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Coat – H&M. Skirt – Next (Similar). Boots – Zara. Bag – Kurt Geiger (Similar). Turtleneck – American Apparel.

Clocking up nearly eight years in this city and having seen the fantastic variety of elements the sky had for offer (and spewed down regardless of preference) across any given season, the only way I’ve found – so far – to tell apart the damn seasons, was the flower market on Columbia Road. Granted, it’s still a pretty shoddy technique, because I’ve seen snow on sunflower petals, rainwater dousing a perfectly fine barbeque… and so on, but it seems to estimate better than anything else. Anything else, namely, being the date we’ve nominated ‘the official first day of Spring’, which I find basically as credible as me declaring: ‘From now on, I will blog diligently’. It’s Christmas-degrees on the ‘first day of Spring’; 2-week blog hiatus because of jetlag… = same unreliable shebang. At the flower market however, the tell-tale signs are in the flowers: the species, colours and sizes. While I won’t dare to boast I know my flowers, the familiar superstars coincide with the season’s traits: Daffodils, daisies and tulips quickly ensued by the sweetness Springtime; Sunflowers and Dahlias with balmy weathers of Summer… and so on. After a couple of weeks of indecisive selection of evergreens and rust-coloured hydrangeas, last week the market was suddenly flooded with yellow Billy balls and multicoloured tulips, so I picked up a bunch in the name of finally teasing the sun out from behind the clouds… now let’s wait and see if the theory sticks, shall we?

And speaking of Spring…

Looking forward to going back on this potion that always takes me back to NY. Which reminds me, the Marc Jacobs Daisy pop-up store over NYFW was apparently a wild success. As I’d imagined, the #MJDaisyChain hashtag currency overpowered the $$, an innovative social media twist that really made this campaign all the more special. Like I said before, I’d have happily tweeted my tails off for a top-up of Daisy or a piece of Langley Fox Hemingway’s Daisy-themed artwork… or a Marc Jacobs Wellington bag (DAMN). Click on the arrows to navigate the slideshow! In collaboration with Marc Jacobs Daisy (conclusion).

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  1. great post!
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  2. Dear Shini, I really am your big fun. Your blog is one of my favorite blogs!

  3. wonderful photos!

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  4. i hope it warms up!!
    beautiful photos
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

  5. great photos!!

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  6. These photos are so beautiful! Ahhh I love Spring.

    sartorialust.net

  7. Perfect jacket and boots! You look beautiful!

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  8. I just LOVE the flower market on columbia road! My favourite place in london for the sunday! Beautiful photos!

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  9. seriously sweet pics !

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  10. i love this flowers which looks like yellow balls:D

  11. So in love with your pictures! How lovely! And the Marc Jacobs pop up tweet shop is such an innovative way to market products to us obsessed social media maniacs! Wish I could have experienced it first hand!

    xo,
    Carmen
    thefashionrefomation.com

  12. Oh I don’t know why, except for flowers, fantastic sellers and generally speaking the atmosphere, Columbia Road Market has this magnetic power that drags people there (almost) every Sunday. Every time you post pictures from CR I feel bad I am not there right now. Absolutely one of the London gems.

  13. The Fashion Panda

    Beautiful flowers ! :)

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  14. AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS !!M

  15. Beautiful place! I love the photos!

    <3

    AlinaErmilova.com

  16. Beautiful post.

  17. fantastic photos!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

  18. Fab posts, the pictures are so full of spring. I know what you mean though one day the daffodils are out the next day we’ve got gale force winds. In love with your yellow coat, Zara? I saw a fab one there
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  19. This yellow coat is really nice, I love the color !

    L.A

  20. Such lovely pictures…
    V.
    http://vandjbscloset.blogspot.fr/

  21. What beautiful pictures! And I love your yellow coat!
    Mafalda ❤
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot

  22. Perfect pics!

  23. Allison

    Love your outfit and the tulips.
    xoxo

  24. Gorgeous pictures
    and I’m in love with the yellow coat. That whole look is awesome tho

    Much Love, M
    http://blvckorsomething.blogspot.nl

  25. Spring forward or so they say……I intend to leap into SS14! x

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  27. Great photos!! I love tulips :)

  28. Lucie

    Nice photos ! Love the yellow coat !
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  29. You look gorgeous, I love that hat!

  30. Anja Skrba

    Love that leopard print Kurt Geiger bag!

    xoxo
    Anja

  31. Anja Skrba

    Love that leopard print bag!

    xoxo
    Anja

  32. I really love your style, I can’t stop reading this blog .
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