You've already seen some of my photos of Jennifer, whose lovely blog, Style East, is just a wee babe in blog years, but I've been saving up to do a proper post. I shot her a lot on Tuesday: we had just met and I just found her so interesting, so smart and nice and fun, and somehow, shooting each other has become an extension of the 'ooh I love your shoes, where did you get them' form of friendship that exists among women (and sometimes, but rarely, men).
It seems the equivalent in the animal world of showing our underbellies: it's a way of saying 'I come in peace.'
I don't want you to think I'm some kind of witless Pollyanna type who goes around loving everyone I meet. And it's not like I believe everyone who decides to start a blog is a wonderful human being. It just seems that the people that have shown up for these little blogger things really are amazing. And while we all agreed on Tuesday that fashion is about superficial things, like hair and nails and shoes and jewelry and clothing, the way we choose to wear those things does tend to say something about us.
In other words: I could instantly relate to Jennifer because I liked her grey nail varnish, her haircut, the way she chose that great tee shirt with a hard black leather bicycle jacket, and soft, peachy petally shorts (or 'culottes', as I remember them being called as a child) from Topshop's vintage section, and lady like Spectator pumps. And the details like her grey cameo ring, and silver good luck horse shoe charm necklace. (And don't ask me where she got anything: it's all vintage).
What I find even more fascinating about Jennifer is the things that she's interested in, and the work she's doing, which isn't remotely in fashion. But I won't tell you: you'll have to just meet her, and find out for yourself. In the meantime, come follow her blog! Make her feel welcome in our world.