Friday, October 20, 2006

Friday is going to town day..

I try to avoid it in the week and especially Saturday.We did go to T.K Maxx last Sunday and found Holly's birthday coat. There is very little of interest in town now except bookshops. I remember with great affection a now boring st. that is very historical that I haunted at Holly's age because it had a large independant bookshop and two art-shops. We have to go to Hobbycraft for art-supplies now which I find boring and revolting.We had a new chocolate shop open last week .You could not have asked for a more boring ,tasteless design.It looks like a warehouse to me.I would hope for something out of "Chocolat" I suppose but this is a stainless steel horror. No individual chocolates picked up with tongs.To make it worse several spotty , gormless looking staff in no uniform .Why not a nice gingham cotton with a lace apron and best of all a hat . They are only out-done by the repulsive staff at the Mac cosmetics counter who wear hardly anything play rap and giggle like morons. What I wouldn't give to see Elizabeth the Elizabeth Arden girl on the counter at Boots when I was a teen .She wore a French pleat a uniform and perfect make-up. I wore Biba and looked like a Vampire more than a vamp but she looked so wonderful. The Yardley lady also had class .I tried to ask some poor dip-stick about Guerlain last week .The poor lass knew nothing .I love some of the names I think they now have one called "Insolence" doesn't that say it all. So much for "Jicky" , "L'heure Blue" or "Mitsouko" .I wonder when "Tart" ,"Trollope" or Whore" will become perfume names ..won't be long.

4 comments:

Cherry Rolfe said...

Biba - now that was a shop to end all shops. I cannot forgive Dorothy Perkins for tipping it down the pan. Binky just got the new book full of photos of the big store. What a wonderland that was. I feel nostalgic for it even now.
Love your suggestions for modern parfum - they will be next I am sure!

angie cox said...

Ah yes Cherry Holly has the book.Her new coat is very Biba..no digital camera but I will take a photo of it and post later.

Artis-Anne said...

Oh I remember Biba and would you beleive I still have a suede belt I bought from there; just can't bear to part with it even if it doesn't fit. I bought a perfume a while back called 'Addict ' as I am , to many things !!

angie cox said...

I so wish I'd kept all my perfume bottles .."Addict" is fine cos being addicted to a perfume makes sense .I thought "Poison" was an odd one too!