House of Holland: the dongle

This just appeared in my inbox:

Dear Disneyrollergirl,

If you want to get the latest House of Holland look – as seen on Pixie Geldof at the front row of his Autumn/Winter 2009 show – but are on a budget, then look no further than the exclusive limited edition House of Holland O2 Mobile Broadband dongle*. Referencing his collection, the dongle is decorated with polka dots and emblazoned with the House of Holland logo. Checking your email or surfing the web on the go has never been more fashionable! “Henry Holland is one of the most exciting designers in London and the perfect partner to help us add some style to our mobile broadband offering. Our customers have been telling us that they continually crave individuality and this delivers stand-out, personalisation and a bit of fun” said Peter Rampling, O2’s Marketing Director.

I expect we’re going to see even more hook-ups of this type as fashion companies seek funds from wherever they can find them. Is it wrong that I’d like the dongle much more if it came without the humungous logo?

(PS, the dongle will be available from 27 February 2009 at O2 stores and from

*UPDATE: For those who don’t know, this is a dongle. Susie Bubble had to explain it to me but I still don’t quite understand (sorry Susie). Why it is called a dongle, I really do not know.

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9 Responses to House of Holland: the dongle

  1. Georgie said says:

    It would definitely look much better without the massive logo.

  2. TEFIMELON says:


  3. Top Bird @ Wee Birdy says:

    Oh – I got the same email! I just had to email my husband and ask him what a dongle is.

    After an excellent description he ended with, “in the photo it’s
    the thing the guy is holding up to his eye.”

    Haha, had to tell him that “the guy” is actually Henry Holland, the designer. He couldn’t have cared less. xx

  4. Sophy Robson says:

    Excuse me but wtf is a dongle??

  5. Make Do Style says:

    What the dongle!
    Gosh you’ve been prolific in your posts love the fact you snapped a faller!

    Will be head down now until 18th March to finish my final 2 essays.
    So i’ll be rubbish at commenting and blogging.

  6. enc says:

    Good gravy!

    “Dongle?” That choice of words . . . it just seems . . . wrong.

    Designer “dongle?”

    I’m back to “good gravy” again.

  7. Ondo Lady says:

    It looks beautiful!! I want one!! Err, why is it called a dongle?

  8. pretty face says:

    Otherwise known as (drumroll please) a MEMORY STICK

  9. tor (fabfrocks) says:

    On my way to work this morning i noticed a big poster in the WH Smith window advertising house of holland chewing gum! It wrigleys gum but HOH limited edition packaging apparently. And its £6 a tub!!!!

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