I don't know what is going, but it seems like everyone has woken up recently and decided to wear black and white. Self included. I was talking with my sister in Massachusetts and she said 'That's so weird..' and proceeded to describe what she'd worn out the night before. Sure enough: black and white. And I'm seeing a lot of Chanel-inspired, ladylike-with-a-twist ensembles - each very cool, chic, original, and above all, with an element of fun.
Case in point: Hind, half French, half Moroccan, but a true Londoner for the past 10 years, dotted near Whole Foods, in a gorgeous white coat (from Mango a few years back), and - brave for this time of year - bare legs and fabulous wedge sandals from Paul Smith (last year's collection). The bag is black patient Dior (new collection) and the sunglasses, from the grand lady herself: none other than Chanel.