Saturday, May 05, 2007

teenage kicks

I saw a very stylish teenager wearing this dress from Topshop the other day, and I really want it. However, a couple of things are holding me back, and not just my bank balance.

1. She was a size 8; I am a size 12. Something tells me that will make a difference between "fun" and "pregnant".
2. She teamed it with white jeans and a cute grey, antiquey cardigan. Effortless. Me and white jeans are never going to happen.
3. Teenagers just have great style. I don't think I'll be able to get back to that.

Having said all that, I keep thinking maybe I can team it with the grey jeans I don't own, or my big brown belt, and get away with it. It just looks so much fun!! Please?

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

kate moss further problems

First, I receive an email that my order is not being fulfilled. Then, I visit the website and I see that the stuff I ordered is available. Confused? Just a little. Not sure what is going on with the technical team, but I know I'm not the only one this is happening too. I haven't ordered again, unsurprisingly.

I'm news!!!

I dropped the lovely Faran at a note about my topshop woes, and she made me into a post. I'm almost famous!

Will these non-apology emails from topshop drive up ebay prices further? Most likely, despite most shops saying stock will be flying back in again. falls apart under pressure

After encouraging shoppers to use as alternative to braving the stores for the new Kate Moss collection, the website completely fell apart under pressure from shoppers at 4am this morning. Whilst I was using it, the site crashed an innumerable number of times, although this was relieved when new shoppers were banned from loading it up. However, much more annoyingly, the orders that my flatmate and I put through have just come up as cancelled, due to "factors beyond the control" of the administrators of Just how is not being able to match up warehousing and shopping baskets beyond the control of the online shopping team? The team behind are going to have some serious questions to answer as this demonstrates that quite simply, their technology solution was not up to customer demand. If I was Philip Green, I'd be pissed. Because, quite frankly, he's going to have a lot of pissed off people on his hands.

Monday, April 30, 2007

kate middleblah

So, Kate Middleton is rumoured to be heading off to New York to do something with Tom Ford. I wish I could be happy for her, I really do. I mean, it must suck to have given up your dreams for your bloke, and then breaking up with him, but it just doesn't seem right that someone so dull should get such a job. Then again, maybe she does love fashion, she was just not allowed to have any character as princess in waiting.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

fantastically 20s

Thanks to The Fashion-y Blog for pointing out this beautiful headband availably from Etsy. Absolutely divine. I'll have to think about what to do with my crap hair (I have the worst, much rubbish hair ever, worthy of its own, "how bad is my hair" post), before making the purchase.

bizarre stylin

This skirt is from Topshop, and you can buy it from my local shop. It looks ghastly. However, I saw it in a magazine recently being styled so cool that it actually made me lust after it. However, my head doesn't hold that sort of image in my head so long, so now I can't remember how to make it cool. I'm guessing another skirt might need to go on top of it. And definitely no leggings. Some brown leather heels maybe to tone it down. And none of those 80s slogan t-shirts. People keep trying to sell them, but I've actually yet to see anyone wear one. Thank goodness.

(Though I did hear of one that said "who's to thank for socialite rank?" that tempted me a little.)

topshop sale

The Edinburgh Topshop had a "3 days to go sign" in the window, counting down to Kate Moss day. Inside though, everything's on sale. I'm guessing they are going to dump the sale stuff for the 3hrs that Moss-ness will be on sale. It's all available on the website, so check out some good 2-for-1 bargains. I have to admit that I just am horrendous at sale shopping. It just isn't in me - the lack of patience at riffling through racks, the sense of "everyone else's rejects", and the sheer dubious-ness of most of the stuff. Which all should contribute to an extreme sense of achievement when you find a gem, but frankly, I have rarely had that. It's the same reason that I don't get along well with H&M.

How Sassy Changed My Life | FabSugar

FabSugar have a review of a new book, "How Sassy Changed My Life", which is a behind the scenes look at how the magazine was created and developed. I remember being about 14, and it was the first time I had been to the US, and I picked up a copy of Sassy magazine. It was a complete adoration, and straightaway I bullied my dad into getting me an overpriced American subscription. Actually, he was very game about it; maybe he was impressed by the feminist approach and the lack of "how to kiss your boyfriend better" articles. I've actually just bought a subscription to Jane magazine as I figured that it would be cheaper than getting to train to Borders in Glasgow to pick it up, since its the only place which stocks it. My favourite things? The random asides that accompany the photos in fashion shoots. A little irreverence never hurt anybody.

dress me a dozen ways

StyleBakery has a post on a dress worn by Jordin Sparks on American Idol (ok, being British, I have no idea who she is). The dress is fabulous - draped and flattering, and even better, multifunctional. It happily switches from a halter dress to strapless, and apparently a dozen other ways. Check it out at Benny and Shaw.