Saturday, 3 July 2010

Digital: So, July 4th is nearly upon us. I thought to myself how much better the Yanks do July 4th than we 'Englishmen' do St. Georges Day. There's such a buzz on twitter for event promotion and news. Social media really brings day like this alive. But do we have America to thank for the way digital media has taken over the world? They have Apple, they have Google, they started Facebook, they started Twitter. I feel like the UK embraces social media with the best of them, but is it the US spirit of society, patriotism and maybe downright self-involvement that has let them excel in the land of digital mass media? Maybe it's just because they have more people. Pure logistical reasoning (And at least they didn't beat us at the world cup).

Diva: The Americans love the Brits for their style, just look at the hype around Kate Moss and Alexa Chung. In fact it seems the natural first stop in the UK for Americas rich and famous, is outside the grotty Oxford St tube - and right, straight into Topshop. Of course now, they have their own Topshop, right there in NYC. I wonder whether it's still as cool to come and hang out with North London's chavs in the flagship store. Style wise though, I think I'm still slightly on the side of those across the pond. Maybe it's the hollywood glow. Maybe it's the fact that this is the only week of the year we can wear shorts without getting goose bumps. Either way, my best dressed of the week goes to Ashley Green of Twilight fame.

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