In my defence, the reasons for my absence (apart from the overarching fact that I'm beginning to abhor the internet) my reasons for neglecting Blogger this time are threefold:
a) My handy
However, I do have this one superb fashion snapshot of the Weekend We All Wore A Lot Of Denim. Accidental co-ordination and fantastic dance moves were the order of the day when we traveled up to Manchester en masse to see The Postal Service.
^ALL THE DENIM
b) Since giving up smoking and throwing myself head-first into settee-based, cheese puff-chomping academia I have gained no less than a stone and a half. Yes, really. Though I'm by no means overweight, the fact that half my wardrobe is now unwearable due to those extra couple of inches on my waistline is a bummer that my little brainbox is getting a tad upset about. As much as I hate to say this, it's hard to have outfit picture fun-times when you don't feel comfortable in your own skin. BOO TO BOLLOCKS 'BEAUTY STANDARDS'. I'm trying not to be thwarted by the fascist fash-army's dictates on how my body should look, though. Normal service will be resumed once I have finished elasticating my waistbands.
c) 95% of my waking time has been taken up with an exciting new fashion-y venture...faventure?? No, that doesn't work. ANYHOO, My pal Efa has a lovely pal called Ellie who saw my Bedtime Stories dresses and put me in touch with her lovely pal Mark. Mark has just opened his new stall, Dark Mavis, at Cardiff Fashion Quarter and has asked me to create a collection of one-off items to sell. Exciting times ahoy! The labels have been ordered, the fabric has been sourced and production has commenced. Look, here's a picture of me at my sewing machine to prove it:
I'm looking a bit rough around the edges as a result of hours of home-based design work, so I've super-imposed a mortar board and Lemmy 'tache for a little comic relief. Just thought I should clarify that in case you panicked and thought I'd cracked up/developed some kind of wonder-grow female facial hair formula in the past two weeks. I haven't.
I'm keeping schtum about the details until everything has come together a bit more, but I can confirm that a website will be going live soon and that Dark Mavis will be launching the range in just under two weeks. Here's a few little sneak-peeks to whet yr collective appetite!
I promise I'll be back fo'realz soon. Honest.
Betti Baudelaire xxx