30.1.10

almost famous



No, we haven't flown back to Miami. It's just that I"m still there in my head. Today was a first for me: even tho the sun was out, and I was out & about, with my Canon, still I didn't take one shot. There were some good looks.. just wasn't happening for me. All that winter, all those neutrals.

Sometimes I think one can haunt a place when one is still alive. I bet if you went to South Beach, Miami, right now, you'd see a ghost that looked just like me.

Saw this girl at an outdoor table at a Paul on Lincoln Road (yes, they have Paul there! Who knew!). She was with two guys and a huge black camera with a lens about three feet long. I hesitated approaching her - Mr. Dot said don't be shy - and finally I asked 'Excuse me, you're not famous, are you?' One of the guys said 'Not yet, but she will be.'



I didn't like the background at the table so dragged her into this kind of faux tropical island in the mall. We were on our way to the beach so I gave her my card. She asked if I could do a swimsuit 'shoot' on the beach, I said sure. We did see her later, with the guys shooting her, but I was swimming & she was busy posing. When she's famous, I can say I knew her when she was just an ordinary girl. Just like us.

All I remember about her is her kaftan hails from Charleston, North Carolina.

I am so loving bright tropical colours. Sun kissed oranges, the turquoise of swimming pools and the sea. Even tho I'm wearing grey and pale pink today, I've got a hot pink vest hidden under my knit mini dress. California dreaming, on such a winter's day.

15 comments:

notjustmedical said...

She's very pretty! I really like the colours on her kaftan. Very different from what London is like now.

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Susan said...

how really tropical and dream-like as I look out of my window and see like 10 inches of snow in my garden... wish we had summer already!
have a sweet day, xoxo

sofiasophie said...

very exotic & beautiful girl...
thanks for the kind word in my blog and for the little story; I'd love to see the red pattent shoes, and read the story you wrote about them.....

And to answer your question, I found inspiration in the blogs I visit, during my trips (I am trip addict!) & in the streets, often....
xxxxx

adrielleroyale said...

What beautiful colors! I love how the fabric flows and the gold embroidered neck line. :)

Cecylia said...

Stunning and exotic! I love her orange kaftan!

Nini's Style said...

She's so pretty. I love her swimsuit's cover up. I hope you're well Jill!
Have a lovely weekend,
xoxo Nini

Leah said...

I love her cover-up... and I love her tan. Can't wait for summer! I'm definitely getting my tan.

The Photodiarist said...

beautiful photos, Jill.

Lynn said...

hi jill! how have you been? just checking up on you and im glad to see your wonderful photos again. im missing summer just looking at your florida photos... hope your having a great weekend!

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daisychain said...

Wow, she looks utterly gorgeous.

the style crusader said...

oh i totally love it. what i wouldn't give to be that tanned!!
love the california dreaming reference... i totally feel like that too! xx

Tallulah Keats said...

She looks very fabulous - well done for spotting her and snapping her. A great inspirational look

AMIT said...

She looks fabulous.

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