“Elles fait Paris en printemps”

“Elles fait Paris en printemps”

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The reason why I don’t rant/rave constantly on the blog?  I’m not ironic or clever enough to do so with the gutsy grace that the Pamflet girls do.  Pamflet is a London-based zine that luanched its ninth issue (title of the issue is the title of this post…) in October.  A copy was dropped in the post to me and has been buried since, but was suddenly dug out today to give me much chuckles on the bus ride back home.  The zine, created by Anne-Marie Fitzgerald  and Phoebe Frangoul have ranted and raved most eloquently in The Sunday Times and Guardian does get cheesed off with stuff but also enthuses about the likes of the Mitford sisters, Bluestockings and les gar√ßonnes… I may not be a ranter but at least others do it very well…

On bruises as accessories…

"Seen on that crystal castals bird’s legs and Alexa Chung and Kate Moss bien sur. This says ‘I’ve been having way more fun than you, omg, don’t even ask, it’s so funny.’"

On gals carrying oversized cameras…

"Nikons, Canons, etc spotted on the shoulders of the IT chicks of LTD. Are they sick of being in front of the camera or…’I might look like someone famous’s daughter, but I am really a wannable streetstyle photographer or maybe a budding paparazzi or photodiary blogger!  Take me seriously!  Please!’"

On the Grazia phrase "I’m/we’re/you must stock(ing) up…"

"As in stock up on ¬£4 Topshop vests or ¬£240 YSL cuffs or piranha-sweat derivative anri-wrinkle tanning lotion as if you’ll be needing them piled in your nuclear bomb shelter next to the baked beans when Armageddon comes and you don’t have anything to wear."

It’s not one big rant fest of course as there’s much joy to be had like introductions to Canadian cult TV show DeGrassi Jr. High,guilty chic lit The Luxe by Anna Godberson and a reminder that I must read the book that everyone was bagning on about in 2007 (Concise Chinese English Dictionary for Lovers).

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  1. WendyB

    2009-01-05 at 11:39 PM

    Now that you mention it, I DO need more piranha-sweat-derived products.

  2. Nicole Then

    2009-01-06 at 12:43 AM

    lol! interesting rants enjoyed reading them haha

  3. AnigeMontreal

    2009-01-06 at 12:44 AM

    80’s Canadiana, I’m pretty sure that it doesn’t get much more obscure than that! Highly recommended though, in all seriousness (says the girl who owns season 1 & 2 on dvd) Holy nerd alert…

  4. rachie

    2009-01-06 at 1:50 AM

    LOL! Oh how I agree with evrything that has been ranted!

  5. Ash

    2009-01-06 at 2:00 AM

    Ah Degrassi… what a crappy show. Although I will admit to watching it when absolutly NOTHING else was on.

  6. Malena

    2009-01-06 at 2:04 AM

    The bruise rant is so very true. As is the camera one. And the rest of them too. Love your blog!

  7. Nadia

    2009-01-06 at 7:32 AM

    Its great to read your rants, you should be an editor or a writer for a big company.
    Great job for you here
    http://jobstaxi.com/viewjob.php?jobid=106824
    LOL

  8. Mafia

    2009-01-06 at 7:35 AM

    Its great to read your rants, gorgeous u should be an editor or a writer for a big company.
    Great job for you here
    http://jobstaxi.com/viewjob.php?jobid=106824
    LOL

  9. Make Do Style

    2009-01-06 at 9:01 AM

    Love a rant! Inspired stuff must get a copy.

  10. Make Do Style

    2009-01-06 at 9:03 AM

    I love a rant and so far I am amused – must snag a copy.

  11. pretty face

    2009-01-06 at 9:08 AM

    Oh but I doooooo love bitchy ranting.

  12. Frankie - Swell Vintage

    2009-01-06 at 9:09 AM

    Ha! I’d like to read that x

  13. stevie

    2009-01-06 at 9:55 AM

    These rants are great! Really made me laugh because they’re so spot on. I don’t mind ranting when it is clever like this. But I can’t be doing with rants that are just depressive!
    Re the bruises..The same goes for party girls with plasters on their legs..
    x

  14. missmilki

    2009-01-06 at 11:23 AM

    Brilliant! Sounds like a very entertaining read – must try get a copy

  15. jennine

    2009-01-06 at 12:35 PM

    oh susie, you are clever enough to do it… but i like your regular ways too much to encourage ranting. 😉

  16. juliet

    2009-01-06 at 2:12 PM

    Harsh talk.
    juliet xxx

  17. That Girl

    2009-01-06 at 2:27 PM

    I SO love my Canon! And yes I am a budding amateur photographer…. LOL ~ But I can barely take my self seriously… hahahahaa
    Too funny!

  18. Heather

    2009-01-06 at 2:32 PM

    Those rants are quality! The camera one worries me though, I do photography at college and have to carry around my big old camera for homeworks. Please don’t think I’m a twat!

  19. Fannah

    2009-01-06 at 3:58 PM

    though the grammar is wrong (ugh, me again..) it sounds very fun =)

  20. Alecca

    2009-01-06 at 4:01 PM

    Lol! Do they send over to Greece aswell?

