Happy birthday to Barbie of the Day superfan, Christina Hendricks.
Not a day goes by where Christina fails to mention me in interviews/sends gifts/tweets. But I like to think that our meeting hasn’t changed her…
Or my site.
We love you Christina!
Remove the restraining order if you get chance!
Summer is here. Officially the start of the summer. It says. Somewhere.
What happened to spring?
Did I oversleep?
I guess it just got lost in the rain.
But it’s sunny today. So it must be summer.
I’m wearing shorts! Not short shorts (yet) but shorts nonetheless.
I might do a bikini shoot this afternoon.
In the meantime here is an amazing summery outfit….
Actually shot back in January in Egypt (spot the Nile in the background).
I was just cleaning my camera out and found a stash of amazing photos. As you know I go through phases of taking a million(ish) photos in a day, then having a draught, doing maybe one shoot all week.
Can’t believe I missed this baby!
A good start to the summer, no?
Nice word that, Bikiniyoncé. A great way to describe this picture. And a great way to describe Miss Knowles’ or indeed Mrs Carter’s H&M swimwear collaboration.
Is it a collaboration?
Or is she a face of/body of?
Have you seen the advert yet?
I’m not sure about that super bleachy look (says the peroxide addict!) on her.
It’s all a bit Bootylicious video if you know what I mean…
Not her worst blonde moment though…..
Though this comes close too…
Meanwhile back in the advert….
Blonde Beyoncé vs brunette Beyoncé.
Alas they don’t actually get to fight in the clip. It’s not a Mariah video after all.
What would my Beyoncé doll look like as a brunette in a different bikini?
There you go.
Obv I love Queen B but I can’t help thinking she should have released a single by now. Instead she has given two clips of pretty average (sorry but they are) tracks delivered alongside a soft drink advert and a bikini ad.
We get it. You’re a brand. But really? And now she’s on tour so would be mental to release something at the same time, but what are you singing in this tour? The same old AMAZING tracks from B’Day? The DC medley you know off by heart?
I want some new stuff!
And make it good. None of this advert sh*te!
Hit us with a Crazy in Love sequel that isn’t Deja Vu. Okay?
Anything you would like to say, B?
“I’ve always liked H&M’s focus on fun and affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements – fire, water, earth and wind. It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial”
I can’t possibly be overweight. For Ken’s sake, I only eat dust and Martini! The occasional crushed ice sandwich (with no bread, obvs) if I get peckish. So it’s impossible that I’m overweight…
Oh my bags are overweight! I understand now.
Yes I suppose I did bring rather a lot of clothes up to Hull. And shoes, yes. And hats. And okay okay I get the picture, listen, lady, if I slip you a bottle of wine will you let me and all my excess baggage on the plane?
And that, readers, is how we got back to France with all our luggage and no extra fees.
Last cheated BOTD (for a while) I promise!
And last BOTD about Queen of the Nile. I know you’re over the personal and would much rather me harp on about some badass fashion and flashy press releases about Rihanna collaborating with Chomp bars (OMG imagine?!?)
But as we wait for the reviews, who better to entertain us than Red Hot Reviews™ Barbie® …
Yes that is her name. I love the trademarking! Google her! How amazing is her coat? And dress? And bag?
She’s totes fierce and is smizing away praying for good reviews. Familiar much?
How lucky that the stars of my other half’s play, Queen of the Nile, had time to pose for today’s BOTD shoot.
The gorgeous Lizzie Roper and the stunning Michelle Butterly are dripping in couture for press night tonight.
I’m so proud of my man and the cast and crew and am stupidly excited… As you can see…
First preview of Queen of the Nile tonight. Breathe…..
I have distracted myself by touring Hull’s hottest fashion spots to find an outfit for press night tomorrow. Eek.
Is this number too traditional?
What if I teamed it with this camel clutch from Kate Spade New York. It is officially called the Queen of The Nile Clutch.
Did someone say slutty funeral chic? That’s totes the look I’m working today in Hull.
Imagine if Beyoncé did turn up to Thatcher’s funeral…. In this outfit. How kerrazy sexy cool?
Maybe Shirley Bassey will turn up in this giant Philip Treacy black lacy pizza hat.
That would be nice.
I hope there is some inappropriate dressing.
Is Lil Kim invited?
I’d go but I wanna check out what Hull Primarni has to offer.
So we’ve rocked up in Hull.
It is exciting.
It is tense.
It is windy!
Mr F gave me a guided tour of both the Hull Truck theatre and the city itself this morning.
This is what I learnt…
The set looks amazing. I’m excited.
There is a huge shopping centre which sits right next to the hotel. There is every essential one could possibly need: Zara, Toppers, H&M, a 24 hour gym, Europe’s biggest Tesco. I didn’t spy a Marc Jacobs but it was probably on another floor.
It is crazy windy. Crazy flat and crazy windy. They are going to build some kind of wind farm to harness this power. It will revolutionise the city/the north/the world.
I’m gonna need more hairspray. My quiff can’t take these hurricane conditions.
Best factoid! The phone boxes are white. Well a creamy white. Very Spring/Summer 2013. Love it.
I’m not entirely sure how much my London Look will work here. I rocked up in something quite casual (see above) and I’ve spied some über fashion queens working some catwalk looks. There is handily a gay bar opposite the hotel in which one is sure to observe tous les trends de Hull.
Unsure of what to wear I am slipping into a phone box to try on something more discrete so I can observe….
So long, London!
In case you don’t follow on Twitter/Facetube/stalk me, my other half has written a play opening in Hull on Friday so I’m going up to lend support.
FYI it is called Queen of the Nile. It is on at Hull Truck. Tickets can be bought…. Here!
It has been an exciting few weeks of rehearsals in London but now it’s time for the real thing so the dolls have packed their bags and we’re heading north.
Obviously we are planning an en route trip to see my mum in card-hoard city. Literally a card hoarder.
See you in Hull!