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FizzyT, March 31st, 2013

Ah, the impeccable Zac Effron, Hollywood star and he who shows the world how a classic white t-shirt should look. It is a universal truth that if you are young, pretty and sculpted enough, (with first class laundry service waiting in the wings, obviously) you only ever need a pair of jeans and a white tee; all other forms of fashion are rendered obsolete.

For the rest of the mere mortals on the planet, that is to say, approximately the other 7 billion, something else maybe needed. I suggest a little slogan on your t-shirt to detract from the fact that your washing isn’t power blasted by a thousand power hoses so the fabric is a whiter shade of dazzling that matches your teeth. Or sunglasses.

FizzyT, March 30th, 2013

Today’s t-shirt tale is the bad, sad story of a Taiwanese chap who was arrested wearing a t-shirt with a “Wanted” slogan. The police, who were curious about the t-shirt, ran some checks on the chap and found he was indeed wanted by the police for drugs related offences. Upon discovering this, they promptly arrested him, which is what you might refer to as some kind of inverse serendipity. Or possibly outright stupidity. Either, or.

The moral of this story might be something along the lines of not drawing attention to yourself if you are wanted by the police, or check what your t-shirt slogan means in your own language before you wear it and get arrested. Or possibly, and this may make the most sense, don’t be wanted by the police in the first place.

FizzyT, March 29th, 2013

Bridging the gap between sportswear and fashion is Sweaty Betty, a company that keeps going from strength to strength. Finding a niche these days in the clothing market is pretty darn hard, but Sweaty Betty seems to achieved just that.

Where women’s sportswear has never been all that much to write home about, there is now a whole new crossover category of structured, supportive tees and legwear for ballet, running, yoga, and pilates. With a bit of skiwear thrown in. What’s brilliant about it is that all the clothes are really good quality fabrics, not heavily branded and with an everyday feel to them.

I love this Pavana yogo top, with a really slouchy layered look, that still retains that all important support for inversions. Relaxed and laid back, yet still a great piece of sports kit. Sweaty Betty has got their niche totally covered and then some!

FizzyT, March 28th, 2013

Model of the moment Cara Delevigne has been working the personalised beanie hat for a while now, and is turning it into part of her signature look. Frequently posting pictures of herself online wearing her statement custom urban garb, she is creating a whole new angle to the personalised genre. And it looks great!

Here she is in one of her custom beanie hats with a twist on the Hermes logo. Have a go at creating your own beanie hat to stave off the cold and make your own fashion statement. Love it, personalise it, buy it, wear it!

FizzyT, March 27th, 2013

Fashion mega brand Hermes have produced what might just be the most expensive t-shirt ever produced. At $91,500 it’s not quite a million dollars, but in terms of way off this month’s budget, it might as well be.

The t-shirt is made entirely from crocodile skin, and is obviously the height of taste and luxury, although for all it’s sophistication, it does sound just a tad Crocodile Dundee, circa the croc wrestling years.

According to website The Awl (who ‘discovered’ the tee in an Hermes shop, but weren’t allowed to take a picture of the actual garment, so made do with the price tag), the sales tax for the tee would be another few thousand dollars, so you could be looking at a six figure sum. For a t-shirt. A leather t-shirt which will be all sweaty and heavy and you won’t be able to wash and costs as much as several cars. I can sort of see Brad Pitt in one, in a kind of scruffy, yet expensive kind of way. He would probably need an awful lot of Chanel no 5 to cover up the sweatiness which would inevitably occur.

FizzyT, March 26th, 2013

British model of the moment, the lovely Cara Delevigne was sporting wearing a beanie hat last week, with the fairly self explanatory slogan “Bad Hair Day” embroidered onto the front. Perfect for this depressingly awful weather, and a fairly astute way of attracting attention away from a messy mop.

And as much as you could never in at least a gazillion years imagine Cara looking anything less than totes adorable, it might well be worth taking a leaf out of the fashionista’s book and designing your own unique custom beanie hat. Perfect for bad hair days, cold head days….just any old days really!






FizzyT, March 25th, 2013

Possibly the most ridiculous news story today was that canteen staff in an Essex school are being banned from serving triangular shaped flapjacks after a boy was hurt in the eye by a rogue biscuit during a food fight.

The boy was sent home, however was able to return to school after it seems he avoided permanent injury. The flapjacks, however, have not been so fortunate. To avoid pointy edges, the oaty treats now have to be served as rectangles. Other foods which must now be at serious risk include triangular sandwiches (unless sufficiently floppy), carrot batons, Twiglets (could take someone’s eye out) and asparagus spears, the connoisseur’s choice. Not to mention the biological warfare that could ensue if someone’s not careful with their spotted dick.

So today I’ve chose to depict one of these evil oat killers on a mug. Just as a little personalised Easter treat, or even a warning to others!


FizzyT, March 24th, 2013

Truly the weather is not to be believed this week. Snow is still falling and it’s so cold even the snowmen are dreaming of summer. Apparently it’s the coldest Spring since 1963, which is just wrong considering that last summer was a complete non starter.

Anyway, I thought I’d point out how lovely and warm our personalised hoodies are seeing as how I’m in one right now, and it’s the only thing warding off frostbite. They come in a variety of colours, with a handy kangaroo pouch and drawstring hood. Choose from contrast colours, templates, embroidery and diamante text, all from only £22. But the main thing is stay warm, this cold ain’t going anywhere. Unfortunately!

FizzyT, March 23rd, 2013

Hollywood star Ryan Gosling was papped out and about this week wearing a Macaulay Caulkin photo t-shirt whilst out and about it what must be termed “the sunshine” (don’t actually remember it) this week.

It must be noted that when celebs (or bona fide Hollywood film dudes in Ryan’s case) wear photo or slogan tees, they’re quite often sending out a subliminal (or not so subliminal) message. One which their publicist would go mad over. But I can’t for the life of me think why anyone would be making a Macualay Caulkin statement. So maybe he just likes the tee!

FizzyT, March 22nd, 2013

Way, way back in 2012, Hollywood megastar and the hairier half of Brangelina, Brad Pitt was paid four million to star in the most atrocious perfume advert, like ever. As ‘The Face’ of Chanel No 5, he successfully showed the world why he has never won an Oscar as he hammed his way through such a big pile of drivel, you’d need a diamond encrusted JCB to clear up the bull***t.

The poor chap was thoroughly lambasted for the whole thing, with spoofs and virals popping up all over the shop. Being a bit of a Simeon Farrar fan, I thought his Brad Pitbull: Inevitable t-shirt should have a day all of it’s own. Available from ASOS as part of Simeon’s exclusive Black Score collection. Love it, buy it, wear it, need to wash it. It’s inevitable!