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I know..always good for a laugh if youre bored though...but who's buying all that overpriced weird poly tat? The presenters deserve an Oscar sometimes, but I was lucky enough to catch one who 'corpsed' completely at the first glimpse of the model, who preened and smiled brightly until her colleague had recovered.. What a pro!
Pretzel, it's because you can wear it with any other colour without it clashing (same reason black, white, camel are all considered neutral). Snakeskin works in the same way. Tiger and zebra would be the same, though we rarely see them used in fashion.
I worked very briefly on a fashion magazine where part of my job (seemed to) involved inserting the phrases "band-on trend" "fashion forward" and "it's all about the INSERT ACCESSORY/ITEM OF CLOTHING/PARTICULAR DETAIL OF ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING EG TURNED-UP CUFF" in every picture caption. Happy times .
- 'haul'/'hauling' - no, you bought them from a shop (and then comments with 'congrats on your haul' as though purchasing goods with money is the same as giving birth) - pimping items clearly sent by PR companies - writing all in lower case interspersed with 'lifestyle' shots of your 'stash' taken via Instagram - referring to one's partner as 'the boy' or 'the manshape'
A friend of mine has a beauty blog, and there seems to be a lot of people now taking it seriously as a career move and 'networking'/'liasing with PRs' (and then getting miffed when they don't get invited to events) rather than just writing about stuff they like.
The best one is Temptalia - she just reviews stuff, shows clear pictures, and tells you what's already out there that's similar, and Now Smell This is great for perfume.
...there's one where the blogger talks about things being 'perfectly peachy' all the time and gives her appliances names eg. 'Ivor Ipad' 'Walter Washing Machine' and it's just so teeth-grindingly TWEE.
that you blagged shoes. When the mag folded, I turned up the next day with a large holdall convinced that we could just help ourselves to the fashion cupboard. Sadly the only people kept on beyond the end of the week were the two cupboard girls who had three weeks to return all the goodies .