Tuesday, 10 March 2009

A Farewell in three parts - part 1

You might have notice my output has tailed off and posts of late have been slightly lack lustre. My main focus has been my MA essays of which one is handed in - yes met the March 9 deadline. One is put to bed ready for the 18th and one to go - also due in on March 18th.
My submitted essay was all about examining the relation of a person to a character on TV - hence the SATC questionnaire and my styling session as Carrie Bradshaw. It was all about performance, female characterisation on film and TV plus costume referencing. I know blah blah blah stuff!!


Anyway...my second essay was about Sofia Coppola - I had to choose one celebrity and talk about their influence on film and/or fashion. It was great researching and I have two new fave books Celebrity Chris Rojeck and Celebrity/Culture Ellis Cashmore. Also I have to say March's Harper's Bazaar was the best magazine I've had the pleasure of sleeping with for ages! (Yes I wanted to take it to bed lots). It had an interview with Sofia Coppola so I had a great excuse to purchase. Also I'm really reluctant to take my copy of Glamour by Stephen Gundle back to Central College St Martin's college library. Stephen Gundle is one of my favourite academic writers and I was horrified to find out that LCF rejected him as a lecturer at the college! Still he went on to make a few cool millions with the sales of Glamour!
During my essay writing I sort of realised that I couldn't put the effort into my blog anymore. Firstly I think we are all done with thrift and mending and as much as I tried to stick to make do stuff I feel we've all got the message of less is more in whatever form. And if someone hasn't got a grip on their consumption and bank balance then really I'm tired of this drum....Which also means I need to reclaim my fashion mojo and love of fashion. Studying has made me slightly cynical and having no money has made me stop consuming! Although I do as always have my eye on a dress in Cos....
I need to just be as they say, even though I have work commitments of the styling variety. I need to rise phoenix like from the ashes!! Whilst some might just slip away or abruptly leave one post ...this is me...I'm going for a trilogy! To be continued...

25 comments:

  1. OMG! I totally understand your rationale here and, of course, support it. But I'm with Sal.

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  2. I agree, I 100% "get it", but I'm v sad, Gulp indeed! :-) :-(

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  3. Exams and Term paper times are a difficult period to make clear decisions I find, alas, I think you have hit upon something both about thrift and how it repels us after so much financial and fashion freedom we have all enjoyed...no matter what, wait to make any decisions cuz you will be missed for your talents and wit !!! bon courage! enjoy your studies !!! you have a nice following,hang in there girl!!

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  4. Oh, I hate the idea of that you're leaving!

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  5. whats wrong with blogging in your pyjamas as a total lifestyle choice? Why do we all have to go off and be mothers and webmasters and spin class instructors and radio producers and all the other real jobs that claim our beloved blogging community.

    Oh go and get your degree then if you have to but don't forget us come summer and all i have to think about is 2 kids with ASD, when what I want to read about Is Fashion!
    xx

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  6. ps. and I am annoyed with everyone else getting into thrifting. I have had to turn to recycled clothes shops where people SELL their stuff on consignment to awful posh bitches who disappear for hours at lunchtime to let in the fellow delivering their new marble countertops, leaving only a cardboard sign on the door that says "back in 5 minutes", then when they do come back they sneer at you when you show them the big coffee stain inside the Bottega Veneta bag that you really want but are trying to haggle down...

    Bitter? me?
    xx

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  7. Hi there-I had a sad feeling that this may happen, I've been missing you but obviously your work has to take priority. Please still visit us all and don't forget to leave the blog open, in case you do change your mind. I'll really miss you and your posts.

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  8. No - that's so sad, I'll definitely miss your blog, but hopefully once the works over you will rise from the ashes in a new guise.

    Goodluck with you final essays and keep in touch!

    Jx

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  9. woah you have a hectic life as a student, blogger and a stylista.

    Good luck with your final assignment and we shall wait for your return to the blogging world.

    K x

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  10. and i feel like i was just getting to know you! but honestly I wouldn't be able to blog while in school, no ways.

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  11. I understand you perfectly. My blog also had a bit of a winter sleep :-)

    Best of luck with your assignments!

    xx

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  12. Oh very busy and hectic life being a student..But you can do it..;D
    Have a nice day.

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  13. Oh gosh! I wish you all the best for the near future!

    xxx

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  14. I totally understand and will keep flipping through the pages because I love your writing. Wishing you good luck and can't wait for the sequel!

    xo Grayburn

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  15. Oh Kate! I understand why (I hardly posted at all during my dissertation period) but still feel like shedding more than a single cheer. Don't disapear completely!!

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  16. Oh Kate! I understand why (I hardly posted at all during my dissertation period) but still feel like shedding more than a single cheer. Don't disapear completely!!

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  17. Oh dammit, it went crazy and posted twice AND I had a typo - what a dunce! Obviously I meant tear not cheer! Stupid Tor! xx

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  18. I am so sorry, but I totally understand. The work can almost become a full time job at some times. You must do what is best for you and be happy with that. That being sai, I think a lot of us will miss you, myself included! I hope you dont disappear entirely. Love S

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  19. I had to pull back with my blog so I could do my other writing. I get there is just not enough time for everything. I know this blog will be missed. I have learned a lot from you and am better for having met lovely you.

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  20. I'm dismayed to read this, but I think I understand it.

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