Tuesday, 28 February 2012


I just thought of a much better name for my blog... "I blog, therefore I am".

Monday, 27 February 2012

LFW 2012

The Saturday of London Fashion Week - unfortunately the only day I could get to due to prior engagements - saw Somerset house predictably full of hot babes, photographers and fashionistas a plenty.

Didn't get to any shows but the NEWGEN collection was great - particularly the beaut Christopher Kane model, Grace Veenman.

I also very much liked the millinery work of one William Chambers. His hats and fascinators were fabulous - featuring leather flowers, the style of which reminded me of the factory I went to in New York, M&S Schmalberg (http://afingo.tumblr.com/post/12196347367/afingo-tours-m-s-schmalberg-fabric-flower-factory).

I was also impressed by Bank jewellery designers. I had never seen pieces like them, which I think is an impressive feat for jewellery ranges. There were some animals and anchors and normal things like that, but also some beautiful rings. My favourite were probably these tiny ships in tubes. 

The Antipodeum Salon Show in the Embankment Gallery Showcase was great. Geoffrey J Finch outdid himself with these slick cuts and range of fabrics, including fur and plastics. 

All in all, a fun, buzzy and well executed event that makes one proud of London's fashion - with Somerset House being the perfect location for the reams of photographers and bloggers and press and models and fashionista types.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

G&T recipes - mit rhubarb

I have been recently experimenting with variations on my tipple (revolting word), BEVERAGE of choice. This evening I added some boiled rhubarb to it and although it looks like sick or underwater foliage, I think on the whole it was a success. 

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

LFW musings

"You cannot step in the same fashion river twice"
Heraclitus (...kind of)

Monday, 13 February 2012

Extraordinary behaviour

People are extraordinary. My stint in America provided myriad examples of this. 
When I was at the San Francisco MOMA, I overheard a conversation between two men. One was holding a phone out to the other; “Look at this”. “What is it?” “Awkward family photos”. Awkward family photos? The website that has stupid, albeit vaguely amusing, awkward family photos. The idea of someone finding it necessary to exhibit a silly website when surrounded by some of San Francisco’s best art was absurd. Desecration.

Observations of the Day - 12/02/12

1) The word 'soiled' is horrible.
2) 'Replacement Bus Service' is my worst phrase.
3) 'The Killing' is impeccable - in Danish of course. America... It's been done.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Pessimism in Poetry

It seems to me that owning gloves is a bit of a waiting game; a waiting game until you lose one. 
The same could be said for glasses; one knows the breakage is coming, but the question is when. 
I know this is a pessimistic view, but it is true.