What I wore New Year's Eve: a little 60 second shoot with my husband, the next day, before we went out. I had to go back in and change, and it was all 'hurry up Jill', but it was a casual dinner at our friends' house - I actually wore clear tights under the socks on the night. Beige cashmere cardigan, very old, from my darling mom (it was hers, as a teen), black skirt is actually a velvet stretchy dress, American Apparel I think, I just found the grey socks in my drawer, and the cheap black loafers are by next. Pink watch by Storm, and the same black Ray Bans that I've had since the 1980s. If anything ever happens to those ubiquitous Ray Bans.. I dread to think.
I am still so inspired by a show I saw with my lovely lovely friend Maralee, before Christmas, at the Royal Academy. 'Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement'. It wasn't just his work, they explored the other artists of the time - and scientists - the Lumiere brothers, early filmmakers, and the artists who studied motion through shooting a series of stills. 'French scientist Etienne-Jules Marey and the English photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who both used photography to pioneer research into the movement of humans and animals — “freezing” minute actions, much as Degas did.'
So this is my little homage.
More about this show - which, alas, has ended (but not in my heart, or creative mind), in this great Telegraph review.
Lately I'm really into keeping it simple, stylistically: beige and black and grey and white, say, or - I'm really loving blue jeans, with white tees and black jumpers - minimal, simple simple simple. Bits of silver and gold, or - like I'm wearing at the moment - a hot pink and orange peace tee shirt. And just as I did this post, the most fantastic boots arrived in the post! Which means - sorry, honey, we're gonna have to do another self style shoot very soon.