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FizzyT, December 31st, 2013

Out with the old is my new motto for 2014. This year has ended on a bit of a low note, so I’m hoping that as Yazz so aptly said, the only way is (hopefully) up.

This saying is one of those ones which makes me think that there’s got to be a bright side to everything, so it’s going on an inspirational t-shirt today as the best slogan of 2013, or the first slogan of 2014. It’s a corker and says ‘When something goes wrong in your life, just yell ‘plot twist’ and move on’. Looking ahead then, as there’s nowhere else to go!

FizzyT, December 30th, 2013

Mega store ASOS has over 90 pages of men’s t-shirts and vests on sale. Forgive me for not having trawled through the lot, I’m sure the tee we can’t live without is halfway down page 89 or something and will change lives. But I can’t. Be’ Arsed.

Instead make do with this one by Brand Jacker, a fair take on the famous clothing logo, with a nice little twist. What struck me was how the stunningly good looking model in the photo looks like he’s being strangled by his tats.

It’s kinda awesome, but he doesn’t look comfortable in his own skin. How weird is that. Anyway, This is a fun brand, especially if you have a hankering for designer goods. A good investment piece, though a terrible pun! 
FizzyT, December 29th, 2013

If there ever was an actress that personified the love it/hate it conundrum that is Marmite it has to be Gwyneth Paltrow. Simultaneously voted the most awful/ beautiful woman in the world on almost a daily basis, there are those who swear by her lifestyle tips and those who would rather put her through a juicer. An incident last year with Kate Moss springs to mind, for the story where she throws a handful of crisps at a smugly jogging Gwynnie shouting ‘why don’t you eat some f**king carbs!!’

Here she is then, for those who the juicer is the most preferred option, looking uncharacteristically dreadful, wearing what looks like a pair of circa 1988 Littlewoods jeans and a white shirt. Ew, Gwyneth, how could you. A fashion mishap and no mistake. More gloop than Goop. Or even more Goop than gawp. A faux pas that will never be forgiven. And never forgot!

 

FizzyT, December 28th, 2013

Today’s chief non surprising story was that of X Factor winner Sam Bailey and her secret association with PR supremo Max ‘under investigation’ Clifford.

Everyone surely knows by now that big ‘talent’ shows are nothing but cheap panto. Heroes and villains are two a penny; although some people’s fifteen minutes seems to be interminable (go away Katie Waissel), there’s no slowing the juggernaut of reality TV.

Don’t be shocked that the winner was picked early, that sob stories abounded, that you would boo and hiss at the duplicity of some of the singers. You are merely the audience and you knew what you were getting into.

FizzyT, December 27th, 2013

The most important part of the sales is to go for high discount basics. If you fall in love with something just because it bears the red four letter word of shame and overdraft misery, you might end up regretting it for a long, long time to come.

This long sleeved striped t-shirt from Net a Porter is a T by Alexander Wang classic. Perennial style and effortlessly comfortable, it’s got 50% off, which by Net a Porter’s standards makes it almost affordable. It’s this sort of wardrobe basic that you should be aiming for if you have the unbearable urge to shop but not let your standards drop. Go carefully forth into the throng and all will be well. Ish.

FizzyT, December 26th, 2013

Pictures of Boxing Day mayhem at the sales give me the judders, or the jitters or something ikky. The push on the frontline for bargains, possessions and the thrill of winning the race leaves me feeling not a little bit queasy.

This is where online shopping has the edge. Or you are on the edge of your seat. Noone has to be shoved asunder, only the guilty looks at the credit card may stop you splurging on bargains you might find you didn’t really want.

As always, my top tip for the sales is to go for the basics. Nothing fancy that’s going to make you look like the Christmas tree that’s already dropping leaves like a hooker her knickers. Plain quality t-shirts and basic cashmere.

At least if you are going to max out your credit card, do it stylishly!

FizzyT, December 25th, 2013

T-Shirt Studio is well fed with the full on Christmas fare, and is now digesting, stretching Christmas t-shirt (obligatory personalised t-shirt for Christmas obvs) with the expanding gut of gluttony.

I’m not sure about the oversized tardy lunch one endures at this time of year. From the most grotesque fowl on the planet to the heaviest of puddings, I seem to gorge on things I don’t really like and then recline in pain and indigestion. Still, it’s tradition isn’t it, walking around half the day with your buttons undone because your belly has swollen to the size of a mother expecting ginormous triplets.

Still, a merry Christmas one and all. I hope you got everything you wanted, didn’t need and will be putting on eBay in a weeks time.

And even more I hope that if you’re having a really shitty Christmas, with no power, or with the loss of a loved one too grim to allow festivities, or in illness or poverty, that someone brightens your day and that next year this one will be far away.

Happy Christmas!

 

FizzyT, December 24th, 2013

This is the best bit of Christmas. Sitting down with a glass of fizzy, wrapping paper and loads of presents. Obviously, the more empty the glass gets, the worse the wrapping and the more likely everyone is to get the wrong presents.

But by this point, who really cares? Not I!

T-Shirt Studio wishes you a very merry Christmas (hic!). Good luck and good cheer and have fun in the new year!

FizzyT, December 23rd, 2013

Having survived our Christmas bash and made it through the storms, it’s just time for a quick brew before we get into the Christmas spirit.

Currently reviving one of our Christmas favourites, the so called ‘milk and two sugars’ mug, this one has your own specifications written on the side, so as whoever has the nice job of making the tea slash coffee has to get it exactly right, with no excuses.

Here’s mine, fussy and to the point! Make it so!!!

FizzyT, December 22nd, 2013

Having to revisit the whole ‘Penis Beaker‘incident for the festive season. Way back in the autumn, a Mumsnetter posted the following statement

‘I considered name changing for this, but, fuck it. We have a dedicated post-sex cleanup area on the bedside table. A box of tissues, a small bin, and a beaker of clean water for temporary cleaning/dunking while the bathroom is occupied by me.
Apparently our penis beaker is strange and not the done thing.
Does everyone else just lay there in a sticky post coital glow until morning? Really?’

Within 24 hours the Mumsnet website had crashed with all the traffic the post had caused, and the responses to it, and it spawned it’s own little range of merchandising. This personalised knob bucket mug was one alternative idea if size was becoming an issue.