Weeknotes 50 - We were there!
- Since visiting New York City in October I enjoy films and TV shows set there a lot more. The streets seem more familiar, the events seem more real. “We were there!” I occasionally shout at the TV.
- It must be a bit weird to live in NYC and have media constantly reinforce the idea that NYC is where culture comes from: fashion, food, theatre, etc. To think that your city is supposedly the source of it all, and everywhere else simply adopts the trends and ideas. What must it do to how you think about yourself and the rest of the world?
- When I was little everyone was watching Dynasty. I don’t remember much beyond Krystle Carrington’s shoulder-padded silhouettes and the glamour. Netflix’s Dynasty reboot is trashy and fun, less white and more queer than the original. Everyone is running a business in some capacity, although we never see them actually do it. “Let’s go over Q3 results” someone will say, tantalisingly, and the scene will cut.
- One of my friends said that the clothes she’s kept the longest are all sort of minimalist and made of good quality fabrics. Thinking about the clothes I made in the last few years, the ones I wear the most are plain but cut from very nice fabrics. I used to think it was a waste of time sewing basics because you can buy them so easily, but let’s face it — I make much nicer clothes than what I can buy in shops. Sewing is such a fun hobby and I finally feel like I can make anything I want.
- Over the last week I’ve done absolutely nothing. It feels good.