Category Archives: Telling Time

Classics

It doesn’t matter what industry you look at, there will always be items that define the word classic. In art; Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh come to mind. In film, Casablanca, Gone With the Wind and Breakfast at Tiffany’s are often mentioned. The same goes with fashion; here, among other things, we have the Little Black Dress, pointy-toed pumps and pearls. Sometimes a strange thing happens where a brand will embody a classic item so perfectly that it actually becomes the standard.

These are three classic pieces that have done just that. I am determined to own each of them at some point in my life, though it will likely be many, many years from now, when I have a real job and stuff.

Burberry Trench Coat

A trench coat is one of the most beautiful items of clothing and has the power to make every woman look incredible in an instant. When you combine that with the glorious plaid and heritage of Burberry, you have the perfect storm. I’ve long pledged that my first big paycheck will be going directly into funding the purchase one of these.

Chanel 2.55 Bag

Does it ever get any more classic than Chanel? The answer, of course, is no. The 2.55 was designed by Coco Chanel and released in February of 1955 (get it, 2.55?) and is still as relevant and gorgeous today as it was at its debut.

Cartier Tank Watch

As you may already know, I have a thing for watches. Cartier’s Tank is the ultimate in fine time telling. It’s a piece that can be passed down for generations with out losing any appeal or becoming dated. The only thing to question is whether to invest in gold or silver?

Are there any classics (in fashion or otherwise) that you covet?

 

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Times Are A Changin’

Quick! What time is it? Given that you’re reading this online, it’s likely that you just glanced at the clock on your computer screen- exactly what I do when I need to know the time and I’m on my laptop. But where would you have looked if someone on the street had asked you? I’m speculating that the majority of people (especially those around my age-that would be 21 years young) would have said their cell phone rather than that obscure, old-fashioned, outdated thing called a wrist watch. It’s 2011, after all.

In today’s digitized world the art of time telling seems to be a practice lost on the masses and its necessary counterpart, the watch, is being seen on fewer and fewer wrists as time goes on (yeah, I just dropped a pun- deal with it). I however, am a huge fan of the watch and have started to feel naked when I don’t strap one on in the morning. I normally don’t wear too much for jewelry (simple earrings and the occasional necklace) so in addition to keeping track of time, my watches add an extra point of interest. My ‘collection’ (I use the term loosely) currently stands at five: a gold cheapy from Copenhagen, a plastic and rhinestone one my dad found under his hotel bed in Vegas (my mum referred to it as hooker bling- and no, I haven’t actually worn it), my silver Nixon stand-by, my dad’s vintage gold Cardinal and an amazing white and gold Michael Kors (best Christmas present ever).

How do you keep track? Cell phone, watch or do you forget the whole thing and just rely on other people a la Carrie Bradshaw?

Carrie Bradshaw: Sorry. I don’t wear a watch.
Alexsander Petrovsky: How do you ever know your time?
Carrie Bradshaw: I find that someone will always tell me.

 

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