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Monday, July 12, 2010

London's Finest

I am having the most splendid time in London running around and meeting with some fabulous ladies and gentleman, from advanced bloggers and models to a Baron and a women who worked with the famous code cracking Enigma machine during World War II. They have welcomed me into their hearts and their homes and I am enjoying every moment of it.

The elegant women above was one of the first stylish ladies I spotted in London. I saw her get into a taxi cab and I quickly ran up to the window and asked if she would roll it down so I could take a photo of her. I complimented her turban and matching shirt and pants and she replied, " I am on my way to chemo darling, a friend made this hat for me." As she drove off I knew that the rest of my experiences in Europe would be just grand.


naomi said...

pure elegance.


Stephilius said...

Isn't she just the grandest?! Having to deal with such an awful thing, but managing it with such dignity and STYLE! Bless her! And I hope she does - exceptionally - well with the chemo.

Viktor said...

This entry contained so many things:

A very stylish woman in London getting in to a taxi, being recognized by a New Yorker with enough hutzpah to approach her (very un-English), giving her a compliment for her turban, then finding out that she is going to a chemo-therapy treatment (that is why she has the designer turban) -- then we realize that the compliment by Ari probably made her day despite the negative circumstances.
Thanks Ari!

mispapelicos said...

All I can say is: Isn´t she lovely, isn´t she wonderful?????
Un abrazo

That's Not My Age said...

She looks amazing! Great glasses, great outfit and great attitude!

Splurgie said...

What a grand lady you spotted! Those glasses ... they're perfect for her.

evalyn said...

Love her look - finished with that lovely shade of lipstick.

Suella said...

I'm so glad you are taking photos in the streets of London. I somehow got the idea it was to be inside of Selfridges. If you are looking for funky and individualistic older style I still think you should get to the V&A museum. Lots of people to watch and photograph.

M. said...

So elegant even during hard times. ITs really great.

Anonymous said...

She is the finest, anywhere! Beautiful and brave! She has the skin of a young girl. (Note to all - protect your skin!) I do love her glasses as well.

I wish her well as I am sure we all do.

Jean said...

Beautiful moment, Ari.
Style reigns on both sides of your camera.


nevaeh said...

Wow!! She is looking the most beautiful and stylish women in London.

barbara said...

And love the eyes behind the glasses.
Wish her all the best.

Tere said...

great photo, incredible but true!

is the first time i visit your blog but not the last!

kisses from

xAZD said...

She covers her head beautifully! And those glasses are great. Congrats on the Selfridges collaboration!

Ann said...

She looks so elegant!
Something I'd like to look when I'm older :)

Debra Rapoport said...

How stunning and absolutely touching...tears came to my eyes.


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