There are things in life I have to accept. Firstly, I will never be taller than I am now. I blame it on genetics. Secondly, I will never be one of those skinny woman other women hate for no reason – I’m going to ignore my dusty gym card and blame that one on genetics too. Thirdly and very sadly, I have had to accept that no matter how much I love him, Christopher Bailey will not love me.
(Image from askmen.com)
For those without the same stalker-tendencies, Christopher Bailey is the Chief Creative Officer of British luxury label Burberry, a role he was recently promoted to. If that wasn’t enough to keep propelled in the news and firmly in my heart, he was also awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Another accolade in what is a stellar year for the British designer.
Since joining the quintessential British label in 2001, Bailey has worked hard to return the brand to its roots. His work has been an ongoing transition to maintain the traditional signature of the label whilst still updating the look for new audiences and seasons. Bailey designs eight collections a year including clothes for Burberry Prorsum, Burberry London and Thomas Burberry. If that wasn’t enough, he also overseas all Burberry’s advertising campaigns, corporate art direction and store design. In addition to all of this, Bailey along with CEO Angela Ahrendts set up The Burberry Foundation which is dedicated to helping young people achieve their dreams and goals through creativity. A giver too, what more could a girl want.
This year saw Bailey and Burberry’s return to London Fashion Week. The Burberry Prorsum show, which closed the fashion week and celebrated LFW’s 25th year anniversary, was one of the many highlights but also made headlines for its star-studded front row. The show, which was beamed to 700 000 Facebook fans live on the web, included front row-ers Anna Wintour, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham. Also spotted were Emma Watson and Agyness Deyn. Both of these beauties were faces of the label, Emma the current and Agyness the former.
Bailey also made headlines this year when his social networking site artofthetrench.com was launched. In collaborating with Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, the site is dedicated to Burberry’s infamous trench coat worn by everyday people. The Kooks play in the background as users can submit their own photos or customize the view by selecting the gender of the wearer, the weather behind the photo and whether the coat is belted or open. I’ve devoted so much time to the site; you’d swear it was my day job!
Until that boy is mine, I have two options. Like me, designer Henry Holland has also been bitten by the Bailey bug and immortalized his love for him in his House of Holland t-shirt Do Me Daily Christopher Bailey. While the message is hardly subtle it should get my point across. Another, more sane option is just to appreciate his clothes. Trench coats anyone?
(Image from polyvore.com)