Tartan New Year

All days of the week should be celebrated, for every day is a gift in itself but this Saturday I celebrated a belated Chinese New Year, Year of the pig.

I first fell in love with this overly long bomber jacket in Taryn print by River Island, Rihanna collection AND THEN…… I found the matching trousers a few months later on an eBay browse. I had to wear it all. In Chinese New Year tradition the colours have always been red and gold, even though this is tartan print I had to run with this idea! I love a co-ords but I also love a mix and match so throw on a leopard print Zara top ( that I got recently in the sale for £3.00) and my trusty hot gold Dr Martens.

My mothers family are originally from Guyana, named the Place of Four Nations because are never just one origin. You are a mix of either Black, Chinese, Asian or Caucasian. Guyana sits just off of Brazil so this is no surprise of the mix ethnicity. I find this a true blessing and acceptance of others. I alway embrace and educate myself on different cultures. I am first generation black British but also a mix of black Chinese , when myself and my cousins get together, we literally look like an ad for United Colors of Benetton. Which I will always love and love my family very much so.


We of course celebrated in China Town London, food and cocktails and wishes of health, wealth and love.


Tartan trousers and jacket from River Island, Rihanna collection

Leopard print crop top from Zara

‘ Easy’ white socks from Topman

Gold boots from Dr Martens




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