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Suspenders!? hmm… Actually they’re tights.

Lily Allen in Mock StockingsI made a point of going to stores that I don’t normally venture into yesterday, including Tommy Hilfiger on Grafton Street. I also would not have counted Arnotts Project as a place I shop in either. In fact until yesterday, I had never stepped foot inside the place. I’ve passed it on numerous occasions but never went inside and thinking about it, I have absolutely no idea why. Maybe I thought it would be over priced, wouldn’t have what I was looking for, or was no different from the original Arnotts or even Debenhams across the road.

So I finally got myself in there yesterday afternoon and I liked it. It’s like a bigger, shinier version of BT2, with bigger shinier fittings. I got talking to one of the sales girls who told me that the Project had been open a year and that things were still in the experimental phase. The departments that occupied each floor for example, had been moved around recently and the current layout was proving to be the most successful. Well it looks good anyway.

I looked through the handbags, accessories and cosmetics stands at the front of the store, before I discovered the old-school-style, hosiery department. In fact I was in tights heaven; (if there could possibly be a place) there were hundreds of pairs by dozens of different designers and brands. Everything from lace to leopard-print in as many colours as you can imagine.

I saw the Henry Holland for Pretty Polly range and having been inspired by pics of Lily Allen (see above) earlier this week grabbed a pair of ‘Mock Stock’ from his collection. (Hers weren’t Henry Holland but were definitely of the Mock Stock(ing) variety). They’re a full-leg tight that she is wearing, with a pattern that is made to look like stockings. I also bought a pair of leopard-print tights by Jonathan Aston, a la Emma Watson for Teen Vogue. Loving Arnotts Project.

Arnotts Project Henry Holland Leopard Print Tights

Lily Allen Pic Courtesy of XPOSUREPHOTOS.COM

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13 Responses to “Suspenders!? hmm… Actually they’re tights.”


  1. October 15, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I agree, Arnotts is always a good surprise. Have you been into the main store lately? Go take a look when you have a moment.

  2. October 15, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Iv always had a real fondness of stockings (much encouagred by boyfriends) but I bought a pair of high socks with stocking clasps from Urban Outfitters start of the summer, and they are way easier to pull of with an air of class and elegance than people think..just call me a ‘naughty Grace Kelly’

    • 6 whisty
      October 16, 2009 at 8:16 am

      They sound great ‘Grace’. Trust Urban Outfitters to do something so different and quirky with such a classic item. I bet they look fab!

  3. 7 Irene!
    October 15, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Cant wait to get a pair myself, nearly ordered them online but think id prefer to have a look at the sizes first! Thanks! 🙂

  4. October 19, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Ah I was looking for these online and they were sold out – thanks for posting – going to pop in and get some…

    • 9 whisty
      October 19, 2009 at 11:43 pm

      Oh I do hope you get some and that you are brave enough to wear them too! I’m still to try them out properly, what a wimp!

  5. October 20, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Do it! Wear them on Saturday! x

  6. 12 elaine
    January 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Cant wait to see an outfit with these! I love them but am afraid of looking cheap!


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