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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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The Sunday Sun – 24.12.2006


Party affairs

Dec 24 2006

 

By Claire Briston, The Sunday Sun

Scary as it is, we’re almost at the end of the year! Like most, you’re probably gearing up for all the New Year parties. Whether it’s with work, friends or family, you want to stand out from the crowd in something stylish and special.

Rachel wears skinny jeans £45. Red Celia Birtwell flower tunic £45. Necklace £5. Black ankle strap heels £50. Bauble ring £5, Ibrahim wears skinny jeans £30. Shirt £20.Red braces £10. Red patent shoes £50; Right: Ibrahim wears tweed trousers £35. Retro patterned shirt with tie £35. Brown waistcoat £30. Cap £10. Two-tone shoes £35. Rachel wears high-waisted black shorts £28. Green, sheer, print shirt £28. Purple tights £4. Purple shoes £50.

 

 So we headed to Topshop and Topman this week to bring you the very best of party outfits for both men and women.

Happie Loves It! is the newest concession to grace Topshop’s floor recently. Their range of dresses is really upbeat and very wearable for all sizes.

Look a million dollars in the satin bandeau dress which is very reminiscent of the trademark Gucci chain pattern and don’t forget to add some glam with a splash of festive gold.

We absolutely loved the oversized apple pendant that will certainly have others eating out of your hands! Wear the shimmering pink puffball dress with some heels for the babydoll look or sport the caped jacket for a more sophisticated, theatrical feel.

Men, if you want to dress down for a family gathering, go with the oversized knit cardigan, some tweed boot cut trousers and team with trainer style winkle pickers. Smarten up your act during the party season with the autumn/winter menswear essential, the waistcoat.

Ibrahim wears wool-mix trousers £35. Chunky cardi £45. T-shirt £6. Two-tone shoes £35. Ring £4. Rosary beads £12. Rachel wears bandeau dress £59. Red tights £6. Gold clasp bangle £8. Metallic bag £20. Apple necklace £10. Navy patent shoes £50.

Whether you wear it with smart black trousers or casually with grey wool, you’re sure to look rather dapper indeed. Finish the look with one of the retro watches from Topman’s very own range and they won’t break the bank after all that Christmas spending.

Make the ultimate fashion statement with the red patent leather winkle pickers, and equally amazing skinny jeans, white shirt and braces combo.

For the women who love their designers, grab one of the remaining limited edition Celia Birtwell tunics from the Autumn/winter Topshop collaboration. Match your man with skinny jeans for a classy look, or try it out with some leggings.

Rachel wears pink puff-ball dress with contrast sash £63. Cropped, crepe jacket £55. Spotty tights £8. Pink shimmer shoes £50. White flower ring £8. Bird brooch £6. Ibrahim wears black trousers £20. Stripe shirt £30. Spotty tie £10. Waistcoat £30. Grey trilby £20.

If you have the energy left over after all the indulgence on Christmas Day, Topshop and Topman are amongst the very few stores opening their doors on Boxing Day.

Their main entrance will be via Blackett Street and opening hours are 11-4 so there’s plenty of time to get over that hangover! This way you’ve got no excuse to not get your glad rags on and start 2007 in style!

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The Sunday Sun – 15.10.2006


Two good

By Claire Briston, The Sunday Sun

 

 

There are many key colours in autumn/winter collections this year, with palettes ranging from vibrant reds, and burnt oranges to the deep, rich colours of autumnal leaves.

Cardigan £35, stripey dress £60, both Warehouse. Beret £12, grey watch £30, tights £6, all Oasis. Ballet pumps £28, blue necklace £12 both at Topshop.

This week we’ve chosen to concentrate on two versatile key colours that work fabulously together, alone and mixed with pretty much anything you have in your existing wardrobe.

Grey jumper £60, handbag £25, both FCUK. Stripey vest £15, scarf £8, both Oasis. Satin skirt £50, Warehouse. Peacock brooch £12, bracelet £15, both Topshop.

The high street is awash with every shade of purple and grey that you could possibly imagine.

