Archive for January, 2009
A rainy afternoon in London, West 8 was suddenly brightened by this woman’s vibrant combination of flame red coat and lime green umbrella and scarf. The black bag and darkened doorway (where she sheltered whilst on her phone) set against the light, wintery background, further increased the impact of this scene for me.
Leanne works in recruitment and was on the way to a very important meeting in the City when I spotted her through the lunchtime crowd. I particularly loved the structure of her black coat by Zara against the blonde stone background. Her handbag is by Karen Millen, shoes and skirt from TopShop, and tights by Calvin Klein.
Jessica is a bespoke jewellery designer – she is wearing one of her pieces around her neck, a half eaten apple. I met her coming from the Gherkin building in Corporate area in the City, where she had been taking part in ‘Jewellery Week’. She is inspired by 1930′s style. Her jacket is hand-tailored, the hat made of felt and she is wearing a Kate Moss dress. Her boots are Reiss and the tights are by Woolford – which a friend bought for her in New York.
Thomas is in a band imaginatively named Scum! He says the music is dark and experimental. He is wearing “70′s dancer shoes”, a Spanish hat with pinstripe trousers and 1950′s trench coat. I thought he had a clean, graceful look, which contrasted well with the grungy background of this East London street on a gloomy afternoon.