This is the wildest coincidence: I first met Hayley with her friend Josie and another girl while I was running into the tube for a press event. I didn't give them a card, didn't pose them - just shot them as they were, with a crappy background (unstylish people etc) and ran off. As I left I heard them kind of squeal with girlish glee.
Hayley was the one who tracked me down and we emailed a few times. I never did post the shots, nor send them to her. THEN, this Monday, I passed two stylish girls and as they approached I was about to ask to shoot them and realised: it was Hayley and Josie!
But wait: on WEDNESDAY of this week - two days later - I was hanging out with Natayla on 'our couch' @ Cafe Nero, and we were just walking out when who did I see: the stylish duo once again! I'm saving the best bit of the story, tho, for another post: we don't want too much of a good thing in one day.
Hayley's fab leopard print velour hoodie by 'Juicy', as she called them (Juicy Couture). I was just thinking that very day, that the ubiquitous leopard print seemed to have fallen off Planet Fashion, when some style mag ran a piece about it, Natayla wore a great variation (post to come) and then, lo and behold, Hayley, rocking the look.
I didn't even ask about the rest: isn't it just amazing. Isn't SHE just amazing.
I can't thank you enough for your comments on Jazzy's post last night ('best face forward'). Please read them if you haven't already: I'd love to hear your thoughts. Your support - our collective support of each other - just blows me away. THIS IS SO NOT WHAT I EXPECTED from the 'fashion community.' This is really turning that whole Devil Wears Prada concept on its pretty little head.