In my eyes Prague is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. I have wanted to visit there for absolutely years and hopefully sometime soon I will get the chance. I think that all the bridges over the river make the capital of the Czech Republic an amazing place. I don’t think I have mentioned this before but I am a huge fan of speedway. Just to clarify, not the American kind with cars (which I think also looks awesome) but the European/ Australian kind with motorbikes. Anyhow, Prague hosts a speedway Grand Prix every year, something which I love attending in Cardiff every June or July. This presents itself as a fabulous excuse to visit one of my favourite European cities.
I was a bit bored so decided to have another look at the runway photos from New York Fashion Week. Now I know it was last month and I am a bit behind the times writing this now but I don’t care.
I really am glad I decided to look a the photos as I came across a designer I had never heard of- Fausto Puglisi. I loved every single look and item on the fall catwalk but I managed to condense down my favourite looks to just eight. Which, believe me, was extremely difficult. So here they are…
I love the bold colours and embellishments as well as the geometric patterns. I love the cuts and general style of all the outfits. (I also think the really blonde model above is stunning, not Cara Delevigne stunning, but stunning none the less). Something else I really like is that you wouldn’t look like a freak if you wore one of the dresses or skirts out in public. I only say this because I don’t think that most catwalk outfits look normal at all. Before you criticise me for how stupid I am, don’t worry I know that the designers are not expecting everyone to dress like that and that toned down versions are available but there is no need to ‘tone down’ these dresses by Fausto Puglisi as they are amazing and quite normal just as they are.
When I googled the designer I loved almost all of the items and collections that came up- especially the Fall 2013 collection which featured lots and lots of tartan.
This isn’t true for me as I can’t legally drink or gamble yet and I don’t work but…
When I’m in a sober mood I worry, work and think,
When I’m in a drunken mood I gamble play and drink,
But when my time is over, and my life has come to pass,
I hope I’m buryed upside down, so the world can kiss my arse.
As I was sat on the train to Birmingham yesterday about ten minutes into the journey I became acutely aware of how much people use their mobile phones. Now, I know that this topic has been done to death but I am bored and wanted something to write about.
The first thing I noticed was a group of what looked like friends all getting on the train together and due to the fact that there were no more seats available they all stood by the doors. As the train pulled away something very odd happened. They ALL took out their phones simultaneously and spent the rest of the journey without talking to each other. This made me doubt whether they were actually travelling together at all. But as the train emptied I noticed them all walking up the platform together, phones back in pockets.
Another strange phenomenon I noticed was, that at any one time, at least two people seemed to on the phone to someone (by this I mean they were taking a call). Now, I probably wouldn’t have noticed this if it wasn’t for the fact that they were all shouting. Are people on the phone incapable of speaking at a normal volume? It seems so. I gained wonderful insight into a young woman’s day and how she had to meet someone called Ralph from outside Hollister and that she needed to buy some nail polish remover as apparently ‘painting your nails on the train IS NOT a good idea’. However, much to everyone on the carriages relief, the other person on the phone had nail polish remover she could borrow and so the phone call came to an end. But somewhere else in the carriage someone answered a call and the whole thing started again.
For the whole journey I managed not to even check my phone, impressive, I know. However not long after arriving at New Street Station I did check my phone. But, unsurprisingly, I had no new messages (actually that’s a lie, I had one from Tesco Mobile). Anyway, our Society being so connected, with friends, family and peers just a phone call away, is a crazy thought. Especially when you think about the masses of people who you are connected to and then extend this to others who share a mutual contact with you. If you extended this to mutual mutual friends you could probably almost connect the whole country. Crazy.
I think it is amazing that via text or phone call you can talk to almost anyone you want to (if you have their number). It is great for a developing world not to have to wait for a letter from someone or to only have a home phone you can call people on. If the former was still the case I fail to see how our country and its cities and towns could have possibly expanded and developed at the rate and to the height that they have. Connections are vital to our lives, especially in work and professions in which multiple people are involved. And if these connections can be almost instantaneous, all the better.
And so my post comes to a close, hope you enjoyed reading and maybe you can re-evaluate the use of your mobile.