Hullo hullo hi. Expect a whole new Young Shields/different kettle of fish to launch in the new year. Change is good!
Meanwhile, I update my Tumblr from time to time with new writings.
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
To many the act of wearing anything but a teensy-tiny string bikini on holiday is a near-blasphemous act against the God of Good Tan, but for me true sacrilegious style can only lie in this divine one piece from Anthropologie.
And guess what, kids - its on sale! Praise be! Let the lastminute.com September holidaying begin.
Posted by young-shields at 22:22
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Girl who wakes up with a stranger in 1996: 'What the eff?!'
Girl who wakes up with said stranger in 2012: 'What the eff?!! Sneaker sandals?!!?!'
HI! So after shoddy internet/life getting in the way, I'm back with er, added backside. I've been working at Dazed and Confused with the ad team there, which has been great so far. This sometimes involves looking at back issues (yes, the back thing is back) when nobody's looking, including a July 1996 issue I picked up the other day. With a smiley Neneh Cherry on the cover and stonking editorials such as the above, it all felt remarkably fresh in more than just a 'ooh let's make friends with the 90s cos we're sooo fashion' sort of way.
Posted by young-shields at 00:57
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
It recently emerged that, in a poll of the most complained about adverts of all time, this one for Paddy Power was among the top contenders. If 'When it sizzles!' is anything to go by, however, then animal cruelty standards have come a long way since the heady days of 80s couture...
'Hey Grace, how do we liven up our 20th anniversary YSL piece? We've got the peppy dancing models, the Butlins redcoats, pix at jaunty angles, nylons, accessories, the catchy title...but something's missing.'
Grace: 'LET'S THROW CATS AT IT'
Posted by young-shields at 20:14
Monday, 14 May 2012
Of course not, I'm way too old for Prom! (in other words: be my date?) Still, dresses for Summer Balls are occupying my brain more than they should be with several exams yet to go. If I could find a combination of any of these, that would be just great! A kind of home-delivered, ready to wear Schiaparelli Shirley Suicidal Supermodel sandwich... Thanks in advance, fashion gods!
Posted by young-shields at 00:14
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Top 10 picks from the only Tumblr in the world that actually smells like a Charity Shop.
Meanwhile, somewhere, the Sartorialist wakes up in a cold sweat, realising with some relief that his platform-shod, polyester-clod pursuers of the night before were all just a horrible dream.
Or were they???
Posted by young-shields at 00:58
Thursday, 12 April 2012
I think I might have some trouble turning this into a series of 'From 80s cartoon to Catwalk to surprisingly good High Street stores' (did somebody say Bananapradaman?) but I might just give it a shot. Here goes:
From Rainbow Brite...
To Rainbow Brightest...
To Rainbow Brights again.
Earlier this year, Christopher Kane's Resort collection had us fashion girls craving rainbow brights harder than even our Punkyfish prone 13 yr-old selves could have envisaged. Luckily, purveyor of 'Brit Girls 'Pon Town' dresses Motel offers their distinctly less $$$ version with various multicolour items on sale. So now we can all be as blindingly stylish as everyone's favourite 80s Acid House chick, Rainbow Brite. Hoo-rah.
Posted by young-shields at 00:38