From the labyrinth of my memory I remembered the words of a childhood poem. “Kate, Kate don’t be late, here is your satchel and here is your slate….Kate, Kate don’t be late!!
A sweet, simple, uncomplicated, straightforward poem denoting innocence and simplicity.
Fast forward to the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2011 show and watch super-model Kate Moss sashaying on the runway with a swagger. Cigarette dangling from her lips, puffing up a storm, strutting her “barely” covered derrière. She has an “I-give-a-damn” expression on her chemically peeled face resulting in a perfect stretch and shine of the skin! She is lean, she is mean. She is defiant, she is audacious. She is bold, she is provocative. She is saucy and shameless.
This Kate is always late. Why? Simple, because it is fashionable to be late. This Kate does not need a satchel or a slate. Why? Simple, because she has a Blackberry and iPhone with a top-of-the-line voice recognition app that takes perfect notes tucked deep in her super-sized Louis Vuitton monogramed satchel.
The Kate of my childhood poem and the Kate on the runway; although namesake, yet diametrically opposed. What’s in a name?