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Not Just Any Doorstep…


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So, at the beginning of March I had an email from the lovely Charlotte Ward. Charlotte is a writer and was working on a Sex And The City article for Cosmopolitan magazine. She said she had found the photograph of me sat on the infamous stoop of Carrie Bradshaw’s humble abode and would like to write a small article about how I came about Carrie’s stoop – what happened before her stoop and what has happened since.

I was more than happy to oblige of course; so we had a telephone interview and that was that… Until the JUNE 2010 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine hit shelves this week of course;o

You can read the ‘Not Just Any Doorstep…’ article, by Charlotte Ward from page 121 onwards (I’m on page 122).

ENJOY!

(PS – Hands up who can’t wait for SATC 2?!)

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BUY THIS APPLE POWERBOOK G4 12″ LAPPIE AND HELP US MOVE!!



Obviously selling this lovely little lappie to finance our move to Londres (goodness me how time flies!). We’re actually upping roots in 3 weeks! EEEK. and STILL we need the dollar to move… so please bid generously!

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Other Features:

Speakers, Mic, Bluetooth, Firewire, x2 USB2, Modem, Network Card, DVI


Selling due to upgrade.

The laptop has a few minor scratches on the exterior metal due to unavoidable wear. The only other small problem is that the processor fan is quite loud, although I have replaced it with a new fan, which reduced the noise somewhat, this does not effect the performance of the computer at all.

Any questions? send me an email!

Thank you!

Ms. Judy Pink.

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We need money for moving to London! So look at this!




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James literally bought this XBOX 360 Arcade console for the latest and greatest Grand Theft Auto release. He also bought Grand Theft Auto seperately. He’s selling both together as a neat package on eBay. He has completed GTA and subsequently has no need for this XBOX now (we’re not console players, apart from the Wii, but that doesn’t count!) So yeah, its ACTUALLY brand new!!

So please please PLEASE help us in our funding for our big bad move to the big bad smoke!

Clearly this package is well sought after, still! So get you bidding guns at the ready! [Please pass on the details of this auction to your family/friends/related parties! Thanks!]

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Gok Wan’s Clothes Roadshow Hits Newcastle.



eee what a day we had yesterday!

well, I met my friend Christie at Monument (Newcastle) just to see what all the fuss was about really. Gok being Gok did not mind leaving the crowd waiting for 2 hours or whatever it was before walking through the crowd to the stage. The whole proceedings was meant to begin at midday, we got there at about 1.30. He went on stage for literally minutes and opened ‘registrations’. This is when the penny finally dropped… rofl.

-Gok Wan on stage at Monument, Newcastle – Photo by Claire Briston (www.clairebriston.com)

This whole sha-bang was a new Gok TV show, which was looking for a national ‘Style Icon’ for the UK. Men, women and children were invited to register. At this point we thought it was pointless to stick around, we didn’t want to register, nor did we want to walk the dreaded catwalk infront of hundreds of people! So we headed to Vivienne Westwood to have a peak at the new season stock. There was a massive crowd, of quite young children outside. but regardless, we went in. Gok was inside; being a little bit diva-ish. “Rich darling hold my remote”, “oh this simply isn’t right”. etc etc etc. I ordered a tee and we ended up walking out together. rofl. rather funny indeed.

Then we saw a few friends in the queue for walking the catwalk, they’d already registered. We said we’d hang about to watch them walk the catwalk.

Then Gok comes off the stages and walks past us with his camera. We sneered. He then turned round and asked James (my fiance) if he’d registered to walk the catwalk, and he laughed and said “nah mate”. Gok then grabbed our hands and wrote a “G” on it in a marker pen, and said “you are walking my catwalk, get to the front of the queue and get your polaroids taken!”. Anyone who knows my James knows he HATE famous people, not because theyre famous, but because they are normal people (allegedly). He hates the whole thing. He hates fuss. He hates ‘audience participation’ the most. So clearly when FORCED to do something like this, he was mortified…much to mine and christies hilarity. rofl.

So we start to fill out the registration forms, and then get asked to do an interview rofl. So we did. All of us speechless. I said THEE shittest things rofl. horrendous. CRINGE.

Then we had our polaroids taken, and shortly after had to walk the catwalk… horrific. I wouldn’t have minded if I’d had my heels on, walking the catwalk just isn’t natural in flats:'(

but hey-ho!

We then went for  a wander while Gok deliberated over the five semi-finalists.

-Gok choses his finalists – Photo by Claire Briston. (www.clairebriston.com).

-Gok choses his finalists – Photo by Claire Briston. (www.clairebriston.com).

