Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dude (looks like a lady)

Holy hell! This guy does a better 'girl' than I do!

I'll take it!

I'm like a magpie for turquoise costume jewellery these days, it's one of those 'pop' colours that goes with everything. Whenever I see someone with something turquoise that I don't have, I won't lie, stealing has crossed my mind. Especially if it's enamel. I'd cut you for enamel.

You don't have to steal this though, you can get at Accessorize for €8.90. Sweet - and legal!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wants of the week

€59.99 from Perkuponline

€84.99 from Perkuponline

Monday, April 27, 2009

Cork Fashion Weak

Question: Would you rather wear only clingfilm or eat only mayonnaise for the rest of your life?

Mayonnaise it is then....

Pic- Miki Barlok, Cork Fashion Week.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Running away

I'm really getting into this exercise thing. I've been for a walk/run (run for five minutes, walk for ten, run for five etc...) every day since Sunday. I'm like Linford fucking Christie over here. You always assume that, should you have to, you could run like the clappers. Scarily, this is not the case. I discovered I can run for five minutes. Any more than that and I throw up, whether there's an murderous axe-wielding rapist running after me or not. I always thought I'd escape, but unless the rapist is more unfit than me, I doubt I would. You can bet he'd have been working out too so I'd have no hope, unless the throwing up put him off, which it might.

What I have noticed is that running and exercise in general punches stress and worry right in the face. When you're trying to figure out if your lung is about to give up, you don't have time for office politics and other assorted brain litter. It's brilliant.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Attention festivalgoers

Dita keeps it all kinds of cool at Coachella. Seriously, how easy does she make this look? I always have the best intentions of looking like the embodiment of Kate Moss at festivals, but by 4am I'm the one wearing my boyfriend's hoodie and wishing I'd brought warm jeans instead of four rara skirts.

Pic from

Friday, April 17, 2009


The sales are blowing me away lately. I know it's slaughtering the economy and putting clothing store employees out of jobs, but on the plus side I get stuff I want for half the price I'd have paid last year. Case in point - this Awear beaded smock, I was all set to pay the €40-€50 it was priced at the last time I saw it, but when I went to pick it up it had been reduced to €15! Glee for me!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I don't get it

This is the €12 sellout shoe that has become the fastest selling item in Primark/Penney's history. The candy pink version (the one pictured is the red, for the colour blind among you) is being hawked on eBay at twice the price. Some bitches be trippin'.

One seller describes the shoe as "A MUST-HAVE ACCESSORY FOR CLUBBING & FUN FILLED NIGHTS".

I think that says it all.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

If happy were a textile

... it'd be purple plastic.

You can't put a price on happiness, but if I had to, I'd say €3.
Purple plastic jelly shoes, €3, Penney's.

Also available in a criminally fabulous grey and an insanely wearable white.

They remind me of these, Tory Burch Reva flats, €86, Net-a-Porter

Water disaster

I'm so over winter. I'm actually starting to feel really hard done by because the weather is so bad. I stopped wearing Uggs to try and get myself into the season, but all I've got in return is wet toes and guess what? It fucking sucks, that's what.

Then I saw this, which made me feel simultaneously better and worse. By the time I've done the smart thing and saved for it, the god damn weather better have improved.
Either way, I'll be wearing this, frolicking on a sun lounger and telling everyone who'll listen how fabulously tranquil St. Tropez is now that the banks have stopped giving holiday money to poor people.

Maxi-dress by Totem from £83.97.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fail safe

Black biker jacket with bow detail - - add a floral summer dress for instant dirty cool, €28.48 from TKMaxx.

I was in here on Saturday and met three ex-colleagues - everyone's after the bargains these days. One of them, shopping with his 12-year-old son, was wearing a green diamante earring. Green diamante. A midlife crisis of epic proportions, I didn't know where to look.

Chit-chatting while surrounded by discounted knickers and soft furnishings is odd, but mid-recession conversation I did note that TKMaxx are to be applauded for their selection of tights - great colours starting at around €5.99, an easy way to brighten up any outfit for less than a tenner.

