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FizzyT, January 27th, 2013

Burberry sparked off a bit of a craze for cutesome owls last year, and the trend has just run and run. Or flown, I suppose, seeing as how it’s owls we’re talking about. Anyway, owls are now massive, sartorially speaking, and are just about everywhere.

I really like this owl print iPhone 4 cover from Urban Outfitters. Printed iPhone covers are becoming the next biggest craze (although a bummer if like me you don’t have an iPhone) so combining them with the aforementioned owls is a style statement just waiting to happen. So, if you have the right kind of phone, and a spare £12, then head ye down to the Urban ones and be fashion forward for February!

FizzyT, January 10th, 2013

Urban Outfitters must have an enormous vat of hot water, or possibly a jacuzzi that they insist of flinging themselves into at every opportunity. The latest t-shirt to land them in it is a variation on the erstwhile hip hop meisters N.W.A. (which stood for Niggaz Wit Attitudes and featured the talents of Ice Cube and Dr Dre) this one with the initials D.W.A. which in this case is Dictators With Attitude.

Featuring such luminaries as Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin and Kim Jon-il wearing the traditional hip hop garb of baseball cap in a series of mug shot style pictures, the t-shirt has already come under fire for being grossly insensitive.  I beg to differ, however, and think it’s hilarious. Well, quite funny anyway. I don’t see it as glorifying anyone, rather ridiculing them, which is surely not the same. But I don’t think Urban Outfitters really care what anyone thinks. Another day, another t-shirt, and it’s back in the hot water with them!

FizzyT, October 28th, 2012

I was in the supermarket the other day and noticed that opposite the aisle full of Halloween tat, the Christmas gifts section is already filled to overflowing. I was utterly dismayed. I so don’t want to start thinking about Christmas before December. It’s just wrong.

Anyway, I found this mug on the Urban Outfitters mug and found it perfectly encapsulated that ‘no particular time of year’ feeling that I am experiencing currently. (I think it’s otherwise known as an aversion to Christmas and Halloween. Or aversion to supermarkets as is otherwise often the case.)

And that’s why I love this enamel moustache mug. Perfect for absolutely no occasion at all. Except for tea break, which is probably the most important time of the day all year round, not just when marketing people tell you. And at only nine pounds, far cheaper than Christmas. A winner!

FizzyT, October 22nd, 2012

I suddenly realised that Halloween is just around the corner and I haven’t even seen whether my pumpkin costume still fits. I haven’t actually got a pumpkin costume per se (honest) but my fave zombie tee tends to get an airing along with anything orange that’s lying around (tends to be an orange most years tbh).

Anyway, there are some much more inventive pieces of kit about this year. Urban Outfitters have totally bedazzled with a most awesome range of zombies, mummies and skeleton all in one suits. Perfect to slip on after a hard day at the office so that you’re ready to go out and scare small children and animals with the minimum of fuss and make up.

The zombie suit is so mine, I will be personalising it with a pint of blood (beer) and a few bones (peanuts) and then I will be off into the night!!!