Flew Heathrow to JFK yesterday & met Joanna @ Virgin check-in. She's going to NYC for three months - she's a stylist - and I know she's going to take NY by storm. I was surprised she doesn't want to model, she's got such a great look, but I can kind of relate to and respect that she'd rather be behind the scenes than in front of a camera. But she made this exception for me.
I think this is just the perfect long haul flight outfit. You can take the hat off, of course, during air travel, but her grey knitted thing from Monsoon is basically a soft blanket for the over-air conditioned air. The secret of a long flight is to stick to knits - nothing hard, definitely no jeans. And it doesn't really matter what time of year you're traveling, or to what climate: when you're in the air, it's always the same season. Mildly tundra.
It's funny, I saw several cool girls wearing hats at the airport. But no men. Remember when men wore baseball caps? Turned around? I love how in films from the fifties, you'd see a scene of Manhattan and it was a sea of hats. Or in London, in the City, all those bowlers. I wonder if that's the shape of things to come: men bare headed, and chic women round the world, wearing the hats.
Just went to a great lunch with my mom and fifteen of her friends. (Oh: this was cute. My mom apologised for wearing a white handbag. I asked why and she said she read it on my post. I was trying to explain, it was just with that blue coat.. actually, hers looked great with her outfit.) Can't decide which shot of Joanna's I like best, so I'm posting them all. If anyone reading this is in NY and knows people in the fashion industry - or if you're elsewhere, but do - please let me know in comments or by email, and I'll pass it on to Joanna. Thanks!