Dani, my friend from college days, is probably the coolest person I know. Not just style: she just has this innate trend predicting.. gift. It's an absolute gift.
For example, she and her equally cool husband, 'M', were visiting from NY a while ago, and when we were in Liberty, she wanted to see shirts & dresses with the little iconic flower print. They didn't have them: they had everything else, but no longer stocked them. Which is a shame, because, sure enough, the 'Liberty' type flower prints are back.
Case in point: Penny, who I saw on this banquette as my husband, Mr. Dot, and I were rushing in to see a film, on Fulham Road. I asked him to go on in as I just had to shoot her. I mean, it was a dark, cold late afternoon (last weekend) and there she was, with bare legs, that knitted cap.. she just looked so fabulous, so chic without trying. A bit Lolita, a bit grunge. With a medical twist.
She doesn't remember where the dress is from, ('It's from.. uh, somewhere.') She pointed to her little purse, though, and said, helpfully: 'This is Ferragamo.'
I didn't want to pry - I didn't know if she was a permanent cripple, or what the story was, but she cheerfully told me no, it's temporary, she just tore her foot in half thru a plate glass window. No, I don't have a clue why (the film was starting). I asked if she was in pain and she politely said yes. A charming older gentleman who was perhaps her father, grandfather, husband, or lover, arrived as I took the shots and dashed in. A few minutes later, we saw the two of them, Penny struggling to get up the steps. I hope she's feeling much better, she's an absolutely lovely girl. Don't you think?
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