The event that spurred this reaction from Maria in the cover shot gave us both the giggles.  Shoots always involve good chats and laughter with Maria.  And stories too, this week stories about a rough Los Angeles neighbourhood that has a great market, and from which Maria sourced her track-suit….

“We just got back from the States and the scale of what they have over there, second hand, is mind-blowing.  Street-wear from the 1980s and 1990s is trending big over there at the moment.  It’s not really my cup of tea, but my boys like that sort of stuff.  This track suit was from one my ‘secret’ spots in LA, a pretty rough place where you really just don’t feel so safe.  Lots of stolen goods being hawked and that sort of thing.  But the place is amazing!  I don’t go there so much to buy for the shop, but I go there for myself.  No, the tracksuit isn’t any kind of a label, but yes it is very 1980s.  I do like a certain 80’s style which I incorporate from time to time into my everyday look. I am a matchy matchy kind of a girl, so this tracksuit is very me”.

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