If you’re passing through the Custard Factory, there’s really no excuse not to be a bit of a poser with some of the truly gorgeous street art about the place. A lot of the best pieces are left from various City of Colours festivals, and new works seem to pop up all the time.
I was glad to see the huge white wall on the side of the Greenhouse building was not covered in a whacking great advert. It made me die inside a bit when they decided to paint huge murals advertising Starbucks, especially considering there are several independents at Custard selling coffee. Currently, it’s mostly blank, but this gorgeous wall is still intact and I love it. It makes me think of Nebula from Guardians of the Galaxy.
The dress is a Primark find from a few days ago, so they should still be in stock. It was a whopping £6, and they had them in lots of colours in my local store. I almost chose a stripe, but I own approximately a million striped dresses, so I instead decided to pick something out of my usual colour palette with this powder blue. It’s so summery, and would be great with bare legs and sandals, or like this for cooler days. The bodycon fit would take it into evening with a shoe change to a heel too.
This necklace is one of my favourite pieces. It’s part of the Safe Harbour set, made by the amazing Snikt and Bamf. This one is Rogue, drawn as the Queen of Hearts. I also have the other necklace, which is Gambit. The necklace is acrylic, meaning it’s light despite it’s size, making it very comfortable to wear. It also picks the light up beautifully. If you’re a fan of acrylic jewellery, but less into the geek, the same jeweller also runs Kimchi and Coconut, which has pieces inspired by nature, in particular the ocean.
I’m sure I’ll be back in Digbeth soon, posing about with some more amazing street art.