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the london look

By Marlene | Published: 17. September 2012

Oh, London. We hadn’t see each other in too long. I’d almost forgotten how dear you are to me. You reminded me again this weekend. When I picked up two pounds of Weekend Guardian in the morning and the news agent called me “luv”, six times in one minute. When I had afternoon tea at Liberty. When I bit into a scone with clotted cream. When a Martini tasted like a proper fucking Martini. When Bill Nighy walk past me in the street, double-breasted suit, pocket square, brogues, couldn’t have looked more British. When I stood in line for the changing rooms at Topshop in Oxford Circus, surrounded by that hum of frenetic shopping you only hear there. When I flicked on the TV to Match of the Day. When I walked across Leicester Square at night and kept passing those London girls, in their violently high heels and skirts up to HERE. No tights, of course. Tights don’t really suit you, London. Neither does restraint. You’re a bit too brash, too fast, too rough. But I love you for it. Let’s meet again soon.

None of which has anything to do with Poppy Delevingne. Well, almost nothing. She’s wearing sunglasses from House of Holland here, a brand that could only be from London. The writing says: “Cross my heart, hope to die. Stick a needle in my eye.” Why? Who knows. But putting that on a pair of sunnies strikes me as delightfully eccentric and, you know, very British.

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  1. sandra semburg
    Posted 18. September 2012 at 00:18 | Permalink

    Oh what a lovely outfit, the golden shoes ! the strange glasses, so adorable. and beautiful photo Marlene ! xx sandra

    • Marlene
      Posted 18. September 2012 at 09:17 | Permalink

      Ah, thank you! I chased her down the street to get the shot, doing the “blogger run”, hahaha. But it was worth it. x

  2. Darina
    Posted 18. September 2012 at 09:31 | Permalink

    What a georgeous girl! Definitely worth the run.

    • Marlene
      Posted 18. September 2012 at 10:06 | Permalink

      Yes, she was. I almost tripped as well. I guess, as long as she looked good in the picture, I didn’t have to look graceful taking it.

  3. Sabine
    Posted 4. October 2012 at 20:37 | Permalink

    … and she certainly isn’t wearing tights 🙂

    • Marlene
      Posted 5. October 2012 at 11:02 | Permalink

      Of course not! It’s a matter of principle, haha.

      (Although it was also shockingly warm for London that day)

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