The Unbearable Banishment: A Letter to England

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Letter to England

Dear London: Mrs. Wife and I will be in town from September 11-15. Does anyone know where I can get a pair of tickets to see Piaf at Donmar Warehouse? The entire run is completely sold out. If you have any ideas, please post. Feel free to suggest alternatives. We are big fans of the Gypsy Kings and have already booked tickets to Zorro with Bob and his entourage. Olé!

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They are setting up in Bryant Park for fashion week. It’s a pretty big deal out here.

I have ambiguous feelings about clothiers. Fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry that pumps a steady stream of much-needed revenue into New York City coffers. But it makes its money off the vanity and insecurities of (mainly) women. It sends out a terrible message, i.e., wearing a specific label will validate you and repair your self-esteem. Runway shows look like gussied-up teen beauty pageants to me, which I also don't understand. Modeling should be declassified as a profession and reclassified as a form of child abuse.


OpenID daisyfae said...

give bob a big ol' wet and sloppy kiss for me! ok... maybe not... his entourage is pretty spectacular! if you get a chance to take the water taxi at night? do it! sheer joy...

the fashion "industry" produces cheekbones, ribcages, knobby knee-ed stick-women - and a humongous inadequacy bench for us "average" gals. screw 'em. gently, of course, because they're kinda fragile...

August 27, 2008 at 11:05 PM  
Anonymous nuttycow said...

Dear UB -

London doesn't know.


August 28, 2008 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

daisy: Thanks for the water taxi tip. We’ll definitely look into it. I’m going to pass on your first suggestion, though.

nutty: Are you speaking for ALL of London? Yikes! I’ll manage my expectations accordingly.

August 28, 2008 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger monyaka_a said...

Will Stacey and Clinton be there?

Have fun in London. If something falls through and perhaps you or wife can't go, I wouldn't mind a little vacation.

August 28, 2008 at 12:59 PM  
OpenID nursemyra said...

you're going to london? where else? next stop australia?

August 29, 2008 at 5:17 AM  

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