But banish from your mind the memories of old school uniforms and dowdy pinafore dresses . . . these two colours can complement most skin tones, shapes and sizes.

Grey roll neck £30, FCUK. Printed scarf £8, Oasis. Mini dress £55, red tights £6, both Warehouse. Red bag £25, ankle boots £60, red beads £6, all Topshop.

Purples range in tone from the bold and bright to rich and luxurious, while greys can be soft and pastel or heavy charcoal . . . a welcome change from dull, winter blacks.

Grey skirt £45, FCUK. Bell sleeve blouse £3, petrol vest £25, purple belt £2, mustard tights £5, all at Topshop.

But it all has to be done with subtlety. Try wearing a rich, plummy purple or charcoal grey tights as a base and team with a dress in complementing colour.

'Rolling Stones' T- shirt £25, grey skinny jeans £40, red braces £8, ankle boots £70, red bangle £8, all at Topshop. Purple skinny belt £12, Oasis.

Similarly, go for smoky grey or deep purple shoes against a contrasting bottom-half then pair the colours together with a belt, bag or scarf.

When it comes to accessorising this season, try wearing braces. Odd as it may seem, they’re making a comeback.

Grey trousers £50, Warehouse. Blouse £28, blue bangle £8, mustard heels £50, all at Topshop. Frill cardigan £55, bag £45, belt £35, all at FCUK.

Try attaching some bright ones – such as the red Topshop ones we’ve used – to some jeans or a skirt to tie that simple outfit together.

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The Sunday Sun – 08.10.2006


Dazzled by the brights.

By Claire Briston, The Sunday Sun.

 
 
 

With the nights drawing in and that autumn chill in the air, this week we focus on the all-important winter coat.

Just because the colder weather is becoming more frequent, it doesn’t mean that you have to revert to dull blacks. Cheer up your wardrobe with some vibrant colour that is awash on the high street this season.

With yellow, purple and vibrant red you really can stand out in the crowd this winter.

Topshop is always quick off the mark and has a fantastic range of functional, yet fashion-led coats available now. Their acid yellow coat is an absolute must-have as the 1960s trend continues this season.

Left - 1950s-style coat £90, from Warehouse. Roll neck £35, from French Connection. Leather bag £70, from Topshop. Right - Black ribbed coat £160, from French Connection. Jumper-dress £50, from Warehouse. Cord cap £12, from Oasis. Scarf £16, grey tights £6, both from Topshop. Crocs boots £34.99, from Office.

 

If you prefer a tamer coat, then take a peak at the bow detail fitted one with cropped sleeves which is also available in cerise. Just like the shorter coral, caped jacket, this one is perfect for those milder days.

If you just want a simple cosy coat you will be able to team with anything, then how about the black ribbed design from French Connection? It’s functional, smart and perfect for brightening up with accessories.

Or you could head to Warehouse for one of their 1950s-style coats. To jazz up a plain one, add a splash of colour with a thick leather belt, like the teal one featured.

Oasis and Topshop have a great collection of woolly hats and berets. Oasis stock their design with a detachable brooch, so you can show it off on your hat or pin it to your cardigan.

Be ultra chic and very Kate Moss this winter with some vibrant gloves or quirky mitts. They’re eye-catching and extremely practical!

Left - 1960s-style coat £95, from Topshop. Red woollen hat £12, from Warehouse. Purple tights £6, red bag £22, both from Oasis. Crocs boots £34.99, from Office. Right - blue bow-detail coat £95, fuchsia footless tights £5, both from Topshop. Pink jumper £35, from Warehouse.

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The Sunday Sun – 01.10.2006


Chic Boutique.
 

By Claire Briston, The Sunday Sun

 

This week we stray away from the high street and find ourselves revisiting the treasure trove that is Skirt.

Chic boutique
Left: Nanso jersey dress £78 Tatty Devine owl pendant £45 Amber butterfly pendant £37 Green leather clutch £50, all at Skirt White boots £59.99, Office.
Right: Black slit sleeve evening dress £75, by Modstrom Yellow eel skin shoulder bag £49, Tatty Devine cinderella necklace £45.

