Per una - doing something PLAIN? horrors!

(65 Posts)
MaureenShit Wed 09-Jan-13 17:15:39
snowmummy Wed 09-Jan-13 17:28:34

I like them both too although I don't think that dress would suit me.

AgathaF Wed 09-Jan-13 17:36:02

Wow, I clicked on the dress link expecting to hate it, but it's actually nice. Thing is, will it really look like that, or will one of the little Per Una elves have sewn some applique onto it sneakily when no-one was looking?

LOVE the necklace and may well go and try it out. The dress just looks ordinary - would really depend on the fit and fabric and would be better with bracelet length sleeves imho.

Ephiny Wed 09-Jan-13 18:35:01

I'm not sure about the dress, it makes the model look a bit oddly proportioned. Is it a weird length or something?

LifeofPo Wed 09-Jan-13 18:37:33

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LifeofPo Wed 09-Jan-13 18:38:15

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Foggles Wed 09-Jan-13 18:41:53

You can't see the back - it's probably got a furry tail attached. grin

MaureenShit Wed 09-Jan-13 18:47:44

lol or a RUFFLE

MaureenShit Wed 09-Jan-13 18:52:02
MaureenShit Wed 09-Jan-13 18:54:13

and this

looks like this stella and dot

noddyholder Wed 09-Jan-13 18:55:12

I always play find something you'd wear in per una There is always something grin

I'd be tempted to buy a dress with a furry tail attached. I'd wear it to work.

MaureenShit Wed 09-Jan-13 20:08:29

Lol. With a tail hole in your coat


And ears - leopard print ears.

noddyholder Wed 09-Jan-13 20:15:14

It says something about knit detail You can't trust them.

Foggles Wed 09-Jan-13 20:52:35

There'd always be someone trying to outdo you with their tail though.

They'd come in with a bigger one or a bushier one.

I would probably get mine stuck in the lift door.

AgathaF Wed 09-Jan-13 21:11:34

They'd stand around the water fountain swishing them provocatively at people like 'Young Clive from Accounts'.

I'd trip over mine though.

Loving the tails talk. I suspect I'd end up losing mine, or hitting somebody with it.

LifeofPo Wed 09-Jan-13 21:16:30

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Foggles Wed 09-Jan-13 21:19:17

There'd probably be at least one email every day saying someone's tail has been found near the photocopier / in the kitchen / in the car park and could the owner please claim it from Dilys in Admin.

AgathaF Wed 09-Jan-13 21:24:06

And what if they didn't collect them? There would be a huge basket of assorted tails by the end of the month - how would anyone ever know which one was theirs?

AgathaF Wed 09-Jan-13 21:24:58

LifeofPo - do you ever borrow it to go out in?

MaureenShit Wed 09-Jan-13 21:46:12

When I was little I used to have a pretend tail.

MaureenShit Wed 09-Jan-13 21:46:27

I really did.

MaureenShit Wed 09-Jan-13 21:48:11

Po. S2 has a tail too. Looks like a giant turd. Next monkey onesie

lurkingaround Wed 09-Jan-13 21:50:22

Just logged in. Hilarious tail talk!!

Tails. The new accessory. Bedecked, bejazzled, bedazzled......

I WANT one - stamps foot.

AgathaF Thu 10-Jan-13 07:24:56

Could the MN tail be the next 'must-have' accessory, a bit like the MN scarf of last year?

MaureenShit Thu 10-Jan-13 07:37:58

I feel a good April fool coming on ;)

Loquace Thu 10-Jan-13 07:39:39

or will one of the little Per Una elves have sewn some applique onto it sneakily when no-one was looking?


SilentSplendidSun Thu 10-Jan-13 07:46:42

Would it be prehensile? Can you wrap your tail around stuff? Your stapler thats mysteriously found its way to your colleague's desk? That bar of chocolate hidden in the bottom drawer?

My tail has to DO stuff. I can't see myself just swishing it, Im clumsy, I can take out someone's eye with it.

TheWombat Thu 10-Jan-13 07:55:48

Ooh yes, tails! Agree they should be able to do things.
Do you think Boden will do them in 'fun', 'hotchpotch' or 'swishy' styles?

AgathaF Thu 10-Jan-13 08:35:32

Hmm, tails with powers?

AgathaF Thu 10-Jan-13 08:35:48

I think Boden would LOVE tails.

valiumredhead Thu 10-Jan-13 08:52:43

Dress is nice but necklace is vile imo!

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 08:55:21

It will have a row of buttons down the back, each one of which is QUIRKILY different.

And it probably comes with an ACCESSORIZED necklace to 'match'.

Loquace Thu 10-Jan-13 09:10:17

I would like to know "Per una....." what? Where is the noun? Una is an article, not a "thing". Will check that once DH gets out of bed, but it sounds funny.

