Well whaddya know! Through friends of friends of friends (yes, hard to believe that even I have that many!), I met a lovely gal named Emily, a fashionable expat working in London, who recommended I be one of the subjects of a British fashion program called “7 Days of Chic”. It was a neat process: they sent me a Flip HD camera, a little tripod, plenty of batteries, and a “how-to” dvd on shooting my segment. So I or very nice friends of mine would shoot me wearing whatever silly apparel concoction I threw on my body and I had to chat, wooden-like, with the camera about my quirky decisions. I also shot all of the still photographs for the segment too! Though I do make an earnest effort to wear mismatched attire regularly, I wouldn’t race to deem it “chic” by any regard or even noteworthy for that matter. Well! Guess what! True to form and with a deluge of deadlines engulfing me (i.e. no time for pampering or picking out the perfect outfit for mr. camera), I truly documented what I wore each day and didn’t once gussy up especially for my unknowing public. So much so that I think I found one single chic look amongst my 7 hopefuls. See if you can spot it! xxhk
p.s. So a buyer from the show watches the final edited footage and pairs current pieces with pieces their subject selects! It’s really fascinating and a bit odd, but also very cool! As you watch my video, each time I mention something I’m wearing (usually a vintage/old/one-of-a-kind piece), a comparable item that’s sold somewhere presently pops up next to the video on the right. Neat-o, eh?