Utterly Random Friday: An Ode to Boden
Do you like Boden as much as I like it? Probably not... I look forward to the arrival of the escapist little catalogs more than to my W or Allure. More even than to Perfumer & Flavorist. I would love to live on the pages of Boden...in the carefully understated and deliberately casual world of the inconspicuous (British upper-ish) middle class elegance, the world of fun skirts, comfy jersey tops and sidewalk cafes. What I especially enjoy are the little questions that models answer in each catalog (to further cultivate the warm feeling of "just-like-you-and-me-ness" that permeates everything Boden). Today I decided to answer the questions from Boden Autum 2007 together with Mr Colombina...Imagine us strolling hand in hand in Notting Hill, dressed expensively low-key...a laughing child and a dog running ahead of us...
First Pet - Mr. C: parakeet. C: never had any.
What is your karaoke speciality- Mr. C: Only Fools Rush In. C.: Would not sing to save my life.
Crumpets or Toast- Mr. C: Toast. C.: Crumpets.
Make-up tip- Mr. C: Ladies, go easy on the eyeshadow. C.: Faites simple.
Biggest thrill- Mr. C: Birth of my daughter. C.: Shopping.
Best place to be in autumn- Mr. C: Cape Cod. C.: Paris.
Never have a quiet night in without - Mr.C: Porn. C.: A good book.
Who would you be for a day - Mr. C: Heffner. C.: Heffner.
First drink of the night - Mr. C: Sambuca. C.: Champagne.
Favorite hero - Mr. C: Audie Murphy. C.: Hercule Poirot.
Best character trait - Mr. C: Pragmatism. C: Sense of humor.
I shouldn't like but I do - Mr. C: Smoking. C: The Girls Next Door.
I am always told off for - Mr. C: Things that are not my fault. C: Not finishing my drinks.
Least favorite household chore - Mr. C: Cleaning the toilet. C: Cleaning the bathtub.
Best present ever received - Mr. C: A camcorder. C: A Chanel watch.
Ultimate tear-jerker - Mr. C: It's a Wonderful Life. C: Titanic and Armageddon.
Dreading - Mr C: Moving again. C: Bad news.
Favorite sweet - Mr C: Cheesecake. C: Raffaello.
Best beauty tip - Mr C: There is no such thing as "too revealing". C: Exfoliate.
Favorite baddie - Mr C: Odd Job. C: Woland and Dracula.
Last meal ever would be - Mr C: ...Put off as long as possible. C: I can't eat when I am stressed.
Best winter warmer - Mr C: Fleece. C: Mr. C, whose natural temperature is 104 degrees, at least.
Where is home - Mr C: Where my wife and daughter are. C: Where my parents are.
Best Music decade - Mr C: 60s. C: 90s.
Favorite daily read - Mr C: The Onion. C: Perfume and bag blogs.
Most excited about - Mr C: Finishing this survey. C: The fall wardrobe.
Favorite Elvis song - Mr C: That's All Right Mama. C: Only Fools Rush In.
Best tip for a photo - Mr C: Take a lens cap off. C: Don't lose your neck. Look fierce.
And a bonus, a perfume related question, not from Boden - 3 perfumes you wear most right now- Mr C: (can't remember the names). C: White Aoud, Piment Brulant, Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia.
Please feel free to answer any of the questions in your comments!
Image source, boden.co.uk.