November 15, 2012

Stay safe

A few days ago I had a bad experience in one my beloved areas of London. Having someone suddenly jumping on you from behind grabbing what they can may scare anyone to bits, but my initial reaction was anger(!), I got a hit in with my umbrella and ran after the creep who jumped into a nearby building. After getting away with nothing more than my phone, and hopefully problems with the police, I hope he thought it was worth it. Now in the aftermath I’m relieved it ended there, it’s insane how far some are willing to go, but lesson learned is that it could happen to anyone when you least expect it, so stay safe, tuck your phone away and grab your beloved handbag a little harder!

Skirt by Whyred, a new wool knit Paul by Paul Smith, coat Mango, boots by Acne, bag Proenza and sunnies by Tom Ford.

Comments (44)

  1. November 15, 2012
    Susanne said...

    OMG, sounds terrible – poor you! Thank God he didn’t get that magnificent Proenza bag. Please do stay safe, especially now.

  2. November 15, 2012

    As when you take the Paris MΓ©tro, never show off expensive bags and clothes…Cover up under a trench coat. Low key is often the safest solution !
    Good recovery after this unfortunate experience. Speak to your Baby about it, they often feel these things…

  3. November 15, 2012
    Theresa said...

    I’m so sorry to hear that Hedvig, but happy to hear that you are okay and were not harmed. Thank you for sharing with us.


  4. November 15, 2012
    Angela said...

    What! Just as long as you and baby are fine, then he can keep the bloody phone, I can understand your anger. Keep well and safe!

  5. November 15, 2012
    monkeyshines said...

    wonderful knit!


  6. November 15, 2012
    GB said...

    Oh, what an awful experience. I’m glad you’re ok, and the baby. I understand your reaction, you were probably in protection mode for your baby. I agree with Daisy Roadster and Coco, speak to your baby about it. Now YOU stay safe!

  7. November 15, 2012
    ingjerd said...

    IΒ΄m happy it all end
    well…. for you and micro πŸ™‚

  8. November 15, 2012
    THE STEL STYLE said...

    OMG are you ok? I hope you are fine!!!

    nice outfit!!!

  9. November 15, 2012
    Laura D. said...

    I am obsessing over that coat because of you! I wish I had bought it instead of the one I did, but it just looks perfect on you, not on me! x

    Fashion Landscape

  10. November 15, 2012
    Laura D. said...

    PS: sorry to hear about what happened to you! I am glad you didn’t get hurt, since your phone is replaceable. These things are even worse in third world countries where people will literally kill you for a phone or for anything. I hope something like this never happens to you again. Be careful and stay safe! x

  11. November 15, 2012
    kristina said...

    Im glad that you are both ok. What an upsetting experince!

  12. November 15, 2012

    Glad you are safe!!

  13. November 15, 2012
    thankfifi said...

    oh my goodness how awful – so glad you (and baby) weren’t hurt.
    great look as ever – love this knit

    I want to make a joke about how I often want to steal all your clothes but I know it’s too soon and may be in poor taste, really I am so relieved you are ok. Take care.x

  14. November 15, 2012
    The slow pace said...

    That sounds terrible… anyway, you are brave! I hope you and the baby are fine.

  15. November 15, 2012

    poor you! hope you’re ok! stay safe! x

  16. November 15, 2012
    Caroline said...

    your jumpers collection must be UNBELIEVABLE! really admire that ?

  17. November 15, 2012
    Logomania said...

    OMG! I am so sorry to read that you had to go through such a horrible experience but am happy to hear that you and your baby did not get hurt! I can imagine how shocked you must have been but knowing that your initial reaction was anger must give you some strengh and acknowledgement that you apparantly are a fighter! Take care!

  18. November 15, 2012
    Fashion Agony said...

    That’s terrible but I’m relieved you didn’t get hurt. Take care!

    Fashion Agony blog

  19. November 15, 2012
    Frida said...

    Good to hear that you and your baby are fine! It’s a crazy world out there… xx Frida

  20. November 15, 2012
    Alexandra said...

    That’s awful!! I’m glad you are safe and sound, what a creep.

    xo Alex

  21. November 15, 2012
    Denisa said...

    Fu., It was terrible. But important is, you are ok. Take care.

