November was a busy time for us fashion retail types. We have been literally swept off our feet what with FW13 in full swing and pre-SS14 having already begun. Despite the influx of spring pastels coming in I have embraced my “winter coat.” I love fall/winter fashion because it means I can finally wear all black and be labeled “cool” instead of “gothic and depressing”, as is the case when you wear black in April.
There are many other reasons winter is wonderful in fashion – men’s deep v-neck t-shirts and short-shorts hibernate for the season and don’t get me started on men’s polo shirts. Get out of here. Although speaking of men’s “fashion” there is an ever-rising trend to wear smart shirts with boot-cut jeans, a gilet and smart shoes. Can someone please tell them that no. Go back to Chelsea and… just no.
What makes winter even more fantastic is that I can get away with my pile fleece coat (think Jon Snow in Game of Thrones). Yes, finally big coats are in and so are layers. Although don’t tell the guy I’m dating but I probably haven’t shaved my legs in a couple of weeks. I’ve been trying my best to pass off sex fully clothed as a new fetish because BY GOLLY taking off my clothes has never been so unappealing and every layer counts…! However my pretense is wearing thin and I probably won’t be able to lie to him until March!
But hairy legs and fleece coats aside, my highlight of the season was probably when my visual merchandising assistant called me “not fashion thin" when he was looking for a fit-model for a shirt project. I'm pretty sure cried myself to sleep that night and went on a juice-cleanse for 3 days. But who knows, winter means no sleep and a lot of alcohol in the fashion world so I can't really remember what happened ten minutes ago.
Yes, despite all those extra layers to hide any extra pounds, there is always someone in the fashion world ready to poke you out and make you guilty you ate that second block of cheese. I sent him hate emails for three days and tried to spike his mince pie with resin (unsuccessfully I think, but I haven’t seen him in days).