June 30, 2009

if you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make that *key change* CHAAAAANGE

My dad and I are back from London and I completely miss it. Actually, we got back Tuesday, but I was half dead, and last night my friend and I saw Bob Dylan in concert (!!!!! He smiled! He laughed! He was doing fancy footwork and was totally into it! Happy it was my first concert I've ever been to.) But anyway, London. Where to begin! Can't do too much recapping since it was for something speciallllll but FIRST THINGS FIRST:
RIP, King of Pop. And Oxyclean Guy, and Farrah. Seriously, a bunch of fashion bloggers leave the US and all this shiz goes down? The day I returned to camp:
Friend: How was London?
Me: Really fun!
Friend: Do people actually talk like that over there?
Me: Yeah, I couldn't believe it. They don't get news there either. I didn't find out Michael Jackson died until I got back home.
Friend: Whoa.
Me: Yeah. Europe is basically a hole.

EDIT: Geez louise, I was joking! Of course we knew/London isn't a hole. Man.

Anyway, this was kind of the trip's anthem. ON THE PHONE, YOU AND ME, TIL DAWN, TIL THREE. Such passion! Lots of hotel room mental dance partying for that one? Mental for me at least, because a) I cannot dance, 2) I was too tired and don't think my jet lag ever completely evened out. I might be on Hungary time right now, honestly, and d) uhhh I preferred sitting around and thinking "MAN IF I WAS DANCING RIGHT NOW IT WOULD PROBABLY BE REALLY COOL."

Like I said, Elizabeth, Laia, Karl came, and Eden ended up joining us later because airlines are silly nilly shonky wonky. My dad and I did not have an especially good time chatting it up with the people at United, who all read my name as either Tavina, Tavis, or Talia. Go competence! *evil eye*

Shouldn't complain though, I mean LONDON. I packed lightly (er, for me, anyway) expecting to buy a lot of clothes but I didn't buy a thing other than chocolate!

First we went to Dover Street Market the day we got there. DSM, oh you beautiful creature. Obviously the clothes are amazing (hi Comme, Rodarte, Lanvin, Kirkwood, hi) but the interior is so rad. I don't really know what I'm talking about when I say stuff about the ~interior design~ but all I know is it made me feel warm and fuzzy inside and good vibes are good vibes are good vibes. Oh and BTDUBZ, I tried trying on a Junya dress but gave up after a good ten minutes because I just couldn't figure it out. For a second just now I was about to suggest preschoolers be given Junya Watanabe dress puzzles to enhance their figuring-things-out skills but uhh they should be put in my closet instead-I mean, y'know, think of the children!Hi Nicholas Kirkwood, hi.So cute! From my favorite Charles Anastase collection. Being at DSM and Luella were really torturous because they carried SS 09 collections and I liked Spring/Summer this year way better than Autumn/Winter.
All elevators should have this on the inside. *Reaches*Laia and me inside one of the port-a-potty changing rooms, painted red. Believe it.
So cute!

A few days later my dad and I met up with Isaac and John from LOVE and we went to different markets and Beyond Retro and Rough Trade. Rough Trade was really cool but because I could get most of the albums here in The States (as everyone over there kept calling them) and because of the exchange rate I didn't get anything. Beyond Retro was kind of like every vintage store I've ever been in, to be honest? Again, currency trublez as well.

My dad and I also went to Luella and Topshop. Luella has the cutest store with the cutest clothes and I wanted to give all of them a big hug. I tried on this dress, which actually went to my ANKLES, but looked amazing that way, and would still look amazing when I would grow, and fit it more properly. Not for $700 though (a SALE price, mind you and your mom). Sadfaceeeeee.

I was considering buying one of the tops, but my dad quickly steered me towards Topshop where things were cheaper (by a little). We weren't in there for long because the air conditioning was messed up, it was crowded, and we didn't have time to take a good look. Nothing that caught my eye agreed with my wallet (er, ziploc bag. RECESSIONISTA CHIC!) so mehhh.

