It was that breathy, exhilarating first day back of school mania that was Day One of London Fashion Week in February, and we were all running - many in crazy heels - thru the streets of the West End, to get from one catwalk show to another on time.
As I ran, I was shooting this couple ahead of me. It was like being in a war torn country, & I was a BBC camerawoman. Their friend - running alongside me - said 'you can ask, you know: they'll pose' but I didn't have time to stop, and assumed they didn't, either.
When we finally got to the venue, we did this quick shoot. I didn't have time to write down her name as we all had to go inside. And I am kicking myself I didn't ask where she got her coat & shoes. I mean, the back of that coat, with the painting on it.. who made it?? All I know is what she told me, that she's a DJ, and a model.
There is someone who anonymously comments here from time to time - my fashion Deep Throat. Anonymous: who is this girl please??
I love all her elements but especially, I love a white, or pale nude/pink/pale blue coat or dress, with black tights and nude/beige heeled peep toe shoes. And a topknot. Notice how she was wearing her Burberry classic check scarf at first, but took it off for the 'shoot'. I love how that has become such an ironic, iconic look. I'm guessing the headphones are meant as decoration, i.e., jewelry, as opposed to function. But who knows?
Perhaps we never will know for sure. All I know is, for me, these elements - and something about Mystery Girl's own particular personality, her STYLE - adds up, for me, to something close to perfection.