25.9.12

on the street: piccadilly circus





Once I've gotten over the jet lag and that flatness that my friend Sophia says is normal - when we're on holiday, is her theory, we have this sense that 'anything is possible' - coming home to London, really, isn't all that terrible. There are, I suppose, more challenging places to come home to.

They said it was meant to rain 'for a month' but whoever They are, They are wrong. It rained Sunday, which was bliss - great excuse, for once, to stay in ALL DAY LONG in pj's, hanging out with my husband and the cat, doing laundry and reading and watching films - but after a rainy Monday, Tuesday has emerged blindingly bright. Off to take the cat for his booster shot, and, for your viewing pleasure, some street shots in and around Piccadilly Circus. From top: Susie, dressed perfect for this transitional season, a girl in a red maxi, a window at Fortnum & Mason, and - how classic is this - happening to pass the Changing of the Guard.

Which is so apt: all part of my ongoing Transitional series. Yes, I feel a series coming up.

11 comments:

Fashionistable said...

Hey Jill,
Hope you are well. I see you jumped away from the fashion weeks again. Would have loved to have seen you. Xxxx

Richard said...

The policemen looks like he is envious of the guards in their lovely red uniforms.

Lauren@Styleseer said...

It's good to have you back shooting street style. The shot of the girl in the red maxi is really lovely.

polka dot said...

Thank you, Lauren, Dvora! (and I'd still love to catch up in London sometime soon).

And Richard, that's what I liked about the shot: there's definitely some kind of vibe coming off the policeman (or woman?). Hard to tell if it's envy, or disdain.

daisychain said...

You captured, as ever, some truly amazing shots! x

blackandvanilla said...

I love the jacket in the first outfit!

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The Foolish Aesthete said...

Hi Jill,

Just popping to say hi. Looks like you have been busy with real life (as I have been. So many guests coming to visit nearly every other week since spring -- I truly know how it is to run a B&B!).

Love the red guards with black horses sandwiching the policeman in the (smaller?) white horse. I think your friend is right. The policeman looks rather envious!

Your Fortnum & Mason window display in (is it really?) Tiffany blues brings me back a lifetime ago. I used to go to our NY firm's London office on King Street. Naturally, I'd spend lunchtimes walking a few paces to Fortnum & Mason for goodies to bring home! I also loved the quiet beauty of St. James' Park nearby, a great place for a chat with friends or colleagues.

Anyway, I hope the world is treating you well! -- J xxx

//LOLI said...

Red hair + Red dress. Too perfect x

Mat said...

feels like it's rained solid for a month, sheesh

Jessica Buurman said...

Nice pics and nice blog.

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THE DIVINITUS said...

LoviNg that red maxi...