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FizzyT, May 31st, 2010

Yummy!

Yummy!

Having done a Mr Topshop yesterday (well, it was Topman, actually, but I can never get over the fact that the very name sounds like the 90’s spewed it out in horror!) I thought I should go and see what the girly store has to offer. Topshop never fail to deliver with their super coolness and good pricing. This little strawberry number is almost too cute to be real. Great as either a shorter than short dress, or a long tunic t-shirt top if you are a little more modest or only have black underwear. Should take you straight into the tennis season, what with the delicious little strawberries embroidered all over it. Perfect if you happen to be sauntering on down to Wimbledon to watch the tennis. All you need is the Pimms, darling!

FizzyT, May 30th, 2010

You're toast!

You're toast!

As always, Topman is one of the most dependable websites to flick through if you want some good designs. And having thought it had died of unnatural causes in the 80’s, I am pleasantly surprised every time I have a look and see what they have on offer. I have to say, however, the stonewashed denim shirt brings to mind all the reasons I thought Topshop had disappeared in the first place, and men’s jewellery almost always tends to be a bit too Mr T for my liking, however they’re spot on with their t-shirt designs, which is why I was looking in the first place (I only got a bit sidetracked by the denim shirt and then fervently wished I’d stayed well away). Anyway, this cheery little number got me chuckling. It does have that undercurrent of deadly female about it, which makes it acceptable to wear in front of girls. The message that tells you you’re toast is full of humour, a bit of a summer must have if you’re looking for some beach fun.

FizzyT, May 29th, 2010

Perfume, clothing lines, make up, fitness DVDs, children’s books, nightclubs, the list is endless, and growing rapidly. It is a lucrative market out there for the stars who want to sell a little bit more of themselves for a whole lot of extra money (that they probably don’t need so much anyway). SJP is on her 10th perfume, Kate Moss is on her 10th season with her line for Topshop, I’ve lost count of the number of fitness DVDs Davina McCall has released. And Katie Price has got the chav market completely sewn up. Those money making celebrities don’t seem to understand the old adage that less is more. And why should they? Clearly if you’re the modest type, you’re not going to live in Celebville anyway, are you.

Latest in a long line of those with fingers in lots of pies is Beyonce, and House of Dereon.For the more linguistically developed, it might seem as if it is a little reference to her famously bootylicious derrière, but no such devices are at work. Dereon is actually the maiden name of Beyonce’s grandmother. Brand Beyonce must be one of the most lucrative of the clothing lines, with everyone wanting the chance to be a little bit bouncy. Some of the prints are good, and the clothes definitely have a Beyonce feel to them, quite loud and bling-y, especially the shoes. Worth checking out if you and your booty want to hang out somewhere and be seen. A lot.

I do wish though, that some celebrities really would understand that maybe, just maybe, we don’t want to smell like them, eat like them, read their ghost written novels as well as have to see them on reality TV shows. It seems to be the lifeblood of a lot of them. Maybe, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, by selling their brand, it’s encouraging a form of  flattery, because you are buying into them. Weird, or what?

FizzyT, May 28th, 2010

3D Tee!

3D Tee!

Another great interactive t-shirt from Think Geek is the Brick Construction T-shirt. A marvellous top upon which you can create your own 3D spectacular model. The board on the front of the t-shirt is compatible with all your usual building blocks, such as lego and Mega Blocks so you can have great fun walking around with something unusual and plastic up front!

It’s very tempting to see if you could build up some internal organs or something really gross to shock people with, although by the looks of it, you wouldn’t want to build something too high off the board, as it might well fall off. The other slight drawback is that you would have to glue the bricks together if you wanted to wear it for any length of time. But, hey, that shouldn’t stop you having vast amounts of fun building your chest up into something fabulous!

FizzyT, May 27th, 2010

R Splat!

R Splat!

Like a grown up, sultry version of Harry Potter is how the Twilight Saga looks from afar. More cool and teenagery, with lots of beautiful people, and much more of an interesting moral dilemma what with the whole blood sucking thing. If Jack Wills did vampires, this might well be what they would look like, all louche and stylised, and jolly tasty in their own little way. Both the novels and films have gone stratospheric, and rather unsurprisingly, so have the actors.

Top hottie vampire, Edward, played by Robert Pattinson has just scooped every prize going at the National Movie Awards (why is it called Movie Awards when it was held in London, by the way? Don’t we have films here in the UK?) I just noticed that everywhere you turn, Robert Pattinson is skulking on a magazine cover, looking broody and moody (or is that brooding? I think broody is for hens). I keep imagining, though that Nicola Roberts, aka the pale one from Girls Aloud must be waiting in the wings to slap her pale-face make up onto him, because he has defied her, and is no longer her perfect colour match. Arrrrgh! Look out RPats, here she comes!

FizzyT, May 26th, 2010

More than just a t-shirt!

More than just a t-shirt!

