Saturday, 22 March 2008

Designer clobber for all, not just the rich

Anyone want a $10 Alannah Hill gift voucher? It's left over from last year's accidental encounter with Antipodean semi-haute couture, and has to be disbursed by the 10th April. It'll buy you somewhere in the vicinity of half a button.

25 comments:

eyrie said...

It would be interesting to see if one could get an Alannah Hill voucher for 5 cents with the change- perhaps when the half buttons are on sale?

alexis said...

You're very welcome to conduct this experiment for our mutual edification, if you'd like to.

eyrie said...

I think it's the sort of experiment a man should try, asking for the half button to be gift-wrapped.

alexis said...

To clarify, I'm not convinced that you can actually buy half a button on its ownsome. I think it has to be purchased in conjunction with a frock or a coat or a shirt or something.

eyrie said...

It's like the old chestnut of "Would you like some pie with your sauce?". Would you like some frock with your half button, Madam?

maria said...

I bought a book at Borders with a gift card. The register clearly said I had 6c left on my gift card; the salesperson merely handed me a 5c coin as change. I was robbed!

maria said...

"WIthout a dress
That half-button
Is way less
Than nuthin'"

alexis said...

Yes, but does anyone want a $10 Alannah Hill gift card? Anyone?

TimT said...

I skedaddle for five days, and when I get back, I find everyone talking about buttons for pies, and vouchers for sauce, and who knows what else! I'm confuddled and befused, but what else is new?

eyrie said...

Maria, perhaps Borders decided that it was high time you gave them a discount, just for a change.

eyrie said...

You know, I do have a AH top handed up to me by my younger sister some years ago, which has never left the confines of Chez Eyrie on account of excessive sequin content and unpleasant exposure of the usually restrained eerie decolletage. I am willing to donate it to the recipient of the $10 voucher as a handy carry bag for the half button or a serviette for their next pie (minding their chin on the sequins, of course).

alexis said...

Oh, I'll have it! I will! I've come round entirely to frou-frou in my old age. Nothing like a sequined hankie to complement a boiler suit.

eyrie said...

Well, you did wear that pink floral jacket from the AH haul exceedingly well, I must say, but at the same time you don a butler's jacket most becomingly.

I just can't do frou frou, but frou frou is yours for the taking (warning: frou frou seems like it might burst very easily if one is anything above a B cup, another reason why it has not ventured forth from Chez Eyrie).

alexis said...

I'm B-cuppish for half of every menstrual cycle, and sort of size twelvy (occasionally fourteeny and occasionally tenny) above the waist. Are you really and truly offering me your frou? I'd be so pleased to relieve you of it.

Still a small matter of this gift card. Anyone want a gift card?

eyrie said...

I am really and truly offering you my frou if my frou has really and truly caught your heart (I can't quite believe that you want it- the sequins are *very* excessive and all down the middle). It is turquoise frou and size 12 (I don't know what AH sizes are like, but I'm usually 10-12 for the top and it fits me fine, apart from being too tight across the bust), with thin little straps instead of sleeves. I think there may be some lace somewhere or other. It's a cross between a feather duster, a hankie and costume jewelry. I will give it to you next time I see you, if you remind me beforehand.

alexis said...

Sold! (I knew it was turquoise, from a comment you left a year ago. Turquoise is my fave.)

eyrie said...

There's an incentive to have tea with me when the opportunity next arises then!

alexis said...

In addition to the minor incentive that is YOU.

By the by, it occurs to me that you could probably turn your frou into a pretty penny on ebay, where there's quite a brisk Alannah Hill trade going down.

maria said...

I'd accept the gift card just to see if you can get a lovely Alannah Hill postage stanp with it to send to up to Sydney. One of the half-button postage stamps please!

Knowing Australia Post it will get here after the 10th April, too!

I suggest Alexis buy herself the half button and try starting some ol' chain mail or charity extracting "Note you have received an Alannah Hill half button. But there are some people in this world who cannot even afford a quarter of a button. Imagine if you were such a person. Please donate your garment accessories generously to a fund for people who are not as lucky as you, and forward this mail on to 15 other people in the hope that you can put a smile on a young child who may not be able to zip up her jumper, button her cardigan or tie her shoelace."

maria said...

Darn, eyrie got in before I could sell my chain letter idea to Alexis.

That's what comes of timing lunch badly

eyrie said...

I don't think the frou is very valuable, so you're welcome to it. I have never ventured onto ebay, for fear of the amount of money I would be tempted to spend on books (although it's probably not as tempting as this place).

Given the amount of chocolate I've consumed over the last few days (without even having started on the dark lindt bunny, a confection which has an intoxicating effect upon my fragile constitution), I am far too unhinged to be an incentive at present and am, indeed, so dopey that I initially failed to understand Maria's joke.

Maria said...

I just devoured a whole rather large caramello koala, but I bought it for a fundraising effort so I feel a mixture of virtuous, naughty and deliciously indigestive all at once.

Maria said...

Failing to understand Maria's jokes is a common malady, I suffer from it often enough meself. Missing Maria's jokes is not nearly as common.

eyrie said...

Ah, I know the feeling well- that awkward silence just after I have told what I think of as a joke. I'm especially fond of jokes which involve saying the same thing in multiple ways, but no one else is. And singing in rounds is hilarious, but no one else thinks so. Sigh!

I used to love caramello koala, but then I went right off caramel a couple of years ago. It's always nice to eat chocolate virtuously.

Anonymous said...

I hear Ms Alannah is quite popular on ebay. Perhaps you could get a fiver for it? Plus $6 postage would then make you a tidy little profit!