Friday, February 23, 2007

"A" Lister Get's Hollywood Makeover With A Difference.

There's been a hive of activity in the Ministry Of Common Sense, newspaper interviews, photo shoots, TV appearances but that hasn't stopped the Girls donning their do gooder high heels and treking off to another UK town to show the locals looking swanky doesn't have to break the bank.

Combining research for their new book,

"The Desperate Housewive's Guide To The Best Of British Charity Shops, (Eco fashion for the green shopaholic)"

out later this year with their new way to get high, they headed off to Stamford to find out exactly what the historic Lincolnshire town had to offer in the way of budget bazaars.

They found six charity shops in total and although no B-BOCS ere awarded (the sort after accolade that separates the designer shoppers's penny paradise from the rest). Help The Aged did win the prize when it came to merchandising. At first glance even the charity shopping experts could have mistaken this shop for a retail store. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and clearly take great pride in the work they do. Even though it is on a voluntary basis. The find of the day, a pair of brand new Roberto Vianni boots for £6.00.

The Girls did blow the remainder of their £20.00 budget in Cancer Research on wait for it, six items. Although the store was unable to boast any couture bargains, scoring three out of a possible six for the current stock displayed, the Girls did find several new high street items with tickets still attached and the selection and condition of the shoes available was excellent.

The Girls met Jacqui Burgess, regional manager for the charity and look forward to opening Cancer Research's premier flagship store at 10.00am on 2nd March, 2007, 7 King Street, Saffron Walden, Essex with a camera crew in tow of course. A little bit of free publicity never goes a miss and will hopefully let lots more people into this best kept secret. The Girls heard on the grape vine it's pretty posh so there's a good chance wealthy WAG's philanthropy may be responsible for stocking the shelves. It's certainly a new spin on WAGs boutique. Could be the Girls have an ulterior motive, first dibs on the booty?

The public are invited but they will need to be quick to beat these two eagle eyed experts to the cash register. As it's Oscar week and charity shopper Helen Mirren tipped to scoop the big one, the Girls have a surprise celebrity make over planned so even the nose of the child catcher couldn't compete when it comes to sniffing out D&G from twenty yards. hope to see you there.

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