Sunday, June 27, 2010

Without rhyme or reason

Three very important things: 1) Light Mexican beer 2) Bottle-opener to open said light Mexican beer 3) Spanish Smoked Paprika.

Shame left the building a long time ago. Like you'll believe me but these babies don't stink half as much as they look like they do. Swear. I'll admit that they're not photogenic though. At all.

My photography skills are officially the worst in the world, look at that glare! Apologies for the utter randomness but it's been that kind of day. Check out a sample of my movie collection. Is it pretentious enough for you? I actually don't think it's pretentious at all but does that make me even more pretentious? Sorry, I can't get over how bad my photography is, and with that I slink away. Have a fantabuloso remainder of the weekend! xx

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The same but different.

Hey, guess what? There's a G-20 summit taking place in Toronto at the weekend. We should talk about it, after all, the global fiscal crisis has affected most of us. Except me. However, I didn't really have much to begin with. Woe is me. What was my point again? Ah yes, leather shorts (surprise!). Look above and you'll see the beguiling Alexa Chung (she actually irritates me supremely and because I can offer no rational explanation why, one must therefore assume extreme jealousy, envy and begrudgery on my part). I'm flawed, i know, but let us continue. What do you think of La Chung's YSL leather shorts? I'm pretty sure my German cousins (and they do exist) would mistake them for liederhosen but do not listen to them for they know not what they wear, and really, who on earth would spend almost $2000 on a pair of liederhosen anyway? Silly German cousins! I actually like these shorts on Alexa but I suspect they're more than a little unforgiving if your legs aren't skinnier than a baby giraffe's.

Now, for the case against leather shorts. Here is the tennis player (and speaking of tennis, did you see John Isner defeat Nicolas Mahut in the longest tennis match in history? 70-68 in the final set. Crazy. Mahut is cute as a button, isn't he? Ok, major digression, sorry!) Maria Sharapova working her own version of the leather look. There's no denying that, as a pro-athlete, Maria Sharapova has a killer body and I'm not, in a million years, saying that this ensemble makes her look heavy. BUT, I really really hate it. The thing with Alexa Chung is that although she gets on my last nerve, she never looks over-styled. She has a knack of making everything look effortless (I put it down to her bad posture, still jealous, yes). Maria Sharapova, on the contrary, does not. Her perfect hair and make-up take the edge of the leather shorts, so much so that she might as well be wearing a knee-length tweed shooting skirt! I don't like the boots either. God, I am a fusster! Not sure what the actual point of this blog post is, if I'm honest. Do I like leather shorts? I think I do. Will I ever understand the Russian preoccupation with avoiding understatement in the sartorial sense? Probably not. Would the world be boring, and downright shoddy, if everyone dressed like me? Most certainly. We are united by our differences so go forward and be different (no clue). Peace! x

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Q: Do I suck at blogging? A: Yes, like a professional.

Look at this! One month since my last blog entry and I stroll in acting like I've never been away. If I don't mention it, maybe nobody will notice. I'm quite sure they won't. Still, being a guilty Catholic, I need to offer my excuses before I try and worm my way back into your affections. Here goes:

1. I hope and pray that I'm moving to Madrid in a year so I've been immersing myself in all things Spanish over the past few weeks: the language, the food, the wine, the people, Spanish Euro-News, Rafa Nadal (in my dreams, and trust me, they're not suitable for this blog).

2. The world cup (El Mundial--that's world cup in Spanish, don't you know!) is on, and I have a HUGE love for football. I love fashion. If I had unlimited funds, I would need a separate apartment block for all the clothes, shoes, accessories I would buy. However, I love football more. Argentina or Spain to win, please.

3. The weather has been unseasonably nice. I know it's summer but that means little or nothing here. It used to rain. ALL. THE. TIME. Thank goodness for global warming, eh? (Here's an exclamation mark just so you know I don't really mean it--->!<---not really).

4. I was in Italy for a week, although, I accept that's no excuse when you consider the gargantuan effort put in by other bloggers, the magnificent springs to mind immediately. In my defence, however, I am a complete amateur. I am also positively Banksy-like in my desire to conceal my identity. I'm either someone famous or I just don't like being photographed, take your pick (hint: it's probably not the former).

There it is, that's my apology. Expect normal service to resume in the near future but for the moment, please accept this gratuitous picture of the Paraguayan striker Roque Santa Cruz. Why? Partly, to pay homage to the World Cup but mostly because he is damn fine! Besos x