I picked up a few bits for no good reason or occasion, purely because I liked them, and because they looked a lot like some designer pieces I'd seen. The first - a fish print dress for £17. I wonder who they could be ripping off here? A certain Mary Katrantzou perhaps? At least it's not a direct copy, but more a high street 'interpretation'. I think I'll be wearing this baby out on the town for my birthday. Not really sure if Essex are ready for a fish tank dress yet, but hey!
Think Hermes liked the fish...
The second is a pair of ornate brocade print shorts for £10. Just £10! Although £10 in Primark is probably equivalent to £30 in Topshop, so they're not the cheapest, but delicious none the less. Black with a sketchy gold and pink print which calls to mind a certain Italian fashion house who are doing rather well at the moment... can you guess? Here's a clue, it rhymes with Persace.
So in one trip I've simultaneously snapped up two designer-esque pieces for bare cheap tingss. Do I feel guilty? Yes and no. The beauty of it is is that unless I'm at London Fashion Week, most 'normal' people won't even realise they're inspired by anyone/thing. They'll be like 'Mary Katrantz-who?' (geddit?)
Anyway, to finish off my trip of fakery I went for something that's not an exact copy of a designer piece, although it could be argued that Karl Lagerfeld made the collar big again, with a decorative pearl necklace/collar. This beauty was just £12.50 from Dorothy Perkins and will look top notch over a plain black t-shirt tucked into my Versace *cough Primark cough* shorts. Feeling cheap, looking expensive. WIN.