Saturday, August 1, 2009

Folsom Prison, 5-year-old Blues

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This is important

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Okay, so €13.50 ain't exactly cheap for an accessory anymore, but consider the possibilities of the Navy Ziptastic Corsage from Accessorize. It'd glam up a plain white tee like nobody's business and it would look even better pinned to a slouchy beanie hat. In fact, I reckon it could revamp most of the basics in anyone's wardrobe for under €14 - sweet!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fast & Fabulous

Fancy Fast Food

Still bad... but look how good it looks!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Shoulder to shoulder

Balmain-esque shoulders: is there a more covetable look for Autumn? The trend is pouring downstream, popping up everywhere in jackets and statement dresses. Penney's are about to launch their 'Power Shoulder Blazer', which should sell out in seconds and Dorothy Perkins is even sporting the look in military form with a cosy red coat that means serious winter business.

DP is also home to a black/grey statement shoulder dress that wouldn't look out of place on the Starship Enterprise, but screw it, I'm happy to take my cue from space if it guarantees the death of neon body-con by September.

By the way, 'shoulder' is one of those words that starts to lose all meaning once you type it or say it three or four times.

Power shoulder blazer €25, Penney's (due in store in August)

Puff shoulder crepe dress, €21, Penney's (due in store mid-October)

Red military coat €150, Dorothy Perkins

Statement shoulder dress, €50, Dorothy Perkins

Monday, July 6, 2009


When it comes to babies, I like them but I couldn't eat a whole one. That's why I'm super psyched and honoured to have been crowned fairy godmother to my best friend's shiny new son. Are you ready? Hold onto your biological clocks ladies, and behold the hotness that is Luke:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I have layers.

When you're looking at this photo, imagine you are my next door neighbour, peeping through a hole in the wall, probably massively turned on by goings-on chez Pedestrian.

Fun, no?

Not that my neighbour's a sex pest or anything. He's actually quite a nice man called Pat. He has a bird feeder, which he refills regularly with proper bird seed you get from the garden centre. Not just bits of old toast and gone-off cereal, like I give them.


I've denim-y, zippy layers. Denim layer dress, €19, Penney's.

Beware of bunching

Gah - bunching, even the word is gross. Playsuits are fabulous, but why in the name of Farrah Fawcett are people not trying them on before wearing them outside? It's like the opposite of camel toe and it's everywhere - awkward bunching in the playsuit crotch region.

Look in the mirror bitches!

Look in the mirror!

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...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Goths in hot weather

I'm sure the Irish undead don't have this problem, but summer really isn't a goth's best friend...

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Pedestrian 8

I've been tagged by Bookish Blonde.

I hate these things, but it wasn't as annoying as I thought it would be, so here are my answers:

Eight things I like:

New bed linen straight from the washing line - Daz-ilicious.
Cleaning my house from top to bottom with a variety of cleaning products I purchased because I liked their ads on TV.
Scrambled eggs on toast on Saturday morning - cooked in the frying pan, not the microwave
Aldi Badgers Creek Shiraz-Cabernet - €6
Watching 30 Rock in bed with Mr. Pedestrian.
Good haircuts
Proper sleep
Carrot Cake

Eight things I did yesterday:

Ate a sausage sandwich (ketchup & whoegrain - yum)
Read the papers
Washed my make-up brushes
Destroyed a pair of Uggs in the washing machine
Watched the cat chase a fly all over the house
Had dinner with my parents (roast - yum.)
Drank too much wine & coffee and couldn't sleep.
Photographed a new dress for the blog

Eight things I wish I could do:

Upstyle my own hair
Run faster and for longer
Survive on salad and lean protein
Travel for a year or two, and still pay my mortgage
Operate with a capsule wardrobe
Drive a rally car
Grow highlighted hair
Employ a chef

Eight things I don't like:

Guy's girls
People who pass the buck in work
Men who are mean with money
Pointless meetings about idiotic projects
Condescending elderly colleagues
Missed calls from private numbers - with no message
Having to pay for a TV license when I already pay for Sky
Putting the duvet cover back on the duvet - this is ridiculously difficult.

I'm tagging:

Victor Barry

Rapture Ponies

The Portmanteau




Random picture fun

Look at these hot bitches. Is that... Rachel Zoe? With a yak fringe? I am absolutely loving their shorts. You know this is what we're all going to be wearing next summer, trying our best to look chilled while battling crippling camel-toe, like the uncomfortable looking one, second from the left.

Happy Monday!

Have a coffee, take a pill, eat a cake - whatever it takes.
I refuse to let this Monday suck!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Decisions, decisions

Fly my pretties! Take to the poll!

Me owl love

These are great. They're from Mary Beth's Art and available from her Etsy shop.

So's this, the Dorothy Perkins Owl Printed Tee (€28). You can get some really cool shit with owls on. This may turn into a potentially scary obsession, made worse by lazy owl-wordplay titles and links to eBay owl-trash. It's a fucking hoot!

Yes, I said stirrup pants.

I had a pair of cream stirrup-pants when I was about nine. I hated them with a passion. The band under my foot drove me nuts and eventually, I managed to sneak them into the hand-me-down bag, where they no doubt haunted a younger relative for some time after that.

Now they're back I'm having second thoughts. I've definitely been influenced slightly by a girl I spotted in Dubland over the weekend who was wearing a black pair of the 'tights' version (Penney's, about €4 or €5) with white patent flats and a long slouchy vest. My camera battery died so I couldn't get a pic but it worked, and I think it might work for me, despite the fact that she was foreign, pin-thin with an inspirational haircut and an expensive tan.

These, however, I'm not so sure about. There's something very Lederhosen about them, ja?

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