In keeping with my black, white and camel/tan series: I've been meaning for ages to do a post on Geneva, of the relatively new yet fabulous blog called (I love this name) A Pair and a Spare. Besides being clean and focused and well designed, it really is a practical guide to DIY fashion, just like it says on the tin.
Case in point, shown here: when I started asking where she got things she was all 'it's nothing expensive, I DIY'd the shorts..' Hang on: what do you mean? 'Oh, they were from a charity shop, much longer, I just chopped them off, hemmed them..' and she demonstrated her stitches.. just made it seem so effortless.
Geneva was one of the first people I spotted and dotted in the first few minutes of the first day of fashion week. I hadn't seen her before and she's got such a great look, and is really nice. I was surprised later when I saw her blog that she doesn't do more of her own self style on it. She said she will, now that she's getting more positive feedback. I'm hoping to do more shots of her soon.
When I took this shot - and, mind you, this is within literally two minutes of meeting her - I started adjusting the way her shirt was open - the shape of what looks like a black leather bustier underneath didn't seem right. 'Normally they'd buy me a cocktail first', she said, and it took me a moment to realise what she said. Total deadpan delivery. Totally my sense of humour. Instant new friend.
I almost called this post The Geneva UnConvention but that is so lame. Why am I even telling you this?