Thursday, 26 February 2009
We'd like to thank all the people behind the scenes who have worked so hard for this success. The good folks at blogger, the inventors of the internet, the suppliers of such weird and wonderful stories, and of course to you, our fans (and those of you who have stumbled randomly across this page) for helping make this blog so much fun to run.
Not only this, it is now just two weeks to the day until the event of the year, the Company Clothing Industry Awards! With Myleene Klass hosting, a three-course meal at the Park Lane Hotel to enjoy, and dancing for afterwards, it promises to be a great night. If you haven't got a ticket you really have no excuses - click here and get booking.
In honour of 100 posts here is a selection of some of our favourite stories so far:
1. Straw Hat - lead to a blog on the Blackburn Labour website.
2. Flip Flops for drunken revelers.
3. Man smuggles pigeon in pants, leads to musings on ecology and the food chain.
4. The snow family in their underpants.
5. Terrible sport kits.
Here's to the next 100!
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Monday, 23 February 2009
The Best Costumer Design went to the The Duchess - that period drama with Keira Knightley - but Slumdog Millionaire was the biggest triumph of the night - they must be raking it in...
Some nice frocks and gowns and so forth where on display too - a gallery of some of them here - we've yet to spot anything resembling a disaster, but no doubt they happened - if you saw any, or have any opinions on what was on show - dresses or films - let us know using the comments button below!
Friday, 20 February 2009
As a final note in the next issue, with you shortly, we have an exclusive interview with the suppliers to National Express who gave us the full, updated and correct version of both the story including both the history behind the new contract and uniform as well as addressing some of the issues that came out in the national press. It's far more accurate than most of the mainstream media outlets managed. *Places trumpet back on floor, steps down from soapbox*
Enjoy the weekend!
Thursday, 19 February 2009
The brief required the students to focus on the George customer, and to take into account what people look for when buying clothes. Following the backlash from consumers on throwaway fashion contributing to Britain's waste problems, students were required to follow the George attributes of quality, style and value as the main focus of their collection.
Sue Walton, Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design at Nottingham Trent University, said: 'George at ASDA is focused on delivering affordable fashion to real people. This project will help students to realise the importance of designing for people during these tough economic conditions, when they are looking for uncompromising quality and style but at a price they can afford.'
Andy Burns, Menswear Design Manager for George, said: 'The £19 men's Perfect Fit Suit, which was launched earlier this year, is a firm favourite with our customers and so we're looking for something practical but stylish that will have the same appeal to the ASDA shopper.Through this link-up with Nottingham Trent University, we can provide the students with the opportunity to work for one of the largest volume fashion retailers in the UK. We can also strengthen our links with up coming talent to potentially find the next big thing in tailoring and keep our global design team filled with the very best from the fashion world.'
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Monday, 16 February 2009
Designer / creator Nicole Dextras from Vancouver in Canada, said 'I use mainly plentiful local plants. I need many leaves and flowers, so I look for plants where I can get at least a hundred.'
It looks amazing, but isn't there a risk of it being eaten by assorted wildlife who fear their usual food is walking away from them?
Friday, 13 February 2009
Clothing is of course a massive part of the Valentine's day
And to finish a nice little rhyme:
An ode to clothing
I love you I love you I love you all mighty
I wish your pyjamas were next to my nighty
In case you're mistake,
In case you're misled
I meant on the washing line and not on the bed.
Have a good weekend!
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Still, it's nice to see we're reaching the key movers and shakers in Westminster. Now if only they'd change our name to Company Clothing, rather than just the more powerful sounding, but incredibly vague, Company, we'd be on to a real winner!
Plus don't forget - it's one calender month today until the awards - if you haven't got a ticket for the event of the year, host by the lovely Myleene Klass, what on earth are you waiting for? The moon on a stick?! Go here, now!
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Apparently the cat, called Skittles (aw, that's a nice name), likes to target people's washing lines for his thieving, probably finding the allure of garments blowing suggestively in the wind too much for his little cat brain to ignore.
