Friday, 29 October 2010
Thursday, 28 October 2010
So, fashion is the next luxury? Debatable. Imagine a fusion of them both. Delicious. Messy.
Oh contraire! The Salon du Chocolat proves there is a confectionary celestial. &he has a keen eye for fashion design.
Bringing together designers and over 130 global chocolatiers the Salon Du Chocolat is the worlds largest fashion event dedicated to chocolate. Celebrated only yesterday, surely that means there's still a lot to be consumed ...
It's like Forrest said; 'life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you're gonna get'. I'll hedge my bets and take a few if it's all the same to you Gumpy.
Gee, if it's Hargitays secret then pass me the whole tin.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Occasionally the mood to rifle through back catalogues takes me by suprise. And on this restless afternoon that's exactly what it did.
An article on Alfred Angelos new venture tickled my fancy.
Remember when our ambition to be Disney princesses was all that consumed us? Watching the greats; Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin. & just assuming our Prince Charming's would rock up in a few years?
Talking to crockery about the woes of sharing the house with a Jekyll and Hyde type of guy ...
Remember when that fairy tale dream ended?
We may all hold onto our memories fondly, however some 'princesses' never grow up. Cue Alfred Angelo, founded in the 1930s AA is now one of the worlds leading wedding dress makers, collaborating with Disney to launch a collection of gowns 'for women who grew up dreaming of a fairy tale wedding'. We're not talking fancy dress here. I wish. There's a video to prove it.
Strangely, no pink, sparkles, wand attachments or fairy godmothers attached. Not even a meringue extraordinaire fest, pains me to say they're quite wearable. Which made me look beyond the concept. Disney. With a wedding at Disneyland being over $12,000. I think this is the only slice of Disney Wedding pie most middle aged princesses are going to consume.
I'm reliving my memories … 90s nostalgia is the bomb (ref). & to clarify, Barbie is exempt from my critical cranky typing.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
"Oscar Wilde tired of fashion. Naming it a trivial sort of intolerable ugliness.
Thousands of teeny-boppers parents believe it an insufferable past time, conveniently allowing their own memories to slip.
Millions of 'tweens' believe it a necessity. Trends, publications, the joining of two nouns to create fads; jeggings.
Til you're fashion knowledge enters its Wintour. You're more tragically ironic than Coco Sumner."