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FizzyT, March 31st, 2012

French label Maje are having one of those Brigitte Bardot dalliances and are releasing a limited collection of 5 t-shirts with iconic images of the French star. Bardot has one of those enduring images which has spawned a thousand clones, and her looks are as up to date today as they ever were. The likes of Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer owe a lot of their style to Bardot, which you can clearly see on these t-shirts. In fact, it’s pretty hard to tell who some of the images are, so ubiquitous is her style.

Hugely expensive at over a hundred quid per shirt, but wonderful tees, nonetheless, and a fashionistas dream!

FizzyT, March 30th, 2012

Just some thoughts I had today in t-shirts…

or should that be…..

(and a microwave) How about

Nice to know the government are making an extra £32 million in revenue. No wonder they’re encouraging everyone to fill up. How about this?

And since the whole fuel crisis seems to be overshadowing the cash for access scandal, and Cameron riding Murdoch’s old nag, do you think your tee should be saying

Oh, I could spend all day on this. Have a play on our t-shirt template and personalise your own slogan of the day for a t-shirt, mug or mousemat. But hurry, panic buying is the new window shopping didn’t you know!

FizzyT, March 29th, 2012

All this amazing weather has made me feel extremely summery, so prematurely perhaps, I am getting excited about summer wardrobes and trips to the seaside. Summer probably won’t happen now, but the planning is still much fun.

I love this stripey long sleeved t-shirt by People Tree. Organic and Fair Trade, this is the perfect beach and boatwear, and is an absolute must have for those long, hazy summer days. The brush strokes of the print make it a bit more laid back and casual than if it were straight lines, so great with old denim. Roll on summer!

FizzyT, March 28th, 2012

I can’t help but feel just the weeniest bit of a smug trendsetter having profiled a smokin hot t-shirt by Maison Martin Margiela just this very week. And mere days, if not hours and minutes later, the lovely and rather saucy Rihanna was spotted in the Underground of all places wearing the very same printed tee. Hooray! Am fashion forward. Rihanna is taking style tips from moi. (although more likely that flames are hot right now!)

What will be my next great piece of sartorial wisdom. That it is going to rain and we will need brollies? That the Olympics will spew a thousand union jacks? That Victoria Beckham will smile? Nah! Better not push it!

FizzyT, March 27th, 2012

I love this t-shirt by New Zealand based label Federation, available from the unstoppable ASOS. The tee is entitled Wolf Out and has an amazing shot of a werewolf mid munching it’s way through a can of something in a very American looking jacket. I have a feeling that this is a still from the series Teenwolf with the once ubiquitous Michael J Fox (the Justin Bieber of his day) On the back there is a little cross which is the brand’s signature.

This is a great retro look and is fab for the summer. Wear with your oldest and most faded denim!

FizzyT, March 26th, 2012

I love this t-shirt by urban shop Darkside Clothing. Probably one of the better Twiglight inspired slogans, the “I heart sparkly vampires” is deceptively simple yet marvellously effective. And if this weather continues (unlikely, but would be nice) then every day will be “Wang on a t-shirt” day. What joy!

The “I heart” tee is enjoying a bit of a renaissance at the moment. Have a play with our t-shirt designer which enables you to “heart” anything you like, and see if you can come up with some equally fantastic slogans to personalise your own t-shirt!

FizzyT, March 25th, 2012

This week designer Stella McCartney unveiled her TeamGB kit for the Olympics this summer. The Olympics. Ah! Them!You might have heard about it.

Anyway, Stella showcased her new designs to a series of “ooo’s?” and “er’s?”. “Where is the red?” seemed to be the overriding response from commentators and the public. The Union Jack being a flag that is red, white and blue in pretty much equal measures, it does seem rather heavy on the blue. And a bit, well. Blue.

Stella defended her designs saying “Working on the kit was, a lot of the time, not about being a fashion designer – it was about creating something for the nation and the Union Jack seemed like the right place to start. I was also aware of the fact that it’s something that might be overused in the build-up to the Olympics, in taxis, on cushions and mugs, so I wanted to do something different with it – but that was still respectful of its beauty. Actually, the colours of the Union Jack are similar to a lot of other flags and the athletes really wanted to feel identifiable as Team GB, so I just used different colours to say the same thing.” So, different colours to the ones that are on the flag? Is that the meaning of easily identifiable? Hmmmmmm!

FizzyT, March 24th, 2012

Alexa Chung is turning into a great British brand. Everything she wears is instantly copied and everything she designs sells out within nano seconds. Her she is at Bicester Village with a printed jumper by Bella Freud with the slogan “Je t-aime Jane”, a reference to Jane Birkin’s famous musical number. Alexa was at Bicester to promote a pop up boutique called the British Designers Collective, which aims to showcase the work of young British talent, and hopefully her Midas touch will attract visitors to what they like to call “the Village” (sounds a bit gangsta that) to support the brands of the future.

FizzyT, March 23rd, 2012

This could be the tee that ends all of your work clothes crises. Or maybe it’s the tee which would just be the kiss of death for your career. Either way, this is a masterpiece of t-shirt design. It is a t-shirt, with a tie and handkerchief already printed on, so that it looks like a shirt. Amazing, huh? No ironing that hanky, no tying that tie, hey! not buttoning up the shirt even. This is the sartorial equivalent of getting a rubbery cheeseburger at the Ritz. Maybe not your everyday style choice, but kind of fun in a weird way.

It comes courtesy of Italian company Koolto, along with a whole range of equally nifty designs. Take a look, you know you want to!

FizzyT, March 22nd, 2012

Married to the Mob is the kind of clothing company you kind of wish you’d come up with yourself. It started life seven years ago when Leah McSweeny decided to start her own urban t-shirt brand. The concept was simple; it would be a cooler than cool label of street inspired t-shirts just for women. Urban cool with a feminie flavour. Seven years later, MTTM is going stronger than ever, with the women’s range expanded to include hoodies, trousers and leggings and a menswear line.

I love this tee, even though I’ve got absolutely no idea what the slogan is meant to mean. Well, almost no idea. Check these out, they’re just going to get bigger!