Friday, 25 November 2011

It's Oh So Ab Fab Sweeties!

Forget Lacroix darlings! Eddy, our very own PR to the fashion world, appears to be backing another designer now.

It has been revealed that, Ab Fab star, Jennifer Saunders will be turning on Stella McCartney's Christmas lights at the Bruton Street store this year. Previous comedy acts have opened the festivities, including Catherine Tate and The Mighty Boosh but, for me, there is an added meaning to this latest alliance. 

If Stella's sheer polka-dot panel dresses had not increased my respect for her enough, the designer's decision to work with a comedian, who managed to write and star in a five-series show based on ridiculing the farcical side of fashion, certainly has!

Of course, there is a great deal more to Saunders than Ab Fab; a comedienne, screenwriter, actress and, more personally, cancer survivor. However, as someone who spends their days immersed up to their metaphorical (but beautifully adorned) ears in Vogue's latest news and swotting up on all there is to know about the fashion industry, I enjoy being brought down to Earth once-in-a-while.

Don't get me wrong, that doesn't stop me fantasising about swapping my little Ford Ka for a personal driver and taking lunch at Harvey Nichols before jetting off for some shopping in New York (yes, one can dream) but you can take it a step (or a few miles) too far. At the end of the day, I am in fashion for fashion alone and sometimes the best creations come from designers who don't take themselves too seriously.

The costumes in themselves were entertaining enough; whilst, at times, Saunders managed to look like a designer's nineties nightmare in every label she could find, I have always wondered where Bubble shopped for her...conversational pieces. Sarah Burns was the original Costume Designer followed by Rebecca Hale and they really did do an amazing job in representing the characters through their clothes. 

Here are a few images...

My Christmas outfit inspiration

Oh and whilst I was looking through pictures, I came across this link for a competition (back in 2004, sorry). All you had to do was design an outfit for one of the main characters and they've kept the entries on the site! Just a bit of fun to look through and it's amazing what you can do with a bit of Paint!

Even Saffy's jumpers are back in fashion!

Have a good weekend!


  1. Cute post Fi! Both of them like to have FUN! I like that. Fashion doesn't always have to be serious and stuffy, that's why I like you. You show all sides. ((HUG))

  2. bahahaha this is fabulous!!! i love the telletubbies dress! that would be a great way to hide a pregnancy haha

    love this x

  3. lovely post!xx

  4. Does anyone know by any chance where one could get that jumper that Saf is wearing in that pic, the multicoloured sheep one :) if not i will starve so to pay having one made :):P