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Or 'In bed with Caitlin Moran' also known as 'Saturday Morning'

CW is sporting a fine veil coming down from her elegant hat. The veil is en lieu - or en guise perhaps? - of a mask and is made out of one of the sponges of CW's Yellow-Sponges Dress.

27 September - The White Shirt Series.

Remiss from Latin remissus ‘slackened’, past participle of remittere. The early senses were ‘weakened in colour or consistency’ and (in describing sound) ‘faint, soft’. Definition in English: Lacking care or attention to duty; negligent.

I am looking at CW's picture in yesterday's magazine and am thinking ... With age and no HRT clinic to call, am I becoming more and more like my father? Who often says "Look at these Western men, how dull they look in the dun colours they are fond of"... So I am thinking... Never mind the men, but why the women too now?

Mind you my Spanish painter of a cousin, while still living in London, also used to ask "Why are people addicted to boring colours?"... Therefore, age might not be the reason and the thing for colour might run in the family. Just like that thing for anthropomorphising household appliances might run in other families... Or is it that adolescents and perimenopausents are equally inclined to empathise with robot-hoovers?... Hence, after all it might be age .... hmmmm

Who knows? Who knows?

The use of dim colours though has some explanation in France, where prior to Revolution les bourgeois, no matter how filthy rich, were confined to wearing the shades of brown and black of their guilds. Floating in colour was a privilege of the aristocracy. Something similar is to be found behind the high walls of the Forbidden City in Peking once upon a time, when each consecutive step up the lather of imperial concubinage was accompanied by adding a new layer of specific colour - blush, prune, cherry - to the already achieved layers of colorful robes.

 

Rebel CW from the Alliance to Restore the Republic

Films wise, yes, certainly, we do need more films about women. For example I would like to see a film - BBC (Long Live the BBC!*)'s favourite format of 6 episodes - about LiLana, the Bulgarian singer and tv-host, who became a girlfriend to Vasil Bojkov aka The Skull and went to study Economics in UCL (?), London, who upon her return to Bulgaria launched the EU funded Road App of Sofia Municipality; and who later on found herself with EU funds embezzlement charges (?) over a toll sticker and digital vignette product (? ) meant to support the State Agency "Road Infrastructure''; who then hooked with her lawyer, the same lawyer who is nowadays one of the three figures - called the Poisonous Trio - leading the anti government protests in Sofia;... LiLana will doubtlessly one day become at least a wife to an MP/PM?, if not the MP/PM? Itself and will certainly be wearing a very very white shirt soon. Hey, what am I saying? She already does! Where is the wearing it? There, where she needs to look immaculately clean obviously - at the gates of Sofia Courthouse.

I would like to see more films glorifying women villains ... I want to stop judging women on the way they achieve success.

Another modern heroine could be The Missing Cryptoqueen, Ruja Ignatova - 6 BBC (Long Live the BBC!) episodes. Carla Bruni might be the topic of the third season of The White Shirt series. A close look shows that of the mentioned only Ruja Ignatova is nowhere to be seen in a white shirt, which will be the exception that proves the rule - some will say "nowhere to be seen point", for the matter - probably because she is a galactic villain of the size of Lord Vader. .. White shirted are only the Stormtroopers....

Put it this way: at Star Wars black or/and white is the Empire, while the colours of the Alliance to Restore the Republic are... random.

Ye, choose well your colours CW.

*By the by, I less and less understand the Conservative Party; as it turned out to be the par excellence Revolutionary Party. As if it is not enough that we are living the COVID Revolution within the Brexit Revolution, the Conservative Revolutionary Party now wants to initiate yet another revolution - the destruction of the century old BBC institution . O tempora, o mores!

I told you: if you go too much to the right you end up popping up from the left. Cos’ the world is round you see...

New systems - unlike new gods - do not demand the destruction of old systems! New systems - unlike old gods - aren’t jealous. AI wouldn’t mind TV. Quite the contrary - it will sit and watch it all day, like the OI (Original Intelect). Eventually AI will join the BBC, I bet you. So mind your new systems, you revolutionary tories, and let the old systems mind themselves.

