I cannot believe how much I have neglected this blog, simply awful. I keep drafting posts… but I never quite get around to finishing them. It is a bad habit, which I really must work on breaking! It’s rather shameful.
So? What have I been up to? The usual I guess! Attending class, a spot of work, boozy lunches (had a divine one at Hotel du Vin the other night!), lovely evening meals (had a particularly night one at my friend Ben’s with some Veuve of course!), cocktails, drinks, and nights out. I’ve caused a fair bit of scandal, but what would life be without a spot of scandal?
Had a little brush with the law, as you do – I never looked so good getting out the back of a police car. Shame nothing was formal, I would have loved a mugshot! Ah, well, one can dream right?
I bought myself a new hold all the other day, as I somehow got paint on my Ralph Lauren one – bit peeved about that. I think it was in this one hotel walking down the corridor, didn’t notice till a few days later.
Modelled with yours truly of course. It is the hold all in the Mini series Spring/Summer ’10, the Mini is on a crane in London apparently. I’ve really had a thing for Paul Smith accessories of late. I have the Mini series messenger bag for Autumn/Winter 09, the one where it is set in Sherwood Forest. I just love the simplicity of the designs, and the finish is excellent.
I received a ‘delightful’ blog comment the other week, have not got around to responding it till now. I am publicly responding to it, as the coward who left it didn’t have the courtesy to leave a viable e-mail address, and set their website url as ralphlauren.com ha. So here we go;
I am quite frankly taken aback by your seeming lack of any kind of realism. What world do you live in?
I am quite real, and I certainly reside in the real world. Do you, yourself, have some kind of difficulty with grasp of reality, if you are of the opinion that I lack any realism?
We in the retail industry find your attitude rather atrocious.
Well who are ‘we’, or is this just abuse of the royal ‘we’? You do not represent the entire retail industry; now if you did I would be quite impressed. I have worked in retail, I associate regularly with people in retail, and I can certainly say you’re the only one of that opinion. Even if you weren’t, quite frankly I don’t care. Am I suppose to be offended that you find my attitude “atrocious”? If anything the retail industry should be thankful for my participation, as it is the consumer that keeps retail going.
You seem to see yourself as some kind of fashion-capital fashionista – I hate to break the news to you darling but from what I can gather you live in Worcester, hardly a city (if one can call it that) that is recognised for its fashion merits – indeed, if it is recognised for anything at all.
I see myself as an art, and design student… which coincidentally I am. I live in Worcestershire actually, I don’t live in a city, I live in a village. My rural locality is hardly a negative point? I live a very picturesque, and beautiful county which is rich in history, and culture. Oh, and how can a city “hardly” be a city? Worcester is a city (… and, you tell me I have a lack of reality), albeit a small one; it is certainly a city. Worcester is actually recognised for a lot of things, I am not going to go into the merits of Worcester (there’s wikipedia for that). My locality does not dictate my interests, nor do I have to live in a certain locality to have certain interests. Clearly you forget that?
Your blatant disregard of your reality (you are an overly wealthy, overly snobby teenager) shocks and repulses me.
I am very much aware of reality. I’m certainly not overly wealthy, nor overly snobby – although I am indeed a teenager. They say two out of three isn’t bad, but one? Come on Brian.
If you expect to be treated as anything other than the above by anyone other than your overly wealthy and overly snobby chums I suggest you embrace your reality and stop living in a dream world.
I will not even dignify this one with a response.
I am frightfully sorry to burst your delightful little bubble in this insensitive way, but the world is harsh my little one and sooner or later you will realise that, contrary to what you may believe, you are not a fashion critic, model, or anything else pertaining to Vogue-esque greatness.
I’m not in a little bubble. I’m quite aware of the harsh reality, I don’t know why you are rabbiting on about it? The only harsh reality in any of this is that I have to deal with atrociously rude comments, i.e. yours. I don’t claim to be anything, and of course I’m not pertaining to Vogue-esque greatness. I write what is on my mind, my opinion, my feelings, my thoughts, my likes, my dislikes, throw in a bit of humour, and if you do not like the result… oh well?
How old are you? 5? 6? Or perhaps, at a stretch, 7? Does your Mummy pay for your lovely mustard COS jumpers and your apparently bi-daily champagne consumption?