We thought it would be absolutely hilarious if James won… then one by one Gok announces the finalists, and his reasons for why they were chosen. He kept looking our way when reading out the names… then he announces a ‘Jamie’, we automatically thought he’d got James’ name wrong (until he said the guys surname), I literally pissed myself laughing as the colour drained from James’ face. Then low and behold, the final name called out is James Hill. ha. I creased over. hilarious. absolutely hilarious.

-James being interviewed on stage by Gok Wan. Photo by Claire Briston. (www.clairebriston.com).

The 5 finalists then had to walk the catwalk once again before the winner, whom would go to the London heat, was announced.

– James walking the catwalk again. Photo by Claire Briston. (www.clairebriston.com).

-All the finalists on stage with Gok. Photo by Claire Briston. (www.clairebriston.com).

James, much to his relief, didnt win. A 33 year old lady won. She was lovely. So everyone was smiles.

-James doing his final interview before going back backstage. Photo by Claire Briston. (www.clairebriston.com).

-Press Shots with Gok. Photo by Claire Briston. (www.clairebriston.com).

I then had another interview backstage about how i ‘felt’. rofl.

-Me and Gok. Photo by James Hill. (www.pwns.org).

And that was the day that was.

The show should be aired around mid-June. So keep your eyes peeled!

Ms. Judy Pink.

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Modern Romance Must Have! Peach Frill Dress from TOPSHOP.


-Peach Tier Frill Silk Dress, Topshop, £50.00

This dress is absolutely beautiful. Its beyond whimsical and romantic. In addition, it looks fantastic on! Bonus! The frill and ruffle detail hide a multitude of sins, are ultra feminine and bang on trend!

This dress is 100% Silk, but the website states ‘Machine Washable’; thats would be good!

Available online at http://www.topshop.com and in limited deliveries in stores.

Ms. Judy Pink.

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FRIDAYS MUST HAVE: ‘Fantasy Horse’ T-Shirt by BOUTIQUE (@ Topshop).


FRIDAYS MUST HAVE:

Friday 18th April 2008.

-“Fantasy Horse” T Shirt by Boutique, £30.00

This t-shirt is amazing, and I’m mostly certainly going to be on the purchase when I visit London in 19 days time! Its so 80s its untrue. I think it’ll look fantastic teamed with super skinny black jeans and seriously killer patent heels, OR, if in my case your no taller than 5 ft, I could get away with wearing it with tights as a dress I reckons.

The ultra-cool ‘fantasy horse’ graphic is printed on 100% cotton and is machine washable. This beaut of a tshirt comes straight from the BOUTIQUE department at TOPSHOP, so this item is only available online (while stocks last ofcourse), and in very selected stores, such as OXFORD CIRCUS, London:)

IN ADDITION, to top it off, see the below dress, taken from http://www.net-a-porter.com where either Topshop have taken their inspiration (which I presume they have), or has MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA twoc’d the design from Topshop??

-‘Wild Horses’ Dress by Maison Martin Margiela, £695.00

OTHER TITLES: FRIDAYS MUST HAVE!
Romantic Frill Dress from TOPSHOP.
Tulip Skirt from TOPSHOP.

Vivienne Westwood “Crap” Tshirt.
Miss S Chain Detail Bag.

ALL SAINTS “Juliet” Tee.

Ms. Judy Pink.

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Thank You.


Thank you for my 10,000+ views. I enjoy the fact that people message me and ask me questions; and that indeed, my blogs are being read:) BUT please do comment on my blogs themselves too! I’d love to hear your thoughts; and perhaps create some sort of forum for discussion if the blog has interested you aswell:)

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GOLD: Giles Deacon for New Look, SS ’08.


I’ve selected a few of the more favorable items for the most recent collection… all of which I’ve seen online, and not a single one in my local store. I don’t think the last few collections sold well, and so with the launch last week (which coincided with the Kate Moss for TOPSHOP launch incidently…) my local New Look store in Eldon Sq got the collection again, except all the clothes look bedraggled, and in a word, ‘odd’. The quality isn’t there as it was with the very first collection (from which I purchased 2 dresses). There wasn’t an awful lot on offer either, and I suspect they head office just sent the ‘cheaper’ items to the store, thinking those were the items that would sell, but with a whole vera stand, fully stocked, obviously this wasn’t the case.

-GOLD by Giles, Chain detail vintage style scarf, £15.00

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-GOLD by Giles, Grey Batwing Jumper, £18.00

-GOLD by Giles, Tonal Tiered Dress, £60.00

My favourite piece has to be the above pink dress. Its absolutely amazing, and I think it looks so much more expensive than it is; a real fashion statement. This time around however, there are no shoes I’m fond of, no bags, no accessories. Quite the disappointment! More so, that none of the items are available in my aforementioned store! Talk about frustration!

