My brother and I went for coffee + cake yesterday and I couldn't help but gawk at his watch: the Omega From Moon to Mars Speedmaster. My brother followed in the footsteps of our father and works in the jewellery industry, where one of his specialities is watches. It's so inspiring the way he lights up when talking about the rich history of the latest watch he's sold. We also caught the latest Quaker Oats advert the other morning featuring Buzz Aldrin, to which Bill yelled with glee 'he's wearing his speedmaster!' Buzz, and his fellow Apollo 13 astronauts, actually wore one on their trip to the Moon back in '69. That's right folks, this was the first watch on the Moon!
The history behind this watch is fascinating. The special edition number of my brother's is 1992, which is his year of birth - doesn't get much cooler than that. Bill actually has this groovy book dedicated to the watch and I planned on highlighting more of its features but it's 8:19 and Escape To The Chateau is on at 9!
When Apollo 13 safely returned to Earth, they gifted Omega the silver snoopy award, snoopy being NASA's mascot. To celebrate the 45th anniversary, Omega released a mega rare Snoopy Speedmaster! <3
My first watch was a gift from my best friend Amalia when I was 8. I still have it hidden somewhere special and more importantly am still in touch with her. In fact, I visited her in Thessaloniki last spring. Throughout high school I owned a little black casio. These days I like to keep it simple at work with my mums old watch, which was actually a gift to her from my father. Or, on my days off I often wear multiple à la this 90's swatch ad.
I've been exposed:
My dream watch is Bulgari's Serpenti watch. I mean...
In the meantime, I'll stick to something more modest. Perhaps these groovy Timex x Peanuts watches:
What's your dream watch? If you don't say Bernard's, you lyin.
2006 was a fine year - I hadn't lost my rare Harry Potter uno cards yet, walkers released a limited edition feta flavoured crisp and our primary school put on a production of Alice in Wonderland. Whilst everyone was pining for the lead role, my heart was set on the Mad Hatter. Or even the dormouse, I wasn't picky - I just desperately wanted an invite to the infamous tea party, which our set designer, Miss. Bacon, had done a stellar job of. My mum, the choreographer, had also nailed the enchanting entrance! Alas, I ended up getting the short end of the stick - the Dodo. It's been 11 years and I'm still fumin'.
Funny enough, I found the battered script this morning and have fallen down the rabbit hole of nostalgia. It's actually also #worldsmileday and I have to agree with LOVE on this one - the most infectious grin in the biz really does belong to Slick Woods. Here, ironically, dressed as the Mad Hatter and being shot by Tim Walker for Pirelli's 2018 calendar.
Today, let's recognise the reality that is nonsense and the silliness that is sanity.
I'm sure most of us woke up to the news of Hugh Hefner's passing with mixed feelings. Regardless of how you feel about the publication, the world has lost a pop culture icon. Although a generous patch of fabric (burgundy silk, I'd imagine) on the rich American tapestry that drapes over the world remains.
PAM & DAN - AUG 95 / "Sexual repression and serial killers" classic!
Cooper and Marston / LOVE issue 2
I think their Insta bio says it all: Playboy: pushing and removing buttons since 1953.
I don't know about you, but my Instagram feed was jam packed last night with the toast of London and my personal style icon, Miss Piggy. Her 2012 photo spread with InStyle magazine, whilst on a PR trail for The Muppets movie is still a constant reference for me. I mean:
Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, LOVE magazine threw an outrageous party with Miu Miu to celebrate LFW and their 18th issue:
Before we zoom into the grooviest party of the year,
here are some shots from the iconic issue featuring the dream team!
I've just had a wild flashback to when my first boyfriend won me an Animal teddy from a claw machine at Alton Towers. I should probably mention that I was ten.
She's just a cosmic girl...
Hats off (or on, should I say) to Katie Grand - you've done it again!
He had some stellar roles throughout his career, but to me he'll always be Andie Walsh's father. Pretty in Pink was a film that gave me tremendous comfort during my formative years and spoke to me like no other.
Alas, September has crept up on us once again and my days on the island are slipping away. I must admit though, I've seen some outrageous events that are getting me dead giddy for my return to Manchester. Here are some right corkers: Hilda Vs Deidre, It's Britney, Witch & an Ab Fab a Thon!
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to diving back into Corrie. If anyone could fill me in on the cobbles summer shenanigans I'd be real grateful. Let me guess, four weddings and a funeral?
The Autumn equinox isn't far away and with it comes Greggs bat biscuits, walks along the canals and extra layers. I'm torn between these two kicks to join me on my adventures:
Henry Holland recently collaborated with the two snacks I've missed most from the kingdom whilst I've been in Greece: Cadbury chocolate and Walkers crisps!
I also love these ravers joggers which are currently in the HoH menswear sale. I love the satirical flyer artwork design and how it features yet another nostalgic snack: quavers! <3
How adorable is Moschino's latest collaboration with Sephora? Luckily there are two Sephora's here on the island and I have my heart set on the adorable teddy bear eye mask!
I've been itching to squeeze in a trip to London for yonks now as I regretfully haven't been since I graduated last spring. There's an intriguing immersive production called Kabeiroi that is tempting me. There are a set of rules which you must follow in order to be eligible to partake which include: being 18+, willing to be on your feet for six hours, you mustn't be claustrophobic etc.. You also cannot attend alone and accept that you'll begin in one ldn location and end in another! OoOOoOoo
These groovy Tatty Devine Stonehenge and paint palette earrings are right up my street. The latter are exclusive to the Tate - that's it then I guess, a trip to London is inevitable! ;-)
I spotted these equally playful Alison Lou pasta pieces on Man Repeller's insta stories and finally know what I want for my birthday: lasagne earrings and a rigatoni ring!
AL's mamma mia collection reminds me of the type of pieces sold in my favourite jewellery shop in Corfu town. My only regret in life is not buying this cheese grater earring.
Just thought I'd give you all a heads up that #jeansforgenes day is fast approaching (Sept 22nd) so don't forget to mark it on your calendar. If you're looking for some new denim for the occasion, look no further than these bugs bunny jeans. You're welcome!