Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's A Day

It had to be a good omen - the sun was shining, the birds were singing and the clouds were at bay - I was off into town for the launch of the utterly fabilis book by Aisling McDermott - The Guide to Gorgeous. This book does exactly what it says on the cover - talking about the beaut, the whole beaut, and nothing but the!

Myself and The Hubs headed into town early so we could park the car & have a little wander before the midday launch and book signing (for which he was planning to skedaddle into Tower Records for some man time). Ooh, I do love the 3rd floor in BT's - homewares are loved almost as much as beauty products Chez Baba and a good candle-sniffing session was on the cards. Most of 'em were just rank. The funniest one was called "Log Fire" which spelled exactly like one of the cottages in Bunratty Folk Park - brought me right back to my Colaiste Bhride Rannafeirste gaeltacht experience. Eventually we made our way down via the posho ladies clothes - a sequinned geansai by Chloe for €350 - Hubs told me to buy two!!!

We got down to the ground floor and there was already a whole heap of people in a queue-like manner near the display, so I dispatched Hubs off to squander his cash on mental, sorry metal, music and I went down to where the action was. Most of the ladies queueing were relatively normal apart from two junion Foxrock Fannies behind me who, at the tender age of 15, were yah-ing about how OMG I just like totally need this Mulberry purse in purple. Drove me bonkers and I was itching to wire her braces to the nearest security tag just for the sheer fun of it. Finally, after trying and failing to ignore the pistachio macaroons from Laduree, Amy Huberman hopped up to enthuse about the book (god she's tiny and pretty... and I'm still not hatin' on her) and finally I got to buy the buke and rootle in the stuffed goody bag. Oh I only had a little glance inside as I love to wallow in the stash in the privacy of my own bedroom, showing The Hubs yet more goodies for me to play with. Aisling looked gorgeous - beootiful frock, flawless makeup and very very lovely in person.

I got to meet some of the other lovely bloggers - they are all gorgeous with perfect makeup and accessories - before I had to head off to see one of my nieces do a star turn as a mascot at the Bray Wanderers -v- Liverpool Legends match at the Carlisle Ground.

Now for a spot of ironing, otherwise I'll be going to work in my jammies tomorrow and I'm too posh to work that particular look!!!


  1. I found your blog off and thinking "ah well, might aswell go see what the top commentors on beaut are blogging about themselves" and up to this post, I loved it!
    Until I saw the part where you said you'd like to wire my braces to a metal detector.
    I was there buying the guide to gorgeous with money I'd saved for weeks, and me and my friends were pretending we could afford mulberry bags.
    That part I can understand you being annoyed about, southside princesses annoy me too.
    But saying that about a 15 year old just buying a book?

  2. wow. thankyou very much for being the absolute stereotype of your usual stereotyper.

    First of all. Not every one has money coming from the heaps.
    Second of all.. Imagine being a little kid and seeing a big gorgeous looking cake that you're not allowed to touch for the next few hours because it's somebodies birthday bash and it wouldnt be nice if the cake was all gone when the +1year person got to it.

    Now put yourself in our shoes. 2giddy 15year olds that are in the queue- probably bored out of their stiff minds and dying to get to the front of the queue-meet the author and back into the real world.

    Please, Please consider these facts before you start being so judgemental.,
    You may not have braces , but you certaintly don't have our youth.