As you already know, I absolutely love travelling!
I love it so much as it gives you the opportunity to look at the world through a different perspective, by discovering new places, cultures, people and of course dishes. As a devoted traveller, I always have my to do/see list prepared in advance of my trip! For every destination, there are specific things I want to do and see, however, there is one thing, which is always on my list, despite my destination.
You are probably wondering what it is, but the answer is very simple – it is linked to my other passion (fashion). The thing that I always want to see when I visit a place, is their main shopping street. I love exploring new local brands and looking at the shop windows and how they are set up! It might sound lame, but I am obsessed with exploring the main shopping street of every city I visit.
Each one of them has its own spirit and charm, but there is one in particular that has won my heart forever – Regent street!
Regent Street is probably the most famous shopping street in London, named after George, the Prince Regent. The street was designed by the famous architect John Nash and it has maintained its layout since its completion in 1825. The street is nearly 1.5 km long, starting from the BBC Broadcasting House (certainly worth a visit) and ending at Picadilly Circus. The first department store opened its doors in 1835, and since then the street has been well-known for its flagship retail stores, such as Liberty, Hamleys (the largest toy shop in the world), Jaeger and the Apple Store.
Regent Street also hosts several events throughout the years, such as the Regent Street Festival and various fashion related events during London Fashion Week. My absolutely favourite event though is the Christmas lights, which have been on Regent Street since 1882. In general, London is one of the most beautifully decorated cities during the Christmas period, and Regent Street is always within the best-decorated areas of the city.
My love for this place explains why I chose it for one of my latest shoots. To express the uniqueness of this street, I created a very extravagant look. Lately, I have been obsessed with sheer and see-through tops and I could not resist to this beautiful top and its gorgeous lace details. I love the long layers at the back and how you can see my tanned skin under the black sheer. To make the most of the top, I wore my stick-on bra in nude colour. As the top is very eccentric itself, I tried my best to find jeans that will be just as eccentric as well. I went for one of the newest trends of charleston trousers that are ripped at the bottom. To finish the all black look, I used colourful laced-up sandals (another one of my obsessions) and crystal earrings from Lily and Rose.
Top – Lace&Breads | Jeans – Top Shop | Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs | Earrings – Lily and Rose
Love, Tina J xx