Again you seem to lack reality, especially if you think I am 5, 6. Is that supposed to bother me, that you cannot differentiate between ages – because quite frankly it doesn’t. As for my COS jumper actually I bought it myself, it’s delicious isn’t it? Bi-daily champagne consumption? Try bi-weekly, and you’d be far closer to the truth – I pay for that too.
I find your little land charming and deeply endearing, I must say. Perhaps you should consider writing children’s books. Or perhaps designing fish tanks.
Well I found your comment rather brusque, but the effort you went to was certainly endearing. In regards to your rudeness, I am not going to follow suit. To a degree I respect your opinion, because it’s your opinion, which you are quite entitled to have regardless of whether I agree with it, or not… because believe it, or not, I am quite a reasonable person.
Thank you, however, for a couple of minutes of amusement. The wife and I greatly appreciate it.
I am glad I could help you with that Brian, after all to be amused is a great thing, and part of the purpose of this blog.
Lots of hugs and kisses,
Brian, you’re impertinent, but thanks for the hugs, and kisses – although I am not certain what you have tried to achieve with htis comment.
I don’t blog for you, I blog for me, and don’t you forget that.
May have treated myself to a new pair of shoes, haven’t been that happy recently so a bit of retail therapy was in order. I did not even intend to buy them! I popped into Selfridges for a birthday card, and popped out with a new pair of Kurt Geiger shoes, but no birthday card… (as you do).
I really like them, black, patent (I’m a sucker for a bit of shine…) lace ups. Quite a reasonable price too!
Yum, just look at that delicious finish! I cannot wait to debut them tomorrow; dependent on weather of course. Some people find patent a bit too much, or prefer it slightly more demure – but remember I don’t do things in halves; it’s all, or nothing.
Kurt Geiger opened his first store in 1963, since then KG has taken the world by storm.
With delicious court shoes like that, at a rather reasonable price… is it surprise that Kurt Geiger is such a big name in the shoe industry? No, it’s really not! It’s high-end style, at a lower end price. Using Vogue’s favourite phrase (these days it seems…), it’s more dash, than cash.
Since I bought them… well I have kind of lived in them, but do you blame me? I adore them!
So, I am quite excited; despite going to sleep at gone 5 am this morning I got up at 8 am… I had a mission, and the said mission is complete.
I am going to the ball, the MONSTER BALL.
Yes!!! I got my Lady GaGa tickets for May in Birmingham, should be fun.
I am also quite excited about seeing Ellie Goulding the end of this month. I’ve been obsessed with her for quite awhile now. Her album finally came out the first of this month (I pre-ordered it naturally), I suggest you go check it out. She won the Critic’s choice award at the Brits this year, she is certainly one to watch in 2010. I’m really looking forward to experiencing her live.
Oh, and wait… it gets better. I also happen to be seeing Hole in early May… quite excited for that too.
So, yes, I have a few upcoming things to be excited about. I like to keep myself busy socially, and academically, it’s always a good thing for the state of my mind!
Oh, and I treated myself to a new shirt the other day – don’t want to wear my shirts to death; I’ve got to introduce new ones now, and again! I’m quite fussy when it comes to shirts, probably why I do not have too many. Very few shirts do I actually like enough to buy.
I went for this shirt, because it’s just simply a classic. Nothing beat’s a classic Polo Ralph Lauren Oxford shirt. Every wardrobe should contain at least one. In fact I think I may wear mine tomorrow… it’s fast becoming a favourite of mine.
So the weekend is calling, I’m still unsure as to what it holds. …but as long as cocktails are involved I am sure it will be fine! I’ve been rather well behaved this week (compensating for last week, which was VERY debaucherous, I was even out Sunday night!!). I think I lived off mojitos last week amongst many other cocktails; not complaining though! What are you doing this weekend?
I have a few bad habits to sort out, by habits I mean people. It’s time to get myself back on track. Lorien is here to stay, whether you like it, or not.
I leave you with this snapshot of my friend Steff, and I – pardon the quality; quick BlackBerry camera shot…
“Don’t hate me ‘cos you ain’t me!”
p.s. congrats to my darling “twin” Tara Tomes, who was appointed an editor at Style Birmingham a couple of weeks ago. Article here: http://www.stylebirmingham.com/style-news/stylebirmingham-com-has-a-new-editor/.
p.p.s. Thanks to Brian (whoever you are), for featuring in this entry, you’re a doll!