When I was starting out in New York, I worked for a wonderfully creative, talented, and very cute, animator named Eliot Noyes, Jr, in the Prince Street loft that he shared with his future wife and pet rabbit, who always chewed the cable cords. On the corner post office someone had written in graffiti: EVERYTHING HAPPENS EVERYWHERE, ALL AT ONCE.
I think about that all the time: we are all connected in more ways than we could ever realise.
This is my dear friend, Natayla, who recently started a fabulous blog called Treasures of a Ladybug. I spotted and dotted her.. when was it? Last summer? I can't find the post now! And she's back in London at the moment (she's Egyptian, her family live in Geneva, and her boyfriend in London, so she's rather transatlantic).
In the past few weeks, maybe more, we've been hanging out a lot, at 'our' Cafe Nero near home. I trust her totally, and she's, like Hedvig, someone who is just truly beautiful in every way. At the end of each visit, provided I've got my camera, I've been making her pose for the obligatory shot, no matter what she's wearing (I love this one: I'd asked her to meet me on the spur of the moment because I really needed a friend that day, and she ran out practically in her pyjamas, but I love the look).
Just this morning, I decided it was time to at least start posting a series on Nat. By strange coincidence, she had commented on Hedvig's post. I'm not going to copy it here: just take a look at yesterday's post, 'Treasures of a Ladybug'. You'll see. Jig Jaggered Blue! Everything's connected.
A new little game I'm playing these days.. I'll see something, some item of clothing that will come to mind as a friend's style: Nat would look great in this little Alexander Wang number (£390 @ Net-a-Porter). So Natnoot, I'm sending this virtual present to you today, on this cold dark Sunday spring morning. Then off to yoga: finally!!
Sourcing: mostly H&M. Leather jacket in 2nd shot, Warehouse, and soft grey sweats style trousers, Topshop. Her midnight blue velvet ballet flats with big bows - which I adore - are Miu Miu.
It's uniquely her own, wonderfully whimsical, effortless style.