Thursday, 1 August 2013

You & I.

London is so beautiful. No, it really is. You see I never quite took advantage of all the things London has to offer before I packed up and moved to University in the North, so now, whenever I get the chance to, I spend my days walking from place to place (with some gnarly blisters upon my feet) and simply enjoying all my city has to offer.
 
Today I headed to and old favourite, The National Portrait Gallery. As a portrait illustrator myself, The National Portrait Gallery has almost become a haven for me, during my GCSE years many moons ago, I spent hours sitting cross legged in the contemporary wing armed with a chocolate stained sketchbook and some graphite, furiously sketching swirling patterns across the pages in a bid to emulate the work of the great Maggi Hambling. 
It was lovely to return much older and with a much more presentable sketchbook. I spent a few hours oooh-ing and ahhh-ing at the BP Portrait Awards, which is free to the public if you're in the Leicester Square area!




Top . Vintage | Culottes . Vintage | Shoes . New Look | Bag . Kelsi Dagger |

It wouldn't have been a trip to the National Portrait gallery without buying an array of decorative postcards and a new sketchbook would it? :) 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather, my ankle swelled to the size of a balloon shortly after these photos were taken. Note to self: Stop running for buses Sade!



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XOXO Sade

26 comments:

  1. Your shirt is so cute and I love the pictures on the postcards :)

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  2. aw i love london too, there is just so much to discover. And also your hair is looking beautiful sade!

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  3. I love this look and you are working those shoes.

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  4. completely gorgeous as always! love the backdrop for these shots!

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  5. I love your outfit so much! The vintage top and bottoms are just so sweet!
    I also love a good postcard from a museum or art gallery!
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    Cat xx

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  6. I love this outfit, especially the shoes! You've made me want to visit the National Portrait Gallery, I've never been!

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  7. You beautiful little angel , love the photos xx

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  8. you are adorable!!
    oh i feel you, i've given up on running for buses, i'll just wait 20 mins for the next. x

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  9. You look great.Love your shorts. Nice pictures. xx

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  10. Love your shoes. You sooo pulled off the vintage look. Btw, i'd really like to see some of your illustrations... one day perhaps.

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  11. nice
    BUT especially love love your hair.

    x

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  12. LOVE this! Your shoes are stunning xo

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  13. Love those pictures! So vintage-y looking!

    ♥ Oksana
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  14. Beautiful as always Sade! Loving your hair and how you've styled those loafers!

    Temi xo

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  15. Ah I adore London. The NPG is amazing, and I'm the same as you about buying postcards. Art gallery shops are the best
    Lucia's Loves
    x

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  16. You look incredibly stunning.
    I am in love with your hair!
    Beautiful

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  17. I did Art up to A Level, and I love visiting galleries too, although I hardly do it any more. I have so many post cards littered around my room from it's got to become a bit of a joke, but who can resist? Your outfit is lovely, and I particularly like the culottes! xx

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  18. this is nice! love the whole look its like a chic throwback your hair is buff! how cute is the shirt and brogues! love it!

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  19. It's funny; I used to detest visiting galleries when I had to for GCSE art, but now that I am able to visit them freely, I love the experience. Your hair looks so lovely by the way x
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  20. Love the outfit! You look so beautiful and natural!

    Myra x


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  21. Your outfit is so perfect, I need those shoes!x

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    xx

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  23. You look gorgeous! I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!

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XOXO Sade

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