I got to thinking...
Is it only me, that thinks that these days of retro, vintage and navel gazing of yore is...
BLOOMING OLD HAT?
For yonks I've been saying that looking fondly backwards, will have its day.
The demise of Habitat has made me brave enough to voice these opinions here.
I know I am of the age that remembers the 'Aaaah stuff' first time round and yes even in me there is an element of romantic fondness.
However let's get a grip here...
celebrate today, look forward, encourage today's young designers, live in the present.
This constantly looking back is an old persons' trick. Don't do it!
If you do, you are in danger of missing out on all the good things that are of the NOW.
All this misty-eyed love of the faded and worn doesn't seem to apply to the ageing process that catches up with all of us.
Please I beg you to look at the laughter-lines, wrinkles, saggy bits with the same affection you look at an old eiderdown.