This boutique quaintly sits on the beautifully cobbled High Bridge Street in the heart of Newcastle’s cool city centre.

Skirt is quirky and sells unique and special items you’d never find anywhere else. Best of all, there are normally only one or two of each item, so you’ll never look like anyone else! Many are handmade . . . making your purchase feel extra special.

The autumn/winter collection has a very retro 1960’s feel that can be seen in the long, printed mac and jersey dresses we have featured.

The Ivana Helsinki knitted roll-neck top is slightly pricey at £100, but this is a buy you’ll cherish forever, while the top looks like it could have easily fallen from the catwalk.

Evening wear reflects a bygone era. The Nanso sage top and blue skirt are typical of the 1950s. However, it’s the 1940s-style £75 Modstrom black, slit-sleeve dress that steals the show.

Chic boutique
Left: Nanso sage jersey drawstring top £80 Nanso petrol blue skirt £55 Tatty DEvine octopus necklace £36 Navy leather bag £110.
Right: Nanso sage dress with crochet detail £78 Printed mac £105 Nanso large shopper £55 Tatty Devine brooch £30.

Skirt stock a variety of leather and eel-skin handmade handbags, as well as eel-skin clasp purses.

The majority of jewellery is by funky jewellery company, Tatty Devine. Locally, Skirt is the only place to purchase the radical Perspex pieces. Alternatively, you can purchase on-line at www.tattydevine.com.

All clothing this week is from Skirtcheck!!, unless otherwise stated.

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The Sunday Sun – 24.09.2006


Animal Crackers!
 

By Claire Briston, The Sunday Sun

 

Laura Lee printed blouse £32, red leopard print T-shirt £16, black shorts £25, black tights £6, necklace £18, all Topshop.

We take a walk on the wild side with animal print this week as we dash back to the high street.

It’s easy to go over the top with animal prints and some people badly replicate that “Bette Lynch” look. So we’ve teamed numerous items together to give a more stylish take on the trend.

Black leggings £18, FCUK. Knit dress £40, Oasis. Gold cardigan £35, Warehouse. Print knit top £30, Red. Reptile skin belt £15, Necklace £12, all at Topshop.

If animal print seems a little daunting at first try something simple like the knit dress from Oasis with a faded print top underneath like the Topshop one pictured.

Reptile skin and animal print belts and accessories are a good way to ease you into the trend too.

There are plenty of belts available in stores to choose from, so whether you opt for the thick red reptile skin belt or the thinner replica zebra skin belt you are bound to stop people in their tracks.

Light Baxter jeans £40, Topshop. Sleeveless polo neck £25, Warehouse. Leopard print coat £95, reptile skin belt £25, brooch £7, ring £12, reptile skin bag £25, all Oasis.

Purses, bags and especially ballet pumps are a step in the right direction also. Wearing a simple plain outfit with a splash of leopard print to the feet just lifts the look and seams together effortlessly. The reptile print Warehouse clutch bags look really swanky, great for a special engagement.

For so long leopard print has been tarnished as “tacky”, however, Laura Lee’s take on the print looks wonderfully flattering. The dress is ultra feminine and sports Laura’s distinctive embroidery, which gives the dress a unique alternative style. Laura Lee’s leopard print autumn collection was designed exclusively for Topshop . . . however the range is limited edition so get to your local store ASAP!

Left-right: Skinny leg trousers £38, orange cardigan £32, charm necklace £14, all Oasis. Laura Lee dress £45, Topshop. Teal belt £14, Warehouse; Tweed pinafore £55, black sleeveless roll neck £25, Warehouse. Leopard print cardigan £35, black tights £6, both Topshop; Leopard print sleeveless top £30. Plum footless tights £6, both Warehouse. Black pencil skirt £40, Oasis. Laura Lee blouse £32. Purple belt £20, both Topshop.

The Oasis leopard print coat is this season’s must have. The jacket is oh so stylish (plus very warm!) and looks great with slim cut jeans and a roll neck jumper underneath. So be brave and go wild this season with a little touch of animal magic!

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