You may remember the brilliant blog Paper Thin from previous posts, its lovely owner is a former FW Awards Judge and will be reprising the role this year. Jade is one of my fave fashion writers, providing excellent coverage and insight during fashion weeks, has an excellent site, and very excitingly is branching out to Home Décor as well.
We gossiped for a long time on everything from the industry to forced rhubarb in the Yorkshire Triangle as it had been ages since the previous time we met, but eventually I was able to stick to task and get on with our appointed task.
So get to know one of our judges much better on the latest Q & Eats . . . .
We had originally planned to go somewhere else but a 45 in wait saw us relocate to the Wellcome Collection Cafe for tea and a light bite. Its very good, I had a really lovely asian spiced veggie salad, and Jade had the quiche. Usually I would avoid museum food but increasingly its getting better and I have to say I was really pleasantly surprised by both the quality and taste of what we bought. I can highly recommend both it and the museum as well
Fave Designer – Alexander Wang
Neoprene, Neo Right, or Neo Wrong – Right
Heels or Flats – Pre-London Heels, now London, flats
Dress to impress or casual – Casual
Print Or Plain – Plain with occasional print
Best Thing you bought – Paige denim jeans
Can a t-shirt save the world – No
One idea to change the world – Give everyone free public transport
Saying you live by – Don’t think about the past, think about the future
You were a former FW Award Judge, was that your greatest achievement in Fashion – Most definitely
You have an online shop, what inspires the designs you create – Everything, I’m very visual
You are moving into covering homes, what is top of your trend list – Cushions, silk cushions
You covered woolly hats earlier in the year, should all hats have a bobble – Yes they bloody well shoud
You have a horse what is it called – Inka
Are your riding boots practical, or still stylish – Practical
Tell us a brand we haven’t heard of but should pay attention to – Yolke, Anna is lovely
You are from Yorkshire, what would you take from Yorkshire & give to London – Rhubarb,
What would you like to take from London and give to Yorkshire – A sense of urgency where transport is concerned
Did you watch the TdF, and is Parle Vous Yorkshire the best slogan in cycling – A bit, and possibly the best
As the creator of the question, Mayo or Ketchup – Mayo
Song that always gets you dancing – Jimmy Buffet, Pina Colada
Should scrappy doo be tasered – Yeah
Best breakfast -Scrambled eggs, made slowly and slightly runny
Fave muppet – Elmo (AGAIN A JIM HENSON CHARACTER BUT NOT A MUPPET)
Who would be your celeb parents – Jonny Depp & Julieanne Moore
Fave poem – For Jane, Charles Bukowski (see below)
Mayor for a day what do you do – Introduce a rent cap
What book should FW followers read – Switch Bitch, Roald Dahl
One piece of advice for the reader – You are only here once so find what you love
For Jane by Charles Bukowski
and you know more than I.
they have long taken your blood,
you are a dry stick in a basket.
is this how it works?
in this room
the hours of love
still make shadows.
when you left
you took almost
I kneel in the nights
that will not let me be.
what you were
will not happen again.
the tigers have found me
and I do not care.