Last Thursday I was dashing thru Covent Garden when I saw a cute scruffy guy out of the corner of my eye. I almost approached him to ask to shoot him, but thought, nah, no time, cute guys are like buses, there will be another one coming along soon anyway.
It's a good thing I didn't, or I'd have missed this girl. Our conversation went along the lines of 'You've got great style, can I shoot you?' 'Thank you, that's funny, people are always asking to shoot me.' In the quick seconds I took these two shots, a big guy who couldn't have been more opposite to Eliza Doolittle, came up to us with a big but rather sad bouquet of daffodils which he was offering to sell us (in Covent Garden! How My Fair Lady!) and we politely declined. I really wanted to stay in touch with her again but couldn't find my pen - and didn't want to be late - so I gave her my card. I think her name was Dana.
Never heard from her again. No idea what she was wearing, apart from, according to my calculations, a polka dot dress of some description.
Yesterday was an amazing time @ Sketchbook and I can't wait to upload & post about it. Thank you all who showed up. As Jen said: (and I paraphrase) it's all about showing up.
I'm really tired - was up all night watching the elections. Even tho I can't vote here, I'm fascinated by how different it is to American voting. I was thinking last night 'do I post about my feelings about politics? Is that allowed on a fashion blog?' but I've discovered other people are, so I guess it is.
My feelings: I'm glad Cameron seems to have won. Call me superficial, but I'd like to see Sam Cam as first lady: she was rocking the maternity look the other day, in really high heels. I feel leaders SHOULD be charming, charismatic, and stylish. It goes back to caveman days: we want out leaders clever enough, and agile enough, to kill the lions and bring home the bacon. We want to look up to leaders, that's why we call them leaders.
I don't care what people say, or however many followers I lose: I love Obama, and campaigned for him, but I respect people's right to feel differently. I love the fact that we live in a free world, where every vote counts (and how weird - and embarrassing - that there were people who couldn't vote. Disaster). I feel the countries that ARE free have a responsibility to help protect citizens of nations who aren't. According to the talented photographer and blogger, Vanessa of the monday issue, in Australia it's mandatory to vote. I find that fascinating, in a weird way.
I feel it's all about choice, and change. Can't wrap my head around this 'hung Parliament' thing and that's probably not good, but at least, we've got a breath of fresh air. And Sam does make some lovely bags! I loved the part where an MP named Khan won and people chanted 'Yes we Khan'. I thought they were saying Yes We Can with a British accent.
Bit chatty this morning but there you go. And there I go. How are YOU feeling this morning?
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p.s. Thank you to Clare (the Eff Memoirs) and Olivia Isabella (unionolivia) for identifying her dress as Topshop. I'm amazed, frankly, as somehow her look came across to me in that quick instant as 'vintage'.
And while we're at it: thank you all for being Frank! ; )