It was a very dull day and I was struggling to find any kind of inspiration, the shop windows are still on the whole full of sale signs so I was really pleased to trip up over Duro Oluwu's shop in Masons Yard, The colours were wonderful, sadly the light sucked most of the life back out of them but I decided to give it a go.
To take photographs I tend to glue the view finder to my eye and them move the lens and focal point around, to someone watching it must look strange but it works for me. I also have something of a reputation for disappearing into my own world so intent am I on getting a shot, I even hold my breath! So imagine how much I jumped whilst as I was looking through my lens someone stood right in front of me. It was Mr Oluwu himself and clearly he felt some kind of subterfuge was afoot, maybe I was stealing ideas... although he was smiling it was the polite smile of someone not happy for me to take photographs.
Is it me or is that just silly? Why have a shop window? I did try to explain that my focus was on colour and pattern but he just thrust a business card in my hand and closed the door!! The shops joie de vivre clearly not an accurate reflection of the designer then.
I loved this necklace
and this one
but this was as close as I got to some more abstract images.
Oh, are these little dogs not just the cutest accessories? The shop window is generic across London, it definitely captures the zeitgeist of spring as well as the style of many young blogger's who I find dress far older than their years. I sometimes want to scream at the monitor and beg them to be a little more experimental so BCBG are they all, at that age it should be all about fun and mistakes as opposed to the carefully pared down chic they all model! Still plenty to inspire my age group so I'm not complaining.
Sadie Coles Gallery
One of those 'Walk For Bloody Miles Only To Ring The Door Bell' galleries. No point when you can see it all through a window.