I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.









Wearing: Trenchcoat – Mummy’s old Burberry from the 80’s. Jeans – James Jeans. Cardigan – Chanel. T-shirt – Supertrash. Glasses – Ace & Tate

I know I exaggerate a fair bit in this blog (i.e I haven’t slept last night so I MAY DIE), but I wasn’t actually kidding when I said I spent the whole week in Paris bumming in and around the rented flat, in my last post. The flat was on Rue Oberkampf, a third-floor walk-up just above a shabby bar heaving with ‘le cool’ after 10pm, all of which basically characterizes the entire neighbourhood. Oberkampf is a bit of a Dalston in Paris, a slightly grungier area on the fringes of a ‘hip’ part of town like Shoreditch, or Le Marais, in this case. Jin, his girlfriend and I met for dinner in the area and simply ended up shooting all these photos, mucking around in the neighbourhood. He shoots streetstyle by day (for Topshop and his own streetstyle blog), which is how I got to know him in the first place, but it was the photos he did ‘by night’ that I loved, and sure enough, by the time we were out of the restaurant his Contax was out from his jacket. I’d just recently found a great glasses brand called Ace & Tate via Fashiolista, and got a few pairs matched with a newly updated prescription for my ever bat-like eyesight, and wanted to share here somehow. This just turned out to be so much more fun way than the usual jazz – posing but not posing, just short of shooting with a baguette shoved up my nose, and visible or not, there’s a jelly worm in my mouth in each shot.

Photography Jin Oh; Edit and layout Park & Cube

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  2. Shini I bloody love this post. So amazing! Such a great idea. You win at life x

  3. My street. So cool !!!

  4. Looked like awesome fun to shoot! Like a mini editorial ;)

  5. Danielle

    Super fun post Shini! Love the photos x

  6. Woah this is freakin awesome!

  7. awesome shots! you’re great!


  8. amazing!

    xoxo from rome

  9. These pictures are fantastic, love the one of you in a trench-coat in front of the grid, it’s my favourite!
    Mafalda ❤

  10. nice pics!!… love the red and white sweater.x


  11. I absolutely love the pictures they are sooo good :)

  12. Very cool pics! x


  13. This post is so nice! Love the glasses!


  14. Love the humour in the credits, though, you’re far from a “dumbass” & rather more of a genius. The editorial is awesome & looks straight out of a magazine.

    The Fashann Monster

  15. Kudos to you for even reading the credits xx

  16. You look like a model! <3
    my post-summer hangover :)

  17. Ooo what lipstick are you wearing? If the shade I’m looking at right now is the actual shade in real life, it really looks like what Holly Golightly had on in the car scene. Eek!

  18. Ooh I believe the lipstick was Maybelline but when shooting these I’m sure I’d have eaten it all – so basically a nice rose-pink after a dinner! Sorry I can’t be of more help! And btw did you just compare me (ish) to Holly Golightly? WHAT. I love you.

  19. These were shot for FUN????? These photos are GORGEOUS! Plus, did you edit these photos yourself too? You should make this apart of your own legit editorial. Love these!

  20. LOVE all these editorial images of you! Such a shame I didn’t run into you in Paris!

  21. Love these shots!


  22. Whoa, love these set of photos! I love your usual elegant photos, but these are quite the opposite – it shows a different side of you!

  23. These shots are great shini, very artistic, well though out and comes off spontaneous and fun. And I always have a thing to shoot at a laundromat, something very retro about it and it makes for GREAT backdrops. And cool collages too, should do more of these!! Btw, I just posted my shots from CHANEL, check out the up close and personal pics if you love Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld!! Which judging by that cardigan, you do! <3

    xx The Provoker

  24. Christine

    this is so awesome! so much casual fun- no pretense involved! you look so effortlessly cool eating a gummy worm on someone’s scooter. you go girl! :)

  25. I’m so in love with these photos! You never stop surprising me, I really enjoy reading your blog <3


  26. Everything about this editorial is AMAZING. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

  27. so cool! you look fabulous and beautiful♥

  28. Wow! I actually thought you were going to tell us you had been photographed for a French magazine of something! This is amazing and you look great as always!


  29. This post is so funny, you are hilarious Shini!


  30. Awesome!


  31. These pictures are insane, the one in the grocery store reminds me of this old editorial with kate moss and she was carrying a pack of nappies (i think). I really love it!! AND I just really need that chanel cardi in my life, like right now…


  32. You just compared this to an editorial with something that had Kate Moss in it, pretty much made my day and stuff Lola! x

  33. I love your blog, your style and London.
    Amazing pics

  34. I am loving these photos! It looks like these came straight out of a magazine! Love jelly worms so I can understand why you couldn’t keep away from them during the shoot!

  35. Beautiful post, I love the photography!

    Charlotte x


  36. this is such a cool editorial! we love it meow x

  37. I love these photos Shini. And that Chanel cardigan is possibly the best thing that’s ever been knitted!

  38. love those pictures. soo cool!!! and chanel cardi is just amazing!!!!!

    please check my new post-hope u like it



  39. Very funny pics :) :) :)


  40. I love that part of Paris! And you look fab in the shots – especially the one with your finger in your mouth. HAHA

  41. I LOVE the photography in this. Do you by chance know what kind of film your friend used with his contax?

    stay golden,

  42. luka


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  44. Freaking love this post Shini! Love the editorial feel coupled with your general silliness!!! So magazine worthy!

  45. Wonderful pictures!

  46. I love those pictures !

  47. I loooooove your CHANEL cashmere. I checked it out and it was around three grand! So sadly I had to walk ou of the boutique empty handed… I mean three grand?

  48. […] photographers who I was lucky to be able to commission, Jin Oh (who might remember, also shot this with me). I won’t lie, I was positively aching at the fact that I volunteered to miss out on […]

  49. […] photographers who I was lucky to be able to commission, Jin Oh (who might remember, also shot this with me). I won’t lie, I was positively aching at the fact that I had volunteered to miss […]

  50. […] photographers who I was lucky to be able to commission, Jin Oh (who might remember, also shot this with me). I won’t lie, I was positively aching at the fact that I had volunteered to miss […]

  51. […] die ich hatte das Glück, in der Lage sein, Oh Jin (die sich erinnern können, auch erschossen diese mit mir). Ich will nicht lügen, ich war positiv an der schmerzenden Tatsache, dass ich freiwillig […]