And also, why the Italian(ish) name when the bulk of the clothes do not look like that would really take off here?

Is this an oh so ironic pop at the slight issue of "always add one bad accessory" that Milan appears to be plagued with ?

So instead of having to add one bad accessory by yourself, M&S liberally litter your clothes with several bad accessories, saving your good self the time and bother of working out which thing you own that goes least with your get up ?

AgathaF Thu 10-Jan-13 09:35:22

I'm not sure that M&S put that amount of thought into their Per Una name, Loquace.

Loquace Thu 10-Jan-13 09:50:00

I think you are right, it's like stuff I find here with "For the female special!" or other nonsense written on it/lables.

I've seen some humdingers on kids' stuff in particular. "child, sleep gold with dream" That sort of mangled thing.

Feel like mass emailing clothing producers screaming "stop using google translate for fuck sake"

noddyholder Thu 10-Jan-13 10:12:48

I don't like the necklace either Have seen people wearing them though.

digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 10:34:16

I have lots of Per Una frilly tops - I don't wear dresses, black, crew neck, or sleeveless. < too mature>, so hate it.
A frilly back swishing peplum I would wear - enhances the bum- but a tail??

AgathaF Thu 10-Jan-13 11:04:39

Ah gwan digerd, you know you want to....

polyhymnia Thu 10-Jan-13 11:33:58

I think Per Una's meant to mean 'for one woman' - but have yet to discover who she is!

Loquace Thu 10-Jan-13 12:03:37

but have yet to discover who she is!


LifeofPo Thu 10-Jan-13 12:04:52

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LaQueen Thu 10-Jan-13 12:11:42

Don't be suckered can't trust them.

It will come with a detachable glitter bum-bag and matching appliqued gauntlets.

LaQueen Thu 10-Jan-13 12:13:24

I thought it obviousl what Per Una meant?

It's actually an anagram of A Prune...which is what you look like, if you wear it.

TigerFeet Thu 10-Jan-13 12:19:49

My Mum is per una woman. She is a fan of a ruffle.

I want a tail. I'd probably forget to move it out of the way when I went for a wee though. DD1 would have to accessorise hers with matching fake fur hats, collars and boot toppers.

Dress is nice, but beware of traps. Love that Stella & Dot site, haven't seen it before

TigerFeet Thu 10-Jan-13 12:21:02

<snort> @ LifeofPo, my mum is a recently retired teacher grin

LaQueen Thu 10-Jan-13 12:23:38

My Mum is 71...she thinks Per Una is a bit frumpy grin

Pinot Thu 10-Jan-13 12:24:09

The hem of the dress looks all odd. Squirly.

Like the necklace but a bit Primarky.

Pinot Thu 10-Jan-13 12:24:56

I would like a tail. I could flick the end when I'm pissed off. Save me frowning <vain>

TigerFeet Thu 10-Jan-13 12:25:37

My Mum is totally frumpy bless her, but she doesn't care because she loves chintzy skirts teamed with waterfall cardies and a natty scarf (she does have some lovely scarves though)

noddyholder Thu 10-Jan-13 12:30:28

They do have the necklaces in primark like bullets on a rope!

digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 13:16:36

I couldn't wear frumpy clothes as I am too slim , petite and elegant - so I am told. I don't wear what I did 10 years ago though.

LifeofPo Thu 10-Jan-13 13:19:41

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digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 13:47:56

I do not consider myself gorgeous at all - rather old and wrinkly, but look OK fully clothed, including my arms and legs. No more sleeveless tops, shorts or knee length skirts for me anymore If I could wear gloves to hide my hideous wrinkly hands I would !!.

LifeofPo Thu 10-Jan-13 13:48:36

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digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 13:58:04

Yes, thought it was. Getting old is no joke though, but at least we women can laugh about it and be honest. I know women in their late 70s and even 90s with gorgeous skin on their faces. It's all in the genes, you know, as with my and my sister's slender bodies. We can't have it all - although my 83 year-old neighbour has no lines or wrinkles anywhere - her neighbour 25 years younger has .. And she is slim with a gorgeous full head of hair which she dyes the same colour as she used to be. Always looks smart too. Good for her!

Pinot Thu 10-Jan-13 16:52:29

Getting old is no joke?


EbbNFlow Thu 10-Jan-13 16:55:48

Its got to have something Per Una-ish about it. Zebra skin lining? Gold buttons at the back? Bet they accessorize it in the display with a jaunty multi coloured scarf and patchwork mock-leather handbag!

noddyholder Thu 10-Jan-13 17:24:57

pmsl @ jaunty scarf even a hint of jaunty makes me shudder. Scarves hard to get right without looking a bit mother of the bride.

I like scarves - but I am never knowingly jaunty.

And am more Bride of Dracula/Frankenstein ('s monster) than mother of the bride.

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