Thursday, 9 June 2011

pugs not drugs




t-shirt: sweet & sour at topshop

Not really an outfit post today, but I just wanted to show you all this top that I picked up recently. I absolutely love pugs so couldn't resist when I saw this in Topshop. I've since learned that there's been a bit of an uproar involving this t-shirt because the slogan was ripped off from quirky illustrator Gemma Correll. Gemma's illustration has a lot more character in my opinion and I will definitely be picking up one of her cute tote bags.

I also done a bit of nail art this morning after seeing Emma post her floral nails last week. I'd seen a lot of Kath Kidston-esque nails on Tumblr but had never tried it out myself. It's not the best picture, but a combination of tiredness, bad lighting and a wobbly tripod caused me to give up trying in the end!
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26 comments

  1. That shirt is so cute! How sad that the slogan was ripped off, but it's very clever!

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  2. I love the T-shirt and the Cath Kidston-esque nails!
    xxx

    http://www.rubyccino.blogspot.com

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  3. I wanted this but my boyfriend was like "You're not buying it because you won't wear it" :( it looks fab on you though!

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  4. me and louie approve of this ;) i have the pugs not drugs tote from gemma, i love it! she sent it with little post cards and badges too.. it's the little things!xx

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  5. vintage vixen - i know, it's such a good slogan. i hate finding out that big companies steal peoples ideas, photos, etc. x

    ruby - thank you! :) x

    charlie - haha i was told the exact same thing! i usually just wear it on lazy days with jeans or denim shorts :/ x

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  6. The t-shirt is so cute! You can't beat a good graphic tee in my opinion. Great job on the nails too, I really want to give them a go but I don't think I've got the patience.

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  7. Ah I love your nails, I wish I had the patience to do nail art

    Nic x

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  9. Love your nails, they look so intricate, but I think I will give it a go :)
    Pug top = the cutest thing ever.

    http://snippets-scribbles.blogspot.com/

    xxxx

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  10. love the nails! so pretty

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  11. Ugh, so many high-street or big-time stores copy independent designers' designs, it's so sad!
    The tshirt is adorable though, thanks for also linking to the original!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  12. It's a gorgeous top! The Gemma Correll bags are lovely too!
    And I'm a big fan of your nails!
    Sirens and Bells xx

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  13. i'm a huge fan of Gemma Correll, it's incredibly sad when high street think they can get away with copying :(

    Love your nails, so pretty! x

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  14. Such a cute t shirt! I've seen Gemma Correll designs lots lately, they're fab :)

    half the world away.

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  15. I love the nails they are so pretty definatley have to try this. I just had look at Gemmas work through the link, shes very talented its sad that some people think its ok to rip off other peoples ideas :( X x

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  16. Cutest shirt ever! I adore pugs, much to my Mum's horror ;) xx

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  17. Hilarious top.. love a good slogan (even if it was ripped off) it's also super cute :)

    http://lowri-youcantputyourarmsaroundamemory.blogspot.com/

    x

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  18. There was a story just like this recently about Urban Outfitters stealing jewelry designs from an independent etsy seller! Really sad.

    I love your nails! I'm about to do my manicure maybe I will try it out xx

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  19. Amazing nails - i will have to give floral nails a try XX

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  20. Haha 'Pugs not drugs' Love it! And you're nails are so cute too xoxo

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  21. I keep seeing this top and i love it! Your nails look lovely too x

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  22. I love this t-shirt but don't understand why you would buy it when you know its a total shameless rip off of Gemma's design *sighs* Fair enough if you had no idea....... :/

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  23. As I said in the post I learned that it was ripped off AFTER buying it, hence me mentioning it in the post, linking the original artist and raising peoples awareness. As a designer myself I would never buy something if I knew it was stolen from someone else. x

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  24. Oh okay silly me for not reading it properly I was just saddened by all the ripping off going on lately! :) xo

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  25. i love Gemma's work and her tote bags are gorgeous!
    it's sad that topshop didn't have the decency to just hire her really, but i do love this top and your nails are fab!

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