6.7.11

the girl with the pink lace shorts











I saw this girl inside the Yohji Yamamoto exhibit at the V&A Museum last Friday, but we couldn't shoot there, so I didn't ask where she got her pale pink lace shorts. Then, after, I met and shot someone else, a lovely woman (post coming up) and then saw this girl and realised they were all friends. I didn't write her name down - we were all meeting a lot of people at once, it was almost like fashion week - but she's visiting from Australia and she works for the designer/brand who made the shorts.

When we were kids, growing up in suburbia, we'd sometimes walk past a house that we called the 'vanilla, chocolate and strawberry house.' It was painted in a combination of these colours - a creamy white, pale pale pink, the colour of not strawberries, but of strawberry ice cream, and a chocolate brown. I'm sure that house has long been renovated, expanded, extended, and repainted, but I can see it so vividly in my memory. I love that combination: in clothing, as well as as a food item.

13 comments:

Shopgirl said...

The first thing I noticed was her hair - I love the ease of how she's twisted it up and the fringe just falls across her eyes!

Those shorts are so cute :)

queen of rainbow said...

i love those shorts <3 and there is a nice matching with colors.
good one :)

StyleSpy said...

Darling. Absolutely perfect.

Sabine said...

Beautiful pictures, and I'm so in love with the shorts... Lace + shorts is just such a great combination. xoxo

ediot said...

Hi darling, she looks absolutely stunning, these photos are fantastic.
Hope you're having a wonderful week darling, i think im heading off to london in september for fw. might just book myself tickets this weekend.
Would love to see your aerial shots btw.
xx

polka dot said...

Thanks Gunhild, Sabine, Amy, Queen, Emily.. wish I had written down the designer, all I know is it's a he (possibly) and he - or she - is somewhere in Australia. Perhaps she'll get in touch when she's back home, down under. xx

The Foolish Aesthete said...

Beautiful lace shorts! She looks wonderful. I wish I could see the Yohji exhibit. I did just get to see the McQueen one at the Met. Jaw-dropping.

Sophie Furniss said...

i love the lace scallop shorts! they are like the Twenty8Twelve Scallop shorts, beautiful!
(Available from http://www.theclothesparlour.com/ )

polka dot said...

Thanks, Sophie.. just looked it up:
http://www.theclothesparlour.com/designers/twenty8twelve/driben-scallop-edge-shorts-cream-2030.html
similar, but different - I LOVE them actually. If I needed new clothes - or had reason to wear something new - this is so what I'd love. Someone should DIY something with, like old lady lace curtains.. this is so screaming out for a DIY post.

You got me curious so I googled 'lace shorts, australia, pale pink' and sod's law - the first and second entries were my post. So still mystified.

Aesthete: I'm guessing you're in NY? I wish I could have seen it. We'll be in NY in a few weeks, but mostly out at the beach - if we go into town, I'm going to see if it's still there. Too bad we can't swap.

A La Mode said...

Wow those shorts are a dream!

polka dot said...

Ha, funny you said that, Charlie: if I hadn't stopped to shoot these girls, I wouldn't have run into you the minute I did before the YY show! Funny old world.

Nia Inggita said...

hi girlies, thanks for posting my pictures, i love them..it's Zimmermann shorts from spring summer collection. it's aussie label where i am currently working in sydney xoxoxo

polka dot said...

Nia!! That's right, because I made you tell me your name like six times, AND spell it, and then I ran into my friend Charlie May (who I had been texting with, because she was going to the next YY catwalk show, and I was leaving).. anyway, I didn't write it down, so apologies, and I'm glad you found me!

If you're reading this: email me @ jill@haybooks.com - I'll send you the shots at higher res, if you'd like. Lovely to meet you!

I love when people I shoot find the blog, it never ceases to amaze me.