Tagged: Selfridges

Brush strokes..

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Start praying the suns going to shine tomorrow as we’re celebrating a lovely, joyous, wonderful wedding – happy, happy happy!  In preparation of being a good guest and loving some of the styles around at the mo, I’ve booked a session to have my hair poofed at the Braid Bar in Selfridges.

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There’s a list of style to choose from (I’m hoping there’s a degree of flexibility…personally I’m less high pressured horsewhip slash warrior woman, more loose artisan meets Heidi’s Grandma-ish type of gal..so I’m a wee bit nervous..)


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I’d like gentler..like this.

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(Maybe the answer is to go very simple..even hair down..)

There are options of accessories and bits you can have woven in.  But they have no appeal – I like those easy styles that look like a fairy with large but nimble fingers has been at work..

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The best thing is it’s only £15 and 30 minutes, so if it goes tits up..or it’s a fairy with little fingers..it’s coming out.

I’m ready to rumble…

Laters, Kate x

Neuter not Neutral x

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Have you heard about Selfridge’s new Agender Project? Starting in March, instead of separate departments for men and women, the shop will stock three floors of unisex clothing for browsing by both. So is neuter the new cultural shift and a serious re-thinking of fashion? Or the prophetic skid marks of car crash about to happen? Or just someone with an unerring nose for hype indulging in the need for a good, loud scream?

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Selfridges says ‘We want to take our customers on a journey where they can shop and dress without limits or stereotypes.’ It can be argued there’s always been androgyny..and the men’s fall runway highlighted a further blurring of the gender lines.  It was only a couple of weeks ago I was listening to a discussion on Radio 4 about a new brand of neuter pants by Play Out – a sort of boxer for boys and girls – I would’ve blogged about it, but I actually found the designs desperately ugly in a post-eighties germanic way that really shouldn’t see the light of day again.  But it’s definitely a subject making waves..

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 (All photos Tommy Ton from Style.com)

I wonder how they’ll manage the button debate – (to the right? Or to the left? Or maybe a coalition??) – not that it’s ever stopped me nicking The Husbands clothes.  But then women into men has always been so much easier  – if I look in my wardrobe I’ve shoes, jeans, shirts and jumpers all from the mens departments because I prefer the heavier, straighter cut. Men into women? Why not? I love a bit of flower with my masculinity..

 

Whether or not this is an anathema to the wonderful diversity of gender expression and just another step towards global greyness and generalisation, it’s going to be interesting..but the truth is, it’s just an eight week project..maybe just enough to get people thinking..

 

Laters, Kate x