Yesterday a work contact invited me to the press screening of H&M’s new David Beckham ad (directed by Guy Richie) at London’s super-swanky Soho hotel and, well, I said yes obviously (carpe Diem! Carpe Beckhamem!), hoping that David would be there, catch a glimpse of me and fall head over heels in love. Just kidding, I already have my very own blond thirtysomething David . However, I got my butt out of my work-from-home PJs and into a lace dress and off I trotted.
Every time I’m invited to a fancy fashion thing (which tends to happen, as I work in the industry) I feel like such an outsider. Everyone’s so stylish and chic and wearing this season’s Prada, while I remain a frizzy-haired weirdo in faux-leather shoes. And I’m always the only one who doesn’t know anyone. Still, at the end I always have fun. Everyone treats you like a queen just because you’re from a website or magazine, there’s always really pretty food which no-one ever eats (I used to be the only one laying into the cookies, but now that I’m vegan I find myself joining the calorie-counter team in a hunger strike) and champagne (now that, on the other hand, I’m always up for) and there’s almost always a goodie bag at the end. Who could say no to a goodie bag? Not me.
Here are some bits and pieces from H&M's lovely Valentine's Day collection:
…and the film itself…ladies, get ready to swoon and gentlemen, get ready to, well, feel inspired to work out!
Pictures by me