Normally I don’t mind November very much. Yes, it’s grey, dark and cold – but it’s still only the beginning of winter, which means the excitement of wardrobe changes (leopard gloves!) and the pre-Christmas spirit keeps optimism up. That’s normally… But this year here in the UK the weather tried to become a Blade Runner theme and there seemed to be no end to weeks of rain and darkness…
So can you blame me for trying to stay away from reality as much as possible by escaping either into the lives and stories of other bloggers or into the pages of a book? Unfortunately it seems I was quite successful because I was really shocked when Tommy Ton from Jak & Jil informed us that all the fashion forward people are moving back to the 70s.
Hold on a minute! Didn’t we just move from the 70s to the 80s?? I must have slept through several seasons because according to everyone in the know '70s romance is returning in fashion'. Trying to understand what’s happening here, I have to admit it took me a while to accept the 80s look. Having done it before, it just seemed idiotic to me. Why would anyone want to go back to the times of Wham!, Maggie Thatcher and yuppies? But being of a weak character I slowly bend to stretch dresses, big blazers and shoulder pads and have started to like them (especially my broad shouldered, waisty Alexander McQueen blazer – so Dynasty!)
But it’s not to be. Move over Joan Collins, AliMcGraw is back.