  22. November 15, 2012
    sharemychic said...

    Oh no! That is terrfying indeed especially in your condition. Definitely never worth taking anyone on. So glad you are alright! Thanks for sharing your experience. It is good for all of us to be reminded of what is out there. xo

  23. November 15, 2012
    vasilieva said...

    absolute adoration for that coat

  24. November 15, 2012
    camille said...

    Bloody cowards. Glad to know you are safe. Take care.

  25. November 15, 2012
    Anna Lou said...

    So sorry to hear that happened to you – glad you are OK. There are some horrible people in the world but just remember they are outnumbered by the good ones πŸ™‚

    Great look as always!

    Anna Lou X

  26. November 15, 2012
    nastassja said...

    when I read that kind of thing I am so angry!!! I remember when my car was broken and my stuff stolen.. I was so angry! and I feel the same reading your bad story! Fortunately you are ok and this is the most important! We all should keep this is a part of our mind, never forget it could happen to anyone..

    xoxo from france

  27. November 15, 2012
    Gemma said...

    Firstly, i’m pleased you and the baby are safe and unharmed, that is the most important thing- anything else can be replaced but you and the baby can’t.
    Secondly, I’m sorry that you had your phone stolen it must have been very traumatic and hopefully the police get him- that’s why i mark all of my tech (and even my handbags) with UV pen so they can be traced.
    I hope you recover from this horrific ordeal and i’m so pleased you highlighted this on your blog to make others more aware of the risks as having your phone stolen is becoming more and more common.
    Best Wishes
    P.S beautiful new jumper!

  28. November 15, 2012
    Maddy said...


    THANK GOD you and the baby are ok! Its only a phone, its replaceable. Dont let it make you scared out there in the world, dont let him take that from you.

    Love Maddy

  29. November 16, 2012
    Miss Kwong said...

    I am sorry to hear that. I have the same experience 2 days ago…I was in a restaurant in Duesseldorf and someone stole my whole bag. MY WHOLE BAG.

    I cannot believe it.

    The most important thing is you and your baby stay safe.
    take care Hedvig.

    Miss Kwong: From Catwalk to Classroom
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  30. November 16, 2012

    Wow, glad you are ok and you’re so brave for chasing after someone like that! On a happier note: I LOVE that sweater!

  31. November 16, 2012

    Oh my goodness that is so scary! I am so glad you are alright!

  32. November 16, 2012
    G said...

    I’m a regular reader of your blog, so I just wanted to say MY GOODNESS, I’m very sorry to hear this. Glad you got a good jab in, and I’m glad you and the little one are okay.
    Please take care πŸ™‚

  33. November 16, 2012
    Soulofashopper said...

    very nice outfit πŸ˜‰ xo, Alma

  34. November 16, 2012
    Maike said...

    Poor you!

  35. November 16, 2012
    Honorata said...

    Take care of yourself, luckily you didn’t get hurt!

  36. November 16, 2012

    Wow, that’s shitty! Glad you + baby are ok! On a more positive not, I love this look! Great sweater! Happy friday! Xx Rebecca

  37. November 16, 2012
    Helen said...

    What an awful thing to happen ! Glad you and your baby are safe still
    I like your jumper, by the way!

  38. November 16, 2012
    Tara said...

    Thank god your ok though.. you keep you and that little bubs safe.. scary world out there T x

  39. November 16, 2012
    coco said...

    lovely coat !

  40. November 16, 2012
    Catita said...

    OMG that is horrible, glad you are ok and he didn’t steal your beloved Proenza Schouler bag or harmed you!
    PS; come enter my giveaway $100 at shopbop!!

  41. November 16, 2012
    Mila said...

    Glad you got mad and gave him what he deserved. Stay safe!

  42. November 16, 2012
    Huyen said...

    hope you are okay, that creep needs to be caught. regarding your outfit, it looks lovely, i adore the shoes!


  43. November 16, 2012
    Jean said...

    As everyone else said, so glad you and baby are ok and what a scumbag, hope you hit him real hard with that umbrella. Take care.

  44. November 17, 2012
    Melly said...

    Just a great look, nothing more to say πŸ™‚
    Love, Melly

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