Meeting kindred spirits in blogland is the best. I discovered Mode Parade through The Grumpy Owl, and only recently noticed we were both now located in London. Barima and I share a few affinities including flaunting our vast vocabularies and a fascination with the characters and fashions of the past. Lately I’ve been bringing my paintbox with me everywhere, so today over tea in Soho we painted each other’s portraits.
My version of Barima. He pointed out that I didn’t quite get the shoulders right, a bit too square. He is right, of course.
Below, Barima’s version of me. At first vanity declared it didn’t like the emphasis on the dark circles under my eyes, but the more I look at this, the more I enjoy it. Thanks Barima.