Tag Archives: New Look

April Showers

6 Apr

SO: we’re in April now and I feel like I still haven’t really got my Spring warderobe in to gear. I was so keen to get on the pastels trend about a month ago but nothing in the shops was tickling my fancy – but now that I’m kind of ‘over’ it, pastels are everywhere. There’s some lovely bits about, here’s my top picks.

Pleated midi skirt £19.99 New Look,  T-Bar Shoes £45 ASOS,  Colour block shirt dress £34.99 New Look,  Dress, £45 Miss Selfridge,  Broderie Anglaise blouse, £29.99 from Zara

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The new look New Look

22 Mar

Hi all! Apologies for the lack of posting.  I started a new job last week which hasn’t given me much free time but it has taken me all over the place, visiting different towns and seeing things I wouldn’t normally see.

Last week, I spent some time in the Eden shopping centre in High Wycombe, which is where New Look have been piloting their new shop fit.

New Look seems to change its shopfit quicker than i change my socks! Remember the white with turquoise logo? Then there was white with neon yellow perspex detailing (Wiki has a picture), which was quickly replaced by a black theme with white graphics only 2-3 years ago. It’s almost as if they struggle to find their identity and stick with it. Perhaps this fit will finally be the one that sticks!

It’s very light and white and minimal. I imagine they have taken a lot of inspiration from Forever 21 (read my post on F21 here) but in some areas felt more like Dorothy Perkins.

The curved fixtures are fun. The panelling on the ceiling with the spotlights looks very effective. The lampshades look distinctly like they’ve been purchased from Ikea but there’s more creativity going on here than we’re used to seeing at New Look.

The white footwear display units are very different from the current black and gold units at most stores. The light-ness should draw more attention to the product and probably will be less of a nightmare to keep tidy.

I believe the new fit is now being rolled out so you should be seeing it at a branch near you sometime this year. What do you think of it?

‘cos my mamma taught me better than that

28 Jun

So this Idol dress hit New Look stores last week.

(I’m using a photo of a mannequin wearing it cos the photo on the website really doesn’t do it justice)

Instantly I though of J-Lo’s current video for that track with Lil Wayne where she’s dancing around near some sort of sandy Aztec jungle in something resembling this. But then, hang on, I remembered – the MOTHER of all dancing around in sandy Aztec jungle videos has got to be Survivor!

I would love to see someone rocking this look on a high street near me.

the only way is….

23 Jun

thought this was bad enough when i saw it in New Look Men’s last week

…until i saw this little number in River Island yesterday and didn’t know whether to LOL or vomit

personally, I’m holding out for the ‘SHUT UP YOU’RE JUST AN EXTRA’ slogan tee that will allegedly be hitting Topman stores soon.

the demon i cling to…

2 Jun

Pretty sure this A/W 11 jacket from Idol at New Look comes in purple too.

Gunna need it when I’ve perfected the Judas dance routine. Which will be soon.