Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Fashion sucks.

Having realised that my jaunty collection of frou-frou skirts is not going to see me through the cold winter, I've been doing lots of clothes shopping, or rather browsing, which always puts me in a bad mood. What is wrong with clothes designers? Everything on sale in the selection of reasonably-priced High Street stores I visited was awful, whether it be afflicted with freakishly over-sized buttons (just why?), cut to resemble Count Duckula's cape, or - worst of all - made of gold. Gold! Who wears gold? That dreadful one from Birds of A Feather, and her latter-day emissary Lily Allen, that's who. And don't even get me started on houndstooth...

Then when I did buy two pairs of trousers, I discovered that one pair were pornographically tight across the bottom, and the others were six inches too long. How both of these problems escaped me in the Zara changing rooms is anyone's guess. I think my licence to shop is going to be revoked - I nearly bought another pair of ballet pumps today, despite not having worn in the three previous pairs (lacy, starry and with ankle ribbons respectively) I bought in similar high spirits.

Bah. I have decided the only thing I am going to buy this month is a tartan mini-skirt. And anyone who tells me I look like I'm wearing a school uniform will get a slap - don't you realise it's ever so Anglomania, darling?


Anonymous Mr P said...



8/29/2006 6:19 pm  
Blogger H said...

Wide leg trousers. No matter what I wear them with, I still look like a clown or a 1930's lesbian. But hey, I hear leopard print is back,which can only add to the `Dorian from Birds of a Feather' look. Classy.

Am staying indoors in my pyjamas until March.

8/30/2006 11:50 am  
Blogger Tamburlaine said...

I'm not a big fan of fashion. I don't have the kind of figure (nor the attention-seeking personality) that would lead me to dress in miniskirts, drainpipes, low-cut tops or shorts. I just wish there was somewhere I could find "classic" ladies garments that didn't cost a fortune.

Leopard print? Surely some mistake? Surely?

h: the 1930s lesbian is a *good* look!

8/30/2006 12:41 pm  
Blogger lady miss marquise said...

The tartan mini skirt is always a good idea!!

My only excitment comes from the fact there are so many beautiful boots out there for the fall season. However, as this is my first non-London shopping season I am hoping I can still find inspiration...

8/30/2006 8:27 pm  
Blogger hangthedj said...

Firstly being interested in fashion does not mean that you have to wear "low cut tops or shorts".

I *LOVE* fashion and I don't have a Cheryl "the racist" Tweedy figure, but am confident and know what level of quirkiness I can get away with.

Although...I did just manage to squeeze my arse into a size 10 pencil skirt, without looking like it was cutting off my circulation.

Suicide and depression will do wonders for your waist-line.

9/01/2006 8:09 pm  
Anonymous pam7 said...

Better stick with the classics. That's what I do! I am not born with a great shape. So I can't be fashionable as I want to. So many limitations, so I stick with the classics.

9/15/2006 2:00 am  
Blogger mademoiselle sand said...

hate getting cold legs in winter?
why, then wrap 'em in bandages-
-never saw a mummy shiver, what
also I think I saw a picture of kate moss sporting keeping warm thus last winter...
all these good reasons, galatea!

9/16/2006 3:14 am  

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