Other random London tidbits:Napkin writings.
Random Chanel van in the middle of the street, whaddup.
Green neon and gray, one of my favorite combinations!
~NOM~
More shoes.
Tourists!
Okay, time to catch up on jet lag, if I'm lucky. I hope I can go to London again soon.

66 comments:

Athena. said...

Oh, wow!

erin said...

that chanel van is shiny.
shiny shiny chanel.

red port-a-potty? uh amazing. i see a future home for myself. yes, the port-a-potty. no need for decorating when life would be red.

good luck catching up on all that jet lag!

i enjoyed this post tavi, very much. only i want to be in london. NOW.

Bellinda said...

All those singers and shoes, and my favorite thing about this post is still the Ginsberg napkin. The Internet missed you, Tavi.

KD said...

Sounds like you had fun, lucky! I love those napkin doodles.

Britte said...

Yay! your back!! Cant wait to hear about what you guys were up to...

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laia. said...

aaaaaaah!
we need a time machine!

i forgot about that pic at dover street market... amazing.

Andie said...

OMFG!! YOU WATCHED BOB DYLAN IN CONCERT!!! :O :O :O :O TRULY OUTRAGEOUS!!
yeah topshop is really expensive if you think about it, totally sucks. when i went there, the only thing i could buy were like tights, damn.
and ooo a red porta potty, nice!
glad you had fun :D

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flickster94087 said...

those neon shoes are to die for! having just recently discovered this site, I am already bookmarking so I don't forget it!

Vermillions said...
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K8 said...

That looks super fun! Glad to hear you had a good time.

Emma said...

Looks like you had fun, london is a great city, I love your hair piece in the change-room picture :)

xoxo

jameson ruth said...

taviiiiiiiii, i missed your unconventional musings.
i'm glad you're back.
and i'm jealous of your london visit.
looks like it was uber fun.

Liily said...

London thats awesome!

xl

Jennifer L. said...
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Stupid Girl said...

jealous. if i were going to london i would probably rob a bank first and buy crap loads of clothes.

Jennifer L. said...

Awwwww....My headband looks perfect on you!!! xx Jennifer Loiselle

EllenWasHere said...

We do get news! You just didnt watch it! How could you not hear about MJ? It was everywhere!

Maverick Malone said...

That's so cool, Tavi :) Sounds like you had a really fun time!! Love the pics. The ones of the shoes are really cool...and that dress you tried on-SO gorgeous (eep! at $700, though...bummer!)

My first concert was a Bob Dylan concert, too! He's brilliant, isn't he? Glad you're back!

xox, mavi

EJ said...

urm hello we do know about MJ in london! you clearly didn't watch ANY television or see any newspaper covers! everyone was going crazy over here about the death!
but yeah tavi i'm sad because it sounds like you didn't really experience the true hidden gems of london! did you not go to camden or covent garden? there's some awesome shops there. and you should've tried one of the smaller topshops - there's millions of them and they're much calmer than the flagship store!
come back to london soon and get a true londoner to show you around - you'll have a wayyy better time!
Ella xx

Laura MW said...

WE DO NOT LIVE IN A HOLE! You should have switched on a tv/read any newspaper and you would have seen MJ fever EVERYWHERE. If you go anywhere public in London I swear there is his music playing everywhere.

I'm glad you had a good time though and yay you posted finally! I've been waiting for your posts and missing them :(

X

Sophia said...

I loooooooooooooove London! And those grey with neon shoes are super!
xxx

Bonne Étoile said...

If you're already on Hungary time, then you should come here and visit me!!!

Soren Lorensen said...

wooooo london, up your hood!

and of course we call it the states, that is what it's called

yeah that dress is pretty goddamned fantasticals

but it's the picture taken in the portaloo that really gets me...MDR!

Oriane said...

Next week I'm going to London too ! Can't wait :)
I love your glasses where did you buy it ?

Isabel said...

Dood - you rock my world, Tavi. Your London trip sounds like it was a blast! I really need to stop spending on clothes and start saving up for travel.