This has got too be the must fun t-shirt to wear on your own ever. Much more than just a t-shirt with an electric guitar on it; a t-shirt with an electric guitar you can actually play on it! This is part of a fantastic range of interactive t-shirts from Think Geek, where they must have hours of endless fun coming up with all their toys. I mean instruments.

The description of the t-shirt reads thus “The Electronic Guitar Shirt is not a toy that plays pre-canned musical riffs, it is a real musical instrument that allows you to play your favorite songs and sound great doing it.” So there, it’s so real, even those oldie Rolling Stones Rockers will be wanting one each. It has real chords and a real guitar-y sound. My only slight cause for concern is that because this t-shirt is battery powered and has wires and all sorts, you might not actually be able to wash it. Also, it might just be so addictive , that you will  never take it off, and eventually it could start to rust. For hygiene reasons then, I highly recommend wearing an under t-shirt t-shirt. All ready, and then you can play with yourself to your heart’s content!

FizzyT, May 25th, 2010

Lost Out!

Lost Out!

Enough already! Lost has finally come to an end, and there are still so many unanswered questions! So you never found out what was the significance of the Others, and why they first appeared dressed as pirates. You’ll never know why the Dharma Initiative was killed off, and why Walt wasn’t. Will you discover that the tail of the plane was actually filled with trainee hairstylists that kept the survivors looking immaculate, who also darned their t-shirts, and gave them regular teeth bleaching sessions. Did the numbers really correspond to a series of freckles on Hurley’s bottom? And were they all dead, or are they now? Questions, questions! And there are two schools of thought here: either you give a stuff, or you don’t. Since yesterday’s t-shirt was for the former, stuff giving contingent, today’s will be for the latter. A genius little number, designed by The Boss, who watched the whole thing avidly all the way through. And then wished he hadn’t.

FizzyT, May 24th, 2010

Lost Spoiler T-shirt!

Lost Spoiler T-shirt!

The Lost finale has been a long awaited affair, with the ultimate episode never likely to give all the answers. I expect the scriptwriters have long forgotten half of the questions anyway, just adding more twists and turns along the way to keep everybody guessing. All the different time lines, everyone dying and all of those questions that internet forums will be discussing for years will keep Lost’s cult status alive for quite a while.

Fab Lost T-Shirt

Fab Lost T-Shirt

I found this great t-shirt on Think Geek, an American website full of lovely gross things such as shower gel that looks like gloopy blood. Their Lost Spoiler t-shirt is a bit of a classic though. Named the Oceanic Airlines Safety Information Card T-shirt, it’s a hilarious look at the plot and gives away some wise survival tips.

Now you see it!

Now you see it!

Favourite item though, is this KGB disappearing ink pen. How many people could you confuse with that. Not to mention, how many personal cheques could you sign, and then deny you ever had!

FizzyT, May 23rd, 2010

I can give you whatever you want!

I can give you whatever you want!

Sarah Ferguson has always been on the outside of the Royal family. Even when she was in it.  After having her toes sucked in the name of financial advice, writing some kids books (honestly, no wonder the state of the nation if Sarah, Katie Price, Madonna et al are telling bedtime stories to kids), being a big Weight Watcher, going bankrupt a few times, I bet the Royal Family are wishing they’d sent her into space.  Not exactly what a princess did in the kids’ books I read as a child! Still, she’s always been rather jolly, and done lots for charidee, and I’m always rather partial to the outsider, so she doesn’t even reach the top 100 of my “only famous for being horribly persistent” list, (which, I warn you, is long indeed!)

But now the silly sausage has succumbed to a sting by the undercover News of the World reporter, Mazher Mahmood. More commonly known as the “Fake Sheikh”, the scourge of gullible celebs everywhere. For the princely sum of 500  000 dollars, she offered to set up a meeting with Prince Andrew, who would open doors that presumably only princes can open, promising untold riches for the fake sheikh and a quick back hander for her.

Caught red handed, as well as red haired, The duchess formerly known as Fergie now has a lot of explaining to do. Why was she selling an introduction to Prince Andrew? Why did she not check the “investor” out, at least a bit? And is that big slumping sound the communal sigh of the MPs as at least it wasn’t one of them this time?

Whatever the answers to these frighteningly insightful questions, one thing is for sure. The News of the World will be milking this story until all that is left of Sarah Ferguson is her mane of titan hair. Which is a shame, really.

FizzyT, May 22nd, 2010

T-shirt Pants!

T-shirt Pants!

Two questions often occur to me, though rarely at the same time. They are 1. “Have I any underwear?”  and 2. “What am I going to do with all those clothes I don’t wear any more?” As I say, I never really had cause to combine these two questions before. And then I found this. Instructions to turn your old t-shirts into pants! Hallelujah! What a fantastic idea. Whenever I am next low on underwear, I will simply chop up anold t-shirt and quickly run up a new pair, custom made; all will be right with the world, and I won’t need to go commando!

You’d think! Although when I next have a sewing machine handy to turn my armpits into a gusset, I’ll let you know! In the meantime, maybe I should make a t-shirt that reads “Future Pants” instead of “Future Wag” . Much more realistic and eco friendly!