As I don’t work in a salon, here’s a question I often get asked, “How do you keep up with fashion?”
The same way as I always have done; I keep a beady eye out for what is going on around me, and I read as many Online fashion magazines as possible!
A current favourite being Elle UK. Elle has a special place in my heart because at the start of my hairdressing career I did a session with Alexandra Bastedo (19 September 1974) for She magazine (Christmas issue. Photographer Chris Simpson)! Yeah I know She isn’t Elle, but in those days we used to say, She was the English version of Elle (French) – it wasn’t, actually Elle was always better, it didn’t just reflect fashion, Elle decreed it! And I’ve been an avid reader for too many years.
Malala Yousafzai says the world must not stay silent over the abduction of the Nigerian schoolgirls.
I’d like to think that some of them were actually genuine. I trust Malala’s was. I’ve quite a strong feeling that David Cameron’s was too, as I watched the Andrew Marr Show where he ‘did it’ – maybe it was ‘planned?’
David Cameron and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour with the Twitter campaign’s hashtag #BringBackOurGirls
I’ve a strong feeling that Twitter hashtag campaigns are not a real measure of public feeling – once the celebrities start Tweeting their hashtagged selfies, there is a lot of sycophantic action from their hoards of followers, who are desperate to connect with their idols! However, I think it’s the nearest we are going to get to knowing the size of world opinion.
The massive outpouring of world feeling for these abducted Nigerian girls on the social networks, is akin to prayer – ultimately useless I’m affraid. What we really need to do is sort out extremist religion and corruption in world politics.
Koo, my lovely wife, made this cross stitch #BringBackOurGirls banner