"Piccadilly or Camden"
"If your running away for a girlie break"
"Piccadilly or Camden"
I've a had few, right where my nan suggested, Piccadilly and Camden. Designer chic mixed with ethnicity, tea bags, in designer packaging, vintage style studio 54 dresses, and just about anything for the kids. Skateboards, action hero magazines, collectibles and so much more. Yet I missed Dover Street Market. It is something to catch up on. The notion was conceived by Rei Kawakubo, the founder of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons.
One very posh women became a very famous Spice Girl. Lots of respect. However I have garnished a newfound respect for the young women, who sang lovely lyrics on lovely songs. A little birdie told me, she may have wrote some of the lyrics to some of the most classic songs of my generation. My generation we grew up on the Spice Girls, it got us out of the house. Yeah were still in trouble over it. The clothes, the makeup. The clubs, that went on for more than a few years. So roots. The young women who made the little black Gucci Dress so famous seems to have found her feet. 36 Dover Street. Visualizing the concept of the interior takes a moment. Appreciating the quality of design takes a moment. It is breathtaking. I would wear some it it. And if someone gave me a present, I could afford one piece in the sale, and wear it once and then just keep it, in my wardrobe, to show off, to my girly friends.
Ah my kids know I sneak stuff into my wardrobe. Everything is sneaking around the dads back. That is what women do. All the new collections and ranges, I'm still learning, arent overwhelming over pricey. That is refreshing. Save up, plan a trip, walk into the store, buy something. You will have it forever. VB has built a successful brand. DVB are very successful. Heres to many fruitful years ahead.
Visiting London is something I am planning to do in the future, for two days. I'm looking forward to it. Then returning to my kids, hiding my purchases and heading home back to normality.
Therapy for Girls Market Green Shopping Centre Midleton, Cork, Ireland. While it started many years ago as an exclusive high end street fashion store it has now blossomed to a much larger shop. Located in Midleton Cork, it is just the right size to get your fashion fix.
It was our first family home. As a family we did it up as we went along. After a number of years, it was so cosy, comfy, new, fitted kitchen, elaborate painted bedrooms, and souvenirs from our travels all over the world. My walk in wardrobe, was just perfect. I felt so grown up, mature, a mom, almost a wife, my Guess wallet, black and grey, completed the grown up look. Ah t'was just grand. Even me fella was thinking about askin me to tie the knot, sure we might as well get married.
We did you know. So many years ago.
I met this fella a few months ago. He was in a new pants and a new shirt. He got his hair cut, there was a smell of after shave. All his friends from Dublin City and other places were their. It was his first book. It was unreal. He looked very sexy. I think I looked like a show girl, who really needed a long break away from the cobbles and stilettos of Dublin City. I just got to the point where I thought all I was missing was a tight fitted diamonte showgirl bodysuit with a huge diamonte tiara and feathers on my head. I needed a break. I moved to the beach. I had to. Beth Mildler, Beaches. I needed an umbrella and the sun on my skin.
By the looks of it, so did Frankie Gaffney. He looked very sexy at the do. He still does. I'm in two minds whether or not to go to this event. It looks good.
Said books reads like this,
"Lift me up Ma. Lift me up Ma. Lift me up Ma. Dat wuz de mantra I chanted wen a boy." How many times have we heard a plaintive little voice vainly repeat those words as we pass a brashly pushed buggy on O'Connell Street? Or uttered them ourselves? This book takes what we all see - even if only with a glance - and presents it to us anew, from the inside, from the outside, inside-out and upside down.
Sounds cool. I spent many good years there. My kids spent many good years there. Ah they were duckin and diving, we was wheelin and dealin, their takers the two of them,
Their on the take, the two of them, wheelers and dealers, duckin and divin,
I miss Dublin City. I miss the mighty craic we had in the heart of Dublin City and beyond. They were great years. My kids though home now, will always have Dublin in their heart. I am ready to read this book.
Karl Parkinson - The Blocks
I hear he's lookin fresh, sexy and cool, fresh from his hols on the Costa Del Sol, drinkin sangria.
I dunno, I might go, but what about the two wheelers and dealers, what if we want to go duckin and divin. They dunno yet, if I can go back to the streets of Dublin. Their thinkin bout it.
Enjoy the book launch. Pick up a copy.
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend xxx