Bizarrely due to my hectic schedule I haven't had a moment to indulge my default behaviour, fantasy clothes purchases, internet browsing a la Net-a-Porter, fantasy suitcase packing, extensive reading and re reading of magazines plus countless blogosphere moments.
The result of being occupied in an academic zone is I couldn't careless what I'm wearing and actually have become more creative. The couldn't careless factor is my previous always on trend or being ahead type fixation. My slow fashion view is because I woke up and smelt the coffee. In fairness there is nothing worse than a preachy convert and I'm not out to convert a nation so you won't find me on a soap box any where soon. Also I don't think I had this thought alone, collective rebellion is more powerful than the individual. If I was rich and it didn't affect me financially would I be rebelling and thinking enough is enough, probably not but I'd be swayed eventually by a stream of change that is slowly evolving around us.
It's just my head is filled with shall I write an essay on Jean Paul Gaultier's film costumes or just do one on La dolce vita for my film and costume unit? How will I write an essay on comparing Truffaut and Luc Besson examining the autuer theory? How can I make a short film as part of my dissertation project?
Enough about the high brow me and back to the low brow stuff - gossip. I was going to give you the high brow definition of a film star as opposed to a celebrity so you could lead the way on dinner party discussions, instead I give you Tom Ford is an ass low brow story instead.
Tom Ford was invite to give a talk at the London College of Fashion, he insisted on certain things. In fact he insisted on quite a lot so much so that he overlooked one small detail in his perfect posing for camera (the talk was being filmed) his forehead was a bit shiny but he'd peed the LCF staff off so much during his chest hair arrangement that neither they or the make up artist bothered to address the shine. Anyway a rather narcissistic interview (by all accounts)conducted by Colin McDowell ensued. At the end students were able to ask questions. Now a rather brilliant but quite introverted young female student plucked up courage to ask him did he have any tips for any up and coming designers, to which he replied 'Oh honey go and out and have lots of sex you'll never be as young and beautiful again.' Enter tumbleweed stage right.