“Priests –like strippers– gotta have a gimmick.”
I won’t tell you who said that to me, because I’m sure he doesn’t want his fine reputation sullied by being associated with our tawdy little blog but I WILL say that his job requires him to wear a lot of purple and a funny pointed hat and rhymes with “mishop”.
It’s about brand recognition and signature style. Think Anna Wintour’s severe bob –which I love– or Victoria Beckham’s stacked one of a few years ago, which I detest. I don’t need to post a picture of them for you to know exactly what they look like.
A little closer to home, Style Spy has a chic and frothy halo of Titian ringlets while Mr S of a few posts ago –you know, the one I haven’t yet managed to mug– always wears a silk Ferragamo pocket square. As for your pal Plummy? I have a very specific signature look, too, probably best described as “Liz Taylor meets Clara bow as designed by Bertolt Brecht”
See, in order to sound like a Real Live Fashion Person, it’s important to talk in derivatives. “X meets Y” or “X meets Y via Z.” It’s also important to describe things as “moments.” For example, Bold primary colors like we saw at Lacroix last month look fresh to me right now, and it reminds me of those great Spanish films of the early and mid 80’s, so when I’m talking to my fashion friends I say I’m having a “major Almodovar moment.” Try it at home!)
Today Miss Plumcake wants to know, what is YOUR signature style. Extra bonus points for using the derivative form, but points will be taken away if the words “naughty” “librarian” or “secretary” pop up anywhere.