Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Competition: Win £30 to spend at Clothing at Tesco

I've written before about how surprisingly good the clothes from Clothing at Tesco are, so I was chuffed when they got in touch and asked if i'd like to run a competition for you guys! If you haven't tried them out you really should: the quality is good, the styles are very on trend, and i'm always impressed with the fit. So here's your chance to try them for free: It's easy to enter, and you can win £30 to spend on the site.

With wedding season in full swing, and weddings constantly on my mind at the minute, I decided to give the competition a wedding theme: all you have to do is choose an outfit from the Clothing at Tesco site that you think would be perfect for a summer wedding. The only catch is, you're outfit has to cost less than £30 (So that you can go straight out and buy it when you win the prize!) Here's my example to give you some ideas:

The challenge will be made easier because I just noticed that all of the sale stuff on the site has been reduced and is buy 2 items, get one free!

To enter the competition, follow the blog (using the box to the right) and then put together your perfect wedding outfit from clothing at Tesco for under £30: you can either leave this in the comments or drop me an email. I'll announce the winner next Wednesday (4th August) to give you plenty of time to come up with your star entry: good luck!!

Love, Tor xx

PS- The Head of Design and Buying for Lingerie at Debenhams is taking over the @debenhamsretail Twitter feed tomorrow (Thursday 29th July) between 1 and 2pm to answer any lingerie-related questions you might have. I'll be there, asking a million and one questions about bridal lingerie, so I thought I would give you guys the heads up!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Christmas in July with Debenhams

As bizarre as they are, I love Christmas in July press days (the Mothercare one had toys, candy canes and sweets: way to my heart!) Last week I went to the Debenhams one to see what we would all be lusting after when the real festivities are upon us! The fashion area was very small, and I wasn't really taken with any of the very standard, traditional party-type dresses. But the accessories? I was in shoe and bag heaven!
This pony-skin satchel was my favourite piece: really chic and cool, it would go with just about anything, and as an added bonus, I think i'd just about fit my laptop in it. In fact, I would be happy if any of the bags appeared under the tree from Santa: lots of oversized, structure, and nudes and browns. All things I like in a bag! After the bags I enjoyed the shoes. The pair I liked most is the one pair I didn't actually photograph: a pair of blush pink satin stillettos (Red Herring Limited Edition) with a black high gloss stiletto heel and a black corsage on each foot.
However it's summer shoes that i'm thinking about right now. I spent my gift voucher from the event on new underwear (you can never have enough and the debenhams sale is now 70% off their underwear department. I got a Fantasie set, and they had lots of brands and a range of sizes, especially bigger cups) and on new shoes. I opted for these gorgeous snakeskin lace up gladiators:
I've now worn them twice, and they are surprisingly comfortable, given the laces which I don't usually get on with. They're also as versatile as a pair of black gladiators but considerably less boring: they go with everything in my wardrobe, but still make a great focal point. And at £17.50 in the sale, they were a bargain too! It's hard for me to plan seasons in advance, and although the Christmas press day should've inspired me to buy some new winter boots, I just couldn't resist the lure of new sandals!

Love, Tor x

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Turning Japanese, I really think so!

Lovely fiancé has just returned from a two week business trip to Hong Kong and Tokyo, and I just can't resist sharing the lovely Hello Kitty gifts he brought for me: as i've mentioned more than once before, my love of Hello Kitty knows no bounds, and if it was up to me that adorable little kitty would adorn my whole house. We're all allowed our own moments of dubious taste, and this is mine!!

First up is this big slouchy leather handbag - I was shocked when I saw it because it's actually pretty subtle and usually these Hello Kitty accessories are made of pleather whereas this one feels as soft as butter!
I LOVE the big Hello Kitty hair turban; perfect for wearing post bath with my Hello Kitty PJ's. There are also Hello Kitty socks, the cutest ice cube tray, a mug and spoon, and if you're wondering about the Hello Kitty figurine sat on the toilet, I think this picture probably explains what made him choose that:
Rather than have Hello Kitty stuff all over the house I try to concentrate the collection in one room - in this case the bathroom! The toilet mat is also new.

All of these presents were lovely surprises, but sadly, despite hunting every Sanrio shop he passed, Mike couldn't find the one present I asked him for: the Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel bride and groom plush dolls. So whilst I know this is an off piste request (normal fashion service resuming tomorrow!) if anyone knows where I can buy them in London, i'll be forever in your debt!

