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17th April 2013

Barbican Conservatory - Style Slicker

Barbican Conservatory - Style Slicker

Barbican Conservatory - Style Slicker

Barbican Conservatory - Style Slicker

Kit Lee - Style Slicker

Barbican Conservatory - Style Slicker

Barbican Conservatory - Style Slicker

Style Slicker has turned 5 last week (totally forgotten about it) and I, is approaching three-zero-one in a couple of weeks, a double celebration and my continuous pleasure of being mistaken for a 20 year old.  Cheers for the birthday messages in advance!

Recently, I’ve noticed a slight change in my blog content, transitioning to more strategised, visual impact – incorporating the use of props (my heavy use of florals and greenery), scenery, and themed environments, to ensure they are effectively implemented in concurrence with the topic and taste that defines content style…hence the recent lack of posts because of my fussiness with photography.  Speaking of greenery, last weekend I visited The Conservatory at the Barbican for the first time, exotic palm trees, dangling vines, foliage plants set against the backdrop of the ugliest Brutalist building in London.  So ugly in fact, the thought of seeing the post-war rendered-concrete block and glassed greenhouse with tropical oasis can look so wrong, but so right and fantastical.

Barbican Conservatory, Silk Street, City of London, EC2Y 8DS. (see map HERE)

I’m wearing: Floral print top c/o Benetton, wide legged trousers from Uniqlo, vintage belt from Beyond Retro, rubber flats by Jason Wu x Melissa from ASOS, pink clutch bag c/o MCM, pug print tote bag (unknown), handbag phone case c/o Candies Gifts.  Portrait and body shots; thanks to May.


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34 Comments

  • Reply Lana 17th April 2013 at 00:34

    Your strategy is fantastic and your visual content is class.
    Keep it up! xoxo

  • Reply joy @OSS 17th April 2013 at 01:56

    i like this change. subtle but very well done. great photography as always.

  • Reply Daniela 17th April 2013 at 07:22

    Hello Kit, i´ve been following your work for 4 years, maybe. I really love your work and your beautiful photos but i understand, sometimes our work needs some improvements… The upgrades are perfect!
    I only wish you could post more times!!! :)

    Daniela
    (www.boopblog.com)

  • Reply THE STEL STYLE 17th April 2013 at 07:38

    Amazing place!!! I like your style!!!

  • Reply Georgina 17th April 2013 at 09:44

    I love the area around The Barbican; the architecture is so…bizarre. Ugly pretty, I think.

  • Reply Duck 17th April 2013 at 10:09

    WOAH I had no idea this was there!! I need to visit it sometime, as you say the contrast between the greenery and the hideous concrete is actually quite nice. God I hate the Barbican building though, and that whole ghastly style of architecture! The mid 20th Century seriously ruined our cities…

  • Reply Dancome 17th April 2013 at 10:49

    This is INSANE and this is in LONDON?! I never knew it existed.

  • Reply Fashion Follows Her 17th April 2013 at 12:04

    Beautiful place. I love photographing products outside in my garden, such a great back drop and a nice change from the standard clinical white. Happy Birthday to you and your blog. xx

  • Reply She 17th April 2013 at 17:21

    好地方,我也要.

  • Reply Sally 17th April 2013 at 18:19

    Absolutely LOVE these pictures – divine xxxx

  • Reply Kayleigh 17th April 2013 at 21:37

    The photos are stunning, and you look adorable under the hanging foliage.

  • Reply Mun 18th April 2013 at 06:55

    I’m definitely enjoying the fruit of your effort and fussiness. Keep up the great work 😉

  • Reply Sarah Lise 18th April 2013 at 23:13

    Stunning pictures.

  • Reply Guxuan 18th April 2013 at 23:14

    Keep up with the good work!

  • Reply Francesca Him 19th April 2013 at 03:20

    I totally understand and agreed your fussiness over quality issue with the blog content, at least you’re active on Instagram I’m happy to wait for your next coming post. Please don’t delay too long, I really do miss your fabulous photography.

  • Reply Mary Pei Fung Li 19th April 2013 at 03:23

    不错,不错, 太太太好看咯!

  • Reply Charlotte 19th April 2013 at 12:50

    I must visit there one day.

  • Reply Eleanor 19th April 2013 at 19:34

    Effortless.
    What a stunning photography you have here. I haven’t been to the Barbican yet, and the conservatory is unheard of, thanks for sharing your secret London with us.

  • Reply Adorn Girl 19th April 2013 at 19:39

    So Beautiful I thought it was Kew Gardens, will definitely pay a visit as not so long a journey

  • Reply Candy Candy 19th April 2013 at 22:32

    I want to go too! I hear they have terrapins in the conservatory.

  • Reply Jonelle 20th April 2013 at 18:15

    Great photos and Happy Birthday Kit!

  • Reply Brand Box Shoes 21st April 2013 at 23:48

    You look right at home surrounded by greens.

  • Reply Anaisey 21st April 2013 at 23:50

    Amazing!

  • Reply Mao Mao 22nd April 2013 at 02:25

    I agree with your style of blogging. I’ve noticed you haven’t posted much about recent press days which I liked (thank you very much) than bore the hell out of us. And I love the fact you have grown fondness for nature and flowers…I think it’s something to do with your maturity in age and the change of direction beyond fashion, it’s a lovely mix.

  • Reply Apple Choi 22nd April 2013 at 02:25

    These are gorgeous!

  • Reply Florence Shah-Mathaway 22nd April 2013 at 02:26

    I went there when I was little, vague memory, now I want to go!

  • Reply Bleu Amy Zhu 22nd April 2013 at 02:27

    You don’t look 30 :S

  • Reply Lola 23rd April 2013 at 08:43

    You have great genes, can see why you would be mistaken for 20 year old! Happy birthday to your blog, here’s to another 5 xx

  • Reply Lee 23rd April 2013 at 20:22

    Hi
    The pics are great the green area that looks like it is right in the middle of a concrete jungle is a great look. Congratulations on getting to 5 years with the site. Hopefully you will keep it going for another 5 this is my first visit to your site but will not be my last.

    Great pics lee

  • Reply Théa Unknown 24th April 2013 at 09:58

    Amazing outfit!

    xx
    Théa

  • Reply Simi Fashion 26th April 2013 at 13:03

    Its a fantastic place and your looking nice..Thanks for share your blog.

  • Reply Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies 29th April 2013 at 12:45

    Happy birthday (in advance), Kit! You certainly look REALLY REALLY young so I’m not surprised that you’re often mistaken for a 20 year old. Good for you for being fussy because your photography is out of this world.

  • Reply Fashion cadet 29th April 2013 at 23:55

    I love your look and happy birthday in advance

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  • Reply Michelle Lee 22nd May 2013 at 18:22

    beautiful as always

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