Liliya, from Russia, looking fabulous on Sloane Street. She has a gallery on Russian Art, Artelia. I can't wait to see a show she'll be in soon in Knightsbridge, as she specialises in Ukrainian contemporary art, and my roots go back to that part of the world. (All about me, again).
I was thinking about something Nicky wrote in her blog, lipsoflondon, and how Chanel seems to have lost its way as a brand. And yet, that Chanelesque mentality has pervaded modern women's references and attitudes to fashion in so many ways, a theme I keep returning to. Is Nicky right: has Chanel become so much a part of the ether that the centre has dissolved, like a aging star in a distant galaxy? Hmm. Something to think about.
P.s. Just heard from Liliya - on her way to the Eurostar for Paris - who has confirmed the jacket IS Chanel, bag by Prada. Memo to self: when she's back, find out what was in the Vivier bag, for Amy of Style Spy (aka Curious in Austin Texas)