Spotted Tom and Lynnette on Bond Street and absolutely HAD to dot them. It wasn't til much later - even after watching an episode of Desperate Housewives - that I realised: Tom and Lynnette! And these two fashion students are so absolutely NOT desperate. In fact when I was telling them how I was on this quota for a deadline for a company in LA to shoot a trend for May to go to Conde Nast in Beijing and Moscow on London streetstyle (it's a funny world, what can I say) but I couldn't find any bright wild prints because everyone's wearing black, Lynnette just smiled that fabulous smile and said 'Black is back!' (As to what she's wearing, she looked around her own outfit, touching the shaggy jacket, and replied 'Nothing special.') I'd love to see what she comes up with when she makes an effort!
Black is absolutely back, baby. In fact, even at the Hay Festival, in Wales, in hot summer heat, where you'd usually find a lot of floaty hippie flowery prints.. they were still there of course, but so were a lot of very sleek, minimal, black chic frocks (including yours truly, in my new hot pink plastic celebrity sandals, and a black racerback ribbed cotton number from American Apparel).
Black isn't backing down any time soon. London hasn't seen anything like it since poor old Prince Albert left this mortal coil. In fact one could say black is.. well, the new black.