It was the last day of fashion week in London and I'd just had the most magic day, in the rain. Shini and Jen have each posted about it. Jen had just got her pass - finally, at the end, she realised she was eligible all along - and was going to her first show (which she's just posted beautifully on) and I said goodbye to all these lovely new friends. The rain had stopped, and the light inside Somerset House - the open square - was this amazing lavender.
And like magic, that's when I met my new friend, Hedvig.
We immediately launched into a conversation that has continued ever since. Hedvig is from Norway, has lived here a few years, has worked in the City, in finance, and just walked away from all of that and suddenly, unexpectedly, a modeling career is taking off. I asked if she minded if I tell you all she's 30, and she said of course not: she has spoken with women who felt they were too old to switch careers, at 25, 26, and she feels if it will help someone, why not?
It was getting dark and we each had to go, but we've just met again, at our first Covent Garden Cupcake Convention. I'll be posting on that, too. Soon. But in the meantime, you might have seen some of it on Jen's.
I am so drawn to lavender right now. Spring has finally come to London, the daffodils are up, and all I want is to wear clothes that are pale, pastel, sunny, metallic, shiny, and absorbing, or reflecting, light.