As the rain pelts down this morning in London, I'm getting a sense of déja vu. From last summer, and the summer before, when "summer" seemed a hopelessly optimistic term for the ongoing conditions outdoors.
So! You can't change the weather but you can brighten your sightlines with a fantastic vintage umbrella. Pop one of these babies open and the world will know who's great company in a storm:
(n.b. Umbrellas, like suspects, are best shown mug-shot style, profile and head-on)
Top: A graphic beauty with a red bakelite handle . . .
Center: A secret garden umbrella, with the floral riot hidden inside a plain white exterior . . .
Bottom: Umbrella as scarlet petticoat, doing the can-can against the showers . . .
If it ain't gonna rain on your parade, baby, brollies like these are the way to go.