Saturday, 27 February 2010
Listened to such an interesting piece on R4 this week, Will Self with the first Lenten talk in a seris on Religion and Art. I found it fascinating, only 15 mins, and it'll be gone in a couple of days.... listen ! He talked about churches being originally a place to display wealth and demonstrate taste in all, together with being a place for contemplation. Self argues that art galleries and museums are our contemporary churches - I think he has something !
Ruddy love you sis xxxxxxxx
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Talking of scene's, these were the stealth shots I snapped for you of the Burberry set up as I jealously walked past on route to work, only a sad sad few steps away.
And you could watch the show LIVE, which I did, except not live but still, with my jaw gaping with the realisation that while I was stressing to complete a spreadsheet at 4pm yesterday, Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Claire Danes, Emma Watson (obviously)
Monday, 22 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
I have a new model crush - Lindsey Wixson. I saw her in LOVE magazine's new ad, it's so damn smoking, Katie Grand is the dream isn't she, I heart Grand!
Anywho, this is not just a reflection of me after a heavy night, its actually a sample of Stella McCartney's new Liberty's window display. They're excellent sis, I joined in gleefully snapping away with the rest of them, who mostly seem to be men, the image below could explain this. The previous lot was a more romantic flouncy affair but the new set would certainly appeal to your humorous & 'deconstructed' sensibilities! (In this vein; an over sized blazer covering garden tool feet duly noted!)
The tights lady had a hint of Sarah Lucas' dry wit for me, and a bit of "screw it I can't be arsed" except 'she' still opts for the hat and matching undies, even if they are pulled up so far I search hard for Camel toe every time, despite the fact its a rag doll....just loved it, I'm a little ambivalent on what it's actually screaming to me but I'm lapping it up.
Predictably it was weeing it down whilst I had my nose pressed up against the window displays, I don't think this lace brella would be much help but what 'Carry on' British humour Stella's parading! Reminded me of a few festival mishaps, except minus the heels! Excellent!
Looking forward to seeing what Selfridge's London Fashion Week Windows have to offer, its all so Mannequin! Except minus the exquisite 80s bounce in the background. I'll mental note this...
Thursday, 18 February 2010
I love this place - there are so many good talks but they get sold out so quick.
Ruddy love you sister xxxxxx
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Today's word of the day - hypnagogic; very interesting not sure I'll ever use it but I'm now glad to say I know it well! Loving the Fashion Editor at Large blog, I like her tone!
Have you seen the new chocolate bar shaped phone sis? What will they think of next? I think if it was shaped like a cake, we might be more interested? Here is my interpretation of what that kind of phone would look like...
I know, my artistic skills truly know no bounds
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Anyway, love the murder mystery theme for the new season collection. I think designers are going a bit more off piste nowadays - with so much being streamed on the internet (especially at London's fashion week) they have got to fight a little harder to get attention as it is so much more accessable to the public. Funnily enough Pa and I were talking about your tickets to LFW and he said why don't they sell tickets and I bought out the usual that it was a commercial enterprise, had to be exclusive and only available to those who either buy or sell the 'wares' (or 'wears' ooh clever sis). So when I was reading The Sartorialist today, I was surprised that he was thinking the same, that soon the catwalk shows will be open to the public and we'll be buying tickets. Not such a strange idea - seems obvious ? So our pa is both ahead of his time, canny business man AND a sartorialist !!
Anyway, I have discovered a new blog sister ...Fashion Editor At Large I really like her writing and ideas - love the bag blog from a few days ago and the Alexander McQueen tribute AND her model crush, Tati Cotliar. I so know what she means. Worth daily checking sis.
Change of subject, I forgot that you didn't have the word of the day link - here. Is brilliant and I get a new word every day - sometimes I know them, sometimes completely new. Good for the grey cells. You'll love it.
Finally, in homage to this truly fabulous Tuesday, a yum yummy yum yum pancake recipe and don't forget to watch the Brit Awards !
Ruddy love you sister xxxxx
Monday, 15 February 2010
Well look at this for an inspirational and fabulously 'indie' way to reveal a new collection - Rachel Antonoff has unveiled her latest looks in the East Village, NY (Oh one day sister) with a murder mystery set-up. Inspired by detectives, Antonoff's models just oozed 70s chic, sporting a youthful breeze of cocktail dresses, decadent silks, pussybows and boyish shorts all topped off with this season's staple; the Brogue. Gorgeous!
(And listen to this whilst you do...)
Friday, 12 February 2010
I know I have asked you this before but with your vast Euro pop knowledge of city breaks, can you recommend somewhere for me and the boy to go in March for a few days - I fancy lisbon as it might be warm-ish - anywhere else ?
AND have you seen 'Glee' ? I have just discovered it - I LOVE IT !!
I've had a peak around where it darted and there is a ruddy hole !! The little s*£%s. That bunny has had ALL my sprouting broccoli and wall flowers and just about anything else that looks yummy. So, I have shoved a couple of bricks down the hole. They will probably burrow another hole in, but it'll make them think twice about messing with me. humph
Thursday, 11 February 2010
So, we headed back to your neck of the woods whilst the boys went out and we stayed in with Cazza.
We planned a 5 course meal...not sure it was that in the end ? Well anyway, we started with your apple mojitos which were well lush !
Then the other courses were ......
Fig, red leaf and serrano ham salad -
this was so lush.
And 'My big fat greek burgers'
Then this is what it looked like on the table ! Your table cloth looked lovely.
Ginger helping out
And the pudding, should have looked like this......
Actaully looking like .........
And it went daaaaaaannnnnneeeeeee man........
the sisters wigging out !
It was so nice seeing you sister.....lovely night. Its now time to arrange out big day out in the smoke !! Do it sister ! Do it naaaawwwwwww !
Love you sister xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Monday, 8 February 2010
I'm not sure it's exactly a truthful image of country girls but I know when I first went to uni people thought i'd never seen alcohol before, perhaps I am more like this 'country girl' than I realise...
Primal Scream - Country Girl
Saturday, 6 February 2010
xxxxx (sorry I don't have a scanner so the writing isn't as clear as i hoped...)
p.s. my eyes don't deceive me. there is a ruddy wab in the garden. Don't know how its there. I could ruin my garden plans. They hoover everything tasty up !! grr I feel like elmer fudd.
Thursday, 4 February 2010
So last night me and the boy went to see Etienne de Crecy's Beats 'n' Cubes at the Koko. He DJs from within a massive scaffold rigged with lights amongst a massive visual setup. If I could compare the visual spectacular to anything pop related (because that’s my bag) it would be this…
Talking of height I was stuck behind the tallest man ever all through Etienne, he made the boy look like a bean, I had to jump to catch a glimpse over his shoulder. I had the usual “get to the back mate” jibes whistling through my head, but well we all want to enjoy ourselves don’t we, the boy used to get that a lot so I’ve learnt to accept we all want a good view. At least I had plenty of space to dance, seen as no one else was silly enough to directly behind him!
Ruddy love you - as apparently do the underground staff; getting off the tube today, the guy standing on the platform doing the announcements told everyone “I love you” brought a few grins to the faces of the morning commuters, I wonder if they get told off for that?
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Monday, 1 February 2010
Ah sis I truly am digging this opportunity to harp on atop our soap boxes, why didn’t we do this sooner? I totally agree with everything you said, it’s interesting actually that nowadays basically women can do what ever they want – it’s the men that are restricted especially in fashion and employment. If a woman wants to be a butcher or a builder good on her, but a man wants to be a nanny, well it’s hardly celebrated is it? Boyfriend blazer, boyfriend Jeans, ladies once bored of their own wardrobe can just explore their lover’s. But David Beckham in that skirt, well we all know what we thought. But times are changing; men are getting manicures nowadays what will be next?
Will we see a complete role reversal, will we see this revolution go full circle or as you touched on with women having the power in child birth, will women become completely independent of men?
Although interestingly Scott Moore, apparently the 2nd man ever to get pregnant is due to drop this month, could this spark the beginning of a new balance of power? It’s a pretty queasy thought but could this be the future?
Any who, there’s certainly one woman that we will both agree is a female icon for the now; (even if it is purely because she is so ruddy amazing) Beyonce. Well flicking the music channels the other day I’d forgotten this gem, before Sweet Dreams & Single Ladies was this jaw dropping joy. Who ever has styled her has actually chosen some more flouncy & romantic outfits rather than the norm which frequently leaves little to the imagination.
The sweat in the opening scene, the accentuated gum chews when she’s draping herself over Jay-Z, dancing in the dust and oh all the gloves – it’s a feast for the eyes. This was Beyonce before she became a woman, god I love her.
I ruddy love you more though! (Goes without saying) xxxx
What will happen when she get's pregnant, food for thought? No she will just look even more fabulous, damnit!
Apparently from 2011, fathers will have the right of up to 6 months paternity leave assuming that the female partner has gone back to work. Essentially meaning that the statutory years parental leave could be shared between both partners.
I found this enthralling because following on from my point yesterday about 'women not yet gaining real equality yet, but could they ever ? etc ', a guy called Richard Reeves from a think tank Demos said that there was a real asymmetry between men and women in the work place and there is a risk premium associated with women (since they can have babies and have rights to long periods away from work with their jobs held open - therefore costing business), making it hard for women to compete with men.
He said "what we need is real equality in the division of labour and caring for children and then we might just get close to equality in the workplace."
He put it so simply - only when this happens and there is real choice might women start being equal in the work place. Fascinating.
Is this something you think about ? I am older than you and acutely aware at my age I am one of these 'risky women' - you however perhaps are not aware of this thread in the media yet ? Or are you ?
Food for thought ?
Love you sis xxxxxxxx