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May 09, 2010

Boyfriend Material

Boyfriend Material

I go weak in the knees every time I see tall cute guys so imagine my surprise when this guy showed up. I think I know who he is... James is datchu?

Anyhoo, it's been an interesting mix of commentators over the past few days: Melaney Rickey, the Fashion Editor-at-Large of Grazia UK, Nicola Formichetti, Fashion Editor and Stylist to Lady Gaga, designers Fred Butler, Louise Goldin and Mary Katrantzou, model Erin o'Connor, Gillian Wilkins of British Vogue, Italian Vogue's Edward Enninful, photographer Emma Summerton, fellow blogger Susie Lau and more.

Today, Sunday, is the last day of Topshop + Showstudio's Mirror Mirror project. Run to Topshop Oxford Circus now!

For more information, click HERE.

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May 05, 2010

London, I see you! Topshop Mirror Mirror Project

London, I see you!

The lovely folks over at Topshop and Showstudio invited me to take part in their special project to celebrate Topshop's new makeup line.

To all my friends in London (England ok not Ontario), I invite you to visit Topshop Oxford Circus this Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 1PM - 2PM because I'll be there... hiding behind a mirror haha! ;-)

All you need to do is go to the interactive "Mirror Mirror" area inside the store on that specific time slot, stand for a minute or two and my comments will show up like magic on the mirror!

Showstudio and Topshop Mirror Mirror

For more information, click HERE.

See you there!

April 09, 2010

Selfridges Wants to Know if You Have What it Takes to be the Next Me

Selfridges Wants to Know if You Have What it Takes to be the Next Me

Do you have what it takes to be the next big thing in the fashion blogosphere?

It's 37 degrees celsius here in the third world. I'm going through my RSS feed to save me from this ridiculous weather and I saw this hysterical item from Style Bubble.

Selfridges has been giving a lot of blogger love lately, with its newly revamped website that now has e-shopping ahoy.  They're currently looking for the 'next Bryan Boy, Arianne Huffington or Perez Hilton' as well as hosting blogger-related activities with Jackie Dixon of Show Me Your Wardrobe shooting in-store, Fred Butler creating a super accessory live as well as errr... Style Salvage Steve doing a live interview... (once he gets over his scary fever...).


London superstore Selfridges (who I love very much) is looking for the next me, Arianna Huffington and Perez Hilton.

Just like the high churn rate of models with the abundance of new faces that pop up every season, bloggers are disposable, too! I think my 15 minutes are up.

Even if you don't like me, you must admit I'm somewhat of a master when it comes to stretching out those fifteen minutes.

Thank you Selfridges for making me smile. I needed that after hearing the news about Malcolm McLaren.

As for me, well, I'm always on the hunt for greener pastures to pay my bills.

Anyone wanna sponsor me a speech therapist, a nose job, veneers AND liposuction? I think it's time to haul my has-been carcass (or never-was, perhaps) on a magazine or television. I kid, I kid you.

I think I'd make a good carton character, no?

January 23, 2010

Hater Extraordinaire Tanya Gold Wants You to Know Why She Hates Fashion

Hater Extraordinaire Tanya Gold Wants You to Know Why She Hates Fashion

Oh boy. Who does she think she is? Yeah who is she? I don't know what she's doing, I think it's dancing.

Meet Tanya Gold. She writes for the Guardian newspaper in the UK. I have never come across a "journalist" who is SO full of hatred. She always writes as if she's aching for someone, somewhere, to do something permanently awful to her. I wonder if she's able to sleep at night with all that hate.

Probably not.

Tanya Gold, Guardian

Tanya Gold, Guardian

Read her long, tedious whinge why she hates fashion.

Is sharing such pompous, toxic drivel to the public RELEVANT or just plain old self-serving?

It's comical that she mentioned the paper didn't run a story because of a model's "depressing" comments yet here's another self-aggrandizing piece filled with her usual hate. Infuriating. 

I probably wouldn't be pissed as much but she brought out the "I'm-fat-and-fashion-hates-fat-people" card, in addition to the snarky reference to the girl who died, in the end:

The oddest thing rescued me from fashion. It was that I got fat. Never mind why; that is a story for another page. But I got so fat that even fashion wouldn't pretend it could fix me. You can get so fat they don't actually want you in their clothes. It is bad marketing; if very fat people wear their clothes, thinner ­people won't buy them. There was no point rattling through the rails any more, seeking a satin redemption – nothing would fit my unfashionable bulk. I was ­consigned to M&S smock-land, across the River Styx. And it is lovely here; no heels, no stupid dresses-of-the-moment, certainly no thongs. Fashion has died for me, with an angry little hiss. Ah, peace.

I can look at the clothes on the catwalk now and laugh at their imbecility. They are not for me. I still think about that young woman on the train tracks, though. What did she pay for her shoes?

Typical. She could've skipped the big song and dance number and spared us from the dramatics.

Good on you Tanya for exploiting the death of a girl just to lambast an industry that has given immense joy, happiness, livelihood, inspiration and creativity to millions of people around the world (regardless of their girth, thank you very much) for many, many years.

Give yourself a pat on the back for contributing something similar to society. Well done.

I hope you find inner peace in your anti-fashion world soon. Hating won't do you or anyone good. It would only make you look like a pathetic, bitter individual so desperate to fill the aching, empty void where your personality should be. Some fill it with good deeds, some fill it with clothes, shoes or logo-laden merchandise. Others fill it with food, fill it with cock, fill it with love. Just remember to fill that void with anything that can be taken away from you EASILY, by a man. Hate is not one of them because only you can make it go away. Whatever you do to fill that void is your responsibility. Choose to fill that void with food then you're in big trouble. Choose to fill that void with hate then you're in bigger trouble.

Perhaps it's time for you Tanya to stop hating yourself. Because it shows.

Now if you excuse me, it's time for me to get my hater blockers on.

Hate hate hate hate hate, I don't care what bitches say, I don't even look their way, look their way, look their way.

That's all.


January 10, 2010

Fatness Begins at Home - British Medial Association Video, 1960

Fatness Begins at Home

In light of V Magazine's "Plus-Size" issue, let me share to you this hysterical propaganda video released by the British Medical Association back in the 1960s. The voice-over is pure gold!

How times have changed. It's amusing what was "fat" back then is now considered average by today's standards.

Perhaps it's because we now live in the era of self-acceptance? You try to air that sort of militant shit on TV and I guarantee you blood will be shed.

Click click click for part 2 and 3 of these videos.

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