Resistance eroding

Penney's is on freaking fire this season, those Indian children must be working overtime to get these babies on shelves for the end of May. Neon yellow, bandage, bodycon - if you can fit into it (and if you trade breakfast and lunch for a cigarette and an espresso, I believe you can), then you should. This is a photograph you're going to want to show your gran kids.

"Nan! Who's the hot bitch in the neon bodycon?"

"Me dear, that's me."

Neon. It's comin' to get ya.

€15, Penney's.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Vote Pedestrian!

Quality deskage - keep it neat people!

Told ya so!

Ass has been back since February.

Style finally agrees!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Too right, mate

Melbourne goes nuts for Vanilla Ice...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Vicky Kavanagh has no problem "per se"

Someone just sent me a link to this riveting piece of commentary.

"The Sexy Pedestrian blog didn’t have anything particularly wrong with it per se. Written by a journalist from Cork, it did provide information on both spend and splurge items and the ‘Most Popular Blogs List’ was very handy for looking at some of her best work. I think my hesitance towards this site was that it lacks uniqueness and it would be easy to get uninterested with it quite quickly."

Hang on a second. What? It's yay or nay motherfucker!

Vicky giveth and Vicky taketh away - 'This provides information on items in various price ranges and a handy list... both of which I am basically uninterested in.'
TS Pedestrian, despite being different from the other sites mentioned, "lacks uniqueness".

Vicky's crushing disappointment doesn't end with Pedestrian, "The next, Dublin Streets, to me was not a fashion blog at all. Mainly consisting of pictures of random people around the streets of Dublin it looked like the extended section of a magazine that does style spots on the average person. Even the pictures didn’t exactly demonstrate cutting edge fashion - just normal everyday clothes (skinny jeans featured heavily)."

Now why would that be, Vicky? Let's squeeze our eyes shut really tight and think and think and think. Would it be that Dublin Streets photograph random people in Dublin? Where in Dublin? Stay with me Vicky... you can do it, that's right... on the street! You're dead right though, it is a shame that people don't make more of an effort, despite the fact they don't know they're going to be photographed. An occasional toga or a pair of culottes would go down a treat, but dressing up would defeat the purpose really, wouldn't it?

What the fuck is cutting edge fashion anyway? I'd love to know what kind of far-out shit goes down inside the gates of DCU, but I'm pretty sure that, even if Cutting Edge Vicky is wearing nothing but a Viking helmet, Balmain shoulder pads and a vacant expression, skinny jeans are still pretty much the order of the day.

"Now I can hear your thoughts already." she whines, "Irish people giving advice on fashion and beauty? Us Irish are known for many things: the craic, the Guinness, the potatoes. But fashion? Not so much."

Potatoes. The classic lazy 'Oirish' reference. Aren't we all mad Irish people and aren't we all made entirely out of potatoes and Guinness.

Maybe instead of making lazy observations, the Vickster could use her potato head to create the unique, cutting edge blog she's looking for, there's obviously a gap in the market for a really super one.

Loves it

What is James Wearing?

Weather report

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Girl's best friend

I finally took delivery of my bitchin' new Ron Krajewski print this week. Pictures of animals I don't know don't usually float my boat but I couldn't resist this Boston Terrier, who looks like he knows a thing or two about a thing or two.

Krajewski will do you a custom portrait of your pet for $80 if you're so inclined. Mine is a print of someone else's pet and it only cost me $12.50.

Budget smudget

Fringing awesome

Oooh, this is pricey but it's giving me The Lust. Is stealing still illegal?
€104, Next

Friday, April 3, 2009

For him. Not for you.

Topman is bustin' out accessories as if they had me in mind during the season's planning. Why they're keeping them all for men I'll never know - sneakiness I fear, or some kind of reverse psychology advertising.

Check out the Sailor Cap and David Byrne/ Urkel glasses.


The Stefani-esque black and white striped Tulip Dress hits Primark in the UK about now at just £17. Penney's dropped the ball on this one, my sources tell me it probably won't make an appearance here.

Working on enlisting a frequent flier to hit Oxford St. for me though... I fell in love with the bold print instantly, I'd look exactly like a Bullseye.

Fun with body parts

Try this... it'll blow your mind.

Confection erection...

Sweet mother of Martha Stewart, would you look at this.