There was a flurry of emails between us when I found out that Sam from Style of Sam was coming to London. After years of cyber communication, we finally got to meet face to face. And found out that we're exactly like the persona behind our blogs. Have you noticed that most bloggers are women? We managed to convince our hubbies that yes, our friends do not float in the cyber black hole and are in fact, flesh and blood. To our delight, the two men clicked and became so engrossed in their conversations at one point that they'd forgotten about their wives.
|Photo by Mr S. Outfit: Etoile Isabel Marant Kady leather jacket (similar here), Zadig & Voltaire sweater (similar here), The Kooples sweat pants (similar here), The Kooples wedge sneakers (similar here, here or here), Louis Vuitton Bandouliere 35cm. Both Sam and I are wearing silk scarves courtesy of Vix Paula Hermanny.|
We spent the entire day just strolling down the streets of Mayfair, Chelsea and Knightsbridge, eating and catching up. There was so much to talk about, that I think we needed another week. Sam and Mr S are a delight to be with. Such a thoughtful and kind couple whose striking looks belong on the cover of a magazine. In case you're wondering, I was wearing a pair of track pants. My excuse was I wasn't feeling entirely well and was croaking away like a frog. And I couldn't be a**sed to squeeze my guts into a pair of skinny jeans.
psssssst if you look carefully at the group photo, you'll notice Mr S' reflection in the glass window.
We had a lovely chat with Ian, the manager of Chanel at Harrods, a man who is a fiercely loyal employee and fan of the two Wertheimer brothers who co-own the House of Chanel. Apparently, they still visit the stores personally a couple of times a year to meet and greet their staff. Segments of the original vintage Chinoiserie wooden screen was shipped over from Coco Chanel's Rue Cambon apartment and can be found leaning against the wall at the fine jewelry store at Harrods. He showed us a beautiful pearl and diamond lariat necklace with a center stone weighing 8 carats. Anyone has a spare change of £1.6 million??
As you can see, the lamp posts that are located on the land belonging to the Duke of Westminster have the CC stamps on them. The previous Duke of Westminster had an affair with our dear Coco Chanel. It was him who introduced her to tweed, a material that's generally worn by the upper class in England. Instead of carving his name on a tree like most young loves do (though they weren't particularly young then), a gesture which he's far FAR too aristocratic to succumb to, he made sure all the lamp posts bear the symbol of his love.
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