London Connection: Purple Reigns
Prince’s (that is squiggle, not of Wales or any other country) attendance at Paris Fashion Week was the most exciting part of the week for me – fashion twitter feeds went mad about him at YSL, Christian Dior and Chanel – and who can blame them? This living legend got me through my angsty teenage years, quite anti-the hip-hop / gangsta rap (though I love it too) of my peers in my formative years back in the 80′s. I remember forcing my mum to make purple curtains and purple linen, so I could sing and dance to Purple Rain and Sign of the Times – in fact ‘Sign of the Times’ is still my favourite tune of all time. I have followed this self-taught musical genius til now, attending both his gigs in London and will continue to do so for as long as I live. Prince – I salute you. You were one of the people that changed my life forever.