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top 5 and three quarters…talking ’bout my (gran’s) generation

Taylor Momsen better step aside and show some respect to her elders.  With Barbara Hulanicki taking centre stage in the yoofs domain at the mo (see LOVE’s blog), I’ve been thinking it might not all be about the skins – eqsue teen scenters…

1. Barbara Hulanicki. Women of the moment. (and has been since 1964) collection for Topshop: 8 days and counting…

2. Sonia Rykiel. Still a force to be reckoned with. Still lives on the Left Bank.  Still only 79.

3. The Queen of England. Technically speaking I’m a republican but in terms of style, she has served our nation well.

4. Karl Largefield. There is no stopping this man. Although, these days he is looking so extreme that I wouldn’t be that surpised if we had actually lost Karl years ago (sadly) and underneath the high collar, behind the black sunglasses and inside the gloves there is a small man who does a convincing German accent.

5.  June Brown aka Dot Cotton. This marks her second appearance on sparkling whine. Is it the way she holds her cigarette? Is the way she ties her neck scarfs? Is it the way her crocodile clutch bags hangs delicately over her slim arms?

3/4.  Combined ages: 393.

           Average age: 78.6

           Average number of years older than Little J: 63.6

AMS

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top 5 and three quarters…my cup of tee

1. If I could I would break all the Sparkling Whine rules and have this as 1- 5. But sadly I can’t. Pictures of Jarvis use to adorn my mother’s fridge and quite rightly. Reportedly Jarvis gets cooler by the second as he now lives in Paris with a french actress. But, as they say, you can take the man out of Sheffield…

Tee and Cake @ Topshop Jarvis Cocker T Shirt. £20.00

Tee and Cake @ Topshop Jarvis Cocker T Shirt. £20.00

2. A tribute to Jarvis? After all he has just moved to Sonia Rykiel’s city. Or maybe just to her very impressive 70 year old self.  

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Vive la Rock T Shirt. £195.00

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Vive la Rock T Shirt. £195.00

3. Every season Luella does another great tee. Nothing beats her ‘Love, Love, Love’ but this comes close. (although a bit dangerously close to a My Little Pony look)

Luella Pony Print T shirt £78.00

Luella Pony Print T shirt £78.00

 4. Sass & Bide T- Shirt Dress. Roll this up, put it in your backpack and take it on all your travels this summer. It will never let you down.

Sass & Bide Jersey T-Shirt Dress. £215.00

Sass & Bide Jersey T-Shirt Dress. £215.00

5. Talking of summer,  Topshop’s camper van T -shirt arrives in perfect time to greet the festival season.

Topshop Camper Van Tee. £18.00

Topshop Camper Van Tee. £18.00

3/4 Wear them big, possibly put them in a colour wash to fade the white and never admitt how much they cost.

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