Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Hollywood vs Coolish Britannia

So being a Londoner I used to count myself as quite a cool character.  You know never getting star struck because it's my world right? I see celebrities all the time right?  At any point you can and will bump into some actor or musician around town at work or at play.  You can't trip over yourself every time this happens or scream "I love yous" at them willy nilly.  You just look, maybe a little nod of acknowledgement and if you're feeling super cool and collected a casual "hi, how are you doing?".  This past week showed me just how uncool I actually am and to be fair to myself I don't feel bad about it.
Again unfortunately I cannot go into a hugh amount of detail but keeping it simple I came face to face with Hollywood star Brad Pitt!  What was strange was that I didn't even notice who I was staring at at first.  I just found myself mesmerised by a person with magnetic energies and a choir of angles continuously singing around him.  I can honestly say I was never one of those girls that went crazy over these Hollywood stars but I sooo get it now.  They exude a certain quality only Hollywood could ever give you.  Me,  I exuded dumbstruckness  and a new found talent of not having to blink.  I'm so cool. Not.

I would love to say that my uncoolness stopped there but no.  Later in the week I come face to face with none other than Britney Spears!  I so wanted to strike up a conversation about something, anything, shoes maybe but alas I put professionalism first and the fact that her body guards looked like they would have taken me out in a second put me off slightly.  In between these to meetings I worked with comedian and British institution Lenny Henry.  This man has a great presence and I felt very privileged to be a part of the team and although being around someone that everyone looks to in awe it felt a lot easier to talk to him.  Maybe this was because I had grown up with him on my telly every Saturday evening and his Britishness feels like home.  Next time I come across some Hollywood I am just going to pretend they are British and pretend that I am so used to seeing them, I think that will work.  Wish me luck!
Lovely ladies Dominque and Charlene.

Beautiful ladies on Couture.  Colleen, Carmelle, Me, Kelly, Amber and Debbi.
Last but by no means least I popped down to see some fellow dancers in "Beauty and the Boys" last week.  It was fabulous!  I haven't seen many drag shows so I don't have much to go on but the fact that the show had a great star beautiful and talented dancers and amazing costumes made it my favourite.  Wish i had more photos!
My fav cosy on Sarah.

Oh look me.  Monochrome gone crazy.  House of Holland Shirt and Kate Moss fringe jacket. 


Sunday, 11 September 2011

I'm torn!

Wow people I am a woman that is torn.  It may sound all a tad dramatical and yes that would be true I guess.  My dilemma? It's a new season and there are lots of things to turn a girls eye. I have indulged in a few items yes and then just as I'm about to go full throttle in to a retail assault the voice of reason booms at me! "do you really need any of this?" the answer is obviously no as I know a piece of fabric or animal skin(leather shoes) is not essential to me being a happy healthy person but maann its some seriously great entertainment! I mean, whats better in life than playing dress up and showing everyone through fashion what your thinking in you minds eye?  We've all walked past someone in the street and thought you looked in the mirror before you left your house and thought "I'm feeling and looking sexy/fruity/comfy/strong or just a little nuts" and then walked out to show the world.  Fashion is fun and I suppose the reason I feel torn is that it is superficial in the media and sometimes grossly over priced but I love it all the same.  Finding or making a piece and then wearing it for the world to see how I'm feeling about myself without actually having to speak to anyone is pretty fabulous.  Of course I understand that clothes do not maketh the person and it really doesn't matter how much you spend as if you have a style any style it transcends wealth but they make me happy!!!

So I guess I'm not really torn at all.  I know my mind and I love FASHIONSSSS!

Here are a few bits I found.

Emma Cook dress
Chole suede skirt. Love the colour and length

Jumper by Gargoyle

Bertie boots

Now I write this on September 11th and it's the 10th anniversary of the Twin towers.  Watching the footage over is absolutely saddening and in a very selfish way I had to stop watching it.  So I'll do all I can and send out love and light into the world and to those that have suffered.



Sunday, 4 September 2011

Hey hey!

Not going to lie people I'm sitting here feeling a bit smug.  No I didn't win last nights lottery unfortunately but I have had a great trip to Glasgow with an amazing group of people.  Now for legal reason I can't divulge exactly what I have been up to or put any incriminating pictures up but it was all very large scale.  I worked with both lovely and random bunch mainly from the contemporary world.  Their enthusiasm and passion for what we were doing and to be honest for everything they did put me to shame but I am sure some rubbed off on me!  Although it was a gruelling schedule we did manage to do a little sightseeing well partying to be honest and collectively as a group we made some serious shapes on those Glaswegian dance floors (the Social will never forget us!).
I must say Glasgow Central was definatly a pleasurable place to be.  For those that like museums there are those.  I'd love to say I frequented them all and I have no excuses as one was very modern and inviting but not as inviting as the shops!!!  People first of all the streets are huge by this I mean wide like those in the US.  The architecture was very bold with huge columns and figurines everywhere, it just felt grand.  This crossed over into the shopping experience and the restaurants  you felt the need to go into all of them, ok I felt the need as I always do.  Suffice to say I got a few bits to add to my autumn winter wardrobe and as I can't put pictures of my work your going to get boots ha!

Very sensibly and cute
For food my favourite was a place called Lucky 7.  The decor and furniture was all very cool random 12" records hanging around and shoes hung over things oh and the food was great.  Corinthians was also very grand and the food was amazing but a bit to footballers wives for me, by that I mean the clientele.  Sorry.
Lucky 7

Corinthians building

Half of the crew at Corinthians
Last but not least the difference in people was the most obvious.  Strangers were talking to me left right and centre so different from London but there is no place like home!