Chloë said...

Looks like you guys had a lotta fun!

love the neon shoes BTW

xo

bobb said...

Welcome back Tavi! Your trip sounds great, and I'm looking forward to hearing more. The first concert I ever went to was also Bob Dylan. It's quite a way to start:) The second was..... Sonny and Cher.

Stacy said...

all the shoes are so great! that random van is pretty sweet too

glad you had fun

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neverland said...

love u

Ashley said...

Enjoyed looking at your photos. Those grey maryjanes with the neon green lucite heel are amaaaazing.

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raymi lauren said...

what a fantastic voyage. those green neon/grey shoes blow me away completely.

james v. said...

this is SWEET! London is so cool!

Cartee. said...

OhMyGeezee. I really need to reach out to the UK. Sounds like you had fun! I cant wait to go!

Tara Diane said...

Sounds/looks like you had an amazing time! I am terribly jealous of your luella stop, definitely my favorite! My boyfriend keeps begging to go to Wimbledon next year, which would be awesome because I could just go window shop all day and be in heaven :).

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

that sounds like so much fun. i wish i could go to london.

Winnie said...

It's always fun finding out people's opinions of London. It's such a buzzing place, I'm glad I don't live that far away from it. TS at the weekends is horrible, early mornings are the best time to go. Did you check out the amazing building that is liberty?

Jenna said...

Looks like you had a brilliant time!

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NorwegianWood said...

OK wait....

You didn't buy any clothes?!?!? ;)

Don't worry, you'll totally go back someday

kasmslo said...

I know this is kind of an irrelevant and insensate comment but I really love how I can see everyone's reflections on the Chanel bus.

Hapsical said...

woah THE Tavi was in London! Glad you had a good time.

laia. said...

I wish you hadn't edited it so I could read 10000 posts about how there IS tv and news in london.

so amusing.

superjuicychicken said...

you know those supercute baby shoes (how i wish i have tiny feet or if i have a super enlargement gun)?
i think its from the same line of shoes that i craved.. check them out...
http://superjuicychicken.blogspot.com/2009/06/you-are-killing-me-baby-feet.html

AND you rock a thousand times. (and you know you know it because i know it.)

Limequat said...

Dude, I always call key changes in songs too!

Sara Bara said...

love. all. the. shoes. period!

Sara

Becky said...

oh i'm glad you enjoyed your time here, i'm sorry you didn't enjoy beyond retro, sometimes their prices are great an sometimes they're terrible, i never know whether to reccomend it or not! i'm sure that luella dress look amazing on you i wish i could have seen. an ohh i do love dover st market but i always feel bad because i can't afford anything in there an get sad haha!

WendyB said...

Fun pix!

Tiphaine said...

Lovely striped cardi !

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O-Ren said...

ha you're amusing.

LONDON IS GREAT. period.

Ty Ty said...

oh yes london is the best place ever! :P DSM, i knew u would love it :)
great post.

xoxo
Ty Ty

http://sheblogsfashion.blogspot.com/

Susie Bubble said...

Soz about the exchange rate matey but you know what...could have been a LOT worse....$2=£1...oh those days were good when I went over to the States and I just halved everything... now I can't work out anything because basically my maths is shit....

Nicci said...

so jealous.sounds like you had the most amazing time. I would totally have hijacked the Chanel van and acted all nonchalant like it was mine!

PAIGE & JOE said...

lol i love that conceited picture you got goin on.... rip everyoen whose dead :P

xx joe

TheShoeGirl said...

Great post Tavi!!

TheShoeGirl said...

Great post Tavi!!

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I enjoy following it!

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Yeri said...

Yes! I remember you were trying on the frill dress! AMAZING dress. Maybe i'll let you know in time for the sample sale! x

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Eliška said...

Hello. Please please tell me where I buy those beautiful gray shoes from Marc Jacobs! I love them but unfortunately I can never buy. you know a website where to buy?? Thank you. You are very beautiful and I very big fan of you :-) Have a nice day, Ellie