Animals and clothing are a regular topic on this here blog, probably because whenever animals and clothing (the preserve of humans) come together it is invariably very cute. Do you have any nice stories about animals and clothing? If so, post below!
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Monday, 9 February 2009
In fact it's so bad, as you've probably just imagined, that crew on the ship have been issued with nuclear bio-hazard suits and respirators to protect them against the "toxic rotting bananas". Valery Osipov, head of a local ecology group, said: "We are now
raising this with the SBU, the port authority and the regional
environment department. "They need to understand the situation and release the crew from this 'banana prison'."
Bizarre world this isn't it?
Thursday, 5 February 2009
It's doubtful this will happen but as the drastic action by Team GB has shown you never know who could be going through your bins so it's better to destory the evidence than take a risk. And if that means more gold medals at London 2012, then it will be worth it!
Jack Straw certainly made a bold choice when he wore a 'shapka' as he emerged from Number 10 the other day, but we were split as to whether he had a certain "sartorial elegance" or whether he looked "a bit of a berk". Well, we knew who could settle this for us: our readers, who know what's hot and what's not: so what do you think? Hat or no hat?
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Her CV is endless and impressive. The star of Ten Years Younger on Channel 4, a model for M&S, former member of Hearsay, an author, a pianist, host of the Classical Brit Awards 2008, and she knows a thing or two about fashion - a bit talented this one. So if you haven't got your ticket to the Event of the Year™, then now really is the time to do so - click here. Now!
Not only that the latest issue of Company Clothing should be with you soon. They're all out there, making their way around the postal system, being loaded into lorries, cars, bicycles, and post bags to arrive, in pristine condition, chock full of fascinating features and interesting articles. Such as Colombian charity manufacturing, branded workwear and some behind the scenes reporting from our award judging. A very pleasent way to pass an hour or two for the purposes of business.
Are we good to you or what?
The hapless man in the story was found with many items upon his person: pigeons, eggs, seeds and an aubergine. Bizarre. He potentially faces up to 10 years in prison, underlining the seriousness of attempting to smuggle wildlife to a country. You can seriously upset the balance of an ecosystem by doing so - like in that episode of The Simpsons when Bart brings a frog in and they ravage the crops - it's fictional and a cartoon but it makes a serious point.
Anyway, we've gone off remit here. Trousers with pigeons in, haha, *shakes head*, news eh?! Crazy.
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
They will front a high profile campaign throughout March in M&S stores across the UK as part of the retailer’s partnership with The Prostate Cancer Charity (TPPC). Presenter Peter Snow, his son Dan and Peter’s cousin, Channel 4 News anchorman, Jon Snow, were selected to front the campaign to highlight the fact that a man’s chances of developing prostate cancer are two and a half times greater if a close relative, such as a father or brother, is diagnosed.
You can read the rest of the news story in the latest issue, but for now we thought the picture of these fine news-reporting fellows would give you something to admire and appreciate in anticipation of the latest issue arriving in the post.
As you can see from the two images we have selected, they range from the elegant to the fun and really show what a little imagination, and a lot of huffing and puffing, can achieve.
The website has a vast array of designs and it only takes a few minutes to be blown away by the clothing on show. The only danger we can see though, is what happens if someone starts popping them. Imagine if someone came to a fancy dress party as a cactus and you came in these balloons? Chaos!
Monday, 2 February 2009
Which brings us to snowmen, those lovely rogues who turn up once a year with their bewitching eyes of coal, delicious carrot noses, old hats dug out and placed atop their fine heads, an old, mangy scarf draped around their neck for an air of sophistication. Dressing the snowman is an art on par with its construction. So what's your favourite method for dressing? What's the must have? The carrot, the coal or the hat? The arms made of twigs? Buttons? Perhaps a monocle? We'd be delighted to hear your thoughts on this snow filled day!
Right, we'd best make anothet cup of tea, and get back to this remote working malarrky.
Also we hope this didn't happen to you today.
Above: The invasion force was unstoppable.