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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Girl About Town, Part Deux

This weekend I was a-wandering in town, on the hunt for the perfect boy-shoes*, weaving in and out all of the shoppers as the weather threatened to turn nasty (but luckily never did).

In Debenhams, I was wishing for sunglasses as I walked through their newly remodelled and relocated beauty hall, which was startlingly white and shiny in all its neo-sci fi glory. It's a huge step up from their old beauty department, which was hidden at the gloomier back end of the shop. While taking in all the products and perfumes I noticed a huge display for Marc Jacobs' BANG! fragrance (love the packaging for this one).

In no time I was spotting key pieces for A/W such as capes, military greens and winter coats from Debenhams, Warehouse and Topshop respectively...

Topman's impressive lines for the new season should keep any fashion-forward male keen, with an ever-expanding range of trouser cuts, which now include the carrot and arc cuts.

At this point it was surely time for a rest & refuel - luckily I was close enough to swing round to Oko Express on Queen Street in a mere moment for some sushi action...


On to Frasers next, parts of which are still under reconstruction. With new sparkly concessions being unveiled all the time (hello, Hermes, Biba and - hopefully not too much longer now - MAC), the store is a heavingly successful 'work in progress'. Wandering around and taking at all in (so much to see) I couldn't help but notice this baby winking at me:

She was all the way up on the top shelf at the Mulberry concession. I'm a sucker for pink and leopard print so this temptress ticks all the boxes.

Working my way (slowly) up Buchanan Street I visited the good folk at Vivienne Westwood, H&M and after a sweep of Buchanan Galleries (noted: some nice pieces at Mango - tweedy wools and elbow patches), I was exhausted. Empty handed (well, not empty handed but I definitely did not buy shoes and that was sort of the point) and in need of a rest I headed to the cinema. Oreo milkshake in hand, I watched Twilight star Kristen Stewart do her best Joan Jett in The Runaways. Not bad. Made me want to pull on my Chucks and start a girl band.

That was my weekend, how was yours?

(*- as in, a pair of shoes for a boy, not a pair of boy-style shoes for me)

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