We stumbled on a great place on Collins Avenue, near the Delano called La Provence for the best little brunch, which is where I met Leigh, a photographer from NY, who was on a coffee break from shooting her boyfriend kite surfing at the beach. Lovely, lovely girl, and so tall, I had to back way back, practically onto the street. She said she was a bit embarrassed to be photographed so scruffily, which only makes me wonder how great she'd look when she 'scrubs up', as they say in London. Sourcing (in her words):
Homeade cut-offs-Rock & Republic
Camera-Nikon D60 ;)
I love her colours - blue and white and turquoise with the tans and browns of skin and hair are my favourite, most relaxing, happy colours ever. Which is part of why I love the Delano so much. I've got so many shots of various chair groupings, and I realise this blog is called 'street style london', not Hotel Lobbies I Have Known and Loved, but, still.. it's just so hard to pick one or two.
And of course, I've got to leave you with another shot of the reluctant Mr. Dot. When we were young, my dad, who had a great photographic eye, would put my sister and I in photos. Like Mr. Dot, we'd be all 'oh, dad, not another shot' but he'd say he needed us in 'for scale'.