Despite various denials, everyone everywhere in the whole world always dreams about which Hollywood star would play them in a movie.
My star is (naturally) Sophia Loren. I know i'm dreaming, but if I were to a) wear a corset, b) dress like her, c) speak Italian, and d) have a nose job and eye make-bigger operation, I could actually be her. The trick is, the George you know and love often chooses comfortable over sexy, pants over skirts, hoodies over cardies, none over makeup. That's why I need an actress.
That Sophia twinkle popped into my eye on Sunday whilst in Buffalo Exchange on Valencia. I was looking through the parka section when the proprietor approached me. "A lot of women have tried on the dress in the window, but I think you have the figure for it." I squawked "Oh? Really? Super!"
He escorted me to the front window of the store, and pointed me to a (gorgeous) strapless number, 50s-ish cut, in a lovely red, black and goldy sort of printy thing. I think it might have come to just below the knee.
I told him what a lovely dress I thought it was, and he re-iterated that he was happy to take it down for me anytime should I wish to try it on.
I toyed with the idea momentarily, but... there were buts. Where the hell would I wear something like that? I'd have to get a strapless bra... But... but... i'd have to be fucking Sophia Loren to pull that off! I don't mean fucking, but you know, like, fucking...
Hmm... I am in a new town... and i'm sure i'm a minx underneath all the denim.
I'm an Australian designer who specialises in digital and cultural work. Most of my career thus far has been on the web, but I'm excited that it's starting to creep out into the real world.
I am the founder of Museum in a Box, making interactive museum objects with simple, fun tech, for wide-as-possible distribution, and I own a company called Good, Form & Spectacle, making design in service to cultural heritage for clients like The British Museum, MoMA, and the Wellcome Trust.
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