Donna Ida – friend, compatriot and fashion business legend – is running a brilliant feature on her blog in the lead up to this weekend’s Queen’s Jubilee: What would you do if you were Liz for a day?
She’s posed the question to all sorts – from Elle Editor-In-Chief Lorraine Candy and designer/artist Simeon Farrar to fellow bloggers Emily Johnston (Fashion Foie Gras) and Ella Gregory (Cocoa’s Tea Party). The answers are varied – from the fun and frivolous to the thoughtful and nostalgic – and I was honoured to have been included.
So, here goes. If I were Queen for the day, I’d turn off the internet and ban mobile phones. No, the irony is not lost on me – particularly because in the below photo I’m using my iPhone to Instagram a photo of me and Marilyn Monroe’s Salvatore Ferrogamo sequinned pumps. The tweet came nanoseconds later…
The truth is, I’m addicted to being online. I’m incessantly tweeting, blogging, checking my email, texting, skyping, Whatsupping, and (albeit rarely) actually talking on my mobile. Lately, however, I’ve found myself looking back fondly to when we actually had to plan to meet up with someone at a certain place and time and stick to it (on pain of death).
Perhaps it’s because I’m heading to Australia for my high school reunion next month. (Yes, I graduated in the dark ages – back when maps came in thickly bound books and cameras still used film.) I’ve always embraced new technology (and I earn my living from it), but it would be nice everyone once in a while to turn back the clock. Just to remember a brief moment that once was.
There’s more after the jump.
More Queens (and Kings) for a day here.
What would you do if you were Queen for a day?
Let Donna know on Twitter (#queenforaday).
The best reply will win denim vouchers.
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Images courtesy of Donna Ida.