Soon after I met Emily & Cal, I saw this delightful girl outside the V&A, where I was about to meet Mr. Dot for lunch. Her eyes are the most gorgeous shade of turquoise, and she laughed when I said I loved her style, & mocked her own aqua gloves. She said the coat is from Pinko which I gather isn't terribly expensive.
This a less common, but to me, more interesting trend I'm seeing lately: to accent the all black uniform (which seems to be dominating London streets like Victorians in mourning for Prince Albert), rather than with leopard & beige, with bright colour. (I love what -h said yesterday: leopard is a classic and she's always thought of it as a 'neutral').
She told me her name but I didn't jot it down right away, and it's plum gone out of my head. For some reason, I think it's Laura. Let's just call her Laura until I hear otherwise. Isn't she lovely? Very classic English, I feel. But with an aquamarine twist.
By sheer coincidence (or is there really such thing as coincidence?) while I was shooting 'Laura', Mr. Dot was already inside the V&A, and met a couple from Holland. This is Monique, also rocking the black & bright look with class. Both girls just radiate inner beauty, as well as outer, I feel. It is so true, what Kate Moss said: beauty really does come from within, it's not about piling on the slap.
p.s. A passing comment by the wonderful Photodiarist today - (it's in my comments) introduced me to an Italian company I'd not heard of, called Costume National. Because I am a curious creature, I googled them, only to discover their website is in Italian. I'm kicking myself my friend BK & I didn't pay more attention in Italian class when our friend Valeria was teaching us in NY. (I have such respect for bloggers who comment in English when this is not their first language, and wish I could repay in kind: it feels wrong to only speak English, but I"m so bad at languages!) Anyway, I found 'donna', then was laughing at myself because I remembered 'borsa' from an exercise we did (it means 'bag'), but couldn't find shoes! It was a nice little Italian lesson.. pantaloni, cool, got that... gonne.. nope, that's skirts.
Ah! Calzature! These are shoes! Finally, success! But is 'stivali' the name for boots, or just THESE boots? I don't even know if this is what she mean, but aren't they OH SO RAD?