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November, 2010

  1. fucksox!

    November 20, 2010 by thelillinator

    if you’ve read christopher moore you know what i’m talking about. if you haven’t, go! he’s an author with a zany sense of humor and a predilection for fantasy/sci fi. highly recommend him (my favorite is lamb: the gospel according to biff, christ’s childhood pal, ’nuff said). in his second most recent book, fool: a novel, he’s got a shakespearean court jester character whose favorite epithet is “fuckstockings!” that pretty much became my favorite epithet for awhile too. better yet, his most recent book, bite me: a love story (a follow up to you suck, bloodsucking fiends, and loosely related to a dirty job: a novel) brings the phrase into modern day with “fucksocks!” and what does the clever author go and do? he goes and find him someone to make him some so he can sell them in his store. i can’t wait! so wish he had more details than just “coming soon”!


  2. allsaints is open in seattle!

    November 11, 2010 by thelillinator

    a year and a half after visiting my first allsaints store in covent garden it has come to my own backyard in seattle! yay! it’s a beautiful store (as if any of them aren’t) on the corner of 5th and pine. the first floor is primarily women’s, including shoes and other accessories scattered about, some tiny allsaints for the young ‘uns, and nearly all the men’s gear is downstairs. let’s focus on what’s important- the women’s stuff. specifically, what i’m coveting. there was the raziel jumper in the store, but even better, online (as supplied by the various ipads in the building) there’s a raziel CARDIGAN. now what’s so cool about the raziel? well, in case you can’t tell, the seams are held together by CHAIN!

    buyer beware- allsaints’ sizing is on the uk scale so you’ll have to go up about 2 sizes from what you normally wear to fit into something (i.e. normally a US 4, you’d be a UK 8…and don’t even get me started on shoes sizing; i think that one might be +3). buyer beware 2- the allsaints site seems to be better priced than their stores. for instance, i heard the raziel cardigan is going for $250+ at the allsaints boutique in the san francisco bloomingdales. it’s only like $150 online. And the boots below? $370 in store, $320 online. and standard shipping’s free. too bad i will now be charged tax since the physical store opened in washington.

    no matter in store or online, i think over $300 for these booties is a bit much. i looked on endless and i think i found some satisfactory replacements. what do you think?


  3. free people owns me

    November 4, 2010 by thelillinator

    i just got the free people holiday catalog and i want everything in the first third of it! it’s all so glittery and ruffly and lacy…le sigh. i envy how easily these models wear layer upon frothy layer. with me i feel like if i hit 2 layers i’m already the michelin man, much less adding socks over tights under boots with a hoodie under a blazer and a scarf…all additions to a skirt and tank under a dress. oy! oh well, let the girliness begin!