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Sunday, 27 June 2010

The beautiful flag



Britain’s once again under the spotlight in the sporting fixtures, which, translated into fashion terms, equates to the Great British flag (and all parts thereof). Our little island’s colours are appearing everywhere, as flags are waved for the vehemently revered football and tennis stars of this quirkily sportsmanlike state.












Just a week ago, at Royal Ascot, flags and patriotic colours were very much in evidence on hats, dresses, accessories - and even picnic floral displays, as England played their rather disappointing game against Algeria.




Now, of course, the mood is altogether different – and even Andy Murray’s won at Wimbledon. Let’s see how England fares today...











And, if our need to sport the Union Jack should sadly wane, there’s always the chance that a royal wedding is in the offing, to keep the demand for flags buoyant...



I rather fancy that bits of memorabilia and mementos of our glittering past, like this 1981 vintage royal commemorative tin from ShopCurious, could become extremely popular and desirable in future, as curiously collectable heirloom pieces - and to remind us of our peculiarly unique heritage:














being such good old sports...

Are you?

8 comments:

Jan said...

Not sure why they call football the 'beautiful game' - it can get pretty ugly at times.
Go England !
Keep Going Andy!
:)

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

'Union Jack' could easily be the best looking flag in the world!
wonderful week ahead Susan!
xo

Belle de Ville said...

I adore that flag dress!

Susan said...

Today's outcome was certainly ugly, Jan - at least we're good losers and Andy still has everything to play for.

Thanks Lenore - stars and stripes are pretty stylish too...

Love your blog BDV!

worm said...

Bit bored of union jacks after they got pretty overdone on sofa cushions last year, but a Charles and Di tin would be nice!! Might try and dig out my mum's old oilcloth charles and di shopping bag for the wife to use in an ironic stylee

Style Porn said...

Ha, we have a similar phenomenon brewing in the states, with the imminent approach of Independence Day. For me it's just an excuse to get the day off of work, but for others, it appears to be an excuse to sport american flag motifs on items that should never be adorned as such--like fingernails, underwear, and pants. Ugh. There's something so much more fashionable about the British flag.

* Reena Rai * said...

Union Jack is the best flag, hands down, and that dress is amazing! We might be out of the World Cup but we still have Wimbledon and F1 x

Stacy said...

love it, so perfect

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