Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Spent the sunny bank holiday Sunday skipping (literally) around the Italianate Cliveden estate in Buckinghamshire. Infamously known for the jolly sordid goings-on surrounding the Profumo Affair in the early 1960's, the house and gardens still retain a slightly risque air and plenty of nooks, enclaves, arboretums, and passageways in which to get up to plenty of aristocratic no good!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wolves in the Amazon

This (click here) has got to be the best example of consumer reviews gone viral. Give people a voice and a kick-ass product and they'll make their views known...

Some key quotes...

"So I'm looking for threads that say, "Hey baby...I'm real boss!" when I stumble upon this epic creation. The wolves spoke to me in a language all their own; it was like German, Mongol, and Bitchin all mixed together. I mean, one wolf howlin at the moon is major...but three??? "

"I arrived at Wal-mart, mounted my courtesy-scooter (walking is such a drag!) sitting side saddle so that my wolves would show. While I was browsing tube socks, I could hear aroused asthmatic breathing behind me. I turned around to see a slightly sweaty dream in sweatpants and flip-flops standing there. She told me she liked the wolves on my shirt, I told her I wanted to howl at her moon. She offered me a swig from her mountain dew, and I drove my scooter, with her shuffling along side out the door and into the rest of our lives. Thank you wolf shirt. "

And for the Spotify lovers out there, holla this...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Trend Nirvana

Today I spent 7 hours locked in a room with The Future Laboratory. Aside from their addiction to buzz words (Blingamalism, Bleisure, Womenomics, No-frills Affluents, Staycations, Mentornships...), their approach, consideration, and analysis of global trends was awe-inspiring. As a bedroom trend-spotter turned wannabe trend analyst - or, according to the Future Lab's youth trend of Slash/Slash, blogger/trend analyst/marketing manager - it blew my mind to see proper trend forecasting in action.

It's not everyday that one comes face to face with their 'calling', and doing so evokes mixed emotions of hyperactivity, excitement and burning ambition. The findings from today's session, and the work I've been doing surrounding this project, have given me lots to think about, lots of new leads, and lots to look in-depth at via Camilla's Store. I know it's been a slow couple of weeks on here, but stay tuned... I'm about to up my game!

Image: Kesh - fashion designer/stylist/editor/DJ

Friday, May 08, 2009

As the person who regularly trawls through all the spam comments on the work blog, this floats my boat...

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Call it working in Hoxton, call it Summer madness, call it over-exposure to Lady Gaga. Call it what you will, but I need these gloves in my life.

From Nina Peter.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Fascinated by the myriad of responses to swine flu currently flying round the internet. From paranoid Twitters to tasteless jokes, we truly are in an era where there's no 'official' response to world events.

Meanwhile in North London last night, all this talk of Mexican flu put the Mothership in the mood for fajitas. This coming from the woman who has industrial supplies of Tamiflu, stat.