It's hard to imagine, on this cold wet grey Wednesday London day, that last Friday was gloriously sunny. I found some time to go alone to one of my favourite outdoor spots in town (I have several), the V&A courtyard, to read and write and take photos. I met Elvira, left, and Maddy, right.
The first thing I asked - the only thing, really - was where they got their haircuts. Maddy got hers at Viva Soho. She's wearing exactly the colours I'm loving right now: plum and navy. It was the perfect thing for the weather that day: summery but with an eye toward autumn's colours.
Elvira's was from Vidal Sassoon, and she said it was one of those student experimental things. Whoever that student is, someone should hire them ASAP, as it's a brilliant cut. I also love the simplicity of how she's dressed: the pale blue top we used to call a 'work shirt', and those great high waist jeans.
They each strike me as having true style: they are not trying to fit their beauty into anyone else's ideal of perfection. They seem to be wearing no make up. They look healthy and happy in their skin. I'm pretty sure I've got their names mixed up but I've switched them a few times now and have a 50/50 chance of getting it right. I gave them my card so who knows, maybe I'll hear from them again.
I hope so. They just seemed to have such an easy friendship, and effortless style. No idea what they do, or if they're in school, or anything more about them, apart from that they just seem really nice, and I wish them well.
OH! btw: tonight. Vogue's Fashion NIght Out. I'm going, are you? xo