Sunday, 22 June 2008

Class of 2008

According to super blog, Catwalk Queen, Brit model, Daisy Lowe is all set to become the next Lauren Conrad in the UK version of The Hills. You may recall that MTV did a call out a few months ago for various UK girls to audition for the ever popular show in a bid to find the glam girl about town. They obviously did not look very far as it seems that London It girl, Daisy Lowe has landed the gig. Still I suppose it is better than the pretentious Peaches Geldof mooching about on screen. Ms Lowe is no stranger to show business, her mother is Pearl Lowe, a singer/songwriter and fashion designer - apparently but she is more famous for salacious stories regarding her friendship with Sadie Frost. Daisy's step father is Danny Goffey from Supergrass and her biological dad is Gavin Rossdale from Bush. With singer and style goddess, Gwen Stefani as her step mum it really does not take much to see why MTV producers would want her for role in The Hills. Oh yeah and the rumor that she is dating hot producer, Mark Ronson must help a bit too. However, it will all depend on whether Daisy can get time off from her spot on Class of 2008, a reality show produced by the BBC about the trials and tribulations of a group of friends who are trying to make it big in their field.

Narrated by MTV presenter, Flash Louis, the 30 minute show takes place around cool hot spots in North London where we see the party of six flex their talents. Flash is hoping to become a superstar DJ and a musician. Will Cameron has an on/off relationships with Daisy (although if the Ronson rumours are correct we can assume it is off), and despite his forays into modelling ie a massive Burberry campaign and stints of prancing the catwalks in Milan, he has his heart set on becoming a rock star with his band, Blondelle. Portia Freeman, recently featured in the ES magazine and splashed all over the tabloids getting ever so close to Pete Doherty, has been touted as the new Kate Moss. Kesh is a superstar on MySpace and is also a funky fashion designer who plans to launch a stunning debut at London Fashion Week. Daryl is a model turned actor who bids to become the next James Bond. At the heart of this clique is the delectable Daisy who holds the group together.

I really thought I was going to hate this programme with it's 'so cool we hurt' characters but I enjoyed it very much. The show may be about Flash and his mates but Daisy steals all the limelight. Aside from her family drama I really do not know much about the chick but she oozes charisma. She epitomises post modern Brit chick and I am sure this will hold her in good stead while she sets out to conquer NYC. I am not really feeling a UK equivalent of The Hills, the beauty of the programme is that we are watching all these glam creatures leading glam lives in wonderful weather. London tends to be more cool than glam and we certainly do not have great weather. Lydia Prior sums it up perfectly in her article in soapnet.com here.

6 cool comments:

Anonymous said...

Daisy has no charisma. She is famous because of her parentage - mostly the connection with Gwen Stefani. She is a fame seeker since this whole biological father ordeal happened. She wanted to be in a reality show when that happened but the Rossdales refused to participate.

AlooFar said...

First time here... and lovi' it.

Hi

Rollergirl said...

Ah, Class of 2008 is my guilty pleasure! I'd like to agree with Anonymous but having watched the prog she comes across really well. Did you watch Gok's Fashion Fix? I'm going to try and watch it on the iplayer...

Rollergirl said...

Oh, PS, not sure if you've done the 'Page 123' tag but if not, I've tagged you...

Ondo Lady said...

I agree with you totally Roller Girl, I used to dismiss Daisy as being a generic nonentity until I watched the show. She comes across as clever, warm and down to earth. I did see Gok's Fashion Show and I was not impressed at all. Did you read the reviews? My boy got totally panned. As for Channel 4, I am waiting for them to get into the 21st century and extend 4OD to Macs.

coco said...

I'm not sure what I think of Daisy, but I do prefer her to Peaches by miles!!!