I tried to take a picture of my local Brora store for
Dani of DaniBP Mop Philosopher a few weeks ago but forgot that it moved to Westbourne Grove proper.
I rarely go on that very stretch as
I go to Ottolenghi on the back roads.
It's in a dangerous cluster of Whistles, Heidi Klein, and Diptyque among others!
I went inside to have a look at the goods of which
Dani is a huge fan.
I was looking at some throws and a lovely lady helped me through the choices and different types of fabrics. I did think she really knew her product knowledge.
Then she said things like, "I went through the archives of patterns and chose this color. I decided that this should be part of a permanent collection and next season I might design..."
I looked at her quizzically as I thought she was just an extremely skillful sales associate and asked her,
"What do you mean you will go through the archives?
Do you design for Brora as well?"
"Yes, I do. In fact, I founded Brora."
I was a little embarrassed but punchy simultaneously.
"No way! You started the company? I am here browsing but also taking pictures for Dani - you know Dani the blogger right?"
Victoria Stapleton then said she thought Dani was wonderful,
looks great, and is so supportive and it was fans like her that
makes her so proud !
She was so stylish, incredibly attractive and so amiable!
She wanted to take a picture of us two but
I was not presentable...
So this is Victoria modeling a throw she was showing me.
There are a few more throws in the left hand side that were so soft.
So that's for you Dani!