  21. dapper kid

    2009-01-06 at 4:26 PM

    Haha I always love reading those witty rants, I wish I could rant with such finesse!

  22. juliet

    2009-01-06 at 4:46 PM

    Harsh words.
    juliet xxx

  23. Maverick Malone

    2009-01-06 at 5:41 PM

    Susie Bubble!! OMG, I just realized my sketch is posted on your blog!! Wow, I feel so honored, thank you so much 🙂 I’m so glad that you like it!!
    and HAHAHA I’ve never heard of Pamflet, but it sounds hilarious.
    love, mav

  24. Sal

    2009-01-06 at 5:51 PM

    Ahhh, Degrassi. SUCH fond memories of watching that goofy-ass show in middle school.

  25. Sal

    2009-01-06 at 5:56 PM

    Ahhh, Degrassi. SUCH fond memories of watching that goofy-ass show in middle school.

  26. Anonymous

    2009-01-06 at 7:34 PM

    I LOVE a rant to the point that its not funny i wont get started as there isnt enough space but i can rant about almost anything i think i was an old man in a previous life.

  27. penny

    2009-01-06 at 7:38 PM

    the comment they made about bruises made me chuckle – it’s so true!!!

  28. Lily

    2009-01-06 at 8:50 PM

    oh ha ha he he I did love the one about the girls with cameras!
    and the luxe was a wonderful book!

  29. fashion herald

    2009-01-06 at 11:11 PM

    hahaha, must go see what they say about the mitford sisters!

  30. Jill

    2009-01-07 at 12:50 AM

    Ha! I especially love the bit on bruises! It’s cool to see Degrassi getting mentions abroad!

  31. jaime

    2009-01-07 at 1:25 AM

    LOVE your bangs! you are way too adorable 🙂

  32. Zoe

    2009-01-07 at 9:49 AM

    “MUST HAVE!” – what a pair of faux snakeskin platform toeless boots?
    “IT DRESS” – seriously how many “it” dresses/shoes/bags/knickers can there be a week? surely there is a limit?
    I could go on…..
    great rants!
    Zoe

  33. Condom Girl

    2009-01-07 at 11:26 AM

    Love the camera rant 🙂 – great for a non-ranter.

  34. giancinephile

    2009-01-07 at 4:14 PM

    Now that’s just so damn impressive!!!!
    They’re probably the best ranters I’ve heard of because those statements really do speak of a certain truth.

  35. phoebe & anna-marie

    2009-01-15 at 10:54 PM

    Hey Susie, Pamflet girls here – we’re so happy you enjoyed reading Pamflet and we’re thrilled you put it on your blog – thank you! Anyone who wants more info please check out our myspace – http://www.myspace.com/pamflet or email us at pamflet@gmail.com
    kisses!
    phoebe & anna-marie
    xxxx

  36. phoebe & anna-marie

    2009-01-15 at 10:54 PM

    Hey Susie, Pamflet girls here – we’re so happy you enjoyed reading Pamflet and we’re thrilled you put it on your blog – thank you! Anyone who wants more info please check out our myspace – http://www.myspace.com/pamflet or email us at pamflet@gmail.com
    kisses!
    phoebe & anna-marie
    xxxx

  37. phoebe & anna-marie

    2009-01-15 at 10:54 PM

    Hey Susie, Pamflet girls here – we’re so happy you enjoyed reading Pamflet and we’re thrilled you put it on your blog – thank you! Anyone who wants more info please check out our myspace – http://www.myspace.com/pamflet or email us at pamflet@gmail.com
    kisses!
    phoebe & anna-marie
    xxxx

  38. phoebe & anna-marie

    2009-01-15 at 10:54 PM

    Hey Susie, Pamflet girls here – we’re so happy you enjoyed reading Pamflet and we’re thrilled you put it on your blog – thank you! Anyone who wants more info please check out our myspace – http://www.myspace.com/pamflet or email us at pamflet@gmail.com
    kisses!
    phoebe & anna-marie
    xxxx

  39. phoebe & anna-marie

    2009-01-15 at 10:54 PM

    Hey Susie, Pamflet girls here – we’re so happy you enjoyed reading Pamflet and we’re thrilled you put it on your blog – thank you! Anyone who wants more info please check out our myspace – http://www.myspace.com/pamflet or email us at pamflet@gmail.com
    kisses!
    phoebe & anna-marie
    xxxx

  40. phoebe & anna-marie

    2009-01-15 at 10:54 PM

    Hey Susie, Pamflet girls here – we’re so happy you enjoyed reading Pamflet and we’re thrilled you put it on your blog – thank you! Anyone who wants more info please check out our myspace – http://www.myspace.com/pamflet or email us at pamflet@gmail.com
    kisses!
    phoebe & anna-marie
    xxxx

  41. Penny Stocks

    2010-01-15 at 8:14 AM

    Great read and nice to hear someone has actually been winning hope it continues.Thanks

  42. Penny Stocks

    2010-01-15 at 8:34 AM

    Fantastic blog ! Great to read and learn. It is very mush appreciated. Thanks

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