Pitta bread, cereal, 2 bears, 1 fox and some fruit in my bike basket
I was too eager to get out in the sun, and left before the main post-run, but if you ordered a polar bear with gold-fronted ears… it’s had a nice day and it’s on it’s way. (That wasn’t actually intended to be full of so many rhymes). Here’s to sunshine!
I mentioned last summer how great Bestival was and about talking to security guard after security guard until they agreed to look the other way and let me slip past them and into Ellie Gouldings dressing room. I found her manager and, with 2 minutes to spare, stuffed into his hands a monkey hood and a scrawled (slightly tipsy) note explaining that I cycle to her album and that this was a ‘thanks’. (It’s no lie. Dub versions of Starry Eyed especially have powered me and my trailer up some HILLS). Anyway, 5 minutes later - back with my friend and distracted by one I wasn’t expecting to see, Ellie Goudling popped up on stage wearing her hood and the rest is history.
I had wondered what she thought about it, she did pop up in print all over the place wearing it. Grazia just found out… to quote, what does the lovely popstrel have to say about her personal style moments?…
'This is my weird festival get-up when I was going through my boy phase. The trousers are Urban Outfitters and the Nike T-shirt is about 100 years old. The skull necklace is by Jade Jagger – I love her jewellery. The hat was left in my dressing room so I decided to put it on. After that, all these girls came to my shows wearing them so there were all these ears popping up!’
Ellie Goulding, Fashion Jury, Grazia. 26th Feb 2011.
We mentioned that we went to Berlin last month - this was quite possibly the best sight we saw. It’s enough that such a thing as traffic lights for bicycles exist… but then add a marker pen to the mix…
The Street Rat is the next hood-of-the-month, fastened with a toggle and made from my favourite fabric to date (which is fitting because I’m most fond of real life little rats too). We bought the last roll, so we’ll sew until it runs out!
Street Rats are £30 (+£3 p&p). Pre-order through the website here