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Oh Topshop, it feels like there’s a MASSIVE echo in the room.
Ah yes, that’s right, I’ve seen you here… since Spring/Summer 09.
I’m actually SO SO fed up with seeing Topshop regurgitate other brands/designers clothing and accessories. It’s actually beyond embarrassing for them and with that in mind, I’m going to vow not to buy anything from Topshop ever again – until they actually get a design team and not a ‘plagiarism’ team. It’s awful.
I am some what fascinated and, slightly obsessed by the life and loves of Gabrielle Chanel; known to most as COCO CHANEL.
Gabrielle Chanel the founder of French Fashion House, CHANEL, had the ability to capture what a woman really wanted to wear – to feel liberated and in luxury… at an expense of course.
Chanel was also very articulate; as can be seen from her many many enchanting and insightful quotations…
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
“A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.”
“A woman has the age she deserves.”
“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”
“Fashion has become a joke. The designers have forgotten that there are women inside the dresses. Most women dress for men and want to be admired. But they must also be able to move, to get into a car without bursting their seams! Clothes must have a natural shape.”
“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”
“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”
“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”
“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”
“I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.”
“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”
“Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.”
“Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.”
“The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!”
“Where should one use perfume?” a young woman asked. “Wherever one wants to be kissed,” I said.”
All these quotations are so legendary and thoughful. Coco Chanel is a wonderful individual who lived a very fulfilled and supreme life… leaving other peoples lives supreme and very fulfilled… including my very own life. Thank You Madame Gabrielle.
Ms. Judy Pink.
Now i’ve finally got a few internet related jobs out the way I can bring you up to date with the moving to London and recent events.
So we moved to London on 4th August and now I feel like a fully fledged London resident. I love it so much. No two days are the same… apart from when your working at TOPSHOP 214 (the flagship)! I know it’s only for a few more weeks until I head to head office to be a Buyer; but still it drags and I’ve basically had to go a step backwards to what I was doing in Newcastle. It is abit annoying, and rather frustrating at times – but to be honest, I was doing far more than my role required in Newcastle, and much more than I should have been doing for the wage I was on! horrendous! So in a way, I suppose its ok really… I’m only doing what is required of my role (and abit more considering I’m able…) and I’m being paid £1.50 more than I was in Newcastle! Tomorrow however, I’m taking responsibility for the floor and my massive team as part of my Standards of Performance book. eek. It is quite frightening mind; I’ve only been there for like 5 weeks so I’m worried about stepping on peoples toes. But its good that they’re being so encouraging and supportive; especially since they are aware I’m moving up to Head Office! It began to feel like I was being left out in the cold in Newcastle because I was moving to London; instead of pushing me through my books quicker, so I was being sent to a new store (nevermind the sodding flagship!) at the level I deserve to be at… hmmm.
Moving swiftly on ofcourse, I mentioned about my move to Head Office, well, I’m in the final stages of the Buyers position at TOPMAN. I have my final interview at the end of this week! So fingers crossed for that! I’m just desperate to get started! It’ll be so exciting! Fit sessions, Sample sessions, working with suppliers and designers and merchandisers! Doing Comp Shops and trend spotting! exciting stuff! and not to mention its 9-5! I factually cannot wait at all. And well, the actual salary is a bonus too!
AND to top it off, as soon as I’ve had my first wage from Head Office James is taking me to Chanel on New Bond Street to buy my 2.55 bag!! AMAZING! I am going to be ecstatic for the rest of the month! haha.
Think thats about it really, apart from the amount of celebrities I’ve been ever so blaise with this week! Firstly we had Nicole Scherzinger of Pussy Cat Doll fame (and Lewis Hamiltons other half) in my Kate Moss dept… whom I spoke to and didnt even realise who she was! rofl. “No I’m fine thanks! I’m with a style advisor!” rofl. Then James Brown (Hair stylist to and best friend of Kate Moss herself), who was working in our store this week for fashion week says he likes my hair and that it suits my ‘complexion’. Cheers mate!
BUT the very best has to be Mischa Barton (The O.C) on Friday afternoon! I was on the end till and she came over asking for shopping bags, I actually made her wait while I finished my transaction! oops! she was absolutely lovely though! much nicer than I ever would have imagined! we had a chat and she went on shopping, without a style advisor or body guard in sight;o the way it should be to be honest!
So yeah thats about it, the wife is due in from his hard day at work, so I’m going to cook up a storm in the kitchen!
Ms. Judy Pink.