Vintage is the best! There was a fantastic vintage long dark blue leather coat at work that I fell in love with, but it was too small. My mom bought it when she visited from Eastern WA and it looks great on her, I'm pleased it's in the family at least. ;)
There's a pretty cool thrift-warehouse just off Brick Lane - I think the street's called Cheshire street. Mind you, the clothes are apparently all sent over in containers from Canada, so you might do better getting them close to home (cheaper in the UK thought, so I'm told)
Now I know why you took that job. I hope you got a good employee discount on the fab. coat!
Very pretty picture, except that you look kind of bored... (I know, it's just the way glamorous models are s'posed to look, like the shoot is just too too tedious and you're counting the minutes till you can hop back in that limousine with David Bowie.)
I get discounts occasionally, not on this coat though.
Concerning my looking bored.. gotta keep up appearances, you know. ;) I actually don't smile much in photographs in general. One of my close friends keeps telling me I need to smile more in my photos, but I always feel kind of silly smiling at a camera when I'm alone.
In regular photos I usually smile too much and look like a dork IMHO. One thing I think is interesting about taking a photo of myself, as I've done a few times, is that I can calibrate the amount of smile such that I look nice but not dorky.
I just noticed that there's a digital clock-radio in the picture, which would spoil the retro mood, except that the telltale LEDs are only visible in the color version, not the sepia or B&W. Lucky, that.
(Hey, I'm a married man, I have to keep my attention on things like the coat and the radio... :-)