Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

"I'm just like anyone. I cut and I bleed. And I embarrass easily."
-Michael Jackson

Friday, June 19, 2009

Watch this. It's zingy.

You could have your own city.

Abandoned places

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jimmy Choo for H&M!

Cue frenzy. Jimmy Choo is collaborating with H&M to bring us a range of accessories that will hit stores worldwide this Autumn. The collection, initially featuring shoes and bags, will be extended to include women's clothing.

Further exciting news is that the collaboration includes a men’s collection of shoes, bags and accessories.

“We are privileged to be among the fashion greats who have been affiliated with H&M so far, and to be designing a collection appealing to fashion savvy, street smart women, and to be including some great pieces for men, too. Jimmy Choo will bring to H&M a sophisticated, fashion forward, accessible and glamorous collection – the perfect party pieces to buy now and then wear out that night!” Tamara Mellon, Founder and President, Jimmy Choo.

Prices and availability TBC, but I'd be wiling to travel for the black heels pictured (above), and I'm totally open to mugging the waif in the blue dress (below) for her belt..

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Anchors Away!

I'm in the depths of a deeply traumatic wardrobe clear out. The storage capabilities of my two-bedroom mini-house are maxed out and short of filling the oven with shoes or politely asking Mr. Pedestrian to store his clothes in the garden, I have no option but to stop hoarding. There are some items I've only been able to let go of because friends have promised me they'll take good care of them, but what's ace is that, once it's left the house and been carted off to its new life, I don't miss any item one bit.

This could take a while, but it'll be worth it if I can make room for a tonne of new stuff I've been mentally trying on. Stuff with anchors on, to start.

Above: The Red Anchor Charm Bag, €33, Evans.
Below: Navy Anchor Silk Scarf, €12, Next

OR you could bag some cheap anchor charms here and here and get crafty on its ass...

It takes all sorts...

Barnsley arrived from on "The Sexy Pedestrian: Knickers Monica" by searching for "jump up and down throw your knicker in the air."
10:53:05 -- 5 hours 34 mins ago

Sweet deal

As if making orgasmic ice cream wasn't enough (I'm a card-carrying Phish Food/ Peanut Butter Cup devotee), Ben & Jerry's are giving away free organic cloth shoppers designed by three Irish designers.

The giveaway is to mark the new Fairtrade flavour Chocolate Macadamia.

Click HERE for the deets

I'm digging the scribbly Sarah McCall design...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How to save €4,799 you didn't have in the first place.

They've been hailed as the 'extreme' trouser choice for SS09, but I'm really coming around to harem pants. Ralph Lauren's version is my faaaavourite, sadly they start at $1,400 for the Crepe de Chine version, rising to an eye-watering $4,799 for the utterly covetable, hand-sewn Sequinned Sheik Pant - and this is at a knock-down, bank breaking sale price.
There are at least three members of my social circle who would knock me down and break my face if I were discovered to have purchased a pair of four-grand pants. That said, I've put in a cosmic order for them, so we'll see what happens.

In the meantime, I'm digging this easy, breezy little combo from Penney's - €40 for the lot...

Harem ruched leg trousers €11.00
Jersey top €5.00
Gladiator cork wedge €20.00
Check ruffled scarf €4.00

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tea for two

Back to more pressing issues - the Topshop sales have been better then usual of late, I picked up not one but two ace dresses for €30 in Dublin recently. I'd missed the sign on the rail and I thought the check-out girl was kidding when I arrived at the till delighted with my one €30 tea dress - she told me to turn around and pick another dress for free. Sweet!

Tea dress - Topshop €30 for two!
Bangle - River Island, 2008
Shoes - Shoe Fayre, Oliver Plunkett St Cork, €40.
Nails - New Rimmel Pro in 'Coral Romance' (can't get enough of this colour)

Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm not afraid.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hiatus highlights

I've neglected you. I know.

I'd love to say I was working or studying or whatnot, but the truth is I was partying and I'd totally forgotten you existed. Thanks for the concerned stalker emails though, I'm still alive, I've just discovered that it is in fact possible to function without regular internet access. Who the fuck knew?

A hiatus highlight was Barcelona. I'm sure the Spanish know how to lots of things, but building stuff and partying are definitely two of their best skills. It's clear Gaudi liked to do both at the same time, which I admire, and I particularly liked his church made of tree trunks and ice cream and his Dr. Seuss park.

Primavera Sound rocked as hard as it promised to, treating Estrella and Jaegermeister/Red Bull soaked festivalgoers to three days of bliss and it just so happened we were the for the match, after which thousands of drunk people flooded the streets for a giant celebratory riot, which was brilliant.

Barcelona, the only city that truly deserves to have Queen write a song about it.

Other good stuff: Tapas, €3 bottles of wine, €2.90 Marlboro, warm evenings, hotel roof pools, massive shopping savings in Mango, H&M, Zara, Bershka, paella, ice cream in the middle of the night, cheap taxis, room service, restaurants on boats, coming home to 28 degree weather in Cork.

Back from my magical journeeeeeey...

She's back - and she's got a new trick,
Sexy Pedestrian's ten times as slick as the last time...