Love, Tor xx

Friday, 23 July 2010

Fabfrocks reviews: the fish pedicure

Thursday's deal from Wahanda was a half price fish pedicure (just £9) and having read so much about them via twitter, I decided I had to give it a go! A fish pedicure is a pedicure with a difference: you dip your feet into a tank full of garra rufa (or doctor) fish, who suck away all your dead hard skin. For those of you worrying about losing more than you expected (a toe perhaps!) they only consume the affected and dead areas of the skin, leaving the healthy skin to grow.
My experience was disappointing: I went to Wanda Fish in Camden, which was a very basic establishment, rather than the salon I was expecting. I was very cautious when I dipped my feet into the big tub of fish, but aside from about a minute of weirdness, it didn't feel uncomfortable at all: in fact it just felt like having your feet in a bubble spa. The sensation was really gentle and soothing. The water was tepid, which was great as I expected it to be cold, but apparently garra rufa are warm water fish.

The problem with fish is that unlike a therapist, you can't tell them to concentrate on your problem areas: the fish seemed to enjoy the tops of my feet, which didn't need any work, and left the soles of my feet alone. I also didn't think there were enough fish in each tank, and that may have affected the performance: other salons say they have between 150-200 fish per tank, but I would estimate that there were only around 50 in mine. So although this had no real affect on my feet, it could be that the experience is better in other locations. I think this kind of treatment would work best in conjunction with a therapist as well, which this salon didn't offer: after my half an hour with the fish I would've liked the rest of the hard skin removed from my feet and my nails painted, which you get with a normal pedi, but don't get with a fish one.

I'm glad I tried it, and it was definitely worth giving it a go, for the experience if nothing else. But sadly it hasn't made any real difference to my feet, and i'm still going to have to go for a proper pedicure to remove the hard skin on my heels, and for a shape and polish.

Love, Tor xx

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Etsy obsession of the week: Follow the white rabbit

Etsy is proving to be a valuable wedding tool, both for sourcing suppliers and finding inspiration for my own DIYs. Because we are having an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding, I often type "Alice in Wonderland" into the search box on Etsy and wonder at the lovely stuff that pops up. In celebration of my new favourite theme, it will be the focus of today's obsession of the week: Here are some of my favourite Alice in Wonderland Etsy fashion finds:-

Rabbit in a rush necklace, Shoogi, $29.50Photobucket
I love how dignified the rabbit on this necklace looks, and I love a locket that you can personalise on the inside with pictures of your family and loved ones. The tiny key charm is a lovely detail to the necklace too, and I think the pricepoint is really reasonable. The designer is based in Isreal, and even if you're not an Alice fan, well worth checking out for some of her other incredible designs.

Of all the pieces i've found this is my absolute favourite, as it combines my two favourite things: books and fashion! These book bags are constructed around real books, and each bag is custom designed and handmade; the inside and the lining etc are 100% cotton. Other books are available including Jane Austen, Edgar Allen Poe, Brothers Grimm, HG Wells and many more; there is something for every book lover. I fell head over heels in love with this etsy shop!

These dresses are an absolute bargain, especially when you think of the amount of work that must go into custom making them! Not quite costumes, but too elaborate for a stroll around Asda, I don't know how or where I could make this work, but I know I want to give it a go! This dress would look so flattering on a pear shape or hour glass figure: if the queen of hearts inspiration is too much for you, then loliposh also make similar shaped dresses in vintage pastel or floral fabrics perfect for garden parties, picnics, or hot summer days!

Love, Tor

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

TKMaxx store opening: Charing Cross Road

Last night I was invited to the opening of the new TKMaxx store on Charing Cross Road: just a two minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station, this makes TKMaxx alot more convenient for anyone based in central London, as usually their stores are on retail parks, or out in the suburbs. We were treated to champagne, themed dancers, and super-stylist Kate of Make Do Style was on hand for styling tips and advice.
The "gold label" stand was the stand I was most interested in, which is where they keep the designer labels: they had the Stella McCartney boat shirt dress reduced to £169 (and in my size!) It felt like fate, but I showed some self control and left the dress on the rail; the wedding fund remains intact! Other dresses of note were the Liberty print dress with the beautiful birds on, and the Pucci dress covered in drop sequins (both shown below) The most impressive section for me though was the shoes: there were 3 very covetable pairs of irregular choice shoes that had my name on them, and for just £29.99.
The store opening was also used as an opportunity to introduce us to ModBox, which is TKMaxx's new department. It is very much a "young trends" collection, and I would say aimed at a teen market. Lots of short dresses, logo tees, and embellishment. Even looking at it made me feel old, but I think my younger self would've picked up a piece or two. Decide for yourselves:

Overall it was a fun evening, and if I didn't know it last night I know it this morning: The store is obviously going to be a massive success. I walk past it on my way to work in the morning, and they were queueing around the block to get in!

