Jose Mourinho’s performance has been scientifcally linked to his clothes. Other managers’ attire ranges from tracksuit to bar mitzvah suit, but the Special One can even make Armani look like Prada. (Am I ashamed to have paraphrased that line from Ugly Betty? Not as much I as you might think).
It is a clinically proven fact that when Jose wears tracksuits, his team loses. Fortunately he rarely wears tracksuits.
The most potent weapon in the Mourinho arsenal (apart from his Special Fists) are Jose’s coats. The one he wore last night (see photo above) was remarkable for its crisp beauty. Sir Alex, in comparison, looked snug but hardly sharp. There was no way Jose could lose. This is a fact.
I guess United are so good they defy science. Or perhaps Jose should have worn a tie.
Apparently Princess Margaret has had her day on Miuccia Prada’s Milan catwalk, pundits have hailed her thigh high waders and wellies as a refreshing dismissal of all things bling. I hope that this is another of those well – considered moments of irony with the good Italian, because I for one am not entirely sure how glorifying the British aristocracy is a good thing.
Yes I get that this collection represents good old fashioned values – but whose?
An insight into Princess Margaret’s arduous daily routine which went a little like this may shed some light on the question:
“Her life developed a routine. She would stay in bed until 11, breakfasting on weak China tea and what she picked from a plate of fruit. She would then get up and have her bath, with the aid of Ruby Gordon, her dresser, and select her clothes and jewelry. Her shoes and cigarette lighters were cleaned every morning, and her hairdresser, René, called on her regularly. Sometimes she would play with her dogs, two Sealyhams named Pippin and Johnny and a King Charles spaniel named Rowley. At 12:30 she would appear looking groomed and fresh and go to her desk, on which sat a large glass of fresh orange juice and her mail. Then came lunch, with the Queen Mother and members of the household.
The rise and rise of the 80′s supermodel – who knew that these lasses would prevail in the noughties?
Especially this season – they are all over the place what with a Vanity fair special, Claudia Schiffer for D&G, Linda as the face of Prada etc.
So here is Cindy Crawford looking pretty darn spectacular in the latest issue of French Vogue …. all I can say is that these girls give us all hope.. Read More…
I was reading a Times story about what constitutes the ideal woman – apparently laughing at their jokes, a big nose and gratitude – whatever! – but there was a very amusing retort by Camilla Long about the perfect man. She was sent off to interview hot French model Patrick Petitjean
he is the new face of the Prada campaign – he also doubles up as a bearded god of the sea. I am not sure I am loving the whole Poseidon effect – but I am open to persuasion.
Why focus on the arcane machinations of the cabinet, sudden replacements, surprise challenges etc? I say lets really escape and look to Milan Fashion week – where the most dramatic thing to happen was a model falling off her heels at last nights Prada show – was it the slippery runway? Better that than the slippery slope ….. Read More…
( Pics Teen Vogue )
I was asked to be a judge again this year on the SA style awards – one of the categories is most stylish model – I have to say I hate making decisions like this but this gal gets my vote. Not that she was waiting for my thumbs up – she’s already got the fashion worlds approval – Behati Prinsloo comes from Grootfontein in Namibia ,and was discovered at 16 whilst grocery shopping in Cape Town and signed up to Storm Models. She puts a whole new spin on the preacher’s daughter … Read More…
So by know we’ve all seen the outrageously wonderful stadium built for the Olympics by Herzog & de Meuron – but I thought I should just point out that when it comes to foresight and forethought the fashion industry has ‘been having it.’
Herzog and de Meuron built this iconic spot in Tokyo for Prada in 2003. It was Prada’s second architectural coup following the Rem Koolhaas’ flagship store in New York. The intent they said was “to reshape both the concept and function of shopping, pleasure and communication, to encourage the meshing of consumption and culture.”
Jacques Herzog described the glass panes as “an interactive optical device. Because some of the glass is curved, it seems to move as you walk around it. That creates awareness of both the merchandise and the city—there’s an intense dialogue between actors. Also, the grid brings a human scale to the architecture, like display windows. It’s almost old-fashioned