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We bring you the chic and unique, the best and most bizarre shopping offers both online and offline. We offer you tips on where to buy, and some of the less mainstream and crazy, individual and offbeat items on the internet. Anything that can be bought and sold can be featured here. And we love showcasing the best and worst art and design.

Vivienne Westwood’s Anti-Shopping Fashion Show: Pictures

LONDON Fashion Week: The Vivienne Westwood fashion show was just terrific. The Deceiver reminds us of these words from the designer herself. Keep them in your head as you shop:

“Stop all this consumerism. I just tell people, stop buying clothes. Why not protect this gift of life while we have it? I don’t take the attitude that destruction is inevitable. Some of us would like to stop that and help people survive.”

Now, watch these shots…

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Pixie Geldof backstage during the Vivienne Westwood show for London Fashion Week, central London.


Posted: 24th, February 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment


London Fashion Week: Pixie Geldof Justifies Vivienne Westwood

8417439LONDON Fashion Week introduces Vivienne Westwood continuing her impression of Queen Elizabeth 1st at a  Toyah Willcox concert.

Anorak’s new fashion blog does fashion so very well, as only our new editor can. We meanwhile sit back and marvel as Pixie Geldof models on the catwalk at the Vivienne Westwood fashion show, staged at the Royal Courts of Justice.

This is justice? Peaches Geldof gets the bras and little sister Pixie gets the big fashion show. You want justice? Can Peaches handle the justice..?

Vivienne WestWood For London Fashion Week 2010

Posted: 22nd, February 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


London Fashion Week In Pictures: Charlie Le Mindu Changes The Guard

LONDON Fashion Week in pictures: The Charlie Le Mindu catwalk show was terrific. Anorak has spent the past few hours asking weekend staff (Bronco Pete who sleeps on the stairs) what Charlie Me Mindo designs? She knows, of course. We think it’s sherbet lemons or sporrans. Turns out its merkins and hair in general…

Kanye West’s Robot Lover Amber Rose’s Naked View At Charlie Le Mindu: NSFW Photos

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A model on the catwalk at the Charlie Le Mindu fashion show, held at the On/Off venue as part of London Fashion Week.

Posted: 20th, February 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


The Twilight Manillow: Smother The One You Love With Robert Pattinson’s Or Taylor Lautner’s Face

THE Twlight Manillows are magic. We have no idea what  any fans of Robert Pattinson or Taylor Lautner would do with a Manillow and are unsure it is is even legal to imagine keeping on in your sock drawer or on your granny’s face. But it is allergy proof. And get the love doll

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Posted: 17th, February 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


Taylor Lautner Coming Of Age Love Doll Hits The Market

TWLIGHT wolf-boy Taylor Lautner is 18. This means he has come of age and can now legally be the subject of a Hollywood sex tape. Break a duck, Taylor. The Twitterverse is cock-a-hoop as Twihards salute the dream that maybe now they can shag the actor. In the meanwhile, here’s the Taylor Lautner action figure, or the “love doll” as many fans call it. Taylor presents the best:

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Posted: 12th, February 2010 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment


Alexander McQueen: Jumping On The Story In Breasts, Pictures And Celebrity Tweets

ALEXANDER McQueen had died. His spokesman asks for “Privacy” from the media. Will the death of a fashion great be a private affair? Answer: no. It’s the * ‘Alexander McQueen Suicide Mystery?’ , a chance for Tweets from the celebrity mourners – Kelly Osbourne: “i really just dont know what say im really in shock” ; Peaches Geldof: “RIP Alexander McQueen.”Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”- T.S. Eliot”; Katy Perry: “Rest In Peace Alexander McQueen. Just woke up, so sad”, and the wonderfully opportunistic: “EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Sex And The City Stylist “Shocked” Over Alexander McQueen …” Pictures (NSFW):

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NOTE ALTERNATE CROP. The body of Alexander McQueen is removed from his home in Green Street, London.