White shirted Storpmtrooper Lilana at the gates of the Courthouse in Sofia

Blackcapped CryptoCurrency Vaderess Ignatova


Our Lady of Inspiration lost - temporarily, I hope - in decency

26 September - The Look or Lost in Decency

Oh Caitlin, what have you done?!

I leave you for only a few months and you go all decent on me?

I am used to cats and people going untamed when I leave them for a month or two. But decent!? Nobody had gone decent on me after leaving them only for a little while.

And then why would you want to look decent? The only reason for people to want to look decent is if they want to marry or get a job. You, obviously, are not after neither nor. You don't need to look decent if you want to be prime minister or president or president's wife either... So what could it be?

My mother changed her haircut when my son was one week old only but she still decided that he was staring at her hair disapprovingly... You don't have grandchildren... Is it puppies? Did Luna give birth lately?

Or is it because you haven't been on a Greek island this summer and now you are recreating the Yacht-on-the-Ionnic-Sea uniform? Consistent of white shirt, white plims and jeans, originally known as The Model’s Uniform, as the models were always dressed like that when going from casting to casting - blue jeans, white t-/shirt so as to not offend this designer or the other. As to be designerly correct. And obviously when models became yachtsmen's wives they continued to bet on the safe, designerly correct, neutral look... the all decent and wiferly innocent look. Let alone that the decent, wiferly innocent look is normally used to make others forget - usually unsuccessfully - this same wife’s seedy past. A past that contains messy stories of the type - You date a world famous elderly You date an elderly - onviously wealthy - write, after which you pass on his philosopher son, after which you give birth to a son, so that the world wonders is this your partner's son or brother; after which you move on and marry a newly elected president - in which case you really need a white shirt to wipe it all. A past of the sort of which you, as far as you have told us, don’t have. A past without which, you might pass for an imposteur wearing this white shirt blue jeans uniform.

And don't say "come on its just a SHIRT" as the false decency uniform is our culture's black chador.

What I am trying to say here is that properly decent people can allow themselves the luxury of looking indecent... and leave the chadors to others. Or, that decent people shouldn't feel obliged to disguise like undecent people. Not that I mind undecent people or deep cover for the matter.Rather make undecent people... what? ..Wear masks and get naked❣

Only last week Noam Chomsky said "The world is at the most dangerous moment in human history"... which sounds like a pretty inappropriate moment for anybody to make the yachtsman's wife's decent look.

Last but not least it doesn't match the chaos outside. Whilst rule number one for good looking is to be adequate to environment and occasion.

Lady of Inspiration, I beg you, cut the white shirt into a white mask; sod the blue jeans, your eyes are blue enough and go .... well... indecent.

For fashion, humanity, Spencer Tunik's and my sake too. If this is Humanity’s last dance, is this really what you want to be wearing? Or if this is Humanity's better future for the matter?

On the blue nail varnish I am all with you! Nails on toes and fingers should be in Blue Summer all summer. THIS IS THE WAY

Old decent = new indecent also known as "Any other look but this"

PS Don't worry Lady of Inspiration, everybody can make the "misunderstood civilization" kind of mistake with imported fashion. Thus, upon his arrival in London from Lyon age fourteen, my son had shaven head, bomber jacket, drain-pipe jeans and Dr Martins and wondered why people are looking at him strangely and don't understand that his look was all about anti-racism.

The thing, you see, was that people where falling to notice that his boot laces were ...white, which was supposed to mean that he was a SHARP.

More on whiteshirted fashion here

As well as on the content of Our Lady of Inspiration's article "Forget Laos, India or Brazil. You'll learn more on an estate in Wolvo" - you are bang on the spot, as usual, My Lady, that's why we - Eastern Europeans and Middle Easteners - are all here. West is the new East and South West.

By the by on Monday I have an online interview for a job paying £12p/h... and I am seriously fretting that I may not take it. That my 2 (two) MAs may play against me. Cross your fingers... CW, that's why I also love you - I practice what you preach! "But LAAF, you are not a student" you will object. "Quite the contrary" I will tell you "Never mind the mirror, in my head, I still am".

More on CW's article in question here 

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