My Northern European, morgue-pale skin always gets slathered with SPF50 under the heat of the sun, but it’s still not enough to stop me burning, so I always wear a hat and hide behind large framed sunglasses the moment I cross the English Channel.
I don’t mind because I like hiding in plain sight, and because all that sun evasion means I barely have a crow’s foot. (The vitamin D deficiency is another matter…I’ll make a fabulously unlined corpse.)
Of course in my panic to get to the airport on Monday I left my chosen sunhat (one of many that I possess) in the hallway of my apartment so, in Stansted’s Accessorize, I added this Panama Hat to my collection. At just £15 it turned out to be a perfect travel hat, rolling up neatly and remaining unsquished.
The sunglasses are shiny new from Whistles’ SS13 collection. I love that they are navy: so much more flattering for a blonde than black – and really difficult to find as a rule. They have a great grey tint, so the world doesn’t look too dark, and the handmade acetate frames are bearing up well to my wear and tear: I seem to break the arms off most pairs eventually.
Shot over breakfast in a street cafe in Jerez last Wednesday morning.
LLG was a guest of Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe in Jerez.