Natasha Slater is back on Swide, but this time she isn’t here to reveal her favourite Milanese haunts or what music you should be spinning at your next fashion bash, no. If you’ve got a problem that you can’t seem to find an answer to or you’ve been holding on to a secret but want to shout it out loud without people knowing who you are, then Natasha is here to help with her Love Confidential. This week, post men’s fashion week blues...
I am lucky enough to live in Milan, one of the world’s fashion capitals and, as I’m sure you know, the men’s fashion week has just passed and it always leaves me feeling blue. There is nothing more pleasing than watching the streets of the Italian epicentre for everything fabulous, fill up with the tall slender shapes of the male models. Yes, it can get a bit confusing seeing as most of their angular faces are interchangeable and looking up at them can give you a crick in the neck, but my god I love them. But, like I said it has come to an end and I am stuck with the pasta loving locals, who feel the need to scrutinise my wears, stand at the top of busy metro entrances while conversing about someone else’s children and let their pocket sized dogs weave among seats, creating trip wires… I just want to see those handsome (sometimes sexless) faces on the streets, again.
Yours sincerely #modelstalker
Hey there #modelstalker,
I know how you feel! There is nothing more depressing than seeing the streets of Milan become less model runway and more urban walkway, again. But, all is not lost… except maybe your dignity. Pull yourself together, girl! In fact, are you a girl or a boy? Either way, the advice is the same. If you keep going on like this, you are going to lose your dignity and the respect of those around you. By focusing your attention on all those who are aesthetically pleasing, you are missing out those that, of course may not have cheek bones your could cut prosciutto on, but have something more to give than just a little turn on the catwalk. I know what I’m talking about, I know Milan very well and I’ve seen it all before. Girl meets model, model meets girl, model meets other girl, first girl wants more model, both girls say goodbye to model, model finds girl (or guy). I’m not saying that this is always the case as there are some lovely guys out there but you just have to be aware of the situation. So, stop being so damn superficial and look at what you have around you rather than waiting for the next model imports to swing on by. And, if you can’t, get yourself a job at an agency… a model match-making agency.
Ciao for now.