This month I received a grand total of 47 emails banging on about unicorns and quite frankly – I’ve had enough. Literally anything remotely colourful is being hailed as ‘unicorn inspired‘ and it’s anything but magical.
Don’t get me wrong, I fell for it first too. I’m even wearing a unicorn horn briefly in my first youtube video. However something tipped me over the edge yesterday… The lovely intern at work was talking to me about how her friends have job interviews lined up at local fast-fashion brand. It went a little something like this:
I swear to god, you can’t wear distressed clothing in the company of anyone over the age of 25. The constant reminders, bad puns and unoriginal jokes get boring after the first five times. Alas, the world is full of simpletons so I thought I’d put together a little FAQ for us all to swerve the banal comments.
During the summer of 2015, I was driving around Manchester with my fella when something caught my eye; a boy walking along in an Fila sweatshirt.
“Where the hell did he find that?” – Both Ryan and I felt like we’d spotted something from a prehistoric era. At the time this sweatshirt probably was considered a relic. Perhaps a charity shop gem he’d found for a fiver? Back in the day FILA was huge, but this was 2015 and I didn’t even know the brand still existed. Names like Fila, Champion and Ellesse were huge when I was younger, but the brightest starts burn the fastest and in the late 90’s our love affair with the them just seemed to fizzle out.
However, since that summer day in 2015 I’ve noticed brands these forgotten names have muscled their way back into the mainstream again and I for one am so ready for a retro sportswear revival.
I need to tell you a story about the best blogger event I’ve ever been to – and no, I’m not exaggerating – The JD womens Christmas party at Hotel Gotham was the best start to the festive season. Hands down. Sit yourself down, grab a cup of tea and just picture yourself there for a sec.
Like most people on the internet, I’m a total hermit. I’d much rather have a cosy night in than a wild night out. So when Tessuti said they were sending me a little something for a cosy night in, I was definitely excited! Fresh bedding, fresh PJs and a mystery black box; let’s delve in to find the secrets to a perfect cosy night in!
Tessuti are the super stylish arm of JD, stocking brands like Barbour, Vivienne Westwood and Michael Kors. Weirdly just before they emailed I’d been on their website looking for Christmas gifts for my mum. It must have been fate ;)!