Anecdotes, Part 3

{My Anecdotes are posts in which I comment on my observations of unexpected cultural differences, or just amusing incidents that don’t really warrant their own individual blog post.}

1. You know how as soon as duchesses Kate or Meghan are photographed, whatever they’re wearing immediately sells out, especially if it’s a lower-priced item from a high street shop instead of designer? Well, I finally had my royal-fashion-matching experience, though it wasn’t a princess from this country, per se. But I spotted this magazine at a news agent, and recognised something from my closet:

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So, as a tabloid would ask, Who Wore It Best?

She didn’t even add a complementary tiara. She should sack her stylist.

Actually, I’ll give the win to my friend Ruth, who had the shirt first, and I copied her. Continue reading

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Secret Cinema: Casino Royale

I got to check off something on my London bucket list this week, when M and I attended Secret Cinema.

Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale

Secret Cinema is an immersive, interactive cinematic experience in a secret location. You become part of the movie, dressed as part of the cast, with a role to play. I’m going to attempt to write about this without giving too much away, because I don’t want any agents coming after me for knowing too much and selling their secrets. Continue reading

Late Summer/Early Autumn ’19 Trend Report

This is, very obviously, in no way a fashion blog, and I am in no way an “influencer” (I’m more of a trend-follower than -setter; even then, a friend recently told me, “I think we could push you more sartorially,” which was maybe the funniest thing anyone’s ever said to me), but I’ve been thinking a lot about trends lately. The last time I wrote a post about what was trending in my part of London was nearly three years ago, so don’t expect this to turn into THAT sort of blog.

After spending half the summer in London and half in the States, I found myself mentally comparing/contrasting what was trending here vs. there. Continue reading

Chelsea in Bloom

I’m rewinding back to May for this post. (I’m no longer fussed about chronology on this increasingly sporadic blog of mine. As I say to my kids, you get what you get and you don’t get upset.)

To go along with the annual Chelsea Flower Show, the King’s Road and its cross streets, along with Sloane Square and Duke of York Square, get a floral makeover for a week, called ‘Chelsea in Bloom.’

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