|Danielle tries the "Evelina"|
|Ingmar stands aloof from the hokey kokey|
The ladies both seemed to think we had a good handle on how to progress but gave us insight into various joint initiatives we can pursue. We will have another meeting in London next week with our UKTI point person Nicola. There is plenty of assistance and structure to lean on out there if you make the effort to contact them. We pottered off for a pit stop before intercepting Redboy on the sidewalk outside the offices of Barneys. Once we were through the most remarkably unsmiley security (I considered it the triumph of the day that we managed to make the corner of his mouth twitch before we made for the elevators) we kept the most welcoming receptionist on the Barneys floor company while Red slipped into the "Tectonic" suit.
|Ingmar waiting in reception at the Barneys office (we should have put a shoe on his head to balance the composition)|
|Jay Bell in the "Mister Wesley" mac and Redboy in the "Tectonic"|
|The "Jay B" overcoat in 100% Harris Tweed wool herringbone, photograph by Ben Amure.|
We next dashed back to Gladsons to meet Blanche who by now had dug her way out of Connecticut. She lived up to all the fanfare Mr Harrop had given her. Legend has it she keeps a notebook of her outfits so as not to repeat one when she goes on meetings. She was as pleased as Edwin had been to see what we had done with their fabric and twirled for us in the "Helen" coat:
|Blanche gives Mr Wesley a squeeze|
En route we had the best celebrity sighting ever. Ingmar nearly fell out of the cab with excitement. That would have been a shame to mar our last day together with a Sesame Street sidewalk splat. We had an action packed month with him and it was full on until the last moment.
|Enfant Terrible aka Wunderkind|
|Condé Nast but Nice|