Royal Blue. 

““This unlikely story begins on a sea that was a blue dream, as colourful as blue-silk stockings, and beneath a sky as blue as the irises of children’s eyes”- it’s perfect!” Emilia shouts as she stuffs Fitzgerald’s fresh Penguin pages into our faces and draws our minds to issue 3. 

She’s right. Emilia’s inebriated brain was right. 

Fitzgerald encompasses everything we wanted for Royal Blue. His luxurious words build worlds of grandeur in our heads, evoking everything we hoped Royal Blue would. The sea might be a blue dream, but this is an issue of sheer poignant power. Like Fitzgee’s blue-silk stockings, we’ve collected your words on Royal Blue’s monarchical tendencies and gathered up snaps of the colour that displays itself as the most majestic. Perhaps you love it’s self respect or hate it’s hierarchical antics, either way, we hope you sit back and indulge yourself with the self importance Issue 3 : Royal Blue has to offer you. 

"In his blue gardens

                                     men and girls came and went

like moths

                   among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars"

Fitzgerald; The Offshore Pirate