If you’re not feeling London, you’re not doing it right. When you’re here, you should feel like you are in the best city in the world.
I hail from the best city in the world, London, and proud
I’ve got nothing but love for the whole of the British Isles but the honest truth is that the person responsible for this post believes any area in Zone 3 of the underground tube map is ‘Border’. London was ranked most visited city in Europe last year and made US$16.3 billion in revenue from people visiting the city. Now I know the tourist experience is different to the living experience, but let’s be honest, if you don’t enjoy London, then you’re probably the stay-at-home-on-a-friday-night-wearing-thick-red-socks-and-talking-to-your-cat kind of person. Coming up is a quick run through of the best elements of London that make it the best city in the world through Imperious eyes.
1. Style makes London the best city in the world
If you take a second to study the photo at the top of this page, I’ll break down the elements of why this represents the city. The location for this was London Fashion Week 2015 and it was the Burberry Prorsum autumn/winter collection. First of all, just the fact that London is one of the epicenters of fashion goes unnoticed by a lot of the city dwellers. We have a level of style and fashion awareness that definitely is not felt everywhere. In my time in the midlands (Nottingham), there were some fashionable spices, but whenever I ventured back to the city, my eyes were definitely WIDE.
This photo was taken at a fashion show but it wouldn’t be out of the norm to see an ‘ethnically miscellaneous’ young female wearing a dress straight out of the ‘Young Pocahontas’ collection with a suede Handbag to match walking the city streets. She is killing the runway as she would be killing the London pavements in that get-up. Replace the photographers with thirsty young males. Truth be told, If I saw her on the roadside, I would probably be throwing silver ticker tape in her direction to show appreciation. That’s my first reason why I think London is the best city in the world.
2. Panache makes London the best city in the world
Style and Panache are concepts that run parallel to each other, but they are not quite the same. Anyone can be styled well which is exemplified by celebrities who seem to be catapulted onto pedestals fashion wise. ‘Panache moves’ was a term I coined earlier in my development to describe a certain element which takes a certain experience to another level.
This young lady is a problem. Structurally she’s wonderful. The cheekbones are nice and I’m sure she is concealing fantastic torso. But it’s the way she lets the coat sit on her shoulders and the contrast of the red dress underneath elevates her to panache level.
Don’t get it twisted, I’m a street cat. I might make moves in these this spring. To win in London, you have to be able dip in and out of many lanes. And that is a challenge that pushes culture forward. That is a something that makes it the best city in the world.
Panache moves come in many different forms. Coffee is cool, however, sipping a mocha in 30 St Mary Axe (aka the Gherkin) is a LICK.
3. Music makes London the best city in the world
London births musical trends and some of the world’s biggest musical stars. It would be an injustice to start listing them all but let’s just settle with Ole girl Adele singing about her hometown.
London is so big that there are legends in some genres of music that most people in the city have no idea about. Case in point, D Double E, a pioneer of the Grime genre. This wealth of musical culture contributes to London being the best city in the world.
4. International culture makes London the best city in the world
I recently read that at least 37% of London’s population were born outside of the UK and a much higher percentage of Londonites have international heritage. I’ve never been to Macclesfield, but I’m imagining that a percentage of their population have never seen a non-white person in the flesh. Let’s not get too deep with it but the world in 2016 is a lot bigger than one perspective. London is a place where you can feel cultured without having ever left the country.
5. Inspiration makes London the best city in the world
Growing up in west London is a mixed bag. You have estate living which very quickly transitions into million pound residences. I couldn’t afford anything that wasn’t on sale back in the day but being surrounded by the nicer lifestyles was inspiration to at LEAST live comfortable when it’s all said and done. This isn’t necessarily a superficial point, but it’s more of an aspiration to not lead a limited experience in life due to financial constraints. So through the Imperious brand, I’m aiming for you to catch me with a honey buying teddy bears in Harrod’s.
Closing thoughts – Do you agree?
Everyone knows that London is a special place in the world with one in six people WORLDWIDE wanting to come to work here. But saying that, there are a lot of people who are too comfortable in London and just love to complain. If your not gonna take advantage of the benefits of London, then of course there are a lot of drawbacks. But open your eyes and embrace being in the best city in the world.
Also, there are a lot of people who have never left London and think they are something special. I think growth is limited if you are not exposed to different environments and people. Sussex know about me. I’m a star up north. I’m a star in BRIGHTON!