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Style Compare STYLE SOS: Tweet me your fashion dilemmas!



Years before the blogosphere was even a twinkle in Mr Blogspot’s eye, I was a ‘fashion expert’ for an online fashion site. My task was to answer real time fashion queries from readers – everything on what to wear to a prom when you’re 5’2″ and size 20 to where to find Earl jeans (remember them?). My editor used to call me ‘the Mother Teresa for the style-free and stunted’. Tsk.

Actually, I loved it and I’m back in the game every Thursday in June but with a speeded-up, 21st century twist. Style Compare’s Twitter #StyleSOS kicks off on 2nd June at 4pm for one hour. I’ll be guest tweeting from @stylecompare, giving fashion and shopping advice in 140 characters or less. If you’re not on Twitter (why not? it’s fun!), you can ‘tweet’ your questions to me here in advance and check Twitter for the reply on the day. Smartphones on standby…



Twitter + Telly: enhancing your experience?




I thought my Twitter habit was bad but apparently it’s about to get worse. The Royal Wedding has highlighted the trend for something called ‘two screening’ where people congregate round the telly to watch and tweet a running commentary of the most popular TV programmes. For me it started with Mary Queen of Shops, entertaining on its own but even more fun when reading the tweets of fellow viewers. (more…)



Kila Kitu



Isn’t it funny what you find on Twitter? I was searching for my friend @kilu_kitu but typed in @Kilakitu. Which led me to these* magnificent Kenyan cowboy shirts. Western shirts upcycled from secondhand African clothes… aren’t they the best? Is anyone else seeing shades of Comme and Dries? (more…)