Love, Tor xxx

The big bloggers night out!

I'm a bit late to the table with this, and others have written it up much better than I can, but Friday evening saw a big fashion bloggers dinner: other twenty bloggers gathered round to gossip, drink cocktails, and eat too much dim sum. It all happened thanks to Fiona of Save our Shoes. And it was lovely! One of the best things about blogging is the sense of community it brings to what could be a lonely hobby, and it's nice to put faces to names, and meet people you talk to virtually.

Dunce that I am, I left my camera at home, but here are some pictures taken from my iphone:
Pictured are Fiona, Reena of Fashion Daydreams and Kristabel of I Want You to Know, and all the other bloggers enjoying their cocktails! As always it was lovely to catch up with Jenny from The Style PA, whom I sat with during dinner. And I met and learnt about a whole host of other blogs including: Frankie of Swell Vintage, and Alex of Alex Loves. There were so many other blogs and bloggers that it was overwhelming: hopefully next time i'll get to say hello to more lovely ladies!

I think it's fair to say though, that a great night was had by all. I can't wait to do it again!

Love, Tor xx

Monday, 19 July 2010

Skip the coffee, buy a manicure!!

I get excited every morning when my Wahanda newsletter arrives in my inbox (yes, I am that sad!) But, you know, what's not to get excited about? This website has revolutionised my (previously barely existant) salon life: You can get your hair cut for less than half the price, spa days for less than the cost of a lunch date, and I am seriously holding out for a teeth whitening one in time for the wedding...
....But today I had to snap the deal up before they realised they'd made a mistake! Any £20 beauty treatment for just £2!? That means a beauty treatment for less than a latte, a sandwich, or the standard tube fair home! I got the London deal, but it is also available in Birmingham, Manchester, or Leeds. In London, £2 will get you one of the following: a manicure, a pedicure,
eyebrow/eyelash tint, and a whole load of waxing!

And if you want a treatment that's a little more expensive? Well then you can have it, and pay the difference! I'm going for the 30 minute city pedicure: a nice treat for my seriously neglected tootsies. You can only buy the deal today though, so time is of the essence. Give up that extra coffee from Starbucks (you really don't need it anyway!) and get pampered instead!

Love, Tor xxx

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Vodaphone London Fashion Weekend

I can hardly believe it's that time of the year again - this morning the digital schedule was released, I completed my registration last week: London Fashion Week is here again. And for any fashion loving gal that can only mean one thing: It's time for London Fashion Weekend! Tickets went on sale today.

I love London Fashion Weekend; it's got to be one of the shopping highlights of the season. This year there will be over 100 designers, and as usual discounts will be up to 70% off. Tickets start from £12.50, but in my experience, you get that back in discount if you purchase just one thing (and i've been known to come out with bags full!)If you're a vodaphone customer (I'm not, I was tempted by the free cinema tickets from Orange!) you can go to and be in with a change of winning free tickets, making your bargains even more bargainalicious. The great thing about London Fashion Weekend is that it's more than shopping; you can watch catwalk shows, have beauty treatments, and enjoy lunch with champagne when your feet get tired.

Sadly there's no entrance to under 18s unless accompanied by an adult, so younger readers will have to persuade their mums to take them (shouldn't be a problem - my mum's never been known to say no to a shopping trip!)

Finally, if I haven't already got you tempted, here's the full list of designers that will be at the event. I'm going to start saving my shopping pennies already!

Love, Tor xx

PS - Sorry for the short post today, but I have my first wedding dress appointment this afternoon, and i'm too excited to think about any dresses that aren't white and covered in tulle!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Fabfrocks guide to: Applying false lashes


When I wrote about my new false lashes last week, a couple of people commented that they'd love to wear false lashes but they struggled to apply them. Now, i'm no expert, but I always manage to get mine on pretty straight, so I thought I would share the fabfrocks guide to applying false eyelashes:

1. Put your make up on first. I know some people apply their mascara after their lashes, thinking it will make the falsies and their natural lashes blend together. This will just damage the lashes and the pulling motion of your mascara will move them out of position. Also even if you don't normally wear it, apply at least a thin line of eye liner: that way you won't see the join of your lashes on your skin.

