10.6.10

pink variations: a short story



You know how sometimes you see an image that would make such a great photo? When I was at ASOS HQ, I met Kevin, who at the time was getting into an elevator carrying a stack of boxes. He just carried them so effortlessly, while laughing and joking, and the image of those hot pink shorts (by Peter Jensen, but he got them thru ASOS, of course), the warm mahogany of his skin tone, crisp navy blazer, tan boxes... I mean, granted, it's a Happy Place, but he was unbelievably upbeat.

We saw him later and I tried to recreate the shot but we just used one little box (he had a stack: it seemed taller than him) and it's so lame. He looks like a basketball player holding a tennis ball. It's a scale thing. Still: it's such a cool look. I mean, he's got just the right attitude to carry this off.



I didn't even notice til now: he's got TASSELS on his loafers! Can you see? I'd love to get Mr. Dot in this outfit, but it's never gonna happen. He's got attitude, too, but I'd never ever get him to wear hot pink shorts. I can't believe after all these years, I finally got him to try sushi! Baby steps.

Had a fabulous afternoon @ Earl's Court, shooting the Gala catwalk Graduation Fashion Show. With the big boys!! At the end of the runway, like a real photographer! Talk about energy. I'm wiped out. Tomorrow, I promise.

10 comments:

Tobi said...

Oh wow ! My other half would never in a million years go for this but I absolutely love it! He's sooo brave and seemingly fearless and stylish! In fact I want those shorts!

LOL @ Mr Dot and sushi !! Mine is exactly the same took a while but we got there!
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Styleeast said...

Wow, what a stylish gent, not many men can pull off pink shorts! I think I want to work at ASOS!! x

Mother of Style said...

I want the shoes! Cute tassels. My mom used to buy me those but I would beat them up until the tassels fell off. Funny how I like them now!

Mat said...

you are all over ASOS at the moment! i second styleeast in saying i'd love to work there too, they get to see and work with so many interesting and new brands/designers.

i have a pair of snazzy tassel loafers, don't wear them really but maybe i should give them a whirl and do a blog post?

Lydia said...

Wow, he looks absolutely amazing!

Lydia xxx

pkjb said...

i literally have the exact same loafers - tassles rule! ck :) x

The Photodiarist said...

I dunno, Jill . . . I just don't. His shorts are a bit short for the jacket. Something's off. Sorry to be the naysayer, but . . .

polka dot said...

I see your point, PD. No need to apologise: we here @ Polka Dot encourage dissent!

Laura said...

I'm enjoying this whole image...I love it. x

Adorngirl said...

They are short for shots, BUT i think he pulls it off, the particualar shade of pink on a man should only be attempted by the ones really comfortable in their own skin.

I can not keep up with your posts, I haven't checked in over the past couple of days because of my time at GFW, but damn you are so fast. X