Absolutely Fabulous


Here at Snap Fashion we are sweet fiends – whether it’s flying saucers, Percy Pigs or fizzy laces we love them all. And now we can take our sugary obsession a step further as there are so many sweet-themed fashion items on the high street at the moment.

While we’re enjoying such fabulous weather in the UK it seems a shame to embrace AW13’s up-coming grunge and gothic trends so why not OD- on sugary pastels and bright patterns while you can? Go on, have a sugar high on us.

Voodoo Girl Sweets T-Shirtfrom ASOS £12
Voodoo Girl Sweets T-Shirtfrom ASOS £12
Sweet print sweat from Topshop £32 – perfect for taunting people in the gym 😉
Multi Digital Sweetie Socks £3.50 from Topshop
Marshmallow Print Tube Skirt £28 also from Topshop
I LOVE Patsy – had to sneak a picture in, sweetie

Patsy Stone is one of our favourite characters ever and the Snap Fashion team has watched every episode of Absolutely Fabulous ever. So we are definitely interested in snapping up a piece of the bolly-swigging, chain-smoking, friend-abusing fictional fashion editor’s wardrobe, which goes to auction tomorrow on 13 November.

Joanna Lumley, who (of course!) plays Patsy in Ab Fab, will auction 50 items from her wardrobe in aid of The Prince’s Trust and lots will include Patsy’s pieces (a Dolce & Gabbana pinstriped jacket, houndstooth trous by Costume National, leather skirt (natch) and McQueen vest top,) as well as costumes from The New Avengers and personal items such as the pink Chanel suit she wore to lobby for the Gurkhas- trust Joanna to make politics fashionable.

She told the press: “I am giving up some of my greatest treasures and happiest memories. I am so thrilled to think that the proceeds will all go to benefit young people through one of my all-time favourite charities – The Prince’s Trust. I love each item and each garment with a passion.”

Fashion icon

If you’d like a piece of the fashion action, be sure to visit the auction on 13 November. There’s more info at: kerrytaylorauctions.com

Perhaps French actress Marion Cotillard will be interested after she has revealed she is a massive Ab Fab fan in a recent Harper’s interview. Check out her Amazing photos!

Sexy for Skyfall
Absolutely Fabulous

Story + pic: The Telegraph , Vogue + The Daily Mail.

We LOVE Absolutely Fabulous (and have definitely met a Patsy Stone or two) so are more than a little excited about the forthcoming episodes (Christmas, New Year’s and an Olympics special).

We’ve always wondered just how much ‘Patsy’ is in Joanna Lumley and it seems the answer is, a little. Although Joanna is no wino (it makes for a fuffy face) she told Women & Home magazine that older women should embrace the ‘mutton dressed as lamb’ look if they want to, just like Patsy.

Joanna Lumley looking absolutely fabulous

Now 65 (though she doesn’t look it), Joanna reportedly said: “I think it’s important for women to be daring and not worry what people say… I love what people might call mutton-dressed-as-lamb shops.  I love layering clothes, like young girls wear. I like being experimental with fashion.”

And good for her! Why should we have to follow such stringent fashion rules especially if we have spent years developing a personal sense of style?

Joanna reckons there is no reason why older women can’t shop in Topshop, for example. She said: “The other day I put on a pair of old Jean Muir shorts I found at the back of the wardrobe and I felt fabulous. Mind you, nobody said anything about how I looked – not a compliment in sight – so maybe I didn’t look that great. But, gosh, I felt fabulous.”

What do you reckon; is looking great (in the eyes of others) as important as feeling good? And could fashion for older women Joanna Lumley’s next big campaign?

We plan on growing old disgracefully (or if not, just keeping having fun with fashion). They should really make bracelets asking ‘What Would Patsy Do?’

…And some of our favourite Patsy quotes…

”Time is like a stretched elastic band. You can’t let it go or it’ll come back and take your eye out.”

”One snap of my fingers and I can raise hemlines so high the whole world’s your gynaecologist.”

“The last mosquito that bit me had to check into the Betty Ford clinic.”

”You don´t need an O-level to operate a syringe”

Patsy: The legend