The day before we got the news about Alexander McQueen, I was right by his shop (& home) on a dark cold day. I'd gone to Dover Street Market but felt like I was coming down with something.
So when I wandered to their sweet top floor cafe, & ordered a lovely pot of fresh ginger root tea with lemon and honey (my favourite home remedy). I was surrounded by jaded fashionistas who lunch, absorbed in an Elle magazine, when Fiona & her friend bounded in & sat across from me (it's a small place & was pretty full), then they put all these big bags under the table & she cheerfully said 'Oh just kick them away.' Just very warm, yet English polite: I love that combination. When a table opened up they moved, & I returned to my own little world.
Fast forward a half an hour or so, I'd met & photographed Hitomi, and was just shooting these red chairs, when who should dash past me but Fiona & her friend.
I'm running after them & when I finally catch up & ask to shoot them, Fiona says 'You look really familiar'. 'I know, I was just at Dover Street Market.' 'No, you look REALLY familiar.' We did that a few times until everyone was finally on the same page.
Fiona couldn't believe I'd want to shoot her. It's not like it's not high concept fashion, it's a very simple, classic casual look, but I like her style. Or more to the point: I like her spirit. She works @ Tommy Hilfiger, lucky girl (I love his stuff), and most of what she's wearing is Tommy: coat, bag, jeans.. everything but the soft kitten-grey cashmere-looking cap & scarf, I believe. And I love the little details, like her gorgeous gold necklace.
Also love this bag. And the gorgeous beige suede boots are Pierre Hardy, last season. We haven't been seeing much of blue jeans in London this winter (not since the short shorts of last summer: mostly over black tights, as it was a bit of a washout, weather wise). But, last week, after seeing Fiona, I actually started wearing blue jeans again. She influenced my style this week.
Now I can't wait for spring: I want to wear white tees, faded jeans, go barefoot in grass.. I just love the combination of pale pink/nude/white/grey, with blue jeans the colour of sky. Oh! How funny. I just went to look online to see what he's up to, jeans wise, and for the UK, sure 'nuff, it's all the palette I so crave: beige, & a bit of faded blue & lots o' white. Cute little video. Chinos in beige, or, this season's magic word: Nudes, nudes, nudes.
It's funny: it seems in the USA, blue denim jeans are still hot, but I wonder if that changes from region to region. What's the deal, denim-wise, in your part of the world?