Thanks to my friend Katie, I have recently discovered the prodigiously successful and ludicrously cool Man Repeller blog. This is written by a funny (ha ha) American lady who has so little interest in dressing for the opposite sex that she actively seeks to repel with increasingly fabulous fashion forays (see: harem pants, wedge shoe boots, epic layering) that the straight boys JUST DON'T GET.
Sounds pretty good, yes?
OK so if you don't write an awesomely succesful trend-zone of a blog, you might have trouble accumluating the necessary designer spangles to cover the whole area from your wrist to your elbow (which, as we all know from Pretty Woman, is the same size as your foot - go on, try it). So I have recently been trucking round shops Christmas shopping with a little voice inside my head quietly chanting "arm party, arm party, arm party" in a bid to be on constant alert for SUPERcheap trinkets with which to deck my armies. Also raiding my jewellery tangle (there is no box) to see if I can extricate any old necklaces or such to use.
So far we have:
Sam thinks is the grungiest thing since the last time he wore black jeans under his ripped blue jeans. Which is a great thing.
I know it looks a mess already, and I intend to take it beyond messy into ridiculous style statement. Any good tips for cheap arm adorners on the high street? Primark and Claire's have had the best yield so far - mid range high street just don't seem to "get" this thing yet (apart from Topshop - awash with luxe punk studs), and low end are still selling rubber bands to goths so generally a much better bet. Let's take my arms from Nottingham Rock City chic and into a work of couture art!
What have your armies got on today?