Yesterday, outside the gorgeous Orangery in Kensington Gardens, on the lawn that presumably Princess Di once frolicked (did she ever frolick?), after tea and champagne, approximately twenty female fashion bloggers, or 'onliners', as they are sometimes known, risked fines or possibly prison. On the very part of the lawn that it clearly was sign posted 'please keep to the paths' (i.e., stay off the grass, and the title of Jen's post). All for the sheer joyful celebration of life. One life in particular: Jackie's, the Platform Princess. But by extension, all life. Even squirrel life. And pigeons. Actually, pigeons' sex lives. But that's another story.
(Meanwhile, ironically, on the other side of town, a band of rather unstylish people were protesting the Queen. I'm all for freedom of speech, but the QUEEN? She's so sweet. Pick on someone your own size, says I.)
How anyone could have protested anything is beyond me. It was a glorious, perfect, perfect day in every way. Hot but not too hot, brilliantly sunny, not a cloud in the sky, cool in the shade: England at it's most Gloriousnessest. I want to say more, but must dash across town to a Uniqlo Press Day @ St. Martin's Lane, so will leave you with a few jump shots, and I promise, will post more later. As other people who were there have said, it was just so unbelievably energising. What a fabulous group of smart, sweet, creative women.
And the funny thing is, so many of us are in totally unfashiony fields: lawyers or law students, medical students, working for the government, in education, getting masters' degree in political theory.. not a vacuous fashionista in the bunch. And yet, all, totally, delightfully fashionable. (Speaking of which, inspired by Sara Elisa yesterday, today I'm wearing white tee, black belt with gold details, beige oops sorry nude shorts, bare legs, black tailored jacket, griegy blue ankle socks, and brown t-bar heels by prada.
From left to right: Nicole of The Power of Beauty, Lovely Lucy whose blog, Snippets of Shiny Thoughts, turns One Year Old on Friday (contact her if you want in on THAT do!), Saskia the brainy yet beautiful third year medical student of Not Just Medical, Jackie the Birthday Girl and also the Platform Princess, Kit Kat the sweet Style Slicker, Tobi and of Style By Queens (check it out, they've already made a FILM on it!), Jennifer of Fashion East (more about her later: she is fabulous), Jennifer the Style Crusader who miraculously got us all together in one place, God only knows how she did it, and the delightful, adorable, Danielle of The F Blog. (not pictured: fabulous Fiona, of Save Our Shoes, and beautiful wise old soul Shini, of Park & Cube. And me, of course, behind the camera, screaming JUMP over and over and over and over. I can't believe they're still talking to me, but it was a good way to utilise all that sugar energy, and shake up the champagne, beer, lovely cakes, finger sandwiches, scones, and chocolate scented tea.