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Grazia Trend (March 14 2011) – “Why haven’t YOU been style snapped?”

 

 

 

 

 

Article written by Polly Vernon

“Polly Vernon decided to find what it takes to be part of the fash pack’s coolest gang – and yes, it involves wearing a Gaga-style veil…”

 

Polly discovers the key to ‘making it’ onto a street style blogging webpage, basically look like a bit of a wally and you will have them snapping ūüôā Grazia designed a¬†humorous guide to getting snapped! :

 

START HERE

a/ Are you Anna Dello Russo?

Pick one – Yes! / Who? / I don’t think so , how can I tell?

If you answered yes go to b

If you answered Who or I dont think so, how can i tell go to d

 

b/are you lying?!

Pick one – Yes! / No

If you answered yes go to d

If you answered no go to c


c/ deluded perhaps?

Pick one – Yes! / No

If you answered yes go to e

If you answered no – ANSWER: OMAG! Seriously, you’re our goddess!


d/ are you in the habit of riding a bike: specifically a Pashley, a Brompton in a garish colour, or a customised Fixie while wearing a witty hat and cycling through the streets of downtown NYC?

Pick one – Yes! / No

If you answered yes go to f

If you answered no go to e

 

e/ do you favour a sleek, classic silhouette, spiked up with a flash of lurid brilliance in the nail/sock/clutch bag/turban department?

Pick one – Yes! / No

If you answered yes go to g

If you answered no go to h

 

f/ Is your hat really witty or is it just stupid?

Yes, oh my god you’re right, how¬†embarrassing!

Go to e

 

g/ Have you left the house recently?

Pick one – Yes! / No

If you answered yes go to i

If you answered no go to j

 

h/ How about a severe minimal Scando-informed aesthetic which incorporates post-apocalyptic degrees of deconstruction?

Pick one – Yes! / No

If you answered yes – ANSWER: You may just be trying too hard – Ever considered toning it down a touch? Hmmm?

If you answered no – A loose top knot and geek specs? No -> Extreme lippy? Yes ->¬†ANSWER: You’re in with a chance – Next LFW, try loitering on the pavement outside Somerset House. And smile for the nice man with the cameras.

 

i/ Where exactly did you go?

Erm, Sainsburys

ANSWER: You’re in with a chance – Next LFW, try loitering on the pavement outside Somerset House. And smile for the nice man with the cameras.

 

j/ ANSWER: Zero for effort love – You’re not even trying. What is it you want from us anyway? Validation? Attention?

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grazia Article (March 14 2011) – “I got pregnant with the wrong baby”

” It’s the story that shocked America: one woman’s tale of the IVF mix-up that went horribly wrong.”

Carolyn Savage talks to Grazia about the living nightmare of being pregnant with someone else’s baby by mistake – the baby she had to give away…

 

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“I was 4 months pregnant – with another woman’s child. I wasn’t a willing surrogate mother, carrying a baby for someone else unable to have their own. No. In a one-in-a-million freak accident, my IVF treatment had gone horribly wrong and the doctors had implanted me with a strangers embryo by mistake. However much this baby felt like mine, it wasn’t. I was pregnant with someone else’s child.”

 

This is a fascinating story which shares the intimate feelings of a woman who was implanted with the wrong embryo and made the difficult decision with her husband to stay pregnant (despite advice from doctors), give birth to the baby and give the baby to his genetic parents. The article is written in her own words and the couple have actually written a book on their experiences entitled – ‘Inconceivable’. It raises interesting questions around the use of IVF as a medical intervention. I have no doubt that IVF is an amazing opportunity for couples who cannot conceive ‘naturally’ but when mistakes like this are made is it too dangerous to take the risk? Whatever your beliefs there is no doubt that this lady has made the ultimate sacrifice, rather than terminating life she gave the ultimate gift of life to another couple.

 


 

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