Swimming In Style

I noticed something today, whilst watching the Olympics.

What I noticed was – nearly all the swimmers I saw in the pool had nail varnish on. I really noticed when the 15 year old Lithuanian gold medalist, Ruta Meilutyte, won her final race, the 100m breaststroke.

She won her country’s first ever Olympic gold, and with her nails painted in the colours of her national flag, this is how she looked –

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A few other athletes also had painted nails. Winning medals and looking pretty at the same time! I wonder if she’ll be sponsored by a beauty company now?

Well done Ruta!

Olympic Wool?

I just looked back through this week’s Radio Times and they are advertising knitted athletes patterns to purchase.  So cool in my opinion! 

I am in total awe of peeps who can knit, so you can knit yourself an Usain Bolt!  Personally i’d rather have a knitted a Philip Idowu, I love his red hair 😀  He’s the man!

This lead me to think, for next years S/S collections, fashion houses should do sport equipment prints and they can follow it through to A/W with knitwear made from the wool of the sheep that are going to be in tonight’s ceremony.  They can dye it the TeamGB colours and flag colours of the other countries, so whoever wins the most medals, their country’s flag colours will be used to dye the wool (as well as TeamGB) for next year’s Burberry coats and Westwood jumpers. Westwood would be good, because if a country with just a single colour wins the most then she can easily use her magic to make that  piece of wool for a jumper stand out, maybe graffiti print it with a trainspotting line, or many many opening ceremony drafts in Danny Boyle’s own handwriting, linking it back to the Olympics.

Lucy xx

It’s Not Vogue and Elle, It’s Ennis and Bolt!

The Olympics are here, which does result in the athlete uniform being
the MUST HAVE in the wardrobe.  Cycling shorts (cringe big time, i’m a
pear shape so these are my enemy), vests and jogging trousers are in all the high street shops.  Does this mean chav clothing is stylish??????  Sports magazines are the new Elle and Vogue, and the athletes are taking over the beauty adverts.  Jessica Ennis is at Olay, and the women’s swimming team are doin PR for the latest shaver. 

I’ll take part in this trend, but only the vests (as part of my pjs) cos it is so hot at the moment!  No trackies for me, proud to say I own none 🙂  It’s brill having the Olympics in Britain, Stella has done an ace job with the TeamGB kit.  It’s a bit too close in some body area places for my liking, but athletes are fit, lyrca is like cotton to them.

It’s going to be hard finding a shop that doesn’t have the sport trend, one that has stuck to the classic summer styles of dresses and denim.  Actually, I bet Marks and Spencers will, unless they get Twiggy in the lyrca TeamGB kit!  I highly doubt taht to be honest.

I like the Olympics.  I think of Greece, I think of Olympia, which leads me to Hercules, to short floaty Grecian style summer dresses.

I wonder which athlete will take Cole’s spot on the L’Oreal advert????? Athletes are the new models, but for how long?  And will Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony be as spectacular as Karl’s roundabout for Chanel?

Lucy xx

Treading Old Ground . . .

Both of these ‘subjects’ have been.mentioned in this blog already.  Samantha Brick, and Down’s Syndrome.  So why are we doing it again?

Because today, on This Morning, a British show that mixes talk, information and cooking with the banality of the life of the middle aged housewife (perked up by the silver fox that is the Schofe), Samantha Brick opened he big, fat gob again.

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Here is the article – Daily Mail linky

She says that she would consider aborting a baby that she had conceived through IVF, if it turned out the baby had Down’s Syndrome.

Now, I do accept all of her points are valid, but surely if you have gone through ALL of that effort, injections, repeated procedures, and possible complications, you would still be happy with a disabled baby?  Am I just a dirty liberal?  I’m not saying that just because you can’t conceive naturally, then you should be happy with the card you’re dealt, but REALLY?  Please, i’d love to have some other people’s opinions on this. I will be tagging some people on Twitter and Facebook to this, parents of disabled children, people who have gone through IVF, and just parents and non – parents in general, I really would like your input.

I wouldn’t abort a disabled baby anyway.  If i’d planned to have a baby, then i’ve planned to have THIS baby.  I’m not into the ‘all life is sacred’ religious thing, but abortions should be based on your ability to cope and afford, not just because ‘I don’t like this particular one’.

A Step Forward For Disability Equality?

Today, my friend Philippa posted this link on Facebook –

Baby girl with Down’s Syndrome turns mini – model

I thought it was newsworthy.  What an adorable little model 🙂  Well done DC Kids for choosing a disabled model for their catalogue.  Maybe more companies will follow suit?  I certainly would.  One of the models on my website Molière Design has Asperger’s, an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), and I am involved with a local charity, Resources For Autism, so I wouldn’t think twice about having more people with ASD spectrum or disabled models for my business.

And think of the benefits it brings to the people themselves!

George

Belated New Designer’s Post

This week, i’ve been at New Designers in London, and two amazing things have taken place.

One – i’vve had my haircut.  Proper styled, not just a trim, i’ve got a fringe for the first time since i was 8, and Two –  got recomended to get in contact with the V&A curator! 😀 to apply for an internship!  I’m writing a letter from a new pad, which I will purchase from London’s Paperchase, trendsetters in pens and papers.  I’m starting to feel confident, me at the V&A?  Maybe there’ll be a building named G & L in the future??

Lucy xx