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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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Comments (42)

  1. WendyB says:

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

  2. Nicole Then says:

    lol! interesting rants enjoyed reading them haha

  3. 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 says:

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

  5. Ash says:

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

  6. Malena says:

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

  7. Nadia says:

    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 says:

    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. Love a rant! Inspired stuff must get a copy.

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

  11. pretty face says:

    Oh but I doooooo love bitchy ranting.

  12. Ha! I’d like to read that x

  13. stevie says:

    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 says:

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

  15. jennine says:

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

  16. juliet says:

    Harsh talk.
    juliet xxx

  17. That Girl says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  20. Alecca says:

    Lol! Do they send over to Greece aswell?

  21. dapper kid says:

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

  22. juliet says:

    Harsh words.
    juliet xxx

  23. 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 says:

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

  25. Sal says:

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

  26. Anonymous says:

    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 says:

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

  28. Lily says:

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

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

  30. Jill says:

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

  31. jaime says:

    LOVE your bangs! you are way too adorable 🙂

  32. Zoe says:

    “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 says:

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

  34. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 says:

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

  42. Penny Stocks says:

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

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