window shopping: crown jewels

I'm sure I'm not alone in this feeling - in fact, I know I'm not, as everyone I know, apart from my husband, Mr. Dot, has had either 'the' flu or 'a' bug or simply a cold & fever recently. It doesn't have to mean we're home all that long - a week, maybe, tops - but when we do emerge from our cave, AND the sun comes out... it's just absolutely glorious, you know?

I keep hearing that song playing in my head, I don't know who sang it, from the 80s or so, that line about 'welcome to the human race'.. anyway, I found myself with a few minutes to spare yesterday, on Sloane Street in Knightsbridge, and suddenly, the sun came out, everything looked new, crisp and clean and sparkly, and I met Samantha.

She hesitated about me shooting her: she was a bit shy and felt she didn't photograph well (it's always the ones who think they don't, who do). So I didn't bother her with any questions about where she got anything, or even, where she's from (she had a lovely lilting voice: not pure English, something... European, that I couldn't place).

It was a very quick shoot, click, click, click, but I didn't get one bad shot. And I'll let you clever fashionistas source for me. I noticed she had two leopard prints (scarf, belt), there is quite a bit of jewel/crystal going on, ANd the crown motif (as per previous post) is repeated twice: belt buckle, and on her jeans, which I assume are Rock & Republic (I've read Victoria Beckham is in some kind of litigation with them, by the way).

I'm not usually one for all that matchy-matchy stuff, but I feel it works on Samantha because she's so pretty, so well groomed & put together, but, the most important accessories of all: she smiles not just with her mouth, but with her eyes.

Throwing a whole bunch of window shopping shots at you: all shot within a few yard radius, and within ten minutes. Thank you all again for your lovely, lovely comments & get well thoughts: it worked! Hope you're all feeling fabulous today. xox


Cafe Fashionista said...

I've fallen in love with Samantha. She's just so perfectly coiffed without being overdone or stuffy. Loving the way she adds a pop of print to her black ensemble - it's showstopping, to be quite honest.

Ooh, you're so right. I have been battling the flu for weeks now, and am finally beginning to feel as if I may be able to brave a day out of doors quite soon. It's as if you're emerging from hibernation! :)

Style Odyssey said...

you're killing me w/ the window shopping, i'm so shopping-deprived these days!! there's nary a "real shop" to be had in all the BVI.....*sigh*

samantha is lovely. first i thought her jeans were juicy couture, but you may be correct instead- rock and republic, perhaps. i'm not a fan of the fancy pocket look for myself, but on her, it just works. the belt, however, i could definitely do!

Susan said...

window shopping is bliss :))
this girl looks really awesome by the way.
have a lovely day, xoxo

Lolitta said...

Love that belt!!


Amanda said...

Loco for leopard! My favorite accessory is a leopard pashima-type scarf...it goes with everything.

I love Samantha's studded gloves, too. I love her look in general...sort of rocker with a touch of preppy with the scarf and flats.

Glad you're feeling better!

StyleSpy said...

I'm really hankering for a good leather jacket this winter. I'm keeping an eye peeled, but no luck so far.

Oh, that Prada... I loved this collection.