2. Apply the glue to the lashes and then WAIT! If the glue is really slippy and the lashes are sliding everywhere when you try to put them on then you're applying them too soon. Wait for the glue to go slightly tacky and you will find that your lashes go on much easier. It depends how long it take you to do your make up, but I usually glue my lash, apply my eye liner and mascara, and then stick them on. I do this one eye at a time.

3. Get the position right. I don't know if this is how you're supposed to do it, but my tried and tested method is to apply the lashes very slightly on the skin (that way you can feel they're on) and then slide them down so that they're exactly at the lash line. If you have them any higher or lower then they generally don't sit straight above your natural lashes: if the falsies flick too far above your own lashes then they're a little too low. If this happens take them off, remove the tacky glue, and start again.

4. Hold still! Once you have them where you want them I tend to press my falsies in position really firmly and then hold it there for about 30 seconds. This pressure makes sure they stay and dry in place, and keeps them in position all night!

And that's it! That's how easy it is to apply false eye lashes and get it right: give it a go and let me know what you think, and if you have any clever tips to share that can make this even easier let me know!

Love, Tor xx

Monday, 12 July 2010

HT Headwear: More hats on the lust-have list!

My love of hats and headwear in all it's many forms is well documented. I have more hats and hair pieces than i've been to weddings. So I always get excited when i'm invited to look at a collection from a designer i've never heard of: as Forest Gump once said, you never know what you're gonna get.
HT Headwear is Helen Talbot, a British milliner who only ever works with home grown British materials. I love the story about how the company got started, because it reminds me so much of myself (without the talent, and hat-making skills, of course)... "Not wanting something everybody else had, or having to compromise on style, she set out to make her own headpiece. With a degree in textiles under her belt and a millinery course taken years ago for a bit of fun, she was well equipped to design and make something unique to her that nobody else would have! After completing stunning headpieces for herself, her mother and her four bridesmaids, HT was hooked and now creates stunning unique headwear for private clients nationwide."
Because I have weddings on the brain, my immediate thought was how much I love the bridal collection for myself (yes, I know; selfish!) but there's so much more to these collections than that. There's something for my fashion conscious mum, something for a day at the races, and even little posies for garden parties or any other occassion you want to make the effort for. I am head over heels-edly in love with these simple flowers scattered through the hair: perfect with casual curls, and you could still put your veil over the top, and have great hair when you remove the veil for the evening do:
This is perfect for me because I want a dramatic veil and gorgeous evening hair, but without the fuss - i'm just not a sequins and tiara kind of gal! If I hadn't set my heart on a floor length veil, these bird cage veils are gorgeous; perfect for a 50s-style or city weddding.
Sorry, I know I keep sneaking weddings in here, but I can't help myself! Having said that, 'tis the season of merangue-like confectionary and wedding invitations, and if you have any nuptials to attend that it might be worth checking out HT Headwear: each piece is lust-worthy, and because they're bespoke pieces you don't run the risk of wearing the same Debenhams "must have" pieces as everyone else.

Love, Tor x

Thursday, 8 July 2010

River Island sale: Maximum ten items

The problem with online shopping is that you can't be 100% sure what you're buying until it arrives. Will it fit, will the quality be nice, how much am I going to lose on postage charges if I have to send it back? All considerations of the average online shopping experience.

This is made much easier if you can try things on it store and then buy them online, but why would you bother? If you're already in the shop and you have the garment in you're hand, why not buy it there and then and leave the shop with it! So, despite the fact the River Island sale started online two days ago, I waited until it hit stores today before I went bargain hunting!
You can only take a maximum of ten items into the changing rooms at River Island; it's important to remember this, because you will want to take in about thirty. Stock was going fast, and you had to queue round the room to get to the tills, but i'm giving the River Island sale two thumbs up. I wanted nearly everything I tried on.
The casual T shirts and vests selection was great and started at £6, with lots of Parisian influence (speaking of which, please remember to vote for me and send me to Paris) I love the middle, Parisian themed top, which would be a lovely transitional piece to take you through to Autumn. They also had a big selection of rock and punk inspired logo tops, as well as stripes and polka dots: anything a T shirt loving soul could desire, really.
As well as the clothes, there is also a massive shoes and accessories sale: leather heels starting at £20, flats and sandals starting at £8. I'm a big fan of River Island accessories and I think, quality wise, that they are some of the best on the high street. There were two handbags I loved but at £75 each they were still a little rich for me; a big discount from the original £150 price tag though! They also had hundreds of pairs of very cool Spitfire sunglasses reduced to just £5: I couldn't resist, and picked a pair up!

