Skip to content

Summer Loving

July 13, 2010

 I’ve finished my degree and so it’s back to London and back the wrong side of the bar where, thanks to the double whammy of Wimbledon and the World Cup, I’ve been subject to a number of truly appalling/hilarious chat up lines. Prime example (whilst discussing the Nadal/Berdych match) “If I’d known you liked losers I wouldn’t win everything”. Oh dear. However, some of them pale in comparison to these gems from my all-time favourite series:


Mini me

May 15, 2010

Popped into Urban Outfitters the other day on a five minute break from revising  for finals in the cafe round the corner and came out with this little baby. I can’t remember the last time I used a proper film camera (it took me twenty mintes to figure out how to load it) but I’m taking this one on a surf trip to France in a few weeks and I’m so excited to see what sun-soaked shots I’ll end up with!

Dictionary of Dress

April 25, 2010

Back in London for a few weeks and took a break from my dissertation to visit ‘The Concise Dictionary of Dress’ installation at Blythe House, which is the V&A Museum’s depository and not normally open to the public. In between my first Pimm’s of the year (a far more effective way to judge the seasons than any weather forecast) and a lot of air kissing (what is it about the art world? I know nobody wants to smudge their lipgloss but come on…), we were taken on a tour of the building and shown eleven exhibits – including original 20’s Chanel and an amazing if unwearable Junya Watanabe creation – cunningly secreted in various areas of the archive. Beginning on the roof and ending in a coal cellar, it’s a walk-through dictionary of clothing described in terms of definitions created by a psychoanalyst and interpreted by a fashion curator.

I don’t want to spend too much time analysing the project as it’s meaningless to people who haven’t been (if you wish to do so, though, and if you’re in London I’d advise checking it out, you can find more information here). But I am intrigued by, and delighting in, is the blurring of boundaries between art, theatre and fashion. This afternoon was somehow an exhibition and a fashion show and a theatrical experience all rolled into one; and if you’re interested in any of those, then on a lazy Sunday you could do a lot worse.

Evening Morning

March 25, 2010


Expect lots of inappropriate footwear, student musings, Breton stripes, food porn and bad jokes.