Rock The Week is what I hope will become a new feature here at Ship-Shape & Bristol Fashion. Lots of other bloggers do this kind of thing in various guises, but in a nutshell Rock The Week is a chance for me to take stock of the last seven days and jot down the best bits on here.
Sometimes I don’t think we take enough time to reconginise the good things in life – it’s always easier to moan about the bad – so Rock The Week posts will be my antidote to this. As I’ve been a bit slack on the blogging front lately (technically for the whole year!) this week will feature a few highlights from the last couple of weeks…
- Company magazine revamp – new size, new matt paper and new typefaces and illustrations. This latest incarnation of the magazine has more than a passing resemblance to it’s biannual High Street Edit and despite my initial resistance to the size, it’s actually darn handy in it’s ‘handbag friendly’ form. Style Bubble has written a great post on the new look here, which also mentions the utter brillance of teen fashion mags.
- Pounding the pavement – I’ve been hibernating from life over the last few months but I’m finally back to running two or three times a week. I’ve got a long way to go before I’m ready for the Bath Half Marathon in March but I’m getting there.
- Something for (almost) nothing – picking up a book on vintage style for £1 at a sale at work. Vintage Style: Iconic Looks and How to Get Them by Sarah Kennedy is packed with pages for every goddess of style from Jackie O and Twiggy to Bianca Jagger and Joan Jett.
- Sh*t Fashion Girls Say parody, which apparently reminds my sis in law of me. The worst part is I know I’ve made those Blair from Gossip Girl comments a million times…
- An Eye For Fashion at MShed. Last year on of my favourite photographers, Martin Parr, held a retrospective at Bristol’s newest museum, and now the late, great fashion photographer Norman Parkinson and his work are on show. I haven’t had a chance to go yet, thanks to a manic week at work, but luckily the exhibition is on until 15th April so there is plenty of time to see this slice of fashion history.