Also, I think I should probably add about the change of model for the campaign. Agyness Deyn, muse and model to Giles Deacon, replaces Drew Barrymore as the face of GOLD. There has been quite the hoo-har over the change of face, and indeed body; mostly due to the fact Giles chose Drew Barrymore on the basis of her being curvy, and could fill out the clothing range like a ‘normal’ female… a ‘normal’ female purchasing from the highstreet. And there lies our debacle. Aggy, is not ‘normal’, shes nearly 6 ft’ and has a 26″ (or probably smaller!) waist. While the clothes hang nicely on her frame, she certainly is not the shape of a New Look shopper to say the least! In saying that I suppose you could say, ‘well, kate moss isn’t the best person to use in the promotion of her own clothing line at TOPSHOP!’, except, she is! She’s more curvy than Aggy, and well, she genuinely wears her own range, aswell as TOPSHOPs own buy range… and yes it’s true, we do get a lot of Kate Moss-esque females through our doors, buying our gear… this can hardly be said for New Look. AND might I add, this is not me defending a size zero woman in any shape or form rofl. I’m merely suggesting that Aggy does not fit the ‘stereotype’ of a New Looker. Do not blast me for that. Thank you!

For now, I’ll be sticking to the Giles label alone.

Ms. Judy Pink.

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The Shoe Project: “SARAH” Shoes by TOPSHOP, RE-ISSUED!


-“SARAH” Shoes by TOPSHOP, in Offwhite, £60.00

Yes it is true, the SARAH shoes are back online, that doesn’t mean to say they’ll be available in stores however, it might just be that the men at the TOPSHOP.com warehouse found some on the back shelves and their back in stock online! These things ACTUALLY happen! I’d definitely snap them up before they sell out, they sold out in my store within 2 days. They were that much in demand! But nevertheless, do keep checking back to your store to see if they’ve had an odd delivery of them. But do be aware we don’t know what stock we’re getting in advance, we literally know the night before when we print off the delivery note to make space in our stockrooms for the impending delivery the next morning.

In addition, the girls on the Hollyoaks TV Advert wear these shoes, in the offwhite (above) as opposed to the NUDE version that were in stores… so they’ve definitely had some exposure via Channel 4 anyway.

Have a gander at the below promo for the Channel 4 show, you’ll probably recognise all the shoes, as Shoes By TOPSHOP:)

THE SHOE PROJECT: OTHER TITLES.

The Shoe Project.
T-Bar Shoes.
A Cheaper Solution to Vivienne Westwoods Pirate Boots.

Chanel Inspires Topshop.

Woven Shoe Trend.

TOPSHOP Covers YSL.

“Lollipop” Shoes by Topshop.
“Shuffle” Shoes by Topshop.

“James” Shoes by TOPSHOP.

Dip Dyed Shoes.
“ROSA” Platforms by TOPSHOP.

 

Ms. Judy Pink.

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FRIDAYS MUST HAVE: TOPSHOP Tulip Skirt.


FRIDAYS MUST HAVE:

Friday 21st March 2008.

Toothbrush Print 100% Silk Tulip Skirt, £50.00.

Well, lets start with the good before I go onto the bad with this stunning skirt…I WAS going to buy this skirt today. The fit is fantastic, and really flattering. The colourway is lovely, you’ve got loads of colour there to pick out and team together your shoes, accessories or cardigan with. In addition, most figures can carry off the Tulip shape as it hides a multitude of sins, what better?! I looked great with my Star Wars Vintage T-Shirt and oversized long cardigan, and t-bars after work today.

Right so unfort, onto the negatives…WELL, I hadn’t mentioned the pricepoint, which comes in at £50.00, justify it, how?! ALSO, with it being 100% SILK, this skirt is Dry Clean Only, so after a few wears you’ll end up spending a fortune on Dry Cleaning Costs. The thing is, I’d actually wear it as an everyday skirt, like one I have similar, from uniform this time last year actually (except thats Cotton and costed a whopping £28!), so obviously, the skirt would be prone to more wear and tear issues, so no, theres no justifying the pricetag and cleaning costs…In addition, the skirt is on the ‘cream label’ from TOPSHOP, which means its in limited edition and probably won’t be in stores for long; but it also means that you know loads of people won’t be wearing it when your out and about! BUT do not let that put you off:) This skirt is still amazing and the best I’ve seen in that style, so far!

This skirt is available in stores and online at TOPSHOP.com

OTHER TITLES: FRIDAYS MUST HAVE!
Romantic Frill Dress from TOPSHOP.

  

Ms. Judy Pink.

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