Fashion Friday: Gabriela Austin’s Aprons

Gabriela Austin aprons Covent Garden

Fun fact: an apron used to be called a napron. Then the n jumped back, like a cute little frog, or a person standing in front of the yellow line as the train approaches.  It’s called metanalysis. The jumping of letters, not the train.

See, you’ve just learned something. Now you have an excuse to waste even more time on Coverrated: it’s educational.

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Overanalyzing: Cupcakes


A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want? (Oscar Wilde, 1890)

Oh well, Oscar. Back then, you were imprisoned for being a fag.* Now you’d be prosecuted for publicly smoking one. The perfectly unsatisfying pleasure of late postmodernity is a quaint little cupcake.

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Overanalyzing: Why Do Hipsters Take Pictures Of Their Food?


Sometime around 2010, the first photo of a tofu cake (or was it a mango salad?) appeared on my Facebook feed. What was my reaction? I wish I remembered. Perhaps I smiled. Maybe I “liked” it. Or possibly I turned off my desktop PC (oh, the technology we used in ye olden days!) and headed to the kitchen. Most likely, I ignored it, not realizing that I was just witnessing the birth of a trend soon to sweep the world.

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