Andel’s Lodz Hotel

Kimono jacket – Obakki (Robinson Pfeffer), Red Dress – AA (via Blogger Yard Sale), Sweater – Vintage (Blogger Yard Sale), Boots – H&M, Bag – Courtesy of Chanel, Belt – Zara, Sunglasses – UO

As much as they resemble teleportation rings, these oblong structures are merely creatures of architectural ingenuity – vertical air passageways in the knock-out hotel that is generously hosting us in Łódz. Although, it does seem like there was a fair amount of teleportation involved in getting Jen and Kit over to Poland; 2 months of long-distance skyping and all of a sudden we were sprawled on the floor in a train heading towards Łódz (prounounced Oodge) – the city of Polish Fashion Week. By 3pm we washed up at the doorsteps of Andel’s Hotel after a morning of relentless travel – both Kit and Jen having flown in in the morning; but it wasn’t necessarily the exhaustion that kept us drifting in the corridors instead of swimming straight out into the fashion week crowd. A former-textile mill factory, the space computes to about 7,900m² in lot size, complete with unexposed bricks, loft rooms and art installations adorning the corners of the halls. Do I even have to explain why it’s so appealing? Londoners go mental for conversion units, I used to live in an amazing Victorian school conversion in East London 2 years ago and spotted hopeful new tenants waiting in a U-Haul van whenever I left the house to dispose of garbage. NOT YET OKAY?

The primary reason we’re here is for the fashion week, but honestly speaking, once we’ve dipped our feet in the rooftop pool I don’t think we’ll care much for the outside world. Just saying.

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  1. Okay, now I require macaroons. Lots and lots. And teleportation stairs…

    ~Faith

  2. your photos are gorgeous. one day, you need to go into lengthy detail about your camera and how you post process because it’s pretty AMAAAAZING. unless you have already….then obviously i missed a post because i super uber heart your blog and have pretty much read the whole thing. OK THEN, overboard. you’re awesome.

    <3 cassie
    keanuandsixteenth.blogspot.com

  3. Great pictures but what were you doing in that last picture? ;)

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  4. the pictures are fantastic and i just adore your look, gorgeous mix of colours and textures

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

  5. i like your pictures
    thnx

  6. ilaria

    amazing pics as usual.
    really what more can i say??
    xxx

    When are you coming back to London?

  7. You’re amazing.

  8. i love your sheep top. and your windy hair shot. x

  9. beautiful, beautiful photos! talking about “polish fashion week” (WARNING – very lame joke coming in 3… 2… 1…) – which brand is your nail polish from? the colour is perfectly bloody!

    you ladies look amazing! lovely post!

  10. Welcome to Łódź! I was in Andel’s 2 days ago, I saw some opening shows… Have you been there too?
    Kisses

  11. Ah, we arrived on Friday, so missed the opening shows! Will be here till Monday :)

  12. HHAhahaaaaa good oneeeee
    It’s actually a nameless polish but just a really deep red…blood coloured polish that you can get in drugstores!

  13. Trying to drop something on someone who looks semi important ;)?
    Nothing really, just pulled up my hair and it ended up looking like that haha

  14. Hahaa thank you! I haven’t actually, it’s no secret but I think I want to keep it a mystery buehehe.
    Nah, will think of a post once I get back to London!

  15. you make such beautiful pictures. what type of camera do you use?
    thank you for all the inspiration.
    ahoi

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  16. Two colors macaroons!

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  17. what great photographs! the macaroons look absolutely delicious!!! i love this. thank you for sharing. the bedding is also very beautiful in the photograph above.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com

  18. I did not know this blog. Nice pictures, very inspiring!

    Lola

  19. Unf, these photos are fantastic! As always.

    // THE STYLE MANUAL

  20. OHH! those are the cutest macaroons ever :D

  21. Nice photos!!

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  22. Polish FW: how cool! Never been there! Would love to go! Adore macaroonS!! So yum! Beautiful images!! XO Raspberry & Rouge

    http://raspberry-rouge.com

  23. Perhaps I’m the only one that thinks they look particularly burger-like. Or it’s subconsciously the fault of the packaging?

  24. Yours is my favorite fashion blog.

    Cheers,
    -C
    itssymmetrical.blogspot.com

  25. Shini, your photographs are better and better every time I visit your space here. also, I am so much impresse with the hotel! I was only once in Lodz years ago, passing by. Definitely, it is a place to visit anytime soon. Have fun at the Fashion Week, looking forward to some news told from your perspective!
    Karolina

  26. Świetne zdjęcia!

  27. Welcome in my city – city of Lodz! You take gorgeous photos!

  28. These pictures look apocalyptic at first, everywhere seems so empty accept for you girls.
    I can’t wait to see more pictures from this trip. You’re outfit is so so good!

  29. michelle

    those macarons look amazing :)

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  30. Such a nice photos!
    Shini you are a really charming girl! :)

  31. looks fabulous :) and love the kimono jacket!! Miss you in London, come back soon and let’s have coffee :)

  32. Theresa

    Hi!
    I absolutely adore your blog. Your photos are fascinating! I would ask you, what type of camera do you use?

    Thanks for answer.

    Have a nice day.

  33. You always share such fantastically interesting photo’s… You must live in an amazing loft too… You need to put up a sign that shares your words simply….”NOT YET!

    Have a great day!

  34. Oh wow you guys look like you’re having the best time! The hotel is amazing and that shot of Kit leaning on the balcony is soooo adorable. Did Kit actually bring a jar of Marmite in the end? That nutter :P

  35. Tried to write a comment but don’t think it went through…anyways! Love these pictures and your hotel sounds AMAZING! The photo of Kit leaning on the balcony is too cute, did she actually bring Marmite to Poland in the end haha? She’s definitely nutty. You guys are having so much fun, enjoy the rest of the fashion week there!!

  36. very nice

  37. I love your photos! And your hair :)

  38. the hotel looks awesome!! Wow!
    And I like to have a macaroon RIGHT NOW!:)

    xyz
    Carola

  39. Gorgeous-y pick and mix photos.
    Thank you for dragging me and Jen to this trip I’ve had an awesome WTF time!

  40. Shini,get some pics of that roof-top pool!!!! I really wanna see, pweety pwease? :P

  41. great pictures. I would love to live your life for one day, you live so many things, mine seems so boring ;)) ahah, love your blog !!

  42. Those Macaroons look amazing! Great photos xx

  43. This hotel looks so good, might even be worth a trip to Poland :)

  44. amazing photos!

  45. Awesome pictures as usual. The last shot is my favourite!
    http://www.soyfrivolita.blogspot.com

  46. I really love these pictures, interesting detail and you make me feel as though I am there. Love your outfit too, the contrast of the skirt is great :)

  47. I just love your photography! You have such a elegant and relaxed feeling in it!

    Juliet xxx

  48. I don’t know how you manage to always captivate me with your photos. Seriously. I always wish I was there. The colors are always right. They are like small gifts