Apologies for my rambling on yesterday's posts, I was a combination of depressed by the day's proceedings and a bit champagne-headed as a result of it being my dad's birthday.
Today is not much brighter, aside from the fact that it's Friday, there's new Dr Who tomorrow and new True Blood tonight. The country is still pretty up in the air and looks to stay that way for a good while.
So I thought I'd lift some spirits by showcasing some of the better things to come out of Britain. It's been bubbling over for quite a while but the fashion scene has erupted with a hot new tribe, a modern Brat Pack. Multi-talented young hipsters with portfolios as long as their legs and perhaps a famous relative. From Alexa Chung, model turned tv personality and general It girl, to Agyness Deyn the chip-shop success story, Britain truly has got talent.
This whole post started with Daisy Lowe, who's on the front cover of this month's Vogue supplement, and inside showcasing some choice high street looks. The love-child (see, how effing cool are you if you're someone's love child) of musician-turned-designer Pearl Lowe and musician and general beautiful man Gavin Rossdale, Daisy's good looks were bound to occur naturally. But she's also a pioneer of a certain type of girl; the Noughties sex symbol with curves, a grungy aesthetic and brains to boot. Here she is in possibly my favourite photo of her ever taken, as part of a campaign for Pringle of Scotland.
Hard to believe that this is Pixie Geldof, also in a campaign for Pringle of Scotland. The model and daughter of Sir Bob and sister of hard-partying Peaches has sensibly kept herself off the wild party scene and concentrated on her career as a successful model, picking up the punky waif look left by Kate Moss, but with the bob and cute fluttering eyes of Twiggy.
Yet for all her strange occult-esque videos, Florence appears to be a real angel. Unlike Coco Sumner, the daughter of legendary rocker Sting and with bucketfulls of talent like her daddy. As well as fronting her own band, I Blame Coco, Coco has appeared in campaigns for Burberry alongside the Deynster, and has graced the cover of Pop magazine. All while looking like a grimy street urchin that was raised by wolves.
Kaya Scodelario, otherwise known as Effy Stonem from the tv phenomenon Skins, probably wouldn't be seen dead in Marina's Yang Du hippo dress. Like her character, Kaya is often styled in hard-edged glunge looks, allowing her steely beauty to shine through and complementing the icy demeanour that Effy is famed for. Sure Kaya has done other stuff, such as appearing in the critically acclaimed film Moon (directed by David Bowie's son, famous dads have got it going on!), but I'll always know and love her for her blunt observations and her penchant for smudged kohl and band t-shirts.