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Top – Stylenanda (Similar). Skirt – Mango (similar). Heels - Gianvito Rossi (Similar). Bag – Kurt Geiger (Similar). Rings – THPSHOP. Watch – Larsson & Jennings. Sunglasses – Karen Walker. Scarf – Louis Vuitton.

Apologies if today this post landed in your RSS reader/Bloglovin’ feed and looked like one hot mess laced with crushed Viagra. Something had launched the draft for this post from the back-end without my consent and I’ve been dousing my computer with bug-spray this whole morning. At this point I’m not too sure what’s caused it, but if it’s a hacker I’d like them to get in touch because I really need some friends. We can order pizza and watch the Sex & the City? or play XBox and throw eggs at passing cars – whatever you want. Dear readers, as a general rule if you see a link that’s does not start with ‘http://parkncu.be’, please try not to click it, and if a blogpost is not accompanied by a blob of rant here + some kind of heads-up  on social media, then it’s an unauthorized post. If you could simply drop a line on Twitter or Facebook I’ll do my best to fix it (with bugspray and a mosquito nets). Although, if the background is black with ‘Di$ S1te H4Z bEEn HAckeD B1Tchez’ flashing in neon green, then most probably I’m drunk on nail polish, or my site’s been compromised and I need some wizardly assistance. Both exciting.

Shot at the Barbican Centre, which may be a perfect location to shoot theatre version of 50 Shades of Grey meets Planet of the Apes if there ever was to be one. Definitely underrated as a destination within London, this is brutalist architecture at its finest (if that’s not an oxymoron, I don’t know what is). Make sure to check out the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition; or the Food Hall, if you’re more like me. Thank you Charlie for helping with the outfit shots!

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  1. the outfit shots are damn nice! love the wind!!

  2. beautiful!

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  3. Ollyvia Laura

    SUPER LOVE THE OUTFIT :)

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  4. I was mesmerized by the gif, lol. I love these photos. But is there something wrong with my browser or did you not include your genius witty writing in this post?

  5. Beautiful pictures. Its been a while since I have been to that Barbican. I work not too far from there but the last time I was inside was when they had the Rain Room installation.

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  6. Awww, I was really looking forward to another one of your witty write-ups… The pictures are beautiful – as always – though, and the gif is amazing!!! x

    The Chaotic Dreamer

  7. That GIF was perfect! I actually had the window open too, so the sound of the wind really added to the effect (Aha)!

  8. grace

    Hey! I think your site was hacked? Was reading it in my rss reader and there are weird spam terms.

    If you look, it’s in your og:description and after your stylenanda + mango similar links. Begins with “Dollars this a …”

  9. fabulous dress !! love the scarf gif :)

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  10. Breathtaking photos!! Fabulous post!

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  11. Beautiful photographs! Love the cinemagraph as well. You look gorgeous! x

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  12. Something definitely is wrong with it, thank you for letting me know – this post wasn’t even meant to go live today! :S

  13. Hmm this post wasn’t even meant to go live – something definitely was meddling with it, do check back later!

  14. Hmm I definitely didn’t push the post live so it’s quite a surprise this morning, please check back later – I’m about to spray anti-spam all over ze blog…

  15. Danielle

    These shots are fantastic!

  16. Absolutely love your manicure, dress and .gif is stunning!
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  17. I did see it pop up yesterday actually, with no text and thought it was kinda odd but your images looked so nice I thought no more about it. doh!

    Buckets & Spades

  18. abi

    Love!

  19. Beautiful post Shini, I want your top.

  20. Amazing photography, that animated GIF is hypnotizing!
    Mafalda ❤
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  21. Wonderful, moody, atmospheric photographs. And grrrr to hackers.

  22. Leila

    These shots are gorgeous! I love the barbican! The indoor garden is one of my favourite places in London.

