I'm sure I'm not alone in this feeling - in fact, I know I'm not, as everyone I know, apart from my husband, Mr. Dot, has had either 'the' flu or 'a' bug or simply a cold & fever recently. It doesn't have to mean we're home all that long - a week, maybe, tops - but when we do emerge from our cave, AND the sun comes out... it's just absolutely glorious, you know?
I keep hearing that song playing in my head, I don't know who sang it, from the 80s or so, that line about 'welcome to the human race'.. anyway, I found myself with a few minutes to spare yesterday, on Sloane Street in Knightsbridge, and suddenly, the sun came out, everything looked new, crisp and clean and sparkly, and I met Samantha.
She hesitated about me shooting her: she was a bit shy and felt she didn't photograph well (it's always the ones who think they don't, who do). So I didn't bother her with any questions about where she got anything, or even, where she's from (she had a lovely lilting voice: not pure English, something... European, that I couldn't place).
It was a very quick shoot, click, click, click, but I didn't get one bad shot. And I'll let you clever fashionistas source for me. I noticed she had two leopard prints (scarf, belt), there is quite a bit of jewel/crystal going on, ANd the crown motif (as per previous post) is repeated twice: belt buckle, and on her jeans, which I assume are Rock & Republic (I've read Victoria Beckham is in some kind of litigation with them, by the way).
I'm not usually one for all that matchy-matchy stuff, but I feel it works on Samantha because she's so pretty, so well groomed & put together, but, the most important accessories of all: she smiles not just with her mouth, but with her eyes.
Throwing a whole bunch of window shopping shots at you: all shot within a few yard radius, and within ten minutes. Thank you all again for your lovely, lovely comments & get well thoughts: it worked! Hope you're all feeling fabulous today. xox