Friday, 13 February 2009

News flash! The Guardian is stalking me!

I think the Guardian's fashion team are stalking me... Either that or Stephen Jones is.

A few months ago I got it into my head that it would be a fun thing to make a hat out of newspaper. I'm sure I was procrastinating from doing important work, but that's hardly the point. I wanted to make a newspaper hat that you could actually wear outside, so I came up with the idea of lacquering it with varnish.

So I was a bit miffed when I saw that Guardian had done something similar in the G2 on Wednesday. Especially because they called it the fashion-forward hat for "Recessionistas" which is just inane and ridiculous. When did being creative start being called being "recessiony"?

Their hat (though I can't figure out if it's a Guardian design or a Stephen Jones design):

My hat:

To be fair, the Guardian has struck a deal with the V&A whereby if you rock up in your hat made from the Guardian (surely according to their "easy-to comprehend in case you're completely thick" instructions), they will give you two tickets to the Stephen Jones hat exhibition for the price of one. Good luck finding a second person willing to wear such a stupid looking hat.

Moral of the story? Ditch the Guardian and make your own cool stuff.


Gorilla Bananas said...

Does wearing a paper hat give you an urge to gulp air? You look as if you've just sucked an egg out of a chicken.

Phoenicia said...

It's my fish face...

And what do gorillas know about chickens?

Gorilla Bananas said...

Plenty, I used to work for a circus. My friend Smacker Ramrod (the circus vet) once kept a pet hen.

Phoenicia said...

And Mr. Ramrod used to collect eggs for his morning omelette by sucking them out of his pet's bottom?

Gorilla Bananas said...

No, he left that to one of the clowns. They're always game for a new comic stunt.