Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A(nother) Packing List for Cannes

Uma Thurman.  Nicole Kidman.  Justin Timberlake.  Michael Douglas.  Matt Damon.

In my suitcase?  All neatly folded and wrapped in plastic to protect them from the kind of wrinkles that Botox can't help?

No, not really.  My suitcase isn't big enough.  Besides - I didn't need to bring them because they were all already there, at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, where the stars and random Canadian interlopers like myself hang out during the Cannes Film Festival.

Instead, my packing list included:

- a Pinko ruched top, Jigsaw full skirt, Dior clutch and iBlues two-strap heels, seen here worn on its own:


or as an ensemble with Emma Watson and Sofia Coppola:


- an Apostrophe knitted top, Italia Independent glasses and Sacha Baron Cohen:


- a Joseph sequinned mini dress accessorised with Michel Quissy and Jean Claude Van Damme:


and a Sportmax Code leather and jersey dress, Chelsea leather jacket and Christian Louboutin:


Style File Followers Take Note:
- Imagine my embarrassment when I bumped into our old mate Christian wearing my iBlues two-straps.  No wonder Monsieur cut off my feet in this photo.
- For the record, iBlues (a subsidiary of Max Mara) was around way before iMacs.
- Remember Van Damme's breakout movie, Kickboxer?  Michel Quissy was the baddie.  (Although in my books, he's a goodie; J-CVD not so much.)
- The Pinko top is 8 years old and the skirt is about 10.  That makes them Vintage, right?
- Michael Douglas looked amazing in real life.  A real surprise.  If that's the result of work, I want his doctor's number.
- Also sighted were Kirstin Dunst (very sweet), Tamara Beckwith (everyone but my British followers are saying Who?) and Nick Foulks (ibid, unless you read Finch's Quarterly, which you must).
- Don't tell Monsieur but isn't it obvious that SBC and me were meant to be together?  I saw him at Cannes last year too.  It's a sign.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Flying the Super Friendly Skies

After my previous post I decided to take the kind of stroll down nostalgia lane that YouTube paves so well and I came across this:



Style File Followers Take Note:
1. Now that you've stopped cringing: Bless her!  Right?  Bless Nancy and Nancy's good intentions and Nancy's perky attitude.  They sure don't make 'em like Nancy anymore.
2. Thank gawd they don't make uniforms like Nancy's anymore.  Those lapels look lethal.  An Al Qaida operative could easily stab someone in the eye with one of those.  (Although anyone wearing a neckerchief like that arguably deserves to be strangled.)
3. The largest airline in the FREE WORLD.  And when was the last time you heard anyone use that expression?
4. Does that mean Aeroflot was even larger?
5. A HOT DOG!  Pure class.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Flying the Fashion Skies

3 months?  Has it really been 3 months?

I know I've gone off the radar before, but never for such a long time.  My apologies to all of you dedicated Style File followers - I can't imagine how difficult File withdrawal has been!  I've spoken to someone at The Priory in London about how to help you and they suggested that I ease you back into things slowly.  Which partly explains the brevity of this post.

The other part has to do with my new job which is awesome but totally time-consuming.  (Hence the dearth of posts of late, in case you need these things spelled out.)  I don't want to say what I'm doing just yet - I'd prefer to wait until it starts to bear fruit - but let's just say that anyone who really knows me will know it's the perfect fit.

To that end I'll leave you junkies on a high with this video featuring Miranda Kerr modelling Qantas' cool new look.



Style File Followers Take Note:
1.  So the question is, was the person I spoke to at The Priory a doctor or a patient?  Mwah-ha-ha...
2.  No, I haven't just spent the past 3 months as an inpatient, thank you. Although I would defeintely categorise the past 2 months as insane.
3.  It's interesting to see that Qantas has decided to bring back that rule from the pre-politically-correct era of only hiring slim stewardesses.  (I can't see a hefty munter wearing that dress - can you?)
4.  I wonder if people booking on Qantas will select their seat based on colour preference.  Right side of the plane for pink nuts.
5.  Someone who hasn't seen me in 20 years told me that I look/ed like Miranda Kerr.  At which point I unsubscribed from video Skype.  (The truth will remain our little secret, okay?)