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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