Everything is connected.
The following happened simultaneously: I posted on my friend Charlotte's brown suede fringe sandals, went to the V&A and saw this girl from Russia. Okay, fair enough, it's a trend.
But then we were parking the car near home and Mr. Dot pointed out this (above). He kept saying 'Look at this' and I was like, look at WHAT? I didn't see the fringe in front of my face.
It was a custom made brand spanking new motorcycle, with all kinds of cool fringe doo dads: all in the same brown suede! Didn't have my good Pentax with me - wasn't expecting to shoot that day - but always have a little tiny no frills digital Pentax on me in case of emergencies.
While I was shooting, I heard a voice say 'the owner lives here'. Inches away, just below street level, was Jon, doing work on the house of the owner of the company who makes these motorcycles, the Indian Motorcycle Company! The company has just come to the UK. I asked if I could shoot him (Jon) for my blog. He smiled and said he doesn't always dress like this. I'd love to see how he dresses when he's not painting. He reminds me a bit of a young Rupert Everett, actually.
When we went back home, as promised, he left me the company card, tucked into the windscreen, which is how I was able to source these motorcycles for you, should you be in need of some transport to match your footwear. I'm totally intrigued now about this mystery owner, because his house is gorgeous (not to mention, his staff).