Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player

Fashion blog

Saturday, 6 July 2013

  I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: “Why does Victoria Coren never write a FASHION BLOG? You know, one of those ones with pictures of cool people walking about in great clothes? Everyone else seems to.”

  Well, you’re quite right. I’ve been thinking the same thing. Especially now that I’m a columnist for Elle magazine. They haven’t specifically said they’re hiring me for my fashion skills but I BET THEY SECRETLY ARE. And where better to collect material for a fashion blog than here in Las Vegas, the chic capital of the world?

  Never mind the poker. Played 3, cashed 0, meh. Let’s get on with the fashion awards.

  Best sunglasses: definitely the $15 dollar pair that I purchased in a casino shop, inspired by a little spin on the new Dolly Parton slot machine. I love Dolly Parton. I love glittery accessories. If I didn’t watch myself like a hawk, I’d dress in jumpers with rhinestone poodle’s heads on them. (I’d be grateful if nobody could mention this to Lorraine Candy.)

  Anyway, here are my fantastic new glasses:


  The only problem with these excellent new glasses was the horrific later discovery that James Dempsey looks better in them than I do…


  .. which leaves only the question: does either of us look better than THIS opponent I sat next to in the $2500 No Limit Holdem?


  Meanwhile, the best pair of shoes certainly belong to THIS lady, who clacked past me at the swimming pool. Who needs flipflops? Who needs espadrilles?


  And the best all-round outfit award must surely go to THIS gentleman, whom I spotted standing outside the cafe where I was going for a cup of takeaway tea. Just standing there, not doing much. Having a bit of an old stand. AND LOOKING GREAT.


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three_spirits at 8:03 am on July 6th, 2013


JayZ at 8:09 am on July 6th, 2013

Great fashion blog. But how can you award best shoes to the penultimate photo when we can see the shoes in the last one?

Chris at 1:32 pm on July 6th, 2013

Surely this post needs some silly foreign accents to make it funny.

mick mccard at 2:58 pm on July 6th, 2013

Victoria, you have set fashion bloggery back to the stone age.  Clearly you are to fashion as John Stewart (US TV) is to broadcast journalism.

jim carr at 4:45 pm on July 6th, 2013

victoria,if you think the man in the faux leopard-skin suit,looks great,you should consider asking for your $15 back from the sunglasses shop!

fingers drug'em at 9:28 pm on July 16th, 2013

He looks like the physical embodiment of the Yellow Pages. He’s waiting for you to ask him where to get a bite to eat, so he can reel of umpteen restaurants with phone numbers, addresses and reviews in seconds.

Faith at 3:34 pm on August 26th, 2013

I am enjoying a YouTube orgy of Only Connect episodes, pointed out to me by a kindly Bristolian. I’ve lived in Germany for so long that I’ve missed the good on Brit TV, which I cannot get here. Victoria, you are a brick! But I do wish they would get you out of the funny frocks. I love your authoritative air, no nonsense approach, and lovely speaking voice, but most of your frocks are unflattering and many look compulsorily unflattering. The only sartorial consolation is that you don’t wear a hat (though that might give milliners a boost in sales).  However, that said and meant kindly, it’s a great show and you are splendid quizmasteress!

Victoria Coren

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