22.11.09

what's black and white and red all over



Just when I was thinking that my world had turned into a black and white film, because all I've seen anywhere is black, black, black (the most risque look being a bit of brown or beige, or, heaven forbid, a leopard print scarf), I passed this girl, on the phone, on Picadilly. I didn't want to bother her, just took one quick shot. You might have realised by now I'm not personally partial to red, but this flash of tomato on her skirt, under that luxurious looking handkerchief hem black coat.. it just looked so refreshing in a sea of black and beige.



That said.. I recently met Natasha on the street (she lives nearby) with her sweet daughter who I'd have loved to shoot, but I've got a 'no kids' policy. Altho she was in black and white, the wild zig zag pattern caught my eye. She said 'it's only Zara' but of course, we LOVE Zara, and she started chatting about all the things I've been posting about recently, about why is it okay to wear leather but not fur, and how she's half Danish and they're wearing more fur there.. and then she invited me to a private 'bling' event at her home Tuesday night, to showcase her jewelry designs. It's a funny old life.

11 comments:

Cecylia said...

Great jacket! Love the flared sleeves

Kb said...

Really love the first girl's jacket.

thatsorad said...

I love both outfits!!!! That red skirt is awesome under that jacket!!

I really love the new picture at the top with the lifesaver!

Thank you so much for your awesome comments!!!! You are too awesome!!! You are too funny!!!

daisychain said...

I love seeing splashes of bright colour on all black outfits.

Cafe Fashionista said...

The first photograph is so reminiscent of Edie Sedgwick. Loving the pop of red! :)

ffocuss said...

That bit of red is enchanting.

J. said...

I love your blog! I've been following it for a while and find it so inspirational! You must meet some great people!

Style Odyssey said...

The pop of red is electric!

Zara....hmmm...I must remember to spend some quality time in that incredible store on my next US visit. Last trip, I went to a Miami Zara for the first time ever. I was so overwhelmed at the sheer quantity of goodies for sale, that I couldn't focus on anything I saw, and had to walk out! I'm serious. (Getting easily overwhelmed is a side effect of living in a very tiny world. That, and driving at speeds of over 40 mph. lol!)

Boy, I did digress! Oops. But once again, you've done a wonderful job at capturing not only good street style, but the essence of the person as well. So thanks for the inspiration, J! (And for the reminder about how cool Zara is.)

Leah said...

Love the pop of red in that outfit... I've been thinking of adding a color to brighten my drab black and gray ensembles. RED will definitely be that color. Love it.

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

I love Zara too, and that jacket is gorgeous. I thought it was vintage at first.

StyleSpy said...

Black & white with red is one of my favorite combinations, I wear it all the time.

I always like the look of the Zara clothes here from a distance, but when I get up close it looks poorly made. My theory is that the stuff that makes it to the States isn't as good as the European stock.