Don't look down at the bouquet

Be you
— Alli Oughtred- Hello May ad- 2014

The idea first came to the fore in the 14th century when rotating fashion trends were used by the echelons of society as a way of displaying their wealth, success and status. If you were in a position to buy new clothes every few months or even weeks, you clearly had ample money to burn. The lower classes followed suit in a bid to prove that they were close enough to observe what the queen or similar liked or didn't like.


I don’t know what it was about Debbie Harry that me fall in love with her when I was a young girl. There was a kind of dreamy, erotic nonchalance about her voice that had me (and all my boyfriends) weak at the knees. But mostly I just wanted to put up this amazing photo of Debbie and celebrate the astonishing forethought of wearing matching red boots, lipstick and knickers. Such vision!



Darlin’ darlin’ darlin’
I can’t wait to see you
Your picture ain’t enough
I can’t wait to touch you in the flesh

Darlin’ darlin’ darlin’
I can’t wait to hear you
Remembering your love
Is nothing without you in the flesh

Went walking one day
On the Lower East Side
Met you with a girlfriend
You were so divine

She said, “Hands off this one sweetie
This boy is mine”
I couldn’t resist you
I’m not deaf, dumb and blind

Darlin’ darlin’ darlin’
Now you’re outta town
Those girls that you run with
They bring my head down

Ooh darlin’ darlin’
Watch out if I see you
‘Cause if you say hello
It’ll mean you wanna see me in the flesh

Ooh, warm and soft
In the flesh
Ooh, close and hot
In the flesh

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein