The "Hyacinth Bucket" Garb Of A 27 Year Old
A little while back, I was discussing the phenomenon of young women who make themselves look much older by what the wear, with commentator SDaedalus. I then came across this woman on last Thursdays "Rachel Allen's Dinner Parties" cookery program. What can I say about this ensemble: The roses, the shoulders, the pearls... what a strange attire for such a young woman to wear, dinner party or not. Surely this is more suited to an older lady, an older lady living say, in the early 1990's. Perhaps one such as Hyacinth Bucket.
I did a little bit of research and this woman has a famous model for a sister, Katy French or someone. That's sort of irrelevant to the story but I do wonder if RTÉ are either stuck for people to go on their shows or whether she made an appearances because she is deemed somewhat of a socialite. It matters not. And I must admit there is something attractive about this odd juxtaposition of clothes and woman. There's a certain novelty to it. Then again, there's a novelty to adult nappies as well. Best not to think too much about it.
I also did a little bit of research of Hyacinth Bucket, and discovered that Particia Routledge, the woman that played her, was ringer for Collette Fitzpatrick when she was younger. It's all connected you know.
One final weird thing for you. On the night of the Rachel Allen show, just about an hour before hand, I was routing around the attic, looking for my old VHS copies of the Nightmare on Elm Street videos I watched as a child. I wanted to find them for the Halloween blog post I was writing about Freddy Krueger. As much as I searched all I could find was the third film in the series. I have all the films on DVD so it was purely the novelty of finding the video cassette. Nevertheless I decided to watch it later that evening after watching the Rachel Allen thing. In one scene of the film the female protagonist, Kirsten, wears a very very similar top to that of Avila Friptatt. This coincidence struck me as being very odd, and probably means that the premonitions regarding Earth's destruction in 2012 are true.
Posted at 18:23