I've written several times about my love of all things River Island, and if you're a River Island fan too, I definitely recommend you check out the sale. If you're not a River Island fan, it's worth a peek for the shoes: some of them are incredible, and I had a five minute "shoe heaven" moment!

Love, Tor x

Note; please excuse my 'I really need a hair cut' hair do, and the hurried lunchtime photos; this post is for illustration purposes only!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Simply Be: Do you have what it takes to be a plus sized model?

Julian MacDonald (not exactly an advocate of plus sized modelling!) said that if you're a size 14 in a room full of size 10s then you're in the wrong room. I say prove him wrong and enter Simply Be's latest competition to find their new face, and the next plus-sized talent.
Simply Be are searching for the new face of plus size fashion. So if you're a size 14 or above, a natural in front of the camera and full of confidence this could be your chance to shine! I never normally post about this kind of press release, but I thought it was refreshing that a company was searching for someone normal sized that I could relate to, even if it is a plus sized fashion company (which means, to be fair, they have to use plus sized models)

The prizes are almost too good to be true. (If you want to be a model, that is!) First, the winner will be whisked away for a shoot with Best magazine. One makeover, lots of pictures and a short wait later, they’ll be named Simply Be’s Plus Size Model 2010! Then it's down to work. The new face of the Simply Be Style Files can expect more shoots, more portfolio shots and more exposure.

Simply Be’s newest model will need to look every bit the part, so, and this is the most exciting bit as far as i'm concerned, the lucky winner will also receive £10,000 to spend on fabulous Simply Be fashion! And to kick start the winner’s modelling career, Simply Be will even arrange a consultation with 12 + UK model management, a prize that money can’t buy!

How to enter

ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE: Your contact details: Email Address, Postal Address and Telephone number.

PHOTOS: Make sure you include a full length shot, a side profile and a head shot.

YOUR VITAL STATISTICS: Jot down your height and weight. Then add your waist, dress, bra and shoe sizes.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU: Tell us who you are, what you do, where you find fashion inspiration and anything else you think will make you stand out from the crowd.

THE REASON: Just one sentence on why you should be Simply Be's Plus Size Model 2010!

SEND YOUR ENTRIES TO: Griffin House, Lever Street, Manchester, ME60 6ESOR EMAIL THEM TO:

The deadline for entries is 27th August 2010 – don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

For more information visit the Simply Be website, and you can follow Simply Be on Twitter for updates: @SimplyBeUK

Good luck!

Tor xx

PS - Don't forget to keep voting for me in the Sarenza bloggers competition! Just click here to send me to Paris!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Daily wear: Taking it to the max!

On Sunday I went for a brief shopping trip in High Barnet (home of all about 10 shops!) and in a nasty cheap looking shop called "prodigy", where all the dresses are less than £10, I fell in love with a pair of maxi dresses in the window. 5 minutes, one weird curtain (instead of a changing room) and £20 later, and both dresses were mine - maybe it shows you shouldn't trust a book (or a dress!) by its cover! Today I decided to try one out:
I am newly in love with maxi dresses - they're flattering, and keep you really cool when the weather gets hot whilst still protecting your modesty. I teamed mine with last years blue sandals from Primark, a chunky green bangle from Miss Selfridges, my favourite Joy bag, and a necklace I made myself by pulling together the charms from all my necklaces that had broken chains.

I also painted my nails in lilac to match: the colour is palmer violet from 17, and I really love the shade but am disappointed with the quality of the varnish: it's the first time i've ever tried 17 varnish before and it seems to peel of almost as soon as I put it on. I've now given this colour three attempts and it is yet to stay on my nails for more than one day - definite nail varnish fail.

Overall I like the affect of the outfit - perfect for a day out in the sun, or for sitting in my office, which doesn't have any air conditioning!!

Love, Tor x

* Technically this is a yester-daily wear post - I wrote this yesterday but blogger was playing up so I couldn't get it published!

PS - If you haven't already I would be eternally grateful if you could vote for me in the sarenza blogger challenge!

Most important vote since the general election!

The time has come for people to vote on the Sarenza competition I told you about last week. I don't want to give you guys voters fatique (the general election, the bloggers trip to Paris, how many more important decisions can you be asked to make!?) But I would really really appreciate it, and insist on your being lavished with rewards in the kingdom of heaven, if you could vote for me to win the Sarenza Continental fashion findings competition.

