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FizzyT, August 31st, 2013

In fact, I think Wagner was my favourite contestant on the X Factor ever. Lusty as a porn star, and with the vocal talent of a poor man’s Meatloaf, Wagner was such good value he totally made those few episodes that I could be bothered to watch (probably hungover). I wish they would resurrect him and unleash him on the world all over again.

Wonder what he’s doing now? (quick Google search). No idea, although I scored full marks on the Newsround Louis Walsh X Factor quiz, so I’m working on it!

Anyway, just to tickle your tastebuds, here’s yesterday’s Wagner picture again, wearing his magnanimous X Factor t-shirt. Feel the lorb!






FizzyT, August 31st, 2013

The X Factor returns to our screens tonight, and astoundingly it’s the tenth anniversary of the show we love to hate. Public humiliation, i.e. the auditions is the name of the game, and it’s something that the Great British Public just can’t get enough of.

Despite the fact that very few musical acts who have come out of the X Factor have gone on to enjoy lasting success, there’s no shortage of contestants keen to try their luck in front of the judges (sans Cowell).

But who could fail to enjoy the car crash that is the X Factor? As guilty pleasures go, it’s one of the finest and you can bet that it’s what everyone will be talking about come Monday.

But do we care? Surely not. Although if the telly happens to be on, a small peek couldn’t hurt?

FizzyT, August 30th, 2013

Surely,  I am aghast!!!

FizzyT, August 29th, 2013

Last minute panic as schools go back is almost as bad as Christmas. PE kits, lunch boxes, swimming things……the list is nigh on endless. And expensive!

Still, there’s a little help on the swimming front. Try one of our personalised towels and your offspring will be able to find it a mile off, even with over chlorinated eyes. Get them to chose the colours they like, and your child coming home with someone else’s revoltingly soggy towel becomes one less thing to worry about. We do not do homework, however. Not now, not never!

FizzyT, August 28th, 2013

I’m really not sure about J Crew’s new embellished t-shirt. Covered in beads, sequins and the like, the tee is handmade and and costs just short of a thousand dollars.

We’re well used to finding incredibly expensive t-shirts here, but this one, coming from what tends to be seen as a medium priced label is really taking le biscuit. Although decidedly intricate, with Indian style embroidery, a peter pan collar and zip up the back, it looks a bit too low end for you to really appreciated the workmanship, and anyway, who would pay that much for a tee?

FizzyT, August 27th, 2013

Miley Cyrus, it must have been said a million times this week, really is breaking pa Billy Ray’s achey (breaky) heart. Her performance at the VMA’s has been heralded as absolutely the worst thing ever, making Lady Gaga and Madonna look like a couple of morris dancing virgins rather than the raunchsters they usually appear as.

Miley gyrated, twerked, stuck out what was a fairly dehydrated looking tongue and drew rubberneckingly horrified glances the world over. They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but sometimes it just doesn’t quite twerk!

FizzyT, August 26th, 2013

David Cameron is fast becoming known more for his holidays than his policies. And whilst I’m sure being Prime Minister must be an awfully stressful job, I can’t help but think that he has an awful lot of time off.

More to the point, I feel I must point out that Mr Cameron really needs a t-shirt. Obviously his rigorous exercise regime has lapsed of late and currently his battle cry looks as though it might be “We are all in this pie shop together!”

Smooth like a fine German Wurst, DC is the reason that t-shirts were invented. Might I suggest that Call Me Dave invest in one….that sunburn doesn’t look good!

FizzyT, August 25th, 2013

Singer and style chameleon Rihanna had an enormous bad decision day and has gone for the highly questionable mullet look. Horrific in many ways, the mullet was the hairstyle that killed the 80’s. Why a revival was a good idea is anyone’s guess, but if there’s one person who has had every hairstyle under the sun (and who isn’t David Beckham) it’s Rihanna.

Here she is, in her cute John Lennon tee and shorts combo actually fair rocking the ‘do. I find this to be a huge worry as Rihanna is such a big influence on her fans that we could soon be inundated with mullets. What are we going to do?

FizzyT, August 24th, 2013

I really like this Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol inspired t-shirt by Pepe Jeans, available from ASOS for a smouldering forty quid. I was reading today that leopard print is making it’s usual autumn comeback and the colours in this print are fairly leopard-like to my tiny mind.

The sun seems to have gone AWOL for a bit, but if it does stage a return in time for the Bank Holiday weekend, then this could be a really good summer tee. Otherwise, it’ll be just as good peeping through the layers and layers and layers of cardis, hoodies and coats will all be needing come winter!

FizzyT, August 23rd, 2013

For the Bank Holiday weekend, Urban Outfitters is offering 20% off all online sales. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on some of their classic buys before the dreaded winter sets in.

I love this slogan beanie by Dimepiece which is designed firmly with Cara Delevigne in mind. referring to her friendship with singer Rita Ora, the words “Ain’t no wifey” are totally current and wholly awesome.

Added to that, the fact that the beanie is the master of disguising a bad hair day and this might be the item to splash out on this (rainy) weekend!