Archive for January, 2009
When I met Ms Stah – trapeze artist and cabaret performer – in Old Street, London, she was on the way to get her passport photo taken. Stah was wearing a hat bought from “an old lady in Berlin”, the coat is from Fornarina (Carnaby Street), the top is from TopShop and the scarf from No One (Shoreditch). The harem pants she purchased in Berlin and the boots are by Vivian Westwood.
Anna is a travel editor and was passing through the commercial district of London when I spotted her. The hat was bought on travels through Kazikstan, but apparently was made in Uzbekistan, the scarf she bought in Singapore for a friends wedding, but was made in India and the coat and “Rupert Bear trousers” are by the Irish designer Oral Kiely. Anna’s shoes are by a “Danish designer and very warm” . She calls herself “a world shopper” and brings back clothes she can’t find in the UK.
Dav was in a mad rush, when I spotted her in Covent Garden. She is wearing a Marc Jacobs coat, a vintage skirt bought in Paris, with a purple hoody. I was attracted to the unusual colour combination of purple, yellow and navy blue jacket with a hint of red on this hazy winters afternoon. An inspiring choice.
Eric is from Paris, he is wearing a black Paul Smith double-vented collection suit with skinny leg trousers. He says he is into music of all kinds, and his friends say he looks like Nick Cave – but he is quick to point out he’s not a fan. I photographed Eric in Covent Garden and liked his classic french looks which blended well with the location.
I met Martha in London’s Covent Garden. She told me she’d like to be a model and is currently at University. She was wearing a baseball jacket, teeshirt and earings from TopShop, accessorised with a Marc B retro tote bag and a pair of cut-off jeans – which she made herself. I liked Martha’s retro urban 50′s look, finished off with the big earrings.
I spotted model Anya with her makeup still on from a photo shoot, heading towards Liverpool Street Station and I was immediately inspired to take her photo in the half light of a winters afternoon, in the city of London. Originally from Poland she now lives in London. Anya was wearing a jacket from Roxy, a jumper from Lacoste, a scarf and trousers from H&M and the high laceup boots are by Timberland.
Koko is relaunching a magazine called ‘Notes From The Underground’. She was wearing a rabbit fur aviator hat, red Brora cashmere hoody, leather jacket with sheepskin sleeves (a present from India) and blue velvet shirt when I met her in East London. I liked her assertive style, the layers and way the sweater cascades around her neck – echoing the horns of her chunky goat’s-head necklace.
I met Peter on his way to change some shoes – which were a little too tight – at Louis Vuitton on Sloane Street, London. He was wearing a Chanel tie, Prada suit and a Burberry “very old-time, never-fails-me” coat. Gloves by Jaeger. Peter works in financial management in Stockholm, Sweden. I particularly loved Peters use of brown and orange hues.