"England is a nation of shopkeepers" ~napolean bonaparte
Friday, August 24, 2007
Betty Jackson Arrives
The Betty Jackson label is currently celebrating 25 years as a go-to label for many of London and Europe's fashion conscious. The feature to the left was taken from Vogue UK as they are helping celebrate this talented and quintessentially British designer. She has always believed that clothes should perform for the wearer in any given situation, and loves the idea that the outfit you choose at the beginning of the day should take you effortlessly through to the evening, simply by changing your accessories.
With very limited distribution in the US, Brick Lane is one of the few who proudly imports her elegant and well tailored clothing.This season we have a very tight capsule collection of some of the best items from the Betty Jackson Two label. A black boucle belt tie coat that will be a staple in any wardrobe for years to come, a brown wool coat/sweater that I personally can not WAIT for it to be cool enough to cuddle up in, striped cotton jersey tops in the softest cotton you have ever put on your body, stylish elegant trousers and cashmere blend sweaters as well as an incredibly unique silver dress that will make the wearer stand out at ANY party.
Regular customers who have purchased Betty Jackson in the past always remark on the excellent tailored fit of the items and enjoy the details that make her pieces classic yet unique enough to stand out from the everyday.
While I am at London Fashion Week I will be attending her catwalk show and hope to be able to post some photos from it. Stop into Brick Lane to peruse this truly elegant collection from across the pond.
A few years back, after many life and career changes and upsets, I rather indulgently took 2 years off. It was during the course of my travels and soul searching that I re-discovered a hobby I had great passion for since childhood - photography.
I have since re-located to South Florida, am back working in the world of entertainment public relations, and getting the chance to flex my photography skills with on-set production stills, food photography and shooting my beautiful Niece and Nephew.
This blog is my musings of my experiences and journey, both photographic and personal as I discover what it is that I am passionate about and I cast off into the uncertain seas of life re-invented....yet again. What will happen is anyone's guess.
You dress like a Brit - now learn to talk like one
“Bangers” - The traditional English term for sausages. Originates from the fact that they explode when cooking if not pierced first.
“Bird” – slang for woman/girl
“Bloke” – general term for a man
“Dodgy” – dubious person or thing
“Fanny Magnet”- a classy or flash item, ‘bling’, that attracts women
“Gooner” – an Arsenal Fan
“Knackered” - exhausted. Sometimes shortened to ‘knacked’
“Leave it out” – “stop doing that” or “stop Saying that”
“Geezer” – fairly common term for an average bloke
“Mate” – another common term of address for either a friend or a stranger of unknown name
“Muppett” – a foolish or stupid acting person
“Naff” – cheap & nasty, unfashionable or in poor taste
“Snog” – to kiss or make out
“Trainspotter” – a socially inept young male who records useless information about trains. Also used to describe someone who hangs around a DJ to watch him spin.
“Wanker” - an old English word that is a common form of abuse. An idiot or unpleasant person.
“Wind up” – to tease, to perform a prank on someone
"Pussy cat, Pussy cat where have you been? I've been to London to look at the Queen."
Tidbits From the Queen
“ in the past half century, London has been transformed. Previously a city known mainly for its high quality tailoring and superbly made but conventional couture, now it is recognized as a fashion city renowned for its creative and freethinking approach to fashion.”