street style anatomy

This is Mich Dulce. We met yesterday evening.

The gorgeous Jill Adams (Street Style London), the divine Naomi Mdudu (The Fash Pack) and I were gossiping and giggling our way down New Bond Street. We’d just left an amazing party courtesy of Juicy Couture (more on that next time) and were on our way to a shindig in the basement of Selfridges to launch the new Havaiana wellies (again, more later) when the sight of Mich stopped the three of dead in our tracks. This is how it went down.

Scene: traffic lights, red man all lit up, photographers/bloggers armed with digital SLRs on one side, the stunning Mich Dulce on the other.

Me: ‘Wow, look at that girl.’

Jill: ‘Wow, look at that girl.’

Naomi: ‘Wow, look at that girl.’

Mich notices our stares, shuffles feet, tries not to make eye contact with gaggle of strange woman across the street.

Me: ‘I’m going to take her photo.’

Jill: ‘I’m going to take her photo.’

Naomi: ‘Ok.’

The green man starts to sparkle. I sprint. Mich’s eyes widen. Thoughts of fight or flight jostle beneath her perfectly positioned hat. It’s too late to run. I smile (it’s my secret weapon – more people in this town should try it) and introduce myself and the rest of the group.

Mich: ‘Hello, it’s nice to meet you. I am a milliner. I am from the Philippines. Here is my card. Yes, you can take my photo. I am heading to a party at SHOWstudio’.

[Note: This is condensed. I didn't think you needed to read our small talk minutiae.]

Me: ‘Oh cool. Say ‘hi’ to Nick Knight for me.’

[God, I'm so pathetic. No matter how much I wish this wasn't the case, I have never had the pleasure of meeting Nick Knight.]

Sound of camera lenses clicking and the slowing of footsteps as extras (AKA commuters) stop to stare at our little piece of street theatre. Jill, the street style photography expert, gets to work.

I tell Mich I love her in tagalog (it’s the only the thing I know how to say). Naturally, she’s impressed and tells me she loves me back in tagalog [I'm crossing my fingers that this wasn't just lip service because I love her hats and she seems pretty cool too]. We all shake hands, say our thank yous and good byes (in English, of course).

To find out more about Mich and to see her beautiful work, you can visit her website here.

All photographs were taken by me. What do you think? I’d love it if you would leave me a comment below.

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7 thoughts on “street style anatomy

  1. Jill

    hahaha, Kate, you’re good with dialogue, too! You didn’t include the ‘a beat’ ‘another beat’ while you were waiting for me to take the shot and I’m getting all bossypants (more here, no, there, no take a step back).

    Mich is indeed wonderful, and I love her hat & want to see more. Good for you for getting this up right away: I’ve been so busy moving a thousand ckone phone photos via bluetooth that I haven’t even uploaded any real shots.

    Lovely weekend sweet cakes! xx

    1. Kate Post author

      Hahahaha… are you kidding? I wrote this dialogue to be deliberately bad. Terrible!

      I love that last photo. The look on her face is priceless. Since post this, I’ve learnt that Mich and I share the same birthday and that she was a contestant Pinoy Big Brother in the Philippines. How fun.

      You have lovely weekend too, Jill bean. xx

  2. Deanne Kalda

    Loved reading this post Kate, thoroughly entertaining and fantastic photos. It brightened my Saturday morning…now back to work. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend gorgeous. Dee

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  4. michelle

    Awww it’s so nice that you still remember some tagalog words.

    Well I do remember her from pinoy big brother. Not only a designer, she’s also an actress and a singer too.

    Keep up the good work gentle kate. Can’t wait for your next blog.

    Hanggang sa muli! (Till next!)

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