>> Narrating was totally MY schtick.  I can't act.  I can't express myself with fluid dance movements.  I wasn't a Glee-esque show-woman in terms of singing.  But I can neatly don my school uniform, sit quietly, narrate from a script in measured tones and basically do as I'm told.  Save for the time I wore a top hat and sang Berlington Bertie when I was ten or when I was the school nativity ladybird (don't ask… think Love Actually nativity scenario…), I've ALWAYS been the narrator in school productions, plays and assemblies etc.  Narrator = not a completely duff and rubbish part and by no means a BIT part but definitely not very exciting or particularly eye-catching.  A metaphor for my own quiet yet not invisible ways…

So, I'm thinking after seeing this latest Martin Margiela Artisinal S/S 10 presentation vid…I too could try my hand at announcing "Passage Number 6…Chloe is wearing a cocktail jacket and pearl pants…"  I'll need to perfect that slightly clipped half-English, half-French cross-channel accent though…

Comments (15)

  1. Carla says:

    something about that voice/tone/speaking tempo is hilarious. can’t wait to see all of the margiela presentation pictures, the ones I’ve seen so far are amazing. still weird though to have a maison martin magiela without mr. margiela

  2. Claire says:

    I am a school-play narrator too, hah. I always liked it – the storyteller is IN CHARGE!
    Definitely gonna have to keep my eye open for design presentation V.O. work..
    (Am I SEEING the american-style ‘pearl pants’, or are they english-style pants and hidden away under the jacket? I do not know.)

  3. LarsS says:

    Really nice! 🙂
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  4. Achilleas says:

    Oh my God. the pearl pants drive me crazy!
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  5. Zenobie says:

    I never got to narrate, being quite dyslexic held me back at school however I was once the donkey in the Nativity play – my 15 15 minutes! Peter Jensen has the ultimate cross-channel accent, it’s completely adorable.

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  7. perl pants are in at the moment I gotttta say

  8. M says:

    for some reason I found this so depresing…and also reminded me of horse auction jajaja

  9. TheBusyChick says:

    At first I thought the clicks were the pants!

  10. Hahahaha! And bummed that he’ll no longer be designing.

  11. Astrid says:

    Beautiful presentation and love the narration-very amusing though
    I would have been afraid of giggling out loud, maybe it’s the voice…

  12. koko says:

    is there a recording of this somewhere? it would make an awesome soundtrack for when i’m hit with insomnia…

  13. new balance says:

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