Remember lovely Arlie and the shoot Navaz and I did in Bristol a few weeks ago? On our West Country travels we were introduced to the nicest cafe in St Paul’s (my love of a good cafe is well documented on this blog). We arrived, chilly, under slept and slightly dampened of spirits to be greeted with a warm welcome and a super fry up.
Now that’s what I’m talking about.
We even took a couple of shots in there plus, obviously, had a good jaw about local shopping, musical mash ups and what makes a good night out. You know, the important stuff.
EMMA MIRANDA MOORE How’s your smoothie?
ARLIE OSBORNE Really good
EMM So is this your favourite cafe? Do you come here with your mates?
AO Yeah like, it’s good for breakfast, lunch and like in the evening as well.
EMM Do you come here in the evening?
AO Sometimes yeah
EMM They had music on last night when we were walking past, do they have bands in here?
AO Sometimes, they do but I like the music they play in here anyway, in the day
EMM I’ve got too many layers on now. Where else do you go on Gloucester Road then?
AO Shopping wise I like going to RE-PHSYCO because it’s not all generic and a chain, it’s not a charity shop but all the stuff is second hand. Some of it is like reworked as well, made into new things.
NAVAZ BATLIWALLA What have you bought from there that you liked?
AO Oh I was going through a phase of, you know Fresh Prince style clothes?
EMM Yes I remember it well..
AO Well I got this mental jacket which was like, covered in patterns. And then I bought a pair of docs in there before but at Loves Saves The Day festival they got completely wrecked
EMM You did well to wreck DMs, they’re normally pretty indestructible
AO I know I wore them to a gig and like all the lacings came out and they were ruined, I lost the whole lace too
EMM You went for it at that gig didn’t you?
EMM You were just right in there (everyone laughing) I like that though, if you destroy a pair of shoes you know you’ve had a good night. I’ve always worn DMs.
AO When my family and me go out, we all look kind of similar, we’ll all be in Converse and a blue jumper or whatever
EMM Don’t you think that’s quite nice though, it’s like you belong together?
CO Er, sort of (laughs)
EMM Oh I think it’s sweet. We should do a story where the whole family is dressed the same
NB It does happen though, it’s an organic thing where you all merge into one another
EMM So you like RE PHSYCO and you come here, where else do you go?
AO Well, on a Saturday I usually head up towards town, like Cabort (the big shopping centre in Bristol) and then I’d wander up Park Street and then wander down here. At the very top of Gloucester Road there’s three floored charity shop and it’s got like a retro section, a shoe section, records, it’s really cool. It’s a Cancer Research charity shop but they’ve cottoned on that people like going to charity shops more so they’ve really made the most of it. It’s really good.
AO There’s another really good shop called Dutty and it sells really cool like earrings and stuff.
NB I think there’s one in Kensal Rise, near me. I think they’ve opened one in London, it’s like Dutty Girl, that’s interesting that you go there
EMM It’s vintage is it?
AO They have an underground bit which does all the vintage shirts and stuff, but the main store they sell spray paint and they do massive gold hoops but wrapped in fabric. At the time I couldn’t afford them so I made my own pair (sounds of approval all round)
EMM so much more interesting to do that
AO then I started selling them at school because everyone was like can I have a pair? But at Dutty they sell really cool patterned leggings and patterned jumpers and patterned crop tops and all that.
NB Do they sell music and stuff as well?
AO Yeah and they do events as well, like oh what’s it called, My Bad Sister it’s two sisters and they just dress absolutely mental and they do shows at the Dutty shop and stuff.
EMM What’s their music like?
AO Mental (serious face)
EMM Mental enough to ruin a pair of DMs to?
AO (giggles) Yeah. They mix like gypsy music with hip hop but then like techno and it’s just a mix of everything.
EMM Don’t tell me it’s folk core, because I’m off that
NB Are there any markets round here?
AO Yeah there’s the St Nicks market which has all the good food stalls, falafels and stuff
EMM (Starts adjusting Arlie’s hair) I look like a really over attentive mother now, fiddling with your hair in a cafe, like come on darling be a beautiful princess, and you’re like ugh mum!
WAITRESS Hi, large breakfast with fried bread?
ARLIE (grateful) Yes please
Thank you Cafe Kino for restoring our equilibrium