Posted on June 25, 2013

Sunshine Sunday in Notting Hill

Dresses/ Travel/ Wardrobe

Notting Hill Yellow Skater Dress

Living in London, going to Notting Hill and strolling along Portobello Road never loses it’s appeal. On Sundays, it’s less crowded and touristy than Saturdays but at the same time  still vibrant and atmospheric. I never get enough walking past the  pastel coloured houses on Portobello Road, nipping into my favourite bakery Hummingbirds for a cheesecake brownie (and hoping to bump into Claudia Schiffer who once bought cupcakes there for her children, according to my then flatmate). Always worth a visit is the cute Biscuiterie bakery for their creative, hand-iced gingerbread house designs and my favourite restaurant, Osteria Basilico. T.H.E. best authentic Italian in London.

And if you’re lucky (or not, depends how you view it!) you might bump into a celeb who walks around completely anonymously among Notting Hill’s colourful crowd. We bumped into Boris Becker and his then heavily pregnant Lily while shopping. On another occasion, we spotted Kate Moss, her daughter and  Agnes Deyn  in front of the American Apparel shop at the top of Portobello Road.

Above : On a chilly London’s summer day, I’m wearing a sunshine yellow circle dress by Calvin Klein bought at TK Maxx in Germany, yellow Pretty Ballerina ballet pumps and a  waist belt by Post & Co.  Circle dresses are like an instant diet: The waist whittling middle and the flared skirt hide hips and thighs. So you can tuck into a Hummingbirds cupcake without a guilty conscience.

A fashionable tourist wearing a pink trench coat and a straw hat. Cute"

A fashionable tourist wearing a pink trench coat and a straw hat. Cute”

 

Notting Hill's many knick-knacks, door knobs...

Notting Hill’s many knick-knacks, door knobs…

Hand iced biscuits from the Biscuiterie. How very fitting for the Wimbledon Tennis Season: An umbrella, strawberries and the centre court!

Hand iced biscuits from the Biscuiterie. How very fitting for the Wimbledon Tennis Season: An umbrella, strawberries and the centre court!

 

I teamed my yellow circle dress with a boucle jacket and a straw bag

I teamed my yellow circle dress with a boucle jacket and a straw bag

Loving the retro tin signs: “Blondes Have More Fun But Brunettes Remember It The Next Day!”

  Black Cat shop Notting Hill

 This friendly fellow will greet you in one of the shops on Pembridge Road!

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  • Reply claudia September 1, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    wonderful style.wonderful dress.I love it.

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    • Reply Romantique September 15, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Thank you BElla! x

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