Portas, that is. Clearly I am not alone in admiring her chutzpah and drive, not to mention her head-on, direct approach to her TV retail challenges - she is much admired by the gay community, although she is not defined by her sexuality and by fashion bloggers, particularly those featuring fashion for the over-40s, a woefully neglected consumer group.
She clearly has a keenly developed sense of trends, which you see in the way she approaches her TV challenges but more recently I was suprised and yes, delighted to see via the Women Like Us website, a call for women over 40 interested in fashion to get in touch with her. She is setting up an online fashion outlet for this group and wants to do some focus group testing! And the reason this is particularly relevant to Bermondsey is that the groups are due to convene at the Fashion & Textile Museum in Bermondsey St. There again, Mary has 'taken the trend temperature' and decided that Bermondsey is hot!
Couldn't resist a little clip from th fruit and veg shop episode- also because I loved the whole 'Three sisters' thing going on!