  23. Absolutely stunning photos…and the hidden GIF, so greatly creepy!!!!

  24. Absolutely stunning photos…and the hidden GIF, so greatly creepy!!!!

  25. Oh Em Gee I love how these turned out! That moving shot is blowing my mind a little

  26. Lovely gif! and gorgeous outfit~

  27. I can’t even….so so chic!!!

  28. Anja Skrba

    I’m totally in love in that purse! NEVER stop showing it Shini :)

    xoxo
    Anja

  29. Anja Skrba

    I’m totally in love in that purse!
    NEVER stop showing it Shini :)

    xoxo
    Anja

  30. first photo, CAN’T BREATHE! unni is so stunning ;w; the place looks awesome too *_*

  31. Ur pics are really incredible! U look beautiful!

  32. Adoring your sleek blog design! & Lovely style. ! Looking forward to your future posts! :D

    <3 Carsla
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  33. […] post Ghosts of Barbican appeared first on PARK & […]

  34. I love that GIF !!
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  35. Oh so that’s what happened. I actually accessed that drafted post from Bloglovin, I had no idea. If it happens again, I will be sure to send an avalanche of tweets or fb messages your way ASAP! ^^

  36. the error case is a bummer but the pictures are too good to be true! you make me wanna visit london and it’s barbican ghosts immeditately!!

    heartbeats Carola // VIENNA WEDEKIND

  37. Incredible picture! The lighting makes the whole out look dramatic. I like the dress. x Romi
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  38. Gorgeous flowy white look! I like the gif a lot :)

  39. I love how simple the outfit is but at the same time show elegance. And I just don’t know how you do it; taking pictures and make them look so beautiful. Like, I’ve been to Barbican alright and when I tried to take pictures of the buildings and stuff, they just looked blah. But here, they’re telling stories…

  40. Absolutely love these shots. Barbican is by far one of my favourites too, gotta love that Brutalist architecture! Off to see the JPG exhibition too soon, so exciting! Were there any outfits from The Fifth Element? It’s one of my favourite films, so I’m hoping they have one or two pieces! xx

  41. The windswept look suits you Shini. You should consider getting a personal assistant (or Abi) to follow you around with a wind machine at all times.

  42. I know but I just don’t think I can afford a wind machine right now…?

  43. The GIF is so so cool !! :)
    xx

  44. shini, these photos are so epic!!! Wish I was in HK to meet you last month or so!!! Hopefully you’ll be back in town sometime soon?

  45. Saraa

    Hello Shini! I follow your blog from many years :) and i love it!! What are the lenses that you use more? Sorry,i know that this is a common question,but i would like to know it :)
    I Like you and your photos a lot,and if you come to Italy,to Padova and Venice,I can take some beautiful photos to you :)
    Have nice day,
    Sara

  46. HI Sara,

    Thank you for your lovely comment – I’ve never been to Venice or Padova before, still wishing to visit one day!
    Regarding lenses, I mostly use a 50mm lens with my Canon 5D Mark III – and sometimes the 24-105mm f4.0! Hope that helps a bit x

  47. I love this outfit!!! I love the wind too! Totes diggin on the blast of print from the bag and colour pop of the scarf! Lush!

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  48. your pictures are the besst. love that bag!!
    x

  49. I think that everything said made a lot of sense. However, what about
    this? suppose you added a little information? I ain’t saying
    your content isn’t solid, however what if you added a post title that
    makes people want more? I mean Ghosts of Barbican | Park
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  50. I’m so happy to have found your blog and now i can’t help but check it every now and again. Your images are just to die for!!! You have such style and class – so much so that i wouldn’t be surprised to see you in magazines being featured as one of the “best dressed” fashionistas in the online world. Hope you can take the time to view our online store. I really do believe that StyleCloset carries many of the clothing styles that matches your sophisticated and charming persona. cheers! :)

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  51. Such a beautiful structure! You look lovely as always, Shini. And adore the animated gif!

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  52. perfection…

  53. Your gif is very eye catching, it’s like marilyn monroe with her dress, but you with the shawl. Love it! :D

  54. earnestine

    You look so beautiful and gorgeous in this white skirt.

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