All you have to do is click here, which takes you directly to my entry, and then click vote: they ask for your email address but this is optional; you can just click submit and go on your way! I would really appreciate the votes, but as this isn't a dictatorship, then I should also say that some of the other bloggers look beautiful, and you can vote for whoever you like without making me cry too loudly!

Here's the link again: click here to vote for me! The competition is open for 10 days, and you can vote once a day, so if you're feeling really generous, vote for me more than once (you can't do that in the general election, that's cheating, but hey! I don't make the rules!)

I'm going to go now, and start preparing my acceptance speech - thanks to my mum, dad, everyone who believed in me, and you guys for voting! Now, to cry (like Gwynnie) or not to cry?!

Love, Tor xx

Monday, 5 July 2010

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania: Paris, Spring 2010/11

I have a massive soft spot for Vivienne Westwood: her draping and penchant for a nipped in waist is a dream for a girl with a body like mine. Her Spring/Summer 2011 Anglomania collection, which was shown in Paris today, certainly didn't disappoint! As is my tradition, here is a montage - review to follow!
The punky double denim looks great and nods to the wild Westwood past. (insert a wild west-wood joke here!) The return of waspies as outerwear (surely the next step in the underwear as outerwear affair we're having) Oh my! I love the femininity of it, the curves it creates, the dramatic effect and contrast when teamed with the full skirts. Elbow length gloves, normally reserved for weddings and teenage proms, are given a dramatically more rock-chick edge.

I'm a massive gingham fan, and I couldn't be more delighted to see it back on the catwalk. The second paisley dress, complete with straw hat, is a modern version of the 80s: think Julia Roberts at the races in Pretty Woman!
The prints in this collection are fabulous and simultaneously very wearable. The colours are bold and bright and everything has a touch of country and western: denim, waist coats, and check out those peep-toe cowboy boots! I only with this collection could hit the shops tomorrow: it's almost worth breaking into the wedding fund for!

Love, Tor xx

Sunday, 4 July 2010

The power of false lashes....

You will never know what a difference false lashes make to your eyes until you see yourself with one eye done and one eye undone: the contrast is so dramatic! Half way through putting my slap on I couldn't believe what a difference the new lashes made, and I just had to share.

These are the get gorgeous feather lashes from get lashed, and they cost £11, which I don't think is too bad. Get lashed have lash bars in House of Fraser stores all over the country and the professionals will put your lashes on for you, included in the price of the lashes. I bought mine and had them put on a couple of months ago, and loved them, but haven't worn them since, as they're really heavy. If you keep them in the get lashed box, which they come with, then you can take them back instore and have them applied by the experts as many times as you like, making the cost even more reasonable. But I didn't have time to go to HOF so I bungled my way through it at home: and i'm glad I did, as seeing them as a work in progress really made me appreciate how good they look!

Sorry that this is just a short, a slightly vapid post: I'm having a really busy weekend, but really wanted to share my exciting lash find!

Love, Tor xx

Friday, 2 July 2010

Oh no Britney, No!!

Oh Britney what have you done?! Well the answer is, she's designed a low-budget fashion collection. I love Britney; I will happily bop along to here tunes after too many cocktails on a Saturday night. But she's not exactly known for her fashion sense, is she. In fact, i've seen that woman sporting more circles of shame than Tiger Woods after a heavy weekend.

The collection is aimed at teens and is being released on 1st July to coincide with the "back to school" buying session: yup, this stuff is coming to a high school near you! When I was at school I had to wear a bottle green knee length pencil skirt - if it came above your knee you had to go home and change it (or in my case, roll it back down!) Now apparently studded leatherette mini skirts are back-to-school essentials: who knew?!

Britney released a statement about her new clothing saying “Designing was a really fun, new way for me to express my creativity and I really wanted to create something by me for my fans.” Apparently her inspirations were her favourite books and films: apparently Britney only reads books in which people wear cheap denim: interesting.

Luckily the clothing line will only be sold at Kohl’s Department stores in the States, whom they have an exclusive contract with, meaning we won't see too many mini-Britneys running around town. I know its a budget collection, but I just can't get over the cheapness of it: the tacky silver bag, the denim waistcoat/pink vest combo - it all screams of too little money, teamed with far too little taste.

Why would a celebrity with no fashion sense design a fashion line? Who would invite them to do it?? The lure of a quick buck obviously addles people's minds. I'm sick of seeing collaborations with two-bit celebrities: when can we go back to judging clothes based on who made them, not on which B-lister (I'm not talking about Britney here of course - she's an A lister gone bad!) drew the original doodles?

Love, Tor xx