I'm getting ready to embark on a three week tour of Germany, with performer Ryan Sheridan, and I realised I don't really have a working suitcase any more. I think I've been hibernating since Christmas. So, it's about time I made a list of on-the-road-again must-haves. Flights, epic car journeys, travel sickness, and a show a night... I just need to be comfy!
It appears that hating Taylor Swift is one of the internet's favourite hobbies. Just Google her name and you're hit with a virtual tsunami of fierce hatred... But here's the thing. Hatred for Taylor Swift seems entirely arbitrary. Nobody appears able to properly justify trolling her, or disliking her. Substitute any other young pop star into any of the above-described scenarios and the public reaction would have been completely different.
What shocked me was seeing Beyonce being all sexy with her husband, Jay-Z, who features in the song and shared the stage with her. Hot monogamy? Now that's not something you see every day.
Let's go back to the beginning and start with Madonna and me. Against what some people think is the gay 'stereotype', I'm not really one of her fans. However, my actions after watching her arrival on the red carpet and then performance, I played true to stereotype and took to social media to comment on her appearance.
Beyonce: when you smile affectionately and sing along with that lyric, you are propagating a cycle of humiliation, of rape, of violence that is still horrifically real for women all over the world.
I was truly honoured in 2013 when the ageless beauty, Ellen Burstyn, chose my gown to wear to the Emmy awards... and she WON!!!!
Queen Bey has gone and outdone herself with her latest performance at the Grammys by gyrating against her hubby Jay-Z while wearing a thong leotard for a risqué rendition of Drunk In Love.
I am working like mad to finish the details for the American Hear Association's Go Red for Women event February 14, 2014 - and since much of 2013 emphasised grey, black and white designs (and my wild flower sketchbook pieces) ... I need to put the finishing touches on some new designs emphasizing red...
The real genius (yes, genius) behind this series is the casting. They have managed to assemble a group of perfectly mis-matched personalities who seem to irritate each other like chipotle in a paper cut. And when they're not fantasising about each other's death, they're climbing into each other's bed.
It is with a degree of trepidation that I find myself coming to the defence of a woman who many believe is indefensible. In any case, under normal circumstances she can more than speak for herself.
Born on this day, 24 January 1941, Neil Diamond, singer-songwriter. There's something very nice and warm about Neil Diamond - he's like an old friend, a comfy pair of slippers, he's your favourite uncle. You see, I'm saying all this and I've never even met the guy. But reading about him confirms my thoughts.
What big feminist point was Jezebel hoping to prove by exposing what we already know, that Vogue alters photographs?
Now I find myself flying to Innsbruck, Austria to film a TV show competing in winter sports. Almost a full circle of sorts.... just without the dancing. Unless I can dance on skis, which would be incredibly difficult! But even having the opportunity to compete with a five-time Olympic Gold Medalist is pretty awesome.
Filming for the next series will start again soon and I can't wait to see the passionate individuals that come up the lift to face their fears and us Dragons to pursue their business dreams.
My exhibition Zandra Unseen at the Fashion and Textile Museum closed 31 August, 2013 to make way for the gorgeous Belville-Sassoon exhibit. Featuring the work of my dear friend David Sassoon (including dresses made for not only our beloved Princess Di but also Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, two beautiful women of impeccable taste).
The EDM parties I play are like American culture on steroids (or 'Molly' as Madonna apparently calls it). American youth is out in its untamed force... in the wild! A sea of happy faces swimming in an ocean of bright neon fabric under an LED sky.