakes: overpacked, wore heels to the airport and slept a whole day straight as soon as I got to the dorms. The small town girl inside me wept for being so far from home, but after a few days I was soaking up as much London as I possibly could.

Hyde Park London

Highlights? The short courses, of course. Getting into a sold out music festival for free and moshing like never before. A yummy Yohji Yamamoto exhibit. Carboot sales (like garage sales, but cooler). Finding a secret tea room even though I’m not the biggest fan of hot drinks. A few days in Paris with the bff. Dancing with hipsters to Missy Elliot tunes in East London. Charity shops. A Japanese expo. People watching at parks.

London secret tea room

I’m home now, with moderate dip-dyed hair, ready to apply the learned skills and sew up some pretty rags. London was good to me, though, and being just “another” oddball  will be very much missed. Back to regular posting and more to come about my trip!

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  • Hanna September 8, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    it sounds like you had a very lovely trip! and the courses sound interesting.

  • La Gringa September 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    So happy that you had this well deserved opportunity and hope there are many more in your future.

  • MYSTIC-LIPSTICK September 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I love those pics! the last is my favourite!!


  • compradora anonima September 11, 2011 at 3:18 am

    K increíble oportunidad, muchas felicidades! Tienes un gran estilo k te llevara lejos

  • Abbie September 11, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Looks like you had a blast….so jealous right now, lol. Come by and check out my ASOS giveaway at http://www.msmadeulook.blogspot.com

  • Julian Tanoto September 19, 2011 at 3:51 am

    love the photos ! <3

    Journal J

  • Jade Serina-Bioneda March 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Lucky! 🙂 Btw I sent you an email Fabi. Xo


  • Mayflower May 13, 2012 at 10:02 am

    So happy for you that you got this opportunity! ♥