FizzyT, May 18th, 2013
I think this t-shirt available form Mr Porter, might just be a bit too much of a dead slogan for my liking. By clothing company Saturdays Surf NYC, a hip and upcoming American t-shirt label, I fear the girliness of UK girlband The Saturdays may just prove too embarrassing for the label to catch on here.
Shame really, as the tee looks good and it would be a fine number for the beach. Although the bands’ target age group (five year olds) probably would be able to read it, so no kudos there. Everyone else would think you were a dork. Maybe give this one a miss!
FizzyT, May 17th, 2013
I saw this Givenchy tee on the Mr Porter website, and thought “Oh yeah, that’s the original Madonna”. I’m so used to the all singing all Kaballing pop sensation that is Ms Ciccone that I’ve almost forgotten that she ever had a name sake. Madonna has totally reinvented the Madonna. It’s a bit like the way that Victoria Beckham managed to singlehandedly change the meaning of the word “posh”, like how Daniella Westbrook devalued the whole Burberry brand by wearing it head to toe, and how Kate Middleton has made the truly boring nude mid heeled shoe an object of desire. Uncanny!
FizzyT, May 17th, 2013
I remember my mother telling me a rhyme about the weather that went “Whether the weather be cold, whether the weather be hot, whether the weather whatever the weather, whether we like it or not!”.
These past two weeks have been the epitome of changeable; last weekend it was barbies at dawn, now there’s snow in some parts of the country and rain pretty much everywhere. So, whilst your digging out more and more layers, this is just a little reminder that we have something for absolutely every type of weather; from personalised tees and camis for the sunshine to custom fleeces for the cold, towels with your name embroidered on for the pool, and mugs to personalise for you essentially warming hot chocolate. The way it’s going, you’ll need it all at once!!!
FizzyT, May 15th, 2013
Model of the moment Cara Delevigne is certainly the poster girl for the personalised t-shirt look. And the personalised beanie hat for that matter. Here she is wearing one of each and doing her whole fashion statement thing with gusto. And pulling what is becoming the classic Cara funny face post, although if the wind changes she might not get booked for so many shows, sheesh.
Still, she’s developing into a fashion force to be reckoned with, so take a leaf out of Miss Delevigne’s style book and go crazy with the personalising, you can never mix too many messages, surely!
FizzyT, May 14th, 2013
Total kudos to Angelina Jolie as it emerged today that she has had a preventative double mastectomy to considerably lower her chances of contracting breast and ovarian cancer, the disease from which her mother died aged 56.
Writing an editorial in the New York Times, Jolie explained the reasons for going public with the details of her procedure, saying that as a carrier of the faulty BRCA1 gene she has a more than 80% chance of developing the disease. Post surgery that risk is slashed to just 5%. By sharing her experience, she hopes to raise awareness and encourage others to address the issues behind the disease.
So today it can only be the suggestion that you take part in one of the Race for Life or other fundraising events. Buy the t-shirt here, or personalise your own charity t-shirt to raise funds, awareness and give people hope.
FizzyT, May 13th, 2013
Occasionally I like to have a wee flick through the sartorial money hoover that is Net a Porter and marvel at what people spend their ill gotten gains on. I never cease to be amazed, bewildered and almost blinded at what passes for fashion, and indeed how much people are prepared to pay for it. So when I saw this fairly bland draped top by Donna Karan I almost passed it by, thinking it would be an eighty quid overpriced basic.
I nearly fell over passed out however when I saw the price tag was £875. Gulp. Hyperventilate. Sneeze. This is a white crepe top with a foldy bit at the front. Who would pay nearly a grand for an outsized pocket handkerchief? Even the discriptions says it’s ‘understated’ Surely, surely that’s not right? I mean even the emperor paid less for his clobber. eek!
FizzyT, May 12th, 2013
Occasionally, when I’m feeling very profound, I’ll wonder about great world concepts like fashion, and wonder to my little self “what on earth does it mean?”
In a week when by some miracle a worker was pulled out of the rubble after 17 days at the Bangladesh factory in Dhaka which produced garments for Mango and Primark among others, it make you wonder what makes the wheel of fashion keep on turning so intensely.
There’s enough clothing to go around, even though winter coats are often so thin, you think the might dissolve in the rain. And the message of being an individual in a crowd of similarly clad individuals has never made sheep pens look so darn familiar. Most of all, what passes for fashion is quite obviously someone with one roll of wallpaper too many.
So today, to celebrate, or should that be illustrate, all that is utterly, horribly wrong about fashion, here’s Kim Kardashian in head to toe Givenchy by Ricardo Tisci. Like all over spray on Givenchy. Like a rose garden spewed all over the poor woman. Sometimes the paper bag option is best.
FizzyT, May 11th, 2013
ASOS have got the market covered when it comes to easy shopping for just about anything. Selling a huge selection of different brands, alongside their own makes, it’s easy to see why the online store which started off life making designer copies is now a major force in online retailing.
I rather like this mens zip hoodie with the word Geek appliquéd on the front. Nice and ironic with pouch pockets and ribbed cuffs, and warm to boot. I really shouldn’t be saying that in May, should I. Oh well, maybe there won’t be a hosepipe ban though!
FizzyT, May 10th, 2013
I really love both the concept and the humour behind Blondes Make Better T-Shirts. Not only do they create utterly brilliant t-shirt slogans and images; they are highly conscientious environmentally, supporting a variety of causes and using sustainable materials.
This particular number harks back to several frustrated hours of childhood with a (sadly multi-coloured) Rubik’s Cube. Many an hour was spent trying to get at least one row all the same. Alas, it never really happened for me, even peeling the stickers off didn’t work and just outed me as a fake Rubik’s weaselly type. So this tee is provides the answer to my prayers, a brilliant solution!
FizzyT, May 9th, 2013
I’ve just discovered Caroline Gardner’s new range of humorous cards and need to share. Nothing to do with personalised t-shirts, hoodies (much needed in sudden tempest) or any other kind of T-Shirt Studio products, but it’s a horrid cold day, I’ve had to light a fire it’s that disgusting and the recycling’s blowing past the window and I honestly can’t be bothered to go and chase it.
So, take a look at this range of cards. I honestly think it’s the funniest selection I’ve come across in ages. Possibly ever. And let’s hope the sunshine returns and we can go out in t-shirts and freckles again very, very soon!