The news from Paris so absolutely awful, it might have been hard to find something positive in today.
I’m just hoping this might be a tipping point, bringing right-minded Muslims together in a movement to somehow halt this constant torrent of hate and murder from people who so misinterpret their shared faith.
I think the Prophet Muhammad would weep to know this was being done in his name.
But earlier today I did come across something which made me smile. I have a new favourite blog, Tales of Endearment, by a New York-based model casting agent, called Natalie Joos.
Ms Joos is the new darling of the street style photographers who lurk outside fashion show venues.
She’s a woman of the most charming and refreshing style and a former model, so she wears it as well as she puts it together. But she’s well into her 30s, so she’s a real woman, not some insufferable whippersnapper.
I’ve written about her for my column this Sunday (not this picture, but this outfit is mentioned, so now you’ll know what I’m talking about) and I will post the link on here.
It was the post by her that dropped into my mailbox this morning, which made me happy. Each week she features a visit to the house and wardrobe of a woman whose style she admires.
Today it was Linda Ramone – widow of the legendary Johnny Ramone, of The Ramones, one of the great bands of my youth.
I am so in love. (These pictures are from Ms Loos’ blog, but I think that’s OK, because I’m encouraging you to look at it.)
I love everything about her. The commitment to kitsch camp is so total – her watering can is pink, her cacti are fluoro yellow. And this isn’t a vintage shop, it’s part of her wardrobe.
She dresses like that all the time.
Have a look at the whole post here.
With Johnny in the 1970s. I love how she has stayed true to her look. And here are the Ramones in action in CBGBs. Johnny’s the guitarist on the left.