GAGA FOR YALLAH

Wednesday, 8 June 2011



OK, so picture the scene. It's late on a Saturday afternoon and I'm wandering through Portobello as the stalls close up for business with my friend Trish. Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye I spot a flash of neon (you KNOW how much I like neon). The stall before me is filled with NEON Mexican-style skirts, bags and other such treasures. I nearly died. Not actually. But if I had at least the last thing I would have seen would have been Yallah's B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. creations. So that's her name - Yallah - I got talking to her, clutching many a skirt and oohing and aahing before sadly relinquishing all items (it was the end of my Portobello haul - no cash left). Each and every piece is handmade by her, using vintage fabric. Sigh.

I vowed that next pay day weekend I would take a trip to Yallah's magical stall and get myself one of her dreamy skirts. And so that's what I did. I like to wear my new Skirt of Joy with a vintage yellow jacket I picked up from a local charity shop and bright pink lipstick.

Yallah doesn't have a website, nor a bricks and mortar shop but you can visit her at Portobello market every Friday and Saturday - near the Ladbroke Grove entrance. If you get lost, ask around - the other stallholders will be able to direct you. Or simply look for the neon Mexican skirts. Oh, and say I sent you there (perhaps next time I'll get a discount, wink wink).

(You can contact Yallah at yallah-shop@hotmail.com)

27 comments:

  1. These colours compliment eachother beautifully and look great on you, love that skirt!xx

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  2. Such a grt colour.love everythng:-)
    much love,
    www.chicqua.blogspot.com

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  3. Ooh--love it! So checking out that stall next weekend.

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  4. aaaah I love it! have actually been searching for one of these skirts.. they're sooo pretty and make me happy!! :) well it looks great on you :)

    thanks for sharing, will def get one next time I'm in London!

    xx

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  5. Gawsh I really looove the skirt!!! It just looks so "fresh"!
    Nice blog =)

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  6. beautiful outfit... love the colours..great blog!

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  7. Natalie, I absolutely love that skirt! I go to a textile recycling plant and have bought loads like that recently! Love love LOVE.
    xxx

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  8. What a beautiful outfit, the colours really suit you and you look lovely x

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  9. Just chanced upon your blog and am really loving it! Such a great outfit! Wishing I lived in London so I could get one of those pretty mexican skirts!!! The way you paired them with the yellow top really brings out the beauty of the skirt. Would love if you could drop by my blog when you have the time and let me know what you think of it! Would love having you as a follower! :)
    Bisous, nana
    Avecdeslunettes.blogspot.com

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  10. Amazing colours, so prettty!

    http://blaiseruby.blogspot.com/

    X

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  11. I was feeling a little down today...

    Until I saw these pictures. And, more especially, this skirt. It's the sartorial equivalent of 'cheerfulness'.

    Portobello, here I come!

    Sarah x

    http://stylesouk.wordpress.com

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  12. Just discovered your blog and absolutely love it! I love the intricate details of your skirt - I will be visiting again soon :)

    Kristina
    http://spottedappeal.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh what a great find! I love mexican prints! I just bought a similar skirt at New Look, but it's of course much cooler to have a unique piece like yours ;)

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  14. Oooh that looks fab on you, really fab. Going back shows true dedication so I hope you and your skirt will be very happy together! :)

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  15. amazing skirt! lovely post.

    new follower

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  16. I love the outfit! It's fabulous!

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  18. Oh I love a neon Mexican print! Currently trying to deck myself and my home out in the lovely stuff! Will defo pay Yallah a visit!

    I'm also so in to yellow this summer - I love your look Natalie!

    Sarah-Leigh x

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  19. Hey! Now I recognize you ;) We shaw each other a few weeks ago on the photo shoot!! Love your blog, will visit more often for sure!! By the way, the skirt is fab!

    XO Charlotte
    www.thefashionguitar.com

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  20. The skirt is amazing! I love the outfit!

    http://inelegancewetrust.blogspot.com/

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  21. Wow, such beautiful colours! Neons are great and that is a great Summer look.

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  22. Ohhh! I wish I lived in London so I could pay Yallah a visit! :(


    xo Almaz

    http://fashionpeg.blogspot.com/

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  23. That skirt is gorgeous x

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  24. lovely outfit! so fresh!

    x tessi

    http://tessi-la-la-land.blogspot.com/

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  25. beautiful outfit... love the colours...

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