Posted: 11th, February 2010 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (3)


Alexander McQueen Goes Vintage: A Career In 77 Pictures

ANORAK Celebrity Death Alert service tells readers that British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has died. He is now a vintage brand. RIP. A spokeswoman for McQueen says:

“Mr McQueen was found dead this morning at his home. We’re devastated and I hope you understand that out of respect to his family and his colleagues we’re not going to be making any further statement.”

Yet. The pictures:

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NOTE ALTERNATE CROP. The body of Alexander McQueen is removed from his home in Green Street, London.


Posted: 11th, February 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


The Hug E Gram: John Terry Need Never Leave Home Again

hug-e-gramAS John Terry dashes out to Dubai to be with his loving wife Toni – just as soon as the game is over, and the next game, and the next – you may be wondering what you can do to show your love this Valentine’s Day. Garage forecourt flowers? A new tea towel? A divorce? Well, those and more. With a Hug E Gram who can tell your partner what you really think of them. Available in Chelsea Blue and “clingy”…

Posted: 10th, February 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Prius Drivers Assured That Toyota Does Not Make Breaks On Wooden Carts

leo-priusTOYOTA’S are being recalled – and that’s troubling news for Prius owners who can now worry about how much of that deadly carbon they’re throwing up as the cars are shipped back home to the factory.

The only thing for it is for Prius owners to do nothing, to carry on regardless and rebrand the lack of breaks as something green like organic accelerating or free gliding.

Trudi Styler’s “Occasional Use Of Private Aviation Fuel”

Toyota is looking into 100 complaints from owners of the new Prius, over claims of a brief reduction in breaking performance when travelling on rough roads aka Green Terrain.

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Posted: 5th, February 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comments (4)


People Of Tesco: Supermarket Bans Pyjamas, Nighties And Bare Feet

people-of-tescoPEOPLE Of Tesco was to be a great site – an insight into life in the UK. But then a spokesman for the chain’s supermarket in – get this – St Mellons in Cardiff decreed that shoppers are forbidding from entering the store in pyjamas or barefoot. Says the sign:

“To avoid causing offence or embarrassment to others we ask that our customers are appropriately dressed when visiting our store (footwear must be worn at all times and no nightwear is permitted).”

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Posted: 28th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


Believe In God: The Fresh Breath Of God In A Spray

god-breathsprayDO you believe in God? Do you believe in the minty freshness of God?

When dreaming of kissing God or being kissed by God do you believe in a pepper-minty faith-enhancing breath spray?

Even if you do not believe in God, one spray from Believe In God – instantly – breath freshner will turn you.

Buy now.

Breathe often…

Posted: 28th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comments (2)


Walter van Bierendonck Fasion’s Half-Baked Paris Fashion Show: Pictures

WASN’T the Walter van Bierendonck Autumn/Winter 2010/11 collection show presented during the Men’s Fashion Week in Paris, France, on January 22, 2010 a wonderful thing? Mixing Home Price with Bernie Clifton was inspirational. Why-oh-why we need wait so long for Rod Hull chic to arrive is beyond any sentient fashionista’s valuable being. N’est pas. mon brave? Parp!

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A model wears a creation by Walter van Bierendonck during his Autumn/Winter 2010/11 collection show presented during the Men's Fashion Week in Paris, France, on January 22, 2010.

Posted: 25th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment


The John Galliano Princess Bride Fashion Show Paris: In Pictures

AFTER Karl Largerfeld’s public toilet nightmare show, Anorak was at the John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2010/11 collection show presented during the Men’s Fashion Week in Paris, France, on January 22, 2010. Galliano came Inigo Montoya from the Princess Bride. The models did a modern twist on whipped hair, so popular in the late 1970s. Lady GaGa made copious notes:

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A model on the catwalk during the Galliano Autumn/Winter 2010/11 collection show presented during the Men's Fashion Week in Paris, France, on January 22, 2010.

Posted: 24th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment


The Live Beetle Jewels Of Texas: Border Police Stop Showy Insects From Entering US

jewel-beetle1THIS is the jewel-encrusted beetle worn by a woman travelling from Mexico to the US. Stopped at Brownsville, Texas, she declared the live insect, decorated with blue and gold. The live broach beetle was attached to her top by a gold chain and safety pin.

