Emailing Ms Carpet yesterday about a photo I took of her last Friday when we were out and about made me realised that these days (well, since I started this blog), I make pictures of "pwetty things" more than of human beings. And I used to point my camera at all my pals all the time when I was living in Singapore seven years ago!
So, today, I thought I'd show you some pictures of girls in my neighbourhood. These were taken last Aussie Summer between December and January - the last time my camera's memory card was chockful of people - for the blog of a cute little independent boutique located in our neighbourhood that I was asked to ghost-write (a paid gig!) 20-something posts for. The boutique wanted Surry Hills-centric material - cute shops, good food, general going-ons - which was right up my alley because I love where we live. Street style-type shots were part of the deal too and these are some of the sweet and very obliging girls I accosted on our streets...
Alex, Brooke, Steph and Caley – I think they should form an all-girl band! They are all so stylistically-different as individuals yet when viewed as a whole, they are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that fit so well together.
Simone - I love her use of the colour blue as a common thread in her outfit.
Lisa - I saw her the moment she stepped out of a cab. Can't miss all that head-to-toe pink-ness! I said I love her super-bouncy dress and she told me about Electric Alice, her online store which stocks kawaii fashion and accessories from Japan.
Vanessa - I made her get off her bike because I loved the red bandanna in her curls! And then I noticed more accents of red in her earrings and her vest. Haha. She had just moved from her home in Italy to our 'hood.
Emily (on right) and friend - Her friend was visiting from the UK and they were on their way to the beach. What a kaleidoscopic sight, huh? Florals, batik, peacock print and Emily’s technicoloured Hmong embroidery bag…all in one frame!
Claudia - Another European "import" to Surry Hills! Claudia is French and was on her way to her first job interview (in retail, I think) in Sydney. If I was the boss, I'd hire her right away. She was just so sweet! And those eyes and that smile can sell me anything!
Megeara - How hot is Meg?! Flaming red hair + alabaster skin + endless legs! Most of us can only dream of pulling off that Emma Peel-like romper-suit-and-thigh-high-boots combo as well as she does. Everything that she's wearing is from her online store, Baby Likes To Pony, which I wrote about here.
Bianca - She was on her way to work at Grandma Takes A Trip one morning when I spotted her brilliant pillar-box red head of hair bobbing down the street. Can you tell that she loves cats from her vibrant lion's mane (freshly coloured the night before) and her "Jungle Kitty" dress? She told me she's got a Siamese kitten at home. One that sounds like a real baby when it meows.
There you have it. A one-off post with people (with heads on...haha!) instead of inanimate objects. The girls from my neighbourhood sure are a diverse lot, aren't they? The contrast in styles…the genres of fashion represented…the individuality of each girl…a choice seat in a Crown Street cafe sometimes beats the front row at Fashion Week.
And looking at these pictures have made me miss Summer. Boo.