Lace me up..

25 April, 2010

Remember a couple of months ago when I was all into DIY, well as you can probably tell that idea quickly petered out just because I'm an incredibly lazy person and I found my self happily starting things but not quite managing to finish them. But a couple of days ago I actually managed to start AND finish something in the matter of minutes, long story short, I found some lace applique in my house and sewed it onto the shoulder of this t-shirt I got a couple of weeks ago. For some reason I only took pictures of the application process( this makes it seem so complex but really it only took around 15 minutes to complete) and forgot to actually take some pictures the finished product on, but I'll attempt to take some pictures of it once it gets out of the wash. I tried to get a bit fancy with the photography because I just got myself a new camera but as you can probably tell I kinda failed.

Last American Apparell post, I promise!

Sorry it's been so long since the last post, got a bit side-tracked with birthdays, essays and loads of other crap.

So I guess it would probably be a good idea to talk about the AA rummage sale, well as you know the first day was basically a bit of a shambles,but they managed to sort themselves out and by the next morning the sale was back on this time with security and proper crowd control. After waiting in a surprisingly civilised queue for around 25 minutes we found ourselves in a magical land where AA goods cost less than £25, there were loads and loads of stuff, literally hundreds of rails of clothes, mostly plain t-shirts, hoodies, jeans, shorts, skirts and dresses and most if not all of that was old stock ( think the Nu-rave/80s leggings/skirts and those bodycon dresses that were oh so quickly rinsed out by every other girl at the 07/08 University raves) which was a bit of disappointment, but after a bit of rummaging I managed to get a way with quite an impressive haul of stuff.

For the most part I just stuck with the basic; 3 v-neck t-shirts, a stripy t-shirt and a stripy vest (nothing too impressive but still quite a good bargain considering they had gone down from £20+ to £5 each) and two of the infamous Le Sac dresses (£10 each), that was until I got to the tills and saw one of the backstage workers holding this beauty; the scoop back Fringe dress, the very same dress I had my eye one ever since it popped up as a sample on the California Select Ebay store last year, I of course quickly scooped it up (Yayy!!) by the end of the day, the total damage was £50 which wasn't too bad....that was until I somehow managed to find my self back in Brick Lane two days later, considering it this was during the last 45 minutes of the last day of the sale there was still quite a lot of decent stuff left, not that many price cuts though unfortunately. I did however end up getting even more v-neck t-shirts and a skirt, I somehow managed to show some restraint, well done to me.

American Apparell Rummage Sale **** Update

03 April, 2010

The beautiful people around me at the first failed attempt
OKKKKK, so it looks likes the rummage sale is officially back on again, and they've added an extra date; it's now from Saturday April 3rd to Monday April 5th, same time, same place. The fine people from AA are convince that they have worked out all the kinks and problems from this morning and assure the the oncoming sales will be safe and organised, we'll see.

For those of you who plan on going, I suggest going later on during the day and avoiding the early morning rush.

Saturday April 3 10am to 8pm
Sunday, April 4 10am to 8pm
Monday, April 5 10am - 8pm


81 Brick Lane

E1 6QN

(Closest tube station: Liverpool Street)

Here's a quick round up of the discount codes they've been offering as retribution for this mornings event's lol;
-AALNDNFAV (40% OFF some of the most requested rummage sale styles; they've actually added a few more styles since my last post so it may be worth having another look)
-LNDNRMG25 (25% OFF the entire webstore)
-EVENTPAGE (25% OFF a purchase at our UK retail stores. Just bring the FB event page with you to redeem)

American Apparell Rummage Sale

02 April, 2010

For only £25 £1, this could be you!!!!

As you're probably more than aware, hipster trash favourite American Apparel will be having their first rummage sale on this side of the Continent this bank holiday weekend in London's very own Brick Lane, so far they have almost 29,000 people down as attending on their facebook group (nuts). You know what this means, you finally have the chance you've been looking for to stock up on barely there leotards, shinny leggings and arse-less tights

From what I've read about the other rummage sales it can be a bit of a hit of a miss affair, but who cares, item's are starting from £1 !!!! I managed to get my hands on the pricelist, and it's not as bad as I expected, most items are under £15, and the most expensive thing is jackets at £25.

81 Brick Lane

E1 6QN London

(Closest tube station: Liverpool Street)

Free Admission

Friday April 2 10am - 8pm
Saturday April 3 10am to 8pm
Sunday, April 4 10am to 8pm

(Don't worry about not being able to make it on Friday, they will be restocking throughout the day, and will have new stock available every day.)

See you there suckers!!!!

The queue at 9:30

Hmmmm, so if you were one of the 30 people lucky enough to get in and actually buy something, well done, but if you were one of the many hundreds of people waiting outside for hours just to be a part of some stupid hipster riot, I feel your pain.
We got there at 9:30, and there was already a queue of at least 600 people going around 3 sides of the building, by 9:45, the queue had started to move a little (albeit a bit of pushing) but by 10, it was all over, as soon as they moved the queues a little bit everyone started running, which meant that within the space of 5 minutes, what had started out as that ^^^, ended up as this:

and this

Throw your nike hands in the air...

01 April, 2010

I've never been a sneaker feind, the last time I brought trainers was when I was 17, but I was randomly in Niketown the other day and came across the only pair of that would willing me push me over to the darkside that is being trainers wearer.

These sequin Nike Blazer's caught my eye and I haven't been able to take my mind off them, they look much better in person (the sequin's really stand out). Blazer's have always been my favourite Nike style, and I was fan of the Liberty X Nike ones that came out last year but couldn't get my hands on them.
I really want these :-( but they're £60, and I just have a feeling that once I get into trainers I'll probably end up with like 15,000 pairs by the end of the year, not a good idea in my current finacial situation.