Looking like a luxury bin bag has never been so chic. The humble puffer jacket, a fashion staple that will add a cushiony plumpness to any winter wardrobe, has become the trend-du-jour amongst the fashion savvy.
The turkey is stuffed, the pigs are wrapped in their blankets and the vegetables are ready for a good steaming. But the question I’m asking is, have you given any thought to your Christmas day wardrobe? Don’t you worry, here is my step by step guide to what you need to wear to wow your nearest and dearest this Christmas.
As my Edinburgh journey comes to an end, there’s a nagging sense that I wish I had seen more, but it’s obviously impossible to see everything. Edinburgh Fringe swallows you up and can often make you feel lost, but rest assured the friendly Edinburgh folk will soon have you back on your way. I think it takes a couple of Fringe trips to really feel like you’re doing it properly.
Fringe fatigue has well and truly set in! I apologise for my unexplained absence, I bet I had you all on tenterhooks anticipating my next pithy column. You must remember I am here on official business, as a member of the press don’t you know…well kind of.
Monday 7th August
I fell in love with the people of Edinburgh two years ago when I happened to lose my suitcase full of drag on a bus top tour of the city.
Sunday 6th August
Always check what day a performance is on. I got caught out this morning when I thought I was going to see a play about a drug addict but ended up seeing a two hander about two dogs having an existential crisis. Swings and roundabouts really.
Saturday 5th August
For the uninitiated, Fringe festival is the thespian equivalent to Fashion week. Anyone who wants to pretend to be someone simply has to be seen in the Scottish capital. I lost my Fringe virginity two years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since.
So you’ve gotten over the hangover that was the entire year of 2016 and what a year it was. The champagne bottles from your NYE celebrations are piled high in the recycling bin and you are determined to make 2017 the best year yet. I promise you my New Years Resolutions will bring you happiness and joy all year round!