It was confiscated.

One wonders how the US plans to stop all beetles from entering the country. Perhaps a huge tray can be dug and filled with glue.

What is clear is that man can improve on nature with some Tip-Ex and a bag of glitter.

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Posted: 24th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


Kanye West Gets Sholder Pad Teeth At Karl Lagerfeld’s Dior Show: Pictures

KANYE West and Amber Rose are still in Paris for men’s fashion week. West and his claymation accessory went to see the Dior Men’s Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 collection. They met Karl Lagerfeld, who showed us his lap-cat teeth. Is bad teeth the next big thing in fashion? If it is, the UK rules and West in wearing shouder pads in his gums.

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Kanye West and Amber Rose attend Dior Men's Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 collection presented during the Paris Men's Fashion Week, in Paris, France, on January 23, 2010.

Posted: 23rd, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment


The Cheese Rings And KFC Caper: A Consumer On the Ups And Downs Of Snacks

cheese-ringPHIL Jackson, 54, of Wanguri, Darwin, opens his bag to cheese Rings – RingS –and find one inside. Behold, the Cheese Ring.

The Northern Territory News reports Jackson thus:

“I was devastated. I put it down to the GFC – money’s tight, times are hard.”

Jackson bought his Ring from a Coles supermarket. Coles spokesman Jim Cooper responds:

“We certainly aren’t in the business of giving people a single cheese ring in the packet.”

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Posted: 22nd, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Kanye West And Amber Rose Do The Furries For Louis Vuitton Paris: Pictures

KANYE West took his teeth and his lover Amber Rose to the Louis Vuitton Men’s fashion fall winter 2010-11 collection, at Paris Men’s Fashion Week. West wore a small rabbit farm and Amber came as a polar bear fighting for its life in a tin of Touche Eclat. This is what happens when furries emerge. Andre Le Baron was also there, in leather. Enjoy the lurkers:  The Kanye West Meme Gallery (Updated)

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Kanye West, Amber Rose and Andre Le Baron attend Louis Vuitton Men's fashion fall winter 2010-11 collection presented during the Paris Men's Fashion Week, in Paris, France

Posted: 22nd, January 2010 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment


Tom Kaulitz Works It For DSquared: Pictures

ANORAK’S new celebrity fashion blog is coming soon – and in readiness we bring you Tom Kaulitz from Tokio Hotel watching band-mate Bill Kaulitzstrut working the planks at the DSquared fashion show, Milan. Bill – such a humdrum name for such vision of diamante saliva – is flanked by stylists Dean and Dan, proud to show off their latest experiment.

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Bill Kaulitz from 'Tokio hotel', and Stylists Dean and Dan walk on the catwalk wearing a creation by Disquared during the Milano Moda Uomo Fall-Winter 2010/11, in Milan, Italy on January 19, 2010.

Posted: 19th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comments (6)


EastEnders Does Are You Are Being Served: Without Hannah Waterman’s Pussy

PUSSY for sale. Pussy for sale. Ooer-missus. To the Are You Are Being Served themed sale of clothing, shoes and bags belonging to the late Wendy Richard. All proceeds are going to the Lady Taveners charity. Acting out the role of pussy sellers are Nicholas Smith, June Brown, Ricky Groves (look how much dead weight he lost (Hannah Waterman)), Natalie Cassidy and Laila Morse. Be big in women’s underwear. (Old Mr Anorak, our patron, was not at shoot citing an urgent nursing appointment)…

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Ricky Groves and Natalie Cassidy during a photocall for an Are You Are Being Served themed photocall at Selfridges - which is selling designer clothing, shoes and bags belonging to the late Wendy Richard. Proceeds are going to the Lady Taveners charity.

Posted: 19th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Taco Bell Founder Dies: What Killed The 10 Giants Of American Fast Food?

TACO Bell founder Glen W. Bell has died. (If you see Mr Taco, tell him to take care.) Mr Bell is the tenth fast food legend to die in recent years. Anorak’s Man in LA looks at the pattern:

“WHO is killing the great fast food giants of America?” That was the question we asked back in 2008, after an astounding eight legends of the fast food industry were taken unexpectedly, one after another, in a succession that was obvious and disturbing to all but the most vehement conspiracy deniers — and lazy, complacent, fast food-chomping journalists. So it’s almost amusing that with the announcement yesterday of the death of Taco Bell founder Glen W. Bell (who knew that there was actually a guy named “Bell” behind Taco Bell?).

In fact, Glen W. Bell is at least the tenth fast food legend to die in recent years. And that’s ten before we stopped counting.

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Posted: 19th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Advert: That Rightmove Advert Looks Familiar

ADVERTS are created by creative types – like this advert for property search site Rightmove. How do those nutters think it up, eh? Here’s possible clue from Big Train, Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews’ telly show:

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Posted: 18th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1)


Emily Bronte Writes New Twilight Book: Picture

TWLIGHT only lasts three books. But wait – theres another. Emily Bronte has written a fourth. The future of literature is assured. Bella and Edward endorse:

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Posted: 16th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Children Trained To Spot Jihadis And Use XRay Security Check Points: Pictures

THE Playmobil Security Check Point will train your child to become a boarder guard of the future – or work out how to dodge the system and board a flight carrying a ton of cocaine. It’s hours and hours and hours of fun – and that’s just waiting in line to pass through the machine. Says the maker:

The woman traveler stops by the security checkpoint. After placing her luggage on the screening machine, the airport employee checks her baggage. The traveler hands her spare change and watch to the security guard and proceeds through the metal detector. With no time to spare, she picks up her luggage and hurries to board her flight!

Upon which point she is ordered to stop and then shot. Pictures:

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Posted: 13th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment


In Pictures: The 2010 International Auto Show, Detroit

THE 2010 International Auto Show, Detroit, MI, in pictures: big is better. Slap the word “hybrid” on the side if it makes you feel good. But big cars are in.

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The Dodge Challenger on display at the 2010 International Auto Show in Detroit, MI, USA on January 11, 2010. Photo by James Fassinger/ABACAUSA.COM

Introducing the Ford Fusion Flex Fuel (North American car of the Year), Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, Chrysler Delta, Honda CR-Z Hybrid, the Chevrolet Aveo RS, Mazda 2 2011, BMW Concept Active E, Chrysler Delta, Fiat 500, Ford Transit Connect Van, Audi R8 V10 Convertible, Audi A3 TDI, Ford Escape, Maserati Gran Tourismo Convertible, Chevrolet Camaro, GMC Granite Concept, Chevrolet Camaro SS, Audi e-tron Electric Sport Car, VW NCC New Concept Coupe Hybrid, Toyota FT-EVII, BMW X6 Active Hybrid, Mercedes Benz ML 450 Hybrid, Buick Regal GS concept car, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Toyota Sienna, BUGE by Harvey Coachworks, Mercury Milan Hybrid, Ford Taurus, Dodge Challenger, Mini Concept ‘Beachcomber’…

Posted: 13th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Peaches Geldof Arrives In The 1980s: Rellik Opens, In Pictures

PEACHES Geldof was at the opening of Rellik, a “concept boutique” dedicated to fashions and goods from 1990 to 2000, inside Selfridges department store. Yeah, all that tat that’s been sat around in warehouses of decades has found a market. Cue Peaches, whose mum and dad were big stars in the 1980s. That’s right, Peaches has been beaten to it yet again by her parents. Another day in Peaches’ Geldof’s battle to find something in showbiz to make her own. PS – Is that a rescued Chihuahua in her bag?

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Peaches Geldof attends the opening of Rellik, a concept boutique dedicated to fashions and goods from 1990 to 2000, inside Selfridges department store on London's Oxford Street.

Posted: 8th, January 2010 | In: The Consumer | Comment