01 December, 2005

High Fashion

So today at lunch, after having purchased my salad and walking back down Bond Street to the office with my new colleague at work (a whole other story... I've refrained from blogging about him just yet... don't fear... it won't be long) - I was stopped by two Japanese girls who promptly informed me that they were working for a Japanese men's fashion magazine; and wanted to photograph me.

My new colleague instantly got very excited and agreed on my behalf. Thanks. Consequently I stood looking very uncomfortable in front of a red London telephone box on Bond Street while getting photographed and simultaneously being asked where I had bought my clothes. Several passerbys stopped to watch. And snigger. (Fair enough. I would have done the same if I had have been passing by.)

Of course, when I got back to the office I quickly googled the name of the magazine "Gentry" and after a bit of research, found the following:

"Shinro Hayashi, editor in chief of Gentry, a fashion magazine targeting men age 40 and over..."

Great. I'm so pleased I'm inspiring fashion for Japanese men over the age of 40.

20 comments:

scribe said...

God LOndon sounds like such a cool, fucked up place LOL

ziggystardust73 said...

well when you visit, I'll be up for a pint and no doubt a debate over some issue or another, Scribe!

scribe said...

LOL sweet!!!

I'll bring the umbrella drinks!

Anhoni Patel said...

Maybe they're exceptionally fashionable Japanese men. hehe.

Scribe: don't be fooled. london is cold. don't go.

scribe said...

Michigan is colder. I'm used to it.

DaBich said...

What's wrong with men 40 and over??? :P

nortynessa said...

mmmm... classy lady..

Anhoni Patel said...

oh- the real question remains: what exactly were you wearing?

ziggystardust73 said...

dabich, there is nothing wrong with men over 40... ! But Japanese men over 40 who I've seen don't seem to be at the cutting edge of fashion...

nortynessa... classy lady indeed.

anhoni... I had on my new military style coat from "all saints" and a "cat in the hat" style stripey scarf... think that was what appealed to the crazy japanese ladies.

K~ said...

Ziggy you're a star!
At least now men over 40 will have style??? Imagine trying to find a striped cat in the hat scarf in Japan LOL'n
One of my friends is from London and can't stand Michigan winters because we are colder for longer periods of time. Compile that with snow, blustering winds, ice pellets posing as rain and you've got Michigan!

ziggystardust73 said...

bbbbrrrr!

k~ I'm from Australia, so the London winter is bad enough! I think in weather like the stuff you described, I would literally die. (not that I'm melodramatic or anything!!)

DaBich said...

K~maybe you should invite Ziggy over to build some snowmen...see if can survive it!!

angel, jr. said...

How fun!! To be living in London and to be a fashion icon!!

scribe said...

I can without fear of hyperbole that Michigan winters are a zillion times worse than any other winter anywhere!!!

Anhoni Patel said...

Scribe: what about Greenland. Or Iceland. Or Siberia. I've been in Michigan during the winter = eh.

K~ said...

To some Michigan is Siberia in the winter time LOL'n
It's gotta be those days when the high temperature for the day is a -10 before counting in the wind.
LOL'n
Michiganders have the motto "I'm so bad I vacation in Michigan during the winter" LOL'n

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