Thursday, 29 January 2009

Ice skating, Tokyou and Shorthand.

Went Ice Skating tonight which was really fun! So tired from it now though, but it was nice to do something different! Went into town before it though. I had to get a book on Shorthand for my course which starts on Monday. It looks sooo difficult but I guess it's another string to the bow. I wore skinny jeans, rolled up, with my white minnetonka's. I had my fur coat on to keep me warm, and an American Apparel hoody in my bag just incase I got too cold. 

I had on my grey Y3 hat which I bought from the Yohji Yammamoto store in Paris a couple of years ago. It comes out every 
winter, and soo many people comment on it. It's kind of like, "ironic fashion". So like, somebody, who obviously isn't a scal, wears scally things. Like Y3 hats, or Barbour jackets, or adidas tracky pants. Or adidas campus trainers... Just a Liverpool Fashion Culture I guess. I got my mate Jack this
 book on Liverpool Fashion back to the days where footy fans would go over into cities in Europe, like Germany, to watch the match and bring back new trainees that people in the terraces hadn't seen before, but loved. It was where the likes of Wade Smith came from I think. Anyway, back in the 70s, 80s, the lads in Liverpool were pretty well dressed; they had a style all their own. Trim Trabs, or adi Samba with a white Fred Perry shirt and slim fit jeans. Now that style is still around. Those guys weren't even trying to be cool but they just looked class. 

Had a little bite to eat in Tokyou. Had a massive plate of chicken and black bean sauce (pig). I love it in there, but you know, pretty soon, people hear about things, and scals get involved. There were some scouse chicks in there, like full on wannabe wag-heads. Piss me off big time. Same goes for American Apparel Liverpool. Things become uncool, when they got popular. Don't get me wrong, people might have been thinking the same thing when I started shopping there, but my Mum was the first person to buy me anything from there, like for Christmas 2 years ago. What a pioneer she is. 

I just read about a new exhibition opening in the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, called Fashion V Sport, which is about the crossover that has happened where designers have done work for sportswear companies, funnily enough like Yohji Yammamoto with adi. Anyway, just emailed, blagging i'm a freelance journalist asking if I can go to the exhibition opening to write up a story about it. Let's see hey. Oh, heard about the Burberry job today. They only pay travel expenses. Wooooshhh no thank you sir! It's like cheap labour basically. I know this one girl working at L.K Bennett for £9 a day. Pardonne-moi? Just over
 a pound an hour, and that's if she only does 8 hours, no doubt she's asked to graft for at least 2 more hours than that. 

This fashion world is cut throat at the moment. There are no good jobs around, and nobody is willing to pay, unless you are willing to pay!

The debate about summer holidays has come up.
The following options currently exist...
Benicassim for the 3rd year running. Currently sounding pretty tempting after reminiscing about all the amazing times from the past two years, over dinner. P.s, Oasis have been confirmed, which would be unreal, but I only bloody went and bought tickets to go and see them in June 2009 didn't I!
Rock Werchter - The line up was amazing last year, and I'd love to see what this year's looks like.
Exit Fest in Serbia - currently not an option for me. Two words - Fuck Serbia.

I bid you good night, hopefully I will write here tomorrow instead of facebook. 
Lollipop x x

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