March 30, 2011 21:25
I wish the day had 36 hours, then I would really be happy. I’m a typical time-saver. I multi-task 24/7. I always get off on right side of the tube, so I have to walk as little as possible on the platform, I brush my teeth while putting my shoes on. I flat iron my hair while doing my make up (don’t ask me how) and I eat my breakfast on the way out each morning. I blog and send emails during lectures. I even read the news on my twitter feed before going to bed instead of reading a good book. Who has time to read books these days anyway? I barely have time to read the April issue of Vogue which has been on my bed side for over one week!
Let me tell you the story behind the picture above, it’s taken last month on the second morning of London Fashion Week, I was late for a brunch and rushed home after staying at a friend’s place, doing my make-up, changing my outfit and fixing my hair in less than 30 minutes. And before we left the house I realised the blazer needed to be ironed. As the true time-saver I am I just ironed it while it was still on me.
P.S. I hate people who just waste my time, how dare they?
March 29, 2011 01:27
I remember when I was 7-8 years old and my sister used to walk me to school, we always saw this same young guy with his school books in a plastic grocery bag. I always got a bit sad when I saw him and asked my sister if I shouldn’t give him one of my many school bags I had at home. I thought he could not afford to buy a real school bag…
Whenever I see someone use a plastic bag to put their belongings in I connotate it to the same feelings described in the incident above. I don’t get the new trend with plastic bags as a fashion statement. The last few years we’ve tried to make people NOT TO USE plastic bags and now all of a sudden we see it in hands of fashionable people on the streets (click for photos).
Raf Simons started the trend with his Jil Sander SS11 show were the model were sent down the runway with an orange plastic bag. Streetstyle photographers and bloggers seemed to love this “innovative” bag and were quick with the positive feedback. No, this is not your regular orange plastic bag from Sainsbury’s, but a £90 plastic bag that sold out on Net-a-porter quicker than Anya Hindmarch’s £5 I’m Not A Plastic Bag did a few years back. Even H&M are introducing the plastic trend in their Fashion Against Aids collection coming out this Spring.
So why has this become a trend? Is it because plastic is cheap and more people can afford to keep up with the trend? To get themselves a Jil Sander “bag” for £90. Or does people actually think the plastic bags look good aesthetically? I love the idea with bright colours but this is an ironic trend indeed. Sure, the Jil Sander bag is not really made out of plastic but in leather and vinyl, but how practical can a transparent bag actually be? And it is also feeding into this whole plastic-hysteria trend with many people using plastic for DIY-projects… We all know plastic is not fantastic. What do you think?
Anya Hindmarch’s I’m Not A Plastic Bag was very popular back in 2007
What’s next, Waitrose and Tesco bags front row at the Fashion Weeks? Dear God, I hope not.
March 28, 2011 23:42
Me and Emma had a little photo session outside our house today in our backyard:
I borrowed Emma’s Marni heels – they are so hot!
Haha I look very serious in the photo above, but it was quite difficult sitting like that and not look like you’re posing
March 28, 2011 22:13
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March 28, 2011 01:24
The latest S/S issue of Fantastic Man No13 includes this fantastic man, Mr David Beckham, no more words needed.
The photos were shot by Alasdair McLellan in a pie and mash shop in East London. Where was I when this shooting took place?!