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So I was in the gym the other day. Like a lean, mean, workout machine (red-faced, sweating and trembling slightly). I was doing some squats or lunges or possibly some squatted lunges and I had a sort-of epiphany. I realised that these lunge-squat thingymabobbies were making my thighs strong and muscly. Not waspish and gazelle-like. Which I assume, in some subconscious, fashion influenced manner, I was striving for.
RING RING. RING RING. (simulated telephone ringing)
Flirt FM: Oh hey whatwill, how are you?
WWIWT: So great!
Flirt: Just wondering if you want to be bezzie mates??
WWIWT: OMG yea totally!!
Flirt: Awesome, well ill ring you once a week and we can have a good natter about all things fashion related, k?
WWIWT: So cool!
Flirt: Great, well i’ll buzz you every Thursday between 5.00 and 5.30pm and we can catch up!
WWIWT: That’s deadly but Flirt, what do I do if i forget our fantastic conversation???
Flirt: I haven’t quite figured that one out yet but i’ll keep you updated! But for now check it out here every Thursday between 5.00pm and 5.30pm!!
WWIWT: Awesome! best friends 4eva Flirt laters xxx
*conversation may not have actually gone quite like this…..
the first great joke
Had a little shoot last week in Herbert Park for the Independent. The five sisters…and their five different styles… to be featured in the Weekend Magazine. It was hairspray and eyeliner a-go-go, with obvious last-minute calamities – forgotten dress, limp hair, random stains and the icing on the cake – no milk for the tea. But we put it all together in a chaotic blizzard of adrenaline and hairspray fumes. Truth be told, it was a very alien experience. It’s all pout and pose and lemme-into-that-picture when you’ve sunk a few glasses of vino, but in the stark, cold light of sobriety, it’s a different case altogether. I mean I always shout at the TV when I’m watching ANTM (America’s Next Top Model) – Smize! Smize godammit! Why are you walking like a constipated gazelle? Chin up, chin UP! But it’s actually quite difficult. Tyra Banks – and her quest to elevate the status of modelling to Nobel Laureate recognition – is a ridiculous caricature of self-help and self-absorption, but to be fair, she was spot on about having to work at it. The day involved lots of awkward, robotic smiling and stiff, unnatural posing. I think we got it eventually when we started telling our favourite jokes*. The photographer – Martin – was a total champ and did his best to put us at ease. The experience was a great insight, but truly exhausting and required an almighty feast of cake to restore us.
So at the weekend we had a mosey into the Xpose Live show in the RDS. We felt compelled to go as I live across the road (it would be rude not to) and we had been subjected to the most aggressive advertising campaign in Irish broadcasting history. If you happened to tune in to TV3 at any stage of the day or night, over the past 6 months, nestled in between a plethora of imported reality TV programming you may have noticed up to 8 adverts for Xpose Live! over the course of an hour. Not one to shy away from such powerful marketing strategies, myself, Mother Dearest and Rachel checked it out.
Here’s a little piece I did for le cool magazine – le cool are a weekly digital magazine doing the round up of what’s happening in fair Dublin.
The article is about the upcoming Africa Fashion Week in the RDS this weekend.
“Fashion has always had a soft spot for the tribal – the ‘new’ ethnic is an annual fixture on the catwalk. However, the homage is always a little forced, a little tokenistic… photo shoots with 10ft models laconically draped over mud-huts or wading through croc-infested waters. Tribal always represented ‘the other’. Well Dublin is hosting Africa Fashion Weekend this Friday and African style is most definitely occupying the centre. A mix of eminent and up-and-coming African designers will be showing their collections; including the prolific Eric Raisina, who has worked with fashion powerhouses Yves St Laurent and Gaultier, and the one-to-watch Afro-Chique, who fuses her Afro-Caribbean heritage with the urban street-style of London. Eight designers are featured over the course of the weekend providing a truly immersive African fashion experience”.
RDS, Bewleys Hotel, Ballsbridge, 2nd, 3rd April. €25
Shows start 7pm sharp
so last week brown thomas released their latest offering for the fashion targets breast cancer campaign. every year the shop gets a new designer on board to create a bag to sell, with all proceeds going to the irish cancer society. it’s the brown thomas way of giving a little bit back to the community i suppose…after tricking us out of our money with their adorable top-hatted front man and ‘hate-to-admit-it-but-so-cool-to-be-seen-with-it’ luscious brown striped bag! their previous bags have admittedly been a bit fashion undesirable. diane von furstenberg’s iconic print was let down by the dowdy shape, which suggested rachel allen on her way to a picnic circa 1990. the following year, paul smith’s creation resembled the free bags i used to get with my subscription to bliss magazine. this year however i must commend brown thomas on it’s latest collaboration with new york-based designer tory burch. the result is a well-shaped tote with a cool stand-out graphic leopard print. i’m not convinced that this bag would work well on the street, but what i’m thinking is teaming it with a white kaftan, some retro aviators and a pair of brightly coloured glads to take you through the summer. a leopard print always screams cool on the beach, whether it’s party central ibiza or the more conservative ballymoney beach.