Call me weird - you won't be the first - but while I took hardly any classic 'street style' shots in December 2010 - my first time since I started this blog nearly two years ago - I chose this girl. I was in the middle of shooting the snowman at the Hereford Arms - I was standing across the street from the pub - and I saw her, to my left, on Hereford Square.
I've forgotten her name and I told her the blog name but we were both really cold and frankly, she was a really good sport considering - as she indicated with her Nikes - she clearly wasn't rocking her best look. She looked like she had just thrown any old thing on to run out to do errands, as I had. And I didn't even realise til I looked at the photo that those Nikes are the exact colour and
style of the one pair of running shoes I ever bought - in like the Eighties.
But I was thinking about a post I just saw on a sweet new blog, Alle Mode ('McDonald's) about how a colour combination can be ruined forever by a large brand, and while orange and turquoise will forever remind me of the Miami Dolphins, I happen to love Miami - AND Dolphins - so it's, to me, a good thing. And I've just realised: even two years ago, I framed the shot my friend took of me at the OMM hotel in Barcelona (ElleGate, sidebar) with turquoise, so I was already leaning towards that orange/aqua combo.
Okay, enough chit chat: I'm burning dinner. But unless I find someone to street shoot tomorrow, this is my last street style shot for 2010.
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p.s. UPDATE: Her name is Nicola and guess what: she's got in touch and we're going to meet up again and she's going to do a re-shoot, because I'm sure she can do better style wise. She said she actually had a CAPE under that coat - hence the bulk - and she's promised to wear it when we meet during her lunch break. Such fun: I love when this happens.