Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Mustard Whore

Hello internet,

Y'know what I hate? Well, cruelty. I'm very much like Alec Baldwin in that respect. Another thing though, that gets my goat is Audrey Hepburn adulation. The whole industry that's been built around her as a style icon, veritably craps in my mouth. Anyone would look good stick-thin and in black Givenchy.


Why do so many women adulate the blah outfits of a shoplifting hooker? I bet that dress smells of stale cigarettes and the 50s eqivalent of Charlie Red laced with an entrancing and yeast-ish hint of gonorrhoea.

Incidentally, I think these movie hookers look way cooler:


The best pic I could find of Julia Roberts and Laura San Giacomo in Pretty Woman. Even as a 10 year old, I thought the hooker outfits were way more awesome than her richy-rich outfits.




Jennifer Jason Leigh in Last Exit to Brookyln.
This is a movie that teaches us that prostitution isn't always a gateway to couture.

Anyway, I had a point and here it is: a mustard yellow coat is awesome. A mustard yellow coat worn by Zadie Smith, a woman known foremost for her giant brain and writin' smarts = Becky Fashion Inspiration #44. Long since I have toiled to find a high street equivalent and lo! in the Marks & Spencer sale armed with vouchers, I found one.

Obser-erve:


Zadie in her glorious London home, posing for Vogue.



The Wigmore jigging, hands clasped in glee in her Norwich-ian Homestead.

We are as one.

So my point, once more, is: admire hookers if you must but pick the cool ones. Alternatively you can enjoy the outerwear of Booker Prize nominees. And Holly Golightly is clapped out fo' sure.

Love,
B


3 comments:

torberry said...

LOVE the new hair: you look all cute, like a smiling pixie! xxx

Charlene said...

That coat is gorgeous! I love that mustard colour and have tried fab dresses on that haven't fitted me properly in that particular hue and wanted to cry.

You look great though.

Charlene

miss alice emma said...

well done you star! although i did love the is-it-isnt-it beige one....