All about black: Semi Casual

Monday 23 February 2015
black - leather jacket

Clockwise: Jigsaw striped top (similar), Rick Owens Naska leather jacket, Miu Miu sunglasses, Aquazzura Christy flats, Hermes Cape Cod watch, Hermes belt, Zara jeans and Chanel WOC.

I was in London recently to shoot some street style photos for Swoon Mag. I was probably the most underdressed person there, all wrapped up in my thickest parka and thermal, desperately trying to keep warm. I was lucky to have lovely Hana for company who'd kindly let me tag along as I covered street style for the very first time. My cheeks still ached from laughing as we cracked one joke after another. Her enthusiasm for people photography rubbed off on me as we navigated the craziness of Fashion Week where you'll find the elegant, wacky, chic and preposterous outfits, all on show.

A guy in 6 inch heels? A massive pig tail on a shaved head? Wackiness aside, there were plenty of gorgeous outfits and people to be seen including the formidable and accomplished New Zealand born fashion journalist, Hilary Alexander. I was too busy gawking in awe that I failed to take a snapshot of her. The photographers went crazy when Coronation Street star, Michelle Keegan (neither Hana nor I knew who she was until much later. I must buy a TV......) sauntered through the gates of Somerset House. Ditto when Yasmin Le Bon arrived with her daughter, Amber in tow, looking effortlessly chic and impossibly young in a semi casual outfit.

We met a few other bloggers, chatted to a couple that I knew. We alternated between Somerset House and a nearby cafe to defrost before braving the cold again. Let's just say that street style photography isn't as easy as it looks.............



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