“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.”
The ‘day look’ at church
Name: Maral Zarrinmehr
Location: At The Dorchester, in London’s Park Lane (W1), for a family wedding.
Story: Has been living in London for about 10 years. Currently studying for a master’s degree at SOAS (University of London), and has previously studied at the University of Westminster and College of Law.
Wearing: Dress (BCBG), clutch (Topshop), shoes (‘no idea’), jewellery (jade and diamond earrings – custom made in Iran by Shadan Namazi, ring on right hand – Topshop, ring on left hand – from Iran), ‘intelligence’ (born with it).
Style Inspiration: ‘Bohemian Chic’
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“The young need discipline and a full bookcase” (Vivienne Westwood)
Name: The Army Cadets Force
Location: St. Leonard’s Terrace, off The King’s Road – (near the National Army Museum)
Story: A slightly longer version than normal!
I was driving on The King’s Road and I spotted the cadets walking on the other side of the road, in the opposite direction. I quickly did a U-turn (risking getting a ticket, as one cannot hide from the cameras driving in London!) and looked out for them in the busy Jubilee-weekend crowds. I eventually spotted them walking down a side street (the ‘look’ was not hard to miss!) and luckily managed to figure out the tricky one-way system. I pulled up just past them as they were approaching around the bend. I reversed my car back around the corner, put my hazard lights on, called out to them, and brought the whole troop back for these photos. They said they were in London for the annual Trooping the Colour. Traffic warden was approaching and I had to dash, going our seperate ways. No more information was gathered. It all happened in what felt like two nanoseconds.
Wearing: National Pride
Style Inspiration: ‘Serve your country’
So young and sweet, yet so mature and committed all at the same time. If all the youth were as disciplined as these, the future would be more promising! Ms. Westwood, you should be proud!
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“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” (Coco Chanel)
Name: Felipe Hecherm
Location: RAFFLES night club (present: the Prince of Brunei in the VIP area)
Story: Born in Mexico City. Has been in London for 7 months and is studying Urbanism at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.
Wearing: Head to toe H & M and a Gin and Tonic.
Style Inspiration: ‘Buy what you like’
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“The world said to conform. The world said to settle for less. The world said compromise and no one will know … so I made my own world!” (Bijan)
Shopping on the Kings Road
Location: Outside the Marks and Spencer in Chelsea (85 Kings Road)
Story: Born in Iran. Has been living in London for the past 12 years, and is working as a freelance makeup artist.
Wearing: Blazer (PINKO), jeans (Miss Sixty), boots and belt (All Saints), bag (Chanel), engagement ring (from Iran)
Style Inspiration: ‘I always vary what I wear and like to change things up, but in one word: glamorous’.
The famous All Saints of Spitafields
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“Fashions fade. Style is eternal” (Yves Saint Laurent)
Name: Fiona Ferguson
Location: B & T Antiques, 47 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill
Story: Born in Ayr, Scotland. Has been living in London for 35 years.
Accessories: Necklace (£10 from a stall in Portobello Market), watch (hand me down from daughter), smile (original)
Style Inspiration: Classic with a twist. “I like to wear simple clothes, but then add accessories”.
Inside the antiques shop. I want that mirror! I just need to save £1,600!
A lovely, lovely